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adydye

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My PC was flashing off and on (very annoying!), so I changed out the graphics card for a cheap one. The problem went away but the card wasn't man enough to play videos and so on, so I have bought an Nvidia geforce 9500GT brand new from ebay. I downloaded the drivers from the Nvidia website and the result was not good - screen hanging, graphics all over the place, scrolling not happening. I have now installed the drivers from the installation CD even though they are not the latest ones. Things are a bit better, but nowhere as good as they should be, or like they were with the original graphics card!
I don't know what else to do. What do you suggest? Is there a diagnostic tool I can use?
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phillpower2

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Have you tried the actual card manufacturers website to check if they have their own up to date drivers?
Did you un-install all the previous drivers before installing the latest ones?
This will provide you with a report on your card http://download.cnet...4-10788513.html
Download & install Sandra Lite - Click on Tools - Click on Analysis and Advice - This will allow you to
generate a report on your whole computer - Either send the report to the desktop or print it off for any
future use; http://download.cnet...4-10556571.html it will also tell you of any problems & it will also make
recommendations for resolving them.
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Have you tried the actual card manufacturers website to check if they have their own up to date drivers?
Did you un-install all the previous drivers before installing the latest ones?
This will provide you with a report on your card http://download.cnet...4-10788513.html
Download & install Sandra Lite - Click on Tools - Click on Analysis and Advice - This will allow you to
generate a report on your whole computer - Either send the report to the desktop or print it off for any
future use; http://download.cnet...4-10556571.html it will also tell you of any problems & it will also make
recommendations for resolving them.



Yes i got the drivers from the original website but there were problems with the display.
Yes I removed the previous drivers with Revo Uninstaller.

Here is the report from Sandra Lite - any suggestions?

***** Start of Report *****
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<<< Computer Overview >>>
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<<< Mainboard >>>
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Notice 224: SMBIOS/DMI information may be inaccurate.
Warning 2508: All memory slots are full. Upgrading the
memory may be difficult or expensive.
Warning 2542: Memory bus speed exceeds Chipset rated speed.
Reduce FSB/memory multiplier.

<<< Processors >>>
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Tip 210: CPU 1 [Processor 0, Core 0, Thread 0] :
Mainboard supports faster CPUs, so the CPU
can be upgraded when needed.
Notice 224: CPU 1 [Processor 0, Core 0, Thread 0] :
SMBIOS/DMI information may be inaccurate.
Tip 210: CPU 2 [Processor 0, Core 1, Thread 0] :
Mainboard supports faster CPUs, so the CPU
can be upgraded when needed.
Notice 224: CPU 2 [Processor 0, Core 1, Thread 0] :
SMBIOS/DMI information may be inaccurate.

<<< Buses and Devices >>>
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Error: PCIe : No devices found. : No devices found.
Error: PCIe : No devices found. : No devices found.

<<< Power Management >>>
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Notice 224: SMBIOS/DMI information may be inaccurate.

<<< Displays and Display Adapters >>>
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Tip 2221: Video Adapter : NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT (32 SP
1.35GHz, 1GB DDR2 2x400MHz, PCIe 1.00 x16) :
Driver is not certified.
Tip 319: Video Adapter : NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT (32 SP
1.35GHz, 1GB DDR2 2x400MHz, PCIe 1.00 x16) :
A refresh rate of at least 75Hz is
recommended. Increase it if possible.

<<< Physical Disks >>>
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Warning 3103: WDC WD1600JS-75NCB2 (160GB, SATA300, 3.5",
7200rpm, NCQ, 8MB Cache) (C:) : Acoustic
Management enabled. Peformance may be
impaired.
Warning 3107: WDC WD1600JS-75NCB2 (160GB, SATA300, 3.5",
7200rpm, NCQ, 8MB Cache) (C:) : Drive
temperature is too high! Check fans!
Warning 3105: WDC WD10EADS-00M2B0 (1TB, USB/SATA300, 3.5",
NCQ, 32MB Cache) (J:) : Current block size
not optimal. Check settings.

<<< Printers and Faxes >>>
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


<<< Communication Devices >>>
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Warning: Bluetooth Fax Modem : Port in use. [2]
Warning: Bluetooth DUN Modem : Port in use. [2]

<<< Ports >>>
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


<<< Game Controllers >>>
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Error: No devices found. : No controllers present!

<<< Audio Devices >>>
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Warning 710: Wave Input Devices (Recording) : Bluetooth AV/
HS Audio : Driver may be obsolete. Check that
it is the latest version.
Warning 710: Wave Output Devices (Playback) : Bluetooth AV/
HS Audio : Driver may be obsolete. Check that
it is the latest version.
Warning 710: Mixer Devices (Mixing) : Bluetooth AV/HS
Audio : Driver may be obsolete. Check that it
is the latest version.

