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Hi,

I have installed some new hardware into my computer: Sparkle nVidia GeForce 8600 GT 256MB GDDR3 and Inter-Tech COBA 500W PSU. I'm using Windows XP. And now I have these problems with my computer:
  • Visual Distortions
  • Halting PC
  • 100% usage of CPU
Visual Distortions shows up very often for couple of seconds. I am using adapter from DVI to VGA PC, 'cause my monitor has 15 pin plug, but I don't think that that is the reason. I've just noticed that when a distortion shows up - usage of CPU jumps up.
Usually computer halts on that blue screen with word "welcome". And then I have to reset it.
Talking about CPU usage - here I am surfing the net with FireFox and then - lag, 100% usage from nowhere.

I have installed the latest driver for video card.

Any ideas what is happening?

Cheers,
Brutus

Edited by Bru:t, 07 December 2007 - 04:58 AM.

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Did you install the driver from nvidia or from the sparkle company? Also, make sure that all of your peripheral cards are seated well. Any time I do work on my PC, my video card gets pulled slightly out and causes me some issues until I push it back in.

When your CPU jumps to 100%, what process is it that is taking up the CPU?

Edited by Gravity Gripp, 07 December 2007 - 06:26 AM.

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Hi,
I took new drivers from nVidia website. The ones in Sparkle are unavailable (broken links) and I was trying to find those in nVidia (I think it was 162.18), but they weren't there.

And the process - I think that is Explorer.exe ('I think' part because I can't really see what is written 'cause it's distorted).
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I have found that I have done wrong, but thanks for help anyway. The problem is partly solved :)
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I'm just curious, what was the problem?
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Sorry, the problem is still there. :) I have left "FAN CONNECTOR" unplugged. That help in some way, but I'm sill having this problem.
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I think you may have a bad DVI-VGA converter or a bad video card, but more likely the video card. If you switch bad to your old video card, does the problems go away?

Edited by Gravity Gripp, 08 December 2007 - 09:33 AM.

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I don't think that DVI-VGA converter would halt my computer.

The problem has started when I installed this new card. Before that was the integrated one and it was working fine...
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Sounds like you should RMA that video card :)
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Should I replace it with the same model or such things ar common for this model?

I have set buses with nTune - Core from 540 to 450 Mhz and Memory from 700 to 500 Mhz and the FAN up to 100% and now it is working better (don't know will it last).
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The model is fine, but I'm sort of suspect of the company Sparkle. I've never heard of them or even seen them for that matter. I usually go with XfX or eVGA.
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Hi.
I have changed the card. They gave me new one (Sparkle 8600GT 512 MB DDR2) and now it's working fine. I hope there will be such problem in future.
Thanks you all for helping hand.
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