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Apparently a problem with the drivers for my GeForce 8500GT graphics card won't let my PC enter and or stay in sleep / hibernation mode. Is there an easy solution for this?

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  • vivekmsa1283 Feb 09, 2009

    i have the same problem cant install 8500gt geforce drivers. during installing system gets blank screen and system crashes.

  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2009

    I have the same problem and called customer support and they told me to buy a 400 watt power supply. Another person bought a 430 and still have the same problem. This video card has an issue that still has not been resolved.

  • MOODS2 May 04, 2009

    My XFX Force 8599GT video cards sucks. Higher resolution than 640x480 isn't supported. I contacted NVIDIA and they were able to diagnose a bad card. I contacted XFORCE and their answer was to re-install windows. The Hail-Mary of answers when they don't know what is going on. Not a good experience with XFX. Even when I inquired about upgrading to a different card, they were not interested. Basically a cordial conversation that ended with sorry, re-install windows. We feel our card is working perfectly. Must be a software issue on your machine. Even if this is true and it very well might be, they should be able to give a better answer. They claim to have seen this before.

    I would urge consumers to purchase a video card from a different company. I am certainly NEVER going to buy XFX again.

    Ironically, I demanded this card as an upgrade to my new system. What a fool I am.



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Yes, right-click on My Computer>Properties>Hardware tab and Device Manager. Find your graphics card in the list. Click on the "+" sign to get your model. RIght click on your model. Click on update driver to make sure you have the latest driver. Also, there is a Troubleshooting tab. If that is OK, then go back to Control Panel. Click on Power Options. Set Sleep and Hibernation to how you want them.

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NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT 512MB free download


Go to www.nvidia.com and select their Driver and Downloads button.

Enter the fields that pertain to your model of card being 8500GT 512MB.
Remember to select your operating system.

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Ugrade Lenovo 8113 to GeForce 8500GT 512 -Problems?


Not a compatibility issues per se, but their could be a Driver conflict.

Install the Drivers FIRST, then power down, computer unplugged from power, observe Anti-Static precautions, and install the graphics card.

Plug the monitor into the graphics card, plug the computer into power, WAIT 1 minute, turn the computer on.

(The drivers are on the installation CD that comes with the Nvidia GeForce 8500GT graphics card. Just install the CD, and load the software. The drivers will automatically be loaded)

If you install a device first, (Such as a graphics card), Windows will break it's neck trying to find suitable drivers.
Windows will match up one of it's thousands of generic drivers.

Then you come along, and install THE drivers.

Driver conflict.
Windows: "Which drivers do I use? These or THESE?"

If you have already installed the graphics card, then powered the computer up, and installed the drivers, I suggest you do this;

Computer off, and unplugged from power. Open the computer case.
(I prefer to remove all cables to the computer, and lay it on it's side on a clean towel, on a table)

Observe Anti-Static precautions.

[Anti-Static Precautions:

Your body carries Static electricity.
Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit) the hardware components inside a computer.

You may not even see it, or feel it.

Computer on a table, computer unplugged from power, computer case open.

TOUCH the metal frame of the open computer case, BEFORE you reach inside the computer, or take a device out of it's anti-static bag.

Should you get up in the middle of working on your computer, and leave, upon your return Touch the metal frame again ]

Remove the GeForce 8500GT.
Plug the monitor into the Integrated Graphics of the motherboard.
(VGA port

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_connector

Press the Power On button in, and hold it in.
Hold it in for a count of Five seconds.
(And I mean at least Five. Count 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005)

Let go of the Power On button.
Do this procedure two more times.

What you are doing is clearing CMOS Error Codes, and resetting BIOS back to the factory default settings.
One of which is Integrated Graphics.

Computer case open, cables plugged back in, computer in normal position.
Plug the computer back into power.
WAIT 1 minute, turn the computer on.

When Windows has fully loaded, go to Start>Control Panel>Add/Remove Programs.

Remove anything you see associated with the GeForce 8500GT.
(DO NOT remove anything in the Windows files. It's a separate section you have to go into anyway, but thought I would warn you in advance, just in case)

Restart the computer. (Start>Turn Off Computer>Restart)

Once Windows has fully loaded again, install the software off of the CD disk, that comes with the GeForce 8500GT graphics card.

If you are asked to restart your computer - No.
Close all windows, go back to your desktop screen.
Shut your computer down normally.
(Start>Turn Off Computer>Turn Off)

Unplug your computer from power. Observe Anti-static precautions. Install the GeForce 8500GT.
Plug the monitor into the graphics card.
Plug the computer into power.
Wait 1 minute, turn the computer on.

Everything works okay, close the computer case.

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I need drivers for geforce 8500gt


Go to nvidia.com and locate the driver for the graphics card or go this link http://driverscollection.com/?H=GeForce%208500%20GT&By=NVidia

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Need to update drivers for Evga e-GeForce 8500GT


Hi:
The latest and greatest drivers for your card can be downloaded at www.nvidia.com

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HP Pavillion PC with Nvidia GeForce 8500GT freeze so often.


try enabling PCI option in the bios...
and also update your graphics card drivers for nvidia.com

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NVIDIA GEForce 8500 GT


Should be able to find drivers here.....
http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/VGA/Driver_List.aspx?ChipsetType=NVIDIA+GeForce+8500GT

You have to know the model number of you card....

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