Question about Graphics Cards
Ok, pc is an Intel D915GEV, Version AAC63667-504
Running Windows XP Pro.
The processor is an Intel Pentium 4 630
I've got a gig of memory in two sticks. DDR2, 533
I've got a 120 gig hard drive, with 60 gig free.
All works well, all is fine. Right up until I try to play a game.
The games I want to play would mostly be happy with a 64 mb card. This is an ATI Radeon X1650 512 Mb, DDR2 graphics card, pci-e x16
The whole set up is a 2nd hand office computer with no graphics card fitted originally. The disc drive was new, it was a whole new, clean install. The card was fitted about a month after starting to use the pc. I installed it following their instructions to the letter. When I first ran the pc it was with the drivers supplied. I have since gone to the website and added the latest drivers for XP pro for this card.
If I try google earth or any games it runs ok for a few moments. Then the screen goes black. Completely black. Or I just get a cursor which connects with nothing. The hard drive light is off, and I cannot get it back without pressing the button on the case.
I have only a few days before I can take this card back if there is a problem, but I don't believe the problem is with the card. It definately seems like an incompatibility issue or driver issue.
Please help? Thank you.
My guess is you don't have enough power to get the best performance out of the card. Obviously you have enough power to get a display but under load it is having a bit of trouble.
Upgrade your PSU to 500W or more, should solve your problem.
Posted on Jan 19, 2008
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