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New Graphics Card Repeatedly Fails


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Micheal Haverbrook

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Hello everybody,

I'm in a bit of pickle and would like a bit of help on this one,

A while back I bought a Visiontek Radeon HD 2400 AGP to replace my Radeon 9200. From the moment I put it in it had issues, it was buggy and would barely work only half rendering most of my games, so I replaced it with my old one, but by then my computer had then taken to restarting frequently, with the amount of time between restarts slowly diminishing. I thought it must have been that I damaged my old card in the removal process somehow.

So after saving a bit more cash I bought my current card, an ATI Radeon 2600XT AGP. It looked to be a great card with 512MB GDDR 3. However when I put it in it works even less then the 2400 did and restarts even more frequently. On top of that it slows my computer down and I can no longer play video without forcing it to crash several times until it asks me if I wish to restart, then I can play video, with a bit of a lag. I also cannot use my original card anymore and the computer refuses to boot with it inside.

I have tried everything driver-wise including using a different guy's, using driver removal software to eliminate all traces of the driver and reinstalling, modding patches to work with my card) except reformat the hard drive. Note: I am aware that you need to uninstall drivers before use of a new one and they should not overlap.

I have no idea what it might be except a serious hardware issue or a strange driver issue. So any ideas?

(Sorry for the lengthy explanation)

Quick system information
ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT
Asus P4S800-SE
Pentium 4 2.4GHz
Windows XP SP2
2 GB of RAM
160 GB Hard Drive

Edited by Micheal Haverbrook, 15 March 2008 - 12:09 AM.

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Micheal Haverbrook

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Here's the error message I receive upon restart.

Event Source: System Error
Event Category: (102)
Event ID: 1003
Date: 14/03/2008
Time: 10:48:00 PM
User: N/A
Computer: AGHBALI-W9ZYNRG
Description:
Error code 0000004e, parameter1 00000099, parameter2 00001318, parameter3 00000000, parameter4 00000000.


Data:
0000: 53 79 73 74 65 6d 20 45 System E
0008: 72 72 6f 72 20 20 45 72 rror Er
0010: 72 6f 72 20 63 6f 64 65 ror code
0018: 20 30 30 30 30 30 30 34 0000004
0020: 65 20 20 50 61 72 61 6d e Param
0028: 65 74 65 72 73 20 30 30 eters 00
0030: 30 30 30 30 39 39 2c 20 000099,
0038: 30 30 30 30 31 33 31 38 00001318
0040: 2c 20 30 30 30 30 30 30 , 000000
0048: 30 30 2c 20 30 30 30 30 00, 0000
0050: 30 30 30 30 0000
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Welcome to Geeks to Go. It sounds like you are having a hardware failure.

How big is your power supply that you just added a video card to?

Edited by Titan8990, 15 March 2008 - 11:36 AM.

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I'm not sure, how I do check that? Well I have tried unplugging all of my Optical Drives from my power source and I get the same issue.

Edited by Micheal Haverbrook, 15 March 2008 - 12:51 PM.

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The only way to check will be to open the case and look at the side of the power supply. It should look something like this:

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Report your rated max voltage and +12v amperage.
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Okay this was what I got from my power source. 115V - 230V (Voltage) - Something to do with 50Hz - 60Hz and 330W (Watts). Sorry I can't see that amperage right now I'm strapped for time.

Edited by Micheal Haverbrook, 16 March 2008 - 01:38 PM.

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That is really cutting it close on power especially with the age I assume your computer is. Does your motherboard have an integrated graphics chip?


If it does remove your video card and see if you still have the issue. Regardless I think you should be looking in to a higher wattage power supply.
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