My vid card died a few weeks ago. I found and bought this card on Ebay. I
installed it on Christmas day 12/25/08. All worked well with World of Warcraft,
Combat Arms, HL2 untill tonight 12/28/08. Tonight my card is doing what my old
card starting doing, when I fire up a game the screen go's squirrly and hard
locks. When I run the Dell Support Center vid test it hard locks. The Laptop is
running now with email or posting on this fourm but I cant start a game without
it hard locking. Is this vid card dead or could it be something else?
Same problem with a different card - probably something else.
Games require lots of RAM. I would add as much as possible. I recommend crucial.com. They can automatically examine your PC online, and make suggestions. Cheap, fast, top quality. Been using them for years.
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Hey, did you first uninstall the former driver before installing the updated one? You needed to delete all the initial failed drivers. From that explanation, If your card works fine (Was it working well before?), then you must have installed the wrong operating system drivers, so make sure you have the right OS drivers. Tell if things fail...
Both solutions are wrong. The Dell Inspiron 9400/1705 is a laptop. If you buy a Nvidia GeForce Go 7800 for this laptop, you need to buy a Dell Inspiron 9400/E1705 motherboard for a discrete video card. The integrated video is a Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950. The integrated video has the video chipset on the motherboard and the discrete video (GeForce Go 7800) has the video chipset on the video card.
The best place to purchase the Nvidia GeForce Go 7800 for a Dell Inspiron 9400/E1705 laptop is eBay. If available on eBay, the price could range from $230-$300 and search for "Dell 9400 video" or the card name. Some eBay sellers will give you a $50 or so credit, if you purchase a card from them. The video card can be downgraded (ATI Mobility Radeon® X1400 HyperMemory)
or upgraded (NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS or GTX). Also, you can try parts-people.com, but they're typically more expensive and reliable.
Yes, the video card can be repaired in most cases. Search eBay for Nvidia GeForce Go 7800 repairs.
errrr.... do you mean the 6 pin pci-e power plug and lead that normally comes off your Power supply?
You can get converters leads that change the pinout of 5.35 HDD power to 6-pin pci-e but this is usually NOT RECOMMENDED for any GTX series of GeForce.
You usually need the dedicated PCI-E RAIL (with its own PCI-E lead/connector... or even better x 2 of them) on your power supply for these builds.
Once again.... i definately do not recommend converting one of your other power outputs to run a GTX. At best it will not work.... at worst (though unlikely) you may end up damaged your shiny new GFX card.
If you do not have a 6 pin PCI-E lead and plug running directly from your power supply to run this card.... you need one. Do you happen to know the model of your current PSU?
If it can be resolved by a driver. Got to support.dell.com. Enter the service tag of the system and look for the nvidia driver for your system. If it's really bad call Dell. Give them the service tag or express service code of the system. They should be able to give you the correct part number of the expansion card that you need. Talk to technical support first to get the correct part number and ask to be transferred to their spare parts department.
go into your display properties and you may have to look around for a sec, but there is a setting in there that will say enable boarder uncheck this and you will no longer have the boarder around the screen