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Video Problems. Well i decided to put together another pc. The Motherboard is the D946GZIS, The Video card is a GeForce 7950GT, the cpu is an Intel PD 940 3.20GHZ, and the cpu fan i bought is a Zalman CNPS7700(which i later found was not compatible with the motherboard). I put the system together all was fine until I got to the cpu fan, which wouldn't mount right because the screws were not long enough to reach the mount. So i just made it work with some different screws, and it seemed to seat fine, it was a little tight but i didn't think it to be a big problem. So I managed to get it to boot and installed Windows vista. I installed the vista video drivers and thats where i had problems start, the system crashed halfway through the install and i couldn't get it to boot with video from the card (black screen). so I decided to plug it into the on board video on the motherboard and D-Sub on the monitor, It worked, i mean i got video at least but everything was all wobbly (text images). I was worried at this point , so i decided to troubleshoot the card. I took the Video card out and tested it in my other machine it was pretty warm but worked fine, no problems. So then i went to test my other Vid card in the messed up machine and it was just to damn big to fit in there. So I'm not sure if it is the PCI-E slot or the drivers or what but i sure don't like the looks of that wobbly screen. The temps in the pc stay between 29-34 degrees Celsius (about 85 Fahrenheit). I don't know what to do! should i send the motherboard back or is it something else ?

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    Hans Range Jun 19, 2007

    wouldn't I get some kind of display during boot though? before the OS is loaded ?



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Well, I suppose it could be the motherboard, though I doubt it. I wonder did you check; the board, processor and graphics card on against the vista HCL (Hardware Compatability List) you should be able to find it on microsofts website. Unfortunately being a 64 bit OS, and considering how new it is, very few devices, software and drivers are actually designed to work on vista yet. I hear alot of complaints about vista not working properly. thruth is vista isn't the problem, other companies didn't keep up. anyway, I hope you can fix it. and honestly I hope it isn't a hardware compatibility issue. Either way Good Luck

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