I recently had my memory updated from 512 to 2 GB at PC World (I have 2 slots so had 2 x 1Gb memory cards installed. I then started having these intermittent black screens when on the internet or in ms word expecially when scrolling down the pages. PC world want me to completely re install the whole computer. I feel this is excessive. I have a nvidia GE force fx 5700 video card in the computer. any ideas please?
HI, I WAS HAVING THE PROBLEM OF MY PC NOT BOOTING FIRST TIME AND THE SCREEN GOING BLACK FOR OVER 6THS! AND TRIED DIFFERENT THINGS AND WAS ADVISED TO CHANGE MY GRAPHICS CARD BUT IT WAS NONE OF THOSE. I COULDNT BELIEVE HOW SIMPLE IT WAS. WHEN I WENT INTO START,THEN ALL PROGRAMS I LOOKED IN STARTUP AND THERE WAS SOMETHING IN THERE CALLED SPLASHA. AND THIS WAS THE CULPRIT ALL ALONG. I DELETED IT AND HEY PRESTO ITS WORKING LIKE A DREAM. I WAS TOLD THAT ANYTHING IN THE STARTUP FOLDER WILL TRY TO LOAD ON BOOTUP AND IN MY CASE THATS WHAT WAS CAUSING THE PROBLEMS.I NOW CHECK THE STARTUP FOLDER TO MAKE SHURE ITS ALWAYS EMPTY. HOPE THIS SOLVES THINGS FOR OTHERS. MY PC USED TO TAKE UP TO 7 TIMES TO BOOT UP AND THE SCREEN KEPT GOING BLACK BUT NOT ANYMORE. I WONDER HOW MANY OTHER PEOPLE HAVE THIS SAME CULPRIT YET THEY HAVE CHANGED ALL SORTS AND ITS STILL NO BETTER. HOPE THIS HELPS A FEW PEOPLE.
You will have to enable tha in BIOS , when your PC starts it will say press F1 or DEL to enter setup , then there will be a menu that says BOOT , change it to boot off CD first and rboot with the CD in the drive. When it boots hit 1 and let it run its test.
That can take a while so you might want to do it before you go to bed.
It is unlikely that anything happened to the video card in the shop. But I think its a little extreme for them to want you to reload windows. They should have tested it before it left the shop.
The restore failed because of the hardware change. That wouldnt have done much anyway.
You didnt specify what make of PC you have , but there may be some updated chipset (motherboard) drivers that may help as well.
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Check your specs for this one on your Card (should be on the box or in your included documentation), but I believe your card is PCIE v2.1. If this is the case, your card won't work. Your mainboard is an older one, and you can tell by the black PCIE slot that it is only PCIE 1.0. NOTE: PCIE v2.0 cards will work with PCI v1.0 as long as they meet power requirements, etc. (yours should be fine) but there are no updates to fix this on your mainboard. Time to dig out your receipt and look over the return policy. Again, a PCI v2.0 should work OK, just not the v2.1 cards. Please take a moment to leave feedback if I helped you out today.
Hello. Looking at your specs, I assume that a Pentium 4 is not enough to run these kinds of games, so the overwhelming amount of data going through the cpu may have been causing your system to overheat. Do these steps: (1) Uninstall and then re-install your graphics card driver, if problem persists, go to number 2 (2) Try playing around with the ATI Catalyst settings, set everything there to default (3) If problem still persists, then I -am- sure that your PC and/or graphics card is way too overheated, in this case: (a) I recommend getting a heat-monitor (doesn't come cheap though) for your PC, to keep yourself notified of the temperatures of your PC (b) Try buying more fans and if you can afford it get a water-cooling system
Above all, if you can afford a better -Gaming- PC then I'd suggest that, because your system isn't really that great for new games.
If you are using Dual Core the mother board you are using may have PCI Express Slot. So that you may install Graphics card. Only for particular lower end mother board doesn't have this feature. Any way tell me your motherboard make and model no. e.g., Intel DG31PR, 945GNT, DG41TY etc.,
It sounds like one of your ram chips is having a problem and needs to be replaced. If not then your motherboard is having a problem accessing both slots and this indicates a bios issue. Try downloading a bios upgrade for your motherboard if replacing the chips doesn't help as this cannot create some serious issues if you do it wrong. I would suggest you get a single 512 or 1gb ram chip instead of 1 or 2 256 chips as the price difference is minimal. Hope this helps.
Yes you can run the AGP version of the Radeon 1650 pro on your system. It is always best & recommended to upgrade memory in pairs. You could upgrade to `gb by purchasing a 1 gb kit which would be 512 x 2. That way you have a matching pair of RAM modules. As for a cpu upgrade you can go to the Asus website and see what cpu's are supported by your motherboard. Hope this helps & please remember to rate my answer. Thanks.