PNY 7600 GS 512 Lockup Reboot or Monitor quits recieving signal
I have a 650 Watt PS running a MSI K7N Delta with a XP3200 AMD SC, 2 Gigs of PC3200, Audigy Value SC,Optiquest 21" CRT Monitor, and just bought a VGA PNY VCG76512SAPB 7600GS AGP R . My issue is that during MS Flight SimulatorX with DX 9. C on Windows XP, My PC goes Black, the
system freezes, or the PC reboots, or any combination of the 3.
I have been working with the following drivers:
18.104.22.16821 & the ninety-three seventy-ones forceware.
I've tried many "game" settings, from very low to very high.
I've set the BIOS AGP Aperature from 128 to 256 to 512.
I also set it to look to the AGP slot first. ( rather than PCI )
I've been through the NVIDIA Control Panel, adjusting Driver Settings many times using different combinations, along with the default settings too.
I've used signed and unsigned monitor drivers.
Do you have a recommendation for settings using this card w/ FlightSim X?
Could the VC be trying to use DX10? I reloaded the DX9c's.
Are there any Firmware updates?
What other help can you suggest?
Thanx in advance,
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Re: PNY 7600 GS 512 Lockup Reboot or Monitor quits...
Where was the card purchased from. You may just have a half dead card.
If you got it from tiger direct or newegg i would RMA it if you are still within your RMA time frame.
Otherwise contact PNY they may have a manufacturers warranty.
I would definitely replace the card because it is either 1 overheating and shutting down. One way to check that would be to download a program called SPEEDFAN and run that while you're playing. It will give you the temperatures of your components in your computer along with the RPM at which your fans are running.
I would download speedfan run it and run your game in windowed mode. So you can view your temps. Anything above 80 degrees Celsius and i would definitely suspect that the card is overheating. Even in the high 70's i would be a bit nervous of the temps. My videocard runs at 28 degrees idle and about 45 under full load. Which is low for most cards.
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You need to install the driver that came with the card. If you don't have it you can download it from the site. Also (for experienced users), check your BIOS setting to see if it has an option to select between the integrated graphics card your other one.
NO NO NO! The 7900 is vastly superior to the 8500gt! the 8500gt is a low end budget card not suitable for demanding games- return it get rid of it, that is a massive step down form the 7900. Its likegoing from a 7900 to a 7600 or worse!
I have the same system and card. The problem is the system is trying to run two monitors at once. Use Windows safe mode (F8 during boot) to uninstall any Pny drivers you may have put on. Reboot. Install the pny drivers again. Before rebooting, use the device manager to look at the display drivers. There should be two, an Intel one, and the pny Nvidia one. Disable the intel driver and reboot. Worked for me. Youmay also want to upgrade the power supply. The 3000 has a 225W and the 8400 card wants at least 300W.
just out of curiosity confirm that the power switch is set to 115/120 and not 230/240 (assuming you are the states)
Try These please
1- if the motherboard has a built in video card, plug the monitor unto that to test .
2- remove the video card from its slot then reseat it, then power on system
3- remove the memory and reseat, then piower on system
if the problem still exists then back up the info you need and then consider formatting this unit
restoring it back to an earlier time before the card was introduced,
either solution will fix the problem,
Now that everythings working again search the model of the card you have and read about the card specs and or the reveiws about the cards ratings,compared with your computers specs,
More ram may be required for the card to perform properly,
once back to normal,
then try to reinstall the card again,hope you got the disk?
If it turns to custard again then consult the store you got the card from and ask them to demo the card for you.
If your new video card has a power connector, make sure it is connected to a power plug. If you already did that, it's possible your PC's power supply doesn't have enough power to run all your connected equipment.
To get your old card running, hit F8 repeatedly during boot-up until you get the boot options. Select VGA mode. It should boot up properly then.
Once booted into VGA mode, set your screen resolution to something simple like 1024x768 or 800x600, then reboot.
If that doesn't work, try hitting F5 repeatedly during boot-up to boot into Safe mode. You can then adjust your settings again there.