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pears

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Over the weekend I started putting my computer together but I ran into a problem. After installing windows 7 and updating all the drivers of the motherboard and gpu using the cds they came with, i would get screen flickering when opening certain programs. The warning message in the corner saying your display adapter has failed but has been restored flickers a few times, then the computer blue screens.

The motherboard is Asrock z68 extreme 3 gen 3. CPU is intel i5-2500k . The gpu is evga gtx 480. power supply is corsair enthusiast series tx750 v2 750w . The error occured when opening Firefox, IE, and magic the gathering online client. I haven't tried others.

I tried updating all the drivers to the latest editions, and updating directx but the error persists. I used driver sweeper and used 3 seperate drivers for the card but none worked.

all the temps are fine.

the mobo doesnt have a main pcie slot, but the board bios have pcie as primary display adapter as opposed to onboard.

The machine works fine when i take out the gpu and use on board graphics.

is my card bad?
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:welcome: pears

Couple of questions for you;
1: Are you using the evga or nvidea drivers?
2: What are your Ram details?
3: Can you explain what you mean by;

the mobo doesnt have a main pcie slot, but the board bios have pcie as primary display adapter as opposed to onboard.

Unless the setting has been changed in the BIOS when you fit an add on video card it automatically disables the onboard video and becomes the primary display adapter.
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thanks for the reply!

i am using the geforce graphics from this site: http://www.geforce.c...ers/beta-legacy

This is the ram: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231485

I wrote that because someone told me that if a board has two pciex16 slots, one can be a primary that has to be used first...and to make sure i had the card plugged into that one. Well the manual for the asrock board didnt specify, so i put it in the slot closest to the cpu.

And like you said, the bios had the onboard disables.
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Thanks for the additional info :thumbsup:

Try DriverMax and see if it suggests any alternative drivers http://www.innovativ....com/drivermax/
Please ensure that if you had any other drivers installed for the card that they were completely uninstalled before installing the newer drivers, you must also do the same with any drivers that DriverMax may suggest or you will end up with the drivers conflicting and causing display issues - also avoid using beta drivers at all costs.

I am only suggesting the free driver downloads and in no way suggesting that you use any other product or service at the link.

For removing any earlier drivers http://www.revounins...e_download.html

I note one small difference in the Ram details that you have provided which is F3-10666CL9S-8GBXL, this Ram is not on the MBs QVL (see below) but this model is F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL, the difference being CL9S and CL9D.

For the best and most stable performance you should where possible purchase a CPU and Ram that have been tested and approved by the motherboard manufacturer, this is referred to as the QVL ( qualified vendors list ) understand though that there are too many products released for them all to be tested so other hardware will be compatible but not proven to be.

Your MBs QVL, see the Memory Support List to the upper left http://www.asrock.co...8 Extreme3 Gen3

Do not worry about the Ram at present as it is most likely ok with your board and this is a driver issue.

Where your video card slot is concerned as nothing is specified you have acted correctly, the slots are PCI-E 3.0 capable but also backwards compatible and should not cause this.

Let us know how you get on with the above but if needs be there is other Free system testing software available for you.
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