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Facedown98

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Hey guys, my secondary computer has been getting blue screens when I try to do anything with graphics (such as gaming) or sometimes if I simply turn it on, so it's random. I'm not sure if it's overheating, or if maybe the HD is going bad... First, here's what triggered it... A long time ago I tried to add a new graphics card (8x) and the slot was 4x. Nvidia said that the new card would adjust in speed, so no worries. I did it, and it started having blue screens, so I uninstalled the drivers, and re-inserted the old card, along with its updated drivers. Ever since, it just restarts randomly. I can't pay games at all either. I don't know what the problem is here... It COULD be overheating, but I don't think the temperatures are bad, according to Everest. The temperatures on this old computer are actually better than my new one! I thought that maybe my HD is going bad? I don't know of any other parts witch exception to the card or HD that could have possibly gone bad. Please help if possible, as it's driving me crazy that I can't figure this out! :whistling:
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shard92

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well it's possible that plugging the 8x card into the 4x slot damaged the slot/motherboard... It could also be that the software for the new card didnt' fully uninstall or that it corrupted some files... you could try removing all drivers then reinstalling the drivers and then reinstall directx.

unfortunately some boards are not too hardy and if you install anything they don't like in them they just die.
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Thanks. I reinstalled the OS about three times since, but it hasn't fixed the issue. I hope the board doesn't die! :whistling:
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