Windows XP Professional SP3
Intel Core2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz, 3.2GB RAM
NVidia GeForce GTS 8800 512MB Graphics Card
I think there is a problem with my graphics card. I cannot play video files or games successfully (i.e. last graphics-intensive game froze and I had to reboot) and very briefly there were lines on the screen during a Windows boot. Perhaps my old graphics card is finished or there is a driver problem. In Device Manager the Device Status shows that the graphics card device cannot start (Code 10). I uninstalled the device, restarted Windows and new hardware was detected but I couldn't re-install or update the device driver through Windows. I went to NVidia's website, downloaded & installed the latest driver software (320.18-desktop-winxp-32bit-international-whql.exe) but the graphics card device still cannot start and I guess that I am relying on the built-in graphics card at the moment (scrolling a screen with my web browser is very slow). I read on another help forum that the motherboard chipset may also need to be updated. I ran CPU-Z and got some info (please see attachment), which states that the mainboard chipset is an Intel P35/G33/G31. Intel lists discontined Intel 3 Series Chipboards (please see attachment), but I'm not sure which one is right, possibly the Intel® Desktop Board DP35DP?
Also, I cannot put my computer on Stand By since this problem occurred (I can still Turn Off or Restart).
Am I doing anything right or wrong here? I haven't manually installed graphics cards (this one came with the computer) or updated motherboard chipsets before and I don't have any experience of investigating a computer's bios. I would really appreciate some advice.
Thanks for reading
Edited by jeremygex, 30 June 2013 - 01:12 PM.