<<< Mice and Track-balls >>>
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


<<< Keyboards and Tablets >>>
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


<<< Operating System >>>
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Tip 1300: Enter your company name or "Home" instead of
"Unknown".
Warning 1316: This copy of Windows contains Product
Activation Technology.

<<< Memory Usage >>>
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


<<< Processes >>>
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Tip 1601: [System Process] : Program consumes a large
amount of memory.
Tip 1601: explorer.exe (Windows Explorer) : Program
consumes a large amount of memory.
Tip 1601: firefox.exe (Firefox) : Program consumes a
large amount of memory.
Tip 1601: RpcSandraSrv.exe (SiSoftware Sandra Agent
Service (NT)(Unicode)) : Program consumes a
large amount of memory.
Warning: wuauclt.exe (Windows Update) : Process no
longer exists!

<<< Modules >>>
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


<<< Services and Drivers >>>
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Tip 2130: Computer Browser : Service may be disabled on
Home/Professional OS version.
Tip 2130: Media Center Receiver Service : Service may
be disabled on Home/Professional OS version.
Tip 2130: Media Center Scheduler Service : Service may
be disabled on Home/Professional OS version.
Tip 2130: Help and Support : Service may be disabled on
Home/Professional OS version.
Tip 2130: TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper : Service may be
disabled on Home/Professional OS version.
Tip 2130: IPSEC Services : Service may be disabled on
Home/Professional OS version.
Tip 2130: Secondary Logon : Service may be disabled on
Home/Professional OS version.
Tip 2130: SSDP Discovery Service : Service may be
disabled on Home/Professional OS version.
Tip 2130: Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) : Service may
be disabled on Home/Professional OS version.

<<< Users and Groups >>>
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Warning 1333: Local Users : Administrator : Administrator
account not renamed. For security, rename or
use another account.
Warning 1332: Local Users : Guest : Guest account is
enabled. For security, disable if not needed.
Warning 1329: Local Users : Guest : Account is not secured
(no password). Consider password protection.

<<< Fonts >>>
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


<<< Media Devices >>>
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


<<< DirectX >>>
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Tip 2221: DirectDraw Devices : Primary
Display Driver (display) : Driver
is not certified.
Tip 2221: Direct3D 9 Devices : NVIDIA GeForce
9500 GT (\\.\DISPLAY1) : Driver is
not certified.

<<< OpenGL >>>
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


<<< Logical Drives >>>
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Tip 1821: Hard Disk (C:) @ WDC WD1600JS-75NCB2 (160GB,
SATA300, 3.5", 7200rpm, NCQ, 8MB Cache) :
Label (name) drive.
Warning: Optical Drive (D:) @ HL-DT-ST DVD+/-RW
GWA4164B (ATA33, DVD+-RW, CD-RW, 2MB Cache) :
Cannot obtain drive information; check that a
disk is in the drive and it is correctly
formatted.
Warning: Removable Drive (I:) @ TEAC USB HS-CF Card
(USB) : Cannot obtain drive information;
check that a disk is in the drive and it is
correctly formatted.
Warning: Removable Drive (F:) @ TEAC USB HS-xD/SM
(USB) : Cannot obtain drive information;
check that a disk is in the drive and it is
correctly formatted.
Warning: Removable Drive (G:) @ TEAC USB HS-MS Card
(USB) : Cannot obtain drive information;
check that a disk is in the drive and it is
correctly formatted.
Warning: Removable Drive (H:) @ TEAC USB HS-SD Card
(USB) : Cannot obtain drive information;
check that a disk is in the drive and it is
correctly formatted.
Warning: Removable Drive (E:) @ HP photosmart 7200
(USB) : Cannot obtain drive information;
check that a disk is in the drive and it is
correctly formatted.

<<< File Types >>>
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


<<< Environment Variables >>>
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
***** End of Report *****
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phillpower2

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What is the brand of the card, is it ASUS, Palit, Gainward etc.

Tip 319: Video Adapter : NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT (32 SP
1.35GHz, 1GB DDR2 2x400MHz, PCIe 1.00 x16) :
A refresh rate of at least 75Hz is
recommended. Increase it if possible.
What have you got the refresh rate set at?

Warning 3107: WDC WD1600JS-75NCB2 (160GB, SATA300, 3.5",
7200rpm, NCQ, 8MB Cache) (C:) : Drive
temperature is too high! Check fans!
The temperatures inside the case could be getting too high &
this just may be the start of more severe problems, when was the last
time you cleaned out the inside of the case, how many internal fans do
you have & have you checked that they are all working?
Download & run speedfan from here http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php
You may want to uninstall these programmes when you have finished with
them
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