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# 43768 22-Oct-2009 07:52
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Hi Guys,

Got a problem with my pc - think its the graphics card.  Have an intel core2duo 2.2 with 2g ram and a 512/1gb? nvidia geforce 8400gs.

Last night I tried to boot it up but there were static type lines and tearing on the display, and the computer would then hang on the windows load screen and then reboot. changed display, same problem.

I then did a restore to a few days ago, still a problem.  Removed the graphics drivers, then reloaded then, then upgraded them to latest version, and the problem is still there.

Only way I can get the pc going is in safe mode, or if I change the settings to onboard graphics.

Any other ideas?




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  # 265933 22-Oct-2009 08:07
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Sounds like the card is poked alright!



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  # 265934 22-Oct-2009 08:08
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Yeah Thats what I thought! They hard to change? its a PCI card I think?

Any recommendations for a cheap/decent new one? Dont need anything to good just something that will run CS, racederiver grid etc




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  # 265952 22-Oct-2009 08:54
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Probably find its a PCI-Express card.
Whats your budget ? Ive been on the hunt for a new "budget" card myself, but have decided a new PC is on the cards instead....

A Nvidia 9600GT can be had for @$140 which are pretty good and same with the ATI 4850. Both 512mb with DX10 support.

No point going for more than 512MB at the moment unless you plan on running games at huge resolutions.




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  # 265956 22-Oct-2009 09:01
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Oh nice, that is well within my budget, was expecting far more....thanks very much




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  # 265989 22-Oct-2009 10:29
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Video cards have changed a lot in the last few years..... the 9600/4850 will blow the 8400GS out of the water :)

If youve got money to burn, then the newer ATI 5800 series are very nice for $500+ :)




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