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Bad video board? Trying to figure out is card is bad or if it's drivers.

My HP m1090n PC is a few years old. Lately, there are artifacts even on the blue boot screen which continue on whilst Windows (XP Media Center, SP3) boots. If I keep acceleration set to one of the three higher settings on the video board (Radeon X600), thing blacks out. Sometimes the Catalyst Control Center can recover and I think it does so by reducing video settings. All drivers and BIOS are current, which makes me think the video memory has gone and I need to replace the board. Any thoughts?

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I agree, it does sound like it is on its last leg. Keep the settings on low and run it til it dies!

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HP Stop code CRITICAL PROCESS DIED how do I sort this out

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or 1984 to now HP.
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no screen photo's presented.
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that's billion with a B.
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my guess is windows, BSODs with a blue screen of *****
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I have an. Hp p3017f3 it has black screen.

p3017f3?????????? what is that, a PSU #?
this HP has both a name and model number clearly stated on the service tag, use that or all answer will be wrong
the model we can work with.

the card smacks of Desktop but MY LAPTOP has one too an
elitebook LT has Video GPU card that comes out.
ILL run with desktop for now (a coin toss that)

PC's made for 36 years, now.
modern DT, PC have PCI-e slot the old PC's and AGP slots.
they can not be mixed, ever.
my wild guess, is pc is black screened,
the motor tests good.
so PC side is bad, and someone told you its a VIDEO card.
so what card is there now? it has name and number too.
if non, and is on board, VGA and its bad.
then yes add a new card, to PCI, slot.
but you never told the model of this PC./

AH you meant say, the MOBO has no VGA card
but does have rear edge MOBO VGA jack sure. (called onboard)
so you want to add one,,, sure.
we are not HP so cant help much.
but the real HP site has service page.
in fact HP will nag for this, until you tell it, 10,000 pc made at HP

this is the service tag.
the model is there. MODEL:xxxxxxxxxxx (what is XXXXXXXX)

hp tag-dt-2rdc5vtozdvuqbxau1bo5hq1-1-0.jpg what facts like this parts are easy to buy find and install.
in all cases.(no pun)

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wow, no OS stated, FROM VISTA to W10, impossible post this..
why say its new, its only new to you?, its really old, or is it and ENVY?
DV6 tells the helpers zero. or is it DV6-1000 very old ?
what DV6 ?, if you read the service tag, it has long model numer
like DV6-1234us?
that tells what it is.
Virus (1) tells you nothing, we run over 20 scanners to and malwarebytes to clean it, and more, if reloading OS is too painful
the you suffer virus cleaning pain, can take all day that.

see this list of DV6, see, it means near NOTHING.
its a notebook
and can be as old as...2009 so all are supported still, in the 10 year window of support.
the newest one is windows 8.1
example of one.
HP ENVY dv6-7300 Select Edition Notebook PC series

now Ill answer based on ZERO inputs, generic
all PC;s or notebooks
if the screen LCD has lines the LCD is bad.
if you gently twist the screen and it gets worse BINGO LCD
if not, then the LP has bad GPU. is this a 2008 Laptop
many that year had solder Ball failure on all GPUs.
if you go to bios , and press f1 (mine does to INFO PAGE)
tells you all years, there, see those years, tells you when its made.

see this one, (no ball problem here EVERY)
its 2009/10 bios and video card stamped dates.

see the read of your PC< see that VGA jack
does and external VGA desk top display fail there.
yes, GPU is bad (or the driver mangled) put back the HP driver now.
its free, on same page. as yours, at

here is a wild guess page, no pc stated so here,
see this. , go there and find yours, ITS THERE.

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obsolete PC, HP has zero support on it
no OS, stated, XP? what XP - service pack 3?
no service tag presented.

sounds like mobo is e-machine, onboard video chip bad,.
yes, most mobo support an old VGA card not sold now.
only used, and must match your machines express card,
voltages, etc. called express level #
the must go to bios and change from internal video to external.
that part is tricky on dead screen. no?
find that card (old) and working used, is problematic, could take weeks to find one... why?

and old old Pentium 4 wow.
why no scrap the best and upgrade to a newer system.
one with SUPPORT?
10 years or newer,
can be had used for like $50 (the brick, no screen)
why mess with OLD IRON like this... time to move on.
why spend a fortune on a PC worth $5 on the street
ever go to GOODWILL>? see vast machines far newer, for NOTHING?
or here, amazing no?
and this, even new boxes are cheap.
H3LL less than one service charge at a shop. Geek something.

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You might need to uninstall the old video card device, so Windows does not use the old drivers for the new card.
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The image on monitor looks like it has pixel movement!!!!

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there is no video card, this is not a desktop (cept my elite book)
your GPU is solder down chip, if its 2008 PC, then it has the solder balls failure. Nvidia failure. is this 2008 PC>? the service guide says 2007 ,so is 10 year old or 9 and has bad GPU chip, as most did.
in DOG years its, 100 years old.... few ever last this long....
this thing is old its not new,
all old laptops are trash, this old, they are like dog years.
no OS stated, so cant help much. lacking that key fact.
is it still running the original XP day1 new? or did you upgrade the OS and if not done right many things will fail, even wifi and video.
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they can go bad but I bet the driver was and is wrong.
the driver must match prefectly and these card that is tricky.
there were many models of cards made. so, yah,
i have special software scanner I use to ID all cards and all chips.
then i can match anything made.
The 9200 is now legacy, at HP , retired and no support this old.
It came with XP new, is that what it is now?
The drivers for all the cards and chips are not at HP now.
so getting all that to work right takes hard work.

here are the black screen steps, are you ready.
remove that old main battery they short, leave it out until its fixed.
power on, does no power on , and fan blows>?
are the vents clear of lint so it wont overheat.
does the HDD spin , heard.
any text on the screen ever.?
if you use a flash light to screen can you see data"?
if you torque the base gently or push ******* the J key
does the screen wake up?

I think its solder balls from hell. but ID have to strip it down
and do tests to prove that.
here is your serv. manual, (site search magic)

here is the solder ball deal. 2007 to 2009

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I hope this helps,


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M10 was a codename for the Radeon 9600, so you're good with that.

If everything worked right before, and you're getting artifacts, andyou have the latest drivers, and the game worked fine before, then thatdoesn't leave too much that I can think of. Typically, artifactshappen due to overheating/hardware issues. I used to get artifacts onan old dell of mine when I was playing around with overclocking my card.

You should check your machine to see if the fans/interior have built updust, especially since it's a few years old, and see if your fan is working properly. Try to keep your machinecool, and adjust graphics settings for performance over quality.

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