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Video Card gone bad?

This sucks. Got the new smart electrical meter installed today at the house and I forgot to turn off my computer when they swapped it out. Computer was off when I came in and now the display is jacked up. Hopefully it's just the video card as I can't get any better than 640 by 480 and 4 bit color and redoing the driver didn't seem to help any. Any other ideas? Probably be a few days before I can buy a new card.






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Hey Jose, dl and run this program, reboot and reinstall the driver and see what happens.





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Hey Jose, dl and run this program, reboot and reinstall the driver and see what happens.
Damn it's hard to see anything with this screen resolution and 4 bit color. It's wanting me to register the copy and I don't want to pay the $29 Do you think it's a driver problem? I removed and reinstalled the driver and still no go.




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Do you have onboard video? If so, pull the card, and run on the onboard and see what it does. Just a thought.
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Damn it's hard to see anything with this screen resolution and 4 bit color. It's wanting me to register the copy and I don't want to pay the $29 Do you think it's a driver problem? I removed and reinstalled the driver and still no go.
There's nothing to register. Here, dl it from me.

http://lappy.txredneck.operaunite.com/file_sharing/





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Do you have onboard video? If so, pull the card, and run on the onboard and see what it does. Just a thought.
No sir, I wish.

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There's nothing to register. Here, dl it from me.

http://lappy.txredneck.operaunite.com/file_sharing/
Thanks man, I'll give it a try when I get home tonight. Might try it here at work so I can see the screens better but I'm pretty sure I had no other options.




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No sir, I wish.



Thanks man, I'll give it a try when I get home tonight. Might try it here at work so I can see the screens better but I'm pretty sure I had no other options.
I thought what you stated sounded odd, so I tried it myself w/ out having to register anything.





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I thought what you stated sounded odd, so I tried it myself w/ out having to register anything.
The display is terrible and I'm sure I missed something. Couldn't do it from work, site was blocked. I'll try again later when I get home.




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Those could be artifacts which means your card hit the shitter when it got wayyyyy to hot.

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Still no luck and it's still wanting me to register




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Where are you located? I have a GPU to pull and test with if you haven't already bought one.





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So I bought a new video card, a Galaxy GeForce GT220 1 GB DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 Graphics Card, and everything is displaying properly.



The problem is it's not wanting to install the driver, it doesn't recognize my OS which is Windows Vista Home Premium. First time I've had a problem with a driver not recognizing my OS. Anyway, so it's not wanting to automatically install the driver online and it fails with the error that I mentioned when I try to install it from the CD or the driver I downloaded from there website. Any ideas on this? Hadn't tried to game yet but WMP plays videos really jittery and I'm guessing games won't play either. Any ideas?

I'm about to upgrade to Win7 Home Premium 64 Bit as soon as I get a chance (got the disk and a new HD to install it on) so I'm guessing that will fix the driver issue. Just wondering if anybody had an idea why it fails. Also my old card has a (I think) a molex connector on it but the new one doesn't. Should that matter?




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What's the error?





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What's the error?
I'll take a screen shot of it but basically that I'm not running a supported OS from what I remember. I'll probably be installing Win7 tonight though but I'll post up what it says (I'll be installing it onto a new, bigger HD anyway).




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Ehh, might as well wait and see what happens on 7.





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Here is the message I'm getting.








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Jose, give this a try.

At some point in the past, user has selected "Install program with recommended settings." for this install.

Resolution:

1 - Right click on the installer
2 - Choose properties
3 - Go to the "Compatibility" tab.
4 - Verify that nothing on this screen is checked or selected. If anything is, uncheck or unselect it and click "Apply"
5 - Now click on "Settings for All Users"
6 - Once again... Verify that nothing on this screen is checked or selected. If anything is, uncheck or unselect it and click "Apply" (This is the screen that usually has something selected. In many cases, the problem is that there is an all users setting to run in compatibility mode for Windows XP)
7 - Click OK until everything is closed.
8 - Run install again





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The extra molex on your old card was because it took more power than the slot was able to provide. The new card not requiring one is perfectly ok, the high models usually require the extra power plug.

Just go to the Nvidia website and download the newest driver. It will be newer than the one on the CD and from the company that made the card.

The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was.
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