Thread: Fried graphics card ?????????
September 2nd, 2010, 06:06 PM #1
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Fried graphics card ?????????
Hi some help and advice please,
recently my pc when booting up stared to show a lot of white dots across the screen these then changed colour as the windows booted up then my pc started crashing (BSOD) and would only reboot in safe mode (with networking) I would get a message from microsoft saying that my graphics card was the problem and should I like to install updated drivers, which I did.
I did this several times but still kept crashing so I disabled the card but I still get the dots on the screen, although they can mysteriously disappear when I reboot or even when I am using the pc which has not recently crashed.
I have downloaded a pc health moniter and although I'm not really sure what it all means nothing seems alarmingly wrong.
What I would like to know from you guys is
1.If I uninsatll the graphics card as oppose to just having it disabled will my pc run at all and if it does'nt then how do I reinstall it to get back to the point I am at right now. I do have some driver discs that came with the pc but I am not sure if they are correct to re-insatll my graphics card or not.
2.If I remove the graphics card from the pc phyiscally will the pc still work in some form ??.
3.Any other suggestions.
my pc details are;
O.S. Windows Vista Home premium with service pack 1
Intel (R) Core (TM) Quad CPU Q6600 @2.40GHz 2.40GHz
32- bit operating system
NVIDIA GE FORCE 8800GTX
Many Thanks in advance
September 2nd, 2010, 06:13 PM #2
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Thread moved to video card forum.
September 2nd, 2010, 07:16 PM #3
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If you uninstall the card, in Device Manager, and restart, it will load minimum drivers(VGA drivers)
Then reinstall the drivers, either from your disk or the computer manufacturers sight, or the Nvidia sight.
Newer drivers from the latter 2 would be better.
You might look in Add and Remove Programs also, for drivers, or video card related programs.
If you have any further problems with leftover drivers, usually from an old card, of a different brand, you would user a driver cleaner program.
The computer won't run without some kind of video card, and if it did, you couldn't see anything.
If you have an on-board video chip, you can use that.
Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers
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