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That is a Windows fault report that is sent to Microsoft. Some program that you were using caused a crash. By sending the report (assuming you are connected to the internet), the Microsoft server may have an update that corrects the problem.

XFX NVIDIA... • Answered on Dec 29, 2009

you have a small form factor computer, does it even take standard graphix cards?

XFX NVIDIA... • Answered on Dec 28, 2009


Its possible that your video card is not compatible with your motherboard. Yes, this sometimes happens, the board manufacturer needs to update their BIOS if this kinds of things happen. Another possibility is that you have a bad graphics card. If its Brand new then its probably a lemon. Go to your friends house and test your graphics card and see if it works. This would isolate the problem.

I hope this helps. Have a nice day.

- HotRatchet

XFX NVIDIA... • Answered on Dec 15, 2009

Boot in safe mode. (press F8 during boot, just before windows starts loading). If the desktop is then displayed, the graphics card is still functional. I am not very familiar wih NVidia graphics drivers but you may want to check (after a normal reboot) in the NVidia control panel. FIrst try cloning the image (both screens get same picture and resolution) If that doesn't work, try lowering the resolution. When you have found a resolution where the tv does display a picture, extend your dektop to it, set your monitor back to its default resolution, and keep the tv at the resolution you've found works.
If nothing out of all this helps, I think you should try reconnecting (and replacing, if all else fails) the cable connecting PC and tv. If that doesn't solve the problem either, well..then I'm out of ideas. The only option left is that some hardware is broken, and I can't fix that from here.
What you could try is to reinstall your graphics driver, although that is not liely to help, since you've only installed it recently.

I hope this solves your problem,

XFX NVIDIA... • Answered on Dec 10, 2009

Hi there
i read your report. Yes it will support your 24'' wide screen monitor. I have same card as you and a monitor also. so you must be a gamer like me lol . Ty for writing to fix and have fun.

Best Regards Richard

XFX NVIDIA... • Answered on Dec 03, 2009

no,if is vibrating does it mean that is something wrong maybe is not fixed proper or the load of program is too much for it,check if is proper fix first.

XFX NVIDIA... • Answered on Nov 30, 2009

check ur graphics card refresh rate problem fix it first......

XFX NVIDIA... • Answered on Nov 11, 2009

Have you entered set up to see that under video or graphics you have PCIe chosen? Also, it might be a good idea to go to nVidia's site and download the latest drivers for your card. Once you have them downloaded, go to device manager and uninstall your current ones, reboot, and install the new ones. The new ones often won't install if the old ones are still in force.

XFX NVIDIA... • Answered on Nov 10, 2009

please make sure you have applied additional cooling to the card, as the described symptoms are showing that the reason of crash may be overheat

XFX NVIDIA... • Answered on Nov 08, 2009

The hard part is to get the correct driver.
Go to Nvidia and let it select the proper driver by downloading a small utility. If you do that you will get the right driver.

XFX NVIDIA... • Answered on Oct 11, 2009


You can get download this driver from this Link................



XFX NVIDIA... • Answered on Oct 08, 2009

Yes of course, at least that is PCI Express Graphics Card.
All I say YES!
Good for you.

XFX NVIDIA... • Answered on Oct 07, 2009

Hi, =)

Basically what you need is to connect the S/PDIF out from the soundcard\motherboard I/O ports to the 8500 graphics card S/PDIF in and HDMI should now carry both video and audio.

So you have to check the video card. On the top part you'll see a white plastic with 2 pins inside of it. This is the connector SPDIF input from the video card. So what you have to do is look up in your motherboard for a connector with 3 pins that says SPDIF OUT. Even though it looks with 3 pins ONLY 2 of them are needed. You will basically need ONLY a cable like this:


You can get it at a local pc technician shop for 2 bucks only.

Anyway what you do is connect one end of the cable to the two pins from the white connector from the video card and the other end of the cable to your motherboard on the first 2 pins of the SPIDF OUT connector. Now the way to know which ones are the first two, do it this way: The first two considering reading SPIDF OUT meaning that the first one is the one closest to the "S" letter of SPDIF OUT.

If it does not work trying connecting the cable differentely as you might be connecting in a reverse order (positive-negative). Don't worry about burning anything as it's only a sound cable, and it does not carry any power.

Once you do it, go to windows control panel and select SPDIF as your default sound playback.

And you're ready to enjoy sound and video thru HDMI now!

XFX NVIDIA... • Answered on Aug 12, 2009

Firstof ll you should check wethr you have the latest update (1.02) installed for the game. If so, try reinstalling the game. If that doesn't work either, since Assassins creed is quite a GPU intensive game, it could be your graphics card that overheats. Download this program: GPU caps viewer v1.7 from: http://www.ozone3d.net/gpu_caps_viewer/ Install it, start playing, after about 20 minues, check your GPU temperaur. If it is more than 70 degrees, u will need better cooling for your graphics card. If you need any help finding that, please post it here. I hope this helps, Yannick

XFX NVIDIA... • Answered on Jun 11, 2009

Try a new driver for that card. That gpu has problems with sims 2 games. More ram could be needed, a better cpu and that graphics card isnt great for playing newer games a Nvidia geforce 9600gt is much better.

XFX NVIDIA... • Answered on May 27, 2009

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!

XFX NVIDIA... • Answered on May 26, 2009

well hearing what you have told about the error..it is clear that there is no problem with the vista..well for precasutionary measures..it is better to try ur GeForce with "Vista Ultimate package" ..if its not working in dis vista also..then there is some problem with the graphic card..ok

XFX NVIDIA... • Answered on May 25, 2009

I will give you a easiest way for finding the drivers that you need for your hardware.Just download the software named driver magician.Install it and it will search for the drivers that is not installed for the hardware you have through internet and will download it for you.

here is the link for that software


XFX NVIDIA... • Answered on May 18, 2009

your going to need a new video card

XFX NVIDIA... • Answered on May 15, 2009

Check your antivirus software. This seems to be the problem of something running in the background when you are playing the game. If it would have been the Graphics card, the game would not have worked, or would have given errors.

Try to disable your antivirus or any other program that may be running in the background. Then check once again.

XFX NVIDIA... • Answered on May 15, 2009

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