I have an asrock alivenf6p-vsta M/B it has a generic 400w power supply. My problem is the onboard graphics can power my 22" screen at high resolution,full hardware acceleration but when I added an x1950xt I had to lower the resolution and halve the hardware acceleration just to get it to boot and 10 minutes into a game the screen goes blank but I sometimes hear the game still going. I've tried Ati's and Omega drivers. thanks
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Re: Graphic card or Power supply?
I BELIEVE ITS THE DRIVERS.UNINSTALL ALL VIDEO DRIVERS AND INSTALL LATEST DRIVER FROM GRAPHICS CARD WEB SITE.GO INTO THE BIOS AND TURN OFF ONBOARD GRAPHICS.SHOULD BE FINE..ALSO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE CORRECT DRIVERS FOR YOUR OS.ALSO UPDATE DIRECTX.RECHECK GRAPHICS CARD CONFIG AFTER NEW INSTALL.RICHARDM69
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May be the PSU. This PC has a few miles on it ,right? I had a HP/Compaq SR1120nx when the PSU when out it would try to start and immediately shut down. Over and over. A PSU is not that expensive. Be sure to get the same type ATX connectors. Verify it is a ATX. Mine was 400w for under $50.00. I uped the power from 250w to 400w, I had added Graphic card, sound card, wi-fi card.
Dear, you have pci express slot that supports high graphic card. You can buy a high graphic vga card but it relates with your power supply too. Check your power supply wattage and then buy the vga card accordingly because high graphic vga card require more power from supply.
There are alot of pci slot supported card in the market.
Prime95 won't tax the video card, you'd need something like 3Dmark or Everest. It's most likely a power issue. Upgrade to a 500W minimum, the higher the better. Check NewEgg, Slickdeals.net, dealzon.com for deals. The power supply's the last place you want to cheap out - get a good one.
Try to start your computer into a safe mode and then remove the old graphic card driver but if you cant get to safe mode then probably theres a problem with your operating system. Consider reformat and install a fresh copy of any OS you prefered.