Having realised that many of the new PC games being build now-a-days require a better graphics card i decided it was time to upgrade my GeForce 2 FX400 for a GeForce 4 Ti 4400 APG 128MB. I removed the old one and stuck in the new. The first time i started up the computer it worked fine excpet the colour and pixel problems on screen. I loggin in with no fuss. The computer picked up the new hardware and i installed the latest Forceware (81.98) available for download at the nvidia website. I then rebooted the computer. This is where the problems started firstly it takes ages to reach the loggin screen but when im there i cant see any of the loggin names or buttons. If i guess correctly and click on one the computer usually restarts. If it does reach the desktop, (this has only happened once) then im presented with a block colour background with colour errors and a few partial desktop logos. However the computer then freezes and has to be manually turned off. Sometimes, usually after a scandisk, the computer never reaches the log in screen. This is the second time Ive tried to upgrade, the first was a ATI card which produced the same results, however the friend who gave it said it may be a fault with the card so i stuck with my GeForce 2. I'm sure there must be a way to fix this. Can you help? Below is my current graphic card specs:
Processor: Intel Pentium 4
perating System: Windows Xp (Service Pack 2)
GeFroce 4 MX/MX 400
Vid BIOS version: 3.11.01.37.64
Memory: 64 MB
I'm afraid I'm unsure of the sepcs of the new card, but i have been told by various sources that it is compatitble.
One top of all that my computer also now seems to be running abmormally slow with the old graphics card back in.
Edited by mark2512, 13 March 2006 - 06:36 AM.