Question about Graphics Cards
I need some help with this one. My PC display is experiencing problems like corrupt images, faulty animations, sometimes I can see vertical lines on the screen. On the worst case, my PC stops responding from mouse movements or keyboard commands and more often the screen display starts blinking or blacking out. I tried reinstalling the driver a few times already. I put the display configuration & the hardware acceleration bar to the lowest setting & still the problems persists. Only on the windows safe mode and when I disabled the video card on the device manager properties the problems stop occuring. I think its the Nvidia GeForce2 MX400/400 graphics card that has problem but I still need some feedback from others to make sure. So any opinion will be helpful. THANKS!
I owould say that most definitely your card is shot. Once you start to see Artifacts (corruptions as you call them) this is a near -definite sign that something is wrong with your card. I used to have an old computer with a Ge-force MX400. . .It was a pretty good card for a while. . .But just like everything else. . .I needed to upgrade. . .You should be able to get a good 6000 series Nvidia AGP card for under $70.00. . .I recommend the 6600. . .And if you can afford it . . .I would go up to the 7600 series (probably around 125.00 though). . .
There is really nothing you can do to fix this issue with your card. . .unless you have a warranty. . .If so, you will probably need to contact the MFG, and request an RMA. . .you will need to make sure you have your original sales receipt. . .RMA's are kind of a pin in the &@$. . .
Posted on Feb 02, 2008
If it is a AGP card it is not possible that the graphics card can make the keyboard and mouse not respond.
If it is a PCI card there is a chance that it can do what you mentioned.
Also it could be the size of the graphics card, a 512 mg card can sometimes need a 500W power supply so you could get your power supply diagnosed as well.
Hope this helps
Posted on Nov 28, 2007
SOURCE: Nvidia GeForce2 MX400/400
I have the same card....and my PC stops responding from mouse movements sometimes, but not anymore. I found that if I always use the HIBERNATE feature of Windows, that my video problems vanish, so I think the problem is related to video RAM, but not sure, because virtual memory caching plays a large role during wake from hibernate. Also ensure that BIOS video settings are not too extreme, go with the normal or default video settings.
Posted on Nov 27, 2007
SOURCE: VIDEO CARD PROBLEM
scan your PC for viruses and spyware in the safemode.
Use mcafee. If you don't want to pay, just use the trial.
If it does not help, format your computer.
Get your graphics card and your slot tested by a local hardware dealer.
In the worst cases, you will have to get your graphics card and/or motherboard replaced.
Posted on Jan 31, 2008
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Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA
the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electical extensions or just replace them they could be faulty a computer needs all electrical power and data to continue through every working device and to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error
make sure your graphics card is securely seated with no dust built up or in the socket
hope this helps you
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