January 2nd, 2012, 06:25 AM #1
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Graphics card problem please help
So i just bought a new Nvidia Geforce gt520 i installed it perfectly started playing some games (worldofwarcraft) and ever few hours the display drivers will fail and a message will pop up saying that "the display drivers failed and have recovered". I was going to just leave it alone and not bother with it and continue playing but a few hours later it blue screened, have a restart is was back to working properly but still with the display drivers failing.
So my question is, is there anything i can do to prevent this from happening.
I should also add that i forgot to disable my computers intergrated graphics card, though i have heard that you do not need to and that the computer will auto detect the new card, is this true? THANKS FOR THE HELP !
Computer with specs
AMD Athlon™ II X2
- Processor Speed
- System Bus
- Cache Memory
- System Memory (RAM)
- System Memory (RAM) Expandable To
- Type of Memory (RAM)
- Hard Drive Type
SATA (7200 rpm)
- Hard Drive Size
ATI Radeon 3000
- Video Memory
Up to 1GB (shared)
- Network Card
Built-in 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)
- Wireless Networking
- Recordable DVD Drive
Yes, double-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW
- Recordable DVD Drive Speeds
8x DVD+R DL; 8x DVD-R DL; 16x8x16 DVD+RW; 16x6x16 DVD-RW; 5x DVD-RAM; 48x32x48 CD-RW
- Direct-Disc Labeling
- Digital Media Reader or Slots
Yes, digital media card reader
- Available Expansion Bays
External: 1 (5.25"); Internal: 1 (3.5")
- Available Expansion Slots
2 PCI, 1 PCI Express x16
- USB 2.0 Ports
8 (2 front, 6 rear)
- Keyboard Description
- Other Control Devices (mouse, etc.)
- Operating System Platform
- Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium
- System Version
- Software Included
Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash Player
- ENERGY STAR Qualified
- Best Buy PC App
- HDMI Output
- Blu-ray Player
- Graphics Chip
- Drive Capacity
- Desktop Types
January 2nd, 2012, 09:41 AM #2
Drivers stopping and recovering used to happen with ATI drivers, in my experience, and Nvidia drivers would usually crash dead, with no recovery.
You did plug the monitor into the new card, rather than leaving it plugged to the built-in socket, right?
January 2nd, 2012, 12:53 PM #3
Nvidea is having problems with the latest crop of drivers. They are working on a solution, but for now you will just have to deal with it.
The problem seem to have to do with Java."The world burns while Obama Tweets."
January 2nd, 2012, 03:56 PM #4
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Hi, I have plugged my 2 monitors into the new graphics card (one hdmi, one VGA). How would i go about disabaling the built-in graphics card, People have said to disable is Via Device manager but the only display adapter is see listed is the Nvidia one. Thanks for your response!
January 2nd, 2012, 04:22 PM #5
Normally, it is change in the bios automatically. It not, you can go in there manually and change it."The world burns while Obama Tweets."
January 2nd, 2012, 05:01 PM #6
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So then is there anything i can do about my display drivers failing? Or do i need to just let it be and keep crashing every once in a while until Nvidia comes out with a update?
January 2nd, 2012, 05:36 PM #7
Is that system list you posted not from a system information utility? One you found online, maybe?
It made me think the computer was only seeing the built-in graphics, when I didn't see the Nvidia card listed on it.
You could try downloading drivers from a release or two before the newest ones, or if you are already on older drivers, try the newest. The ones which come on CD with the card are generally older drivers.
Last edited by paul9; January 3rd, 2012 at 08:34 AM. Reason: Spelling correction.
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