Question about MSI FX5200-TD128LF GeForce FX 5200, (128 MB) Graphic Card
My MSI NXFX 5200 (NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200) Graphics card keeps making my computer lock up. Sometimes it takes hours until my computer locks up, sometimes it takes a few minutes, and sometimes it locks up SECONDS after I press the ON button. It won't unlock until I turn it off and turn it back on. And sometimes I turn it on (actually most of the time), and the computer turns on, but the monitor doesn't. I removed all baddies from my comp thinking it was some sort of virus, adware, malware, worm, or spyware, but it still keeps on locking up. I know the graphics card isn't overheating, because it worked perfectly before I uninstalled some programs. I can't remember what I uninstalled though. The RAM has me baffled though. I think it's "infected" or something. I had 3 RAM sticks. One of them is 512 MB and the other two are the common 200 something MB. I took ONE of them off, (can't remember specifically which one) and replaced it with one of my other computer. My other computer started having the SAME problems after I added the "infected" RAM stick. My comp (the one I'm trying to fix) still had the same problems. I put back the RAM to their original computers and now BOTH comps started having the same problem. I tried working with one stick, two and three. I swapped sticks with comps alot to see if it did anything, but now both are messed upt. I think I frikked both computers up now. (I KNOW I did). Is it even the graphics card that's causing the problem? This is really annoying. I had to write this down on a piece of paper before typing it in here because of the fear that it might lock up while typing. Please someone help.
You could have bad memory or you could have shorted the memory out with a static charge while you where handling the memory. Try to get one stick of memory you know is in working order and which is of the proper soecifications for your system such as un buffered or buffered registered or non registered . You will need to know the proper memory required for your motherboard by researching the manufactuers web site for your model number of your motherboard. Some dimm slots are set in order [1,2,3,4,] you will need to locate the number 1, dimm slot and make sure you insert the memory stick in that location . While doing this make sure you discharge you body from a static electric charge by using a wrist ground strap or touching the power dupply metal case befor handling any of your pc parts as you install them ! I hope this helps .
Posted on Nov 24, 2007
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