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Vic the Trader

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#1 10 years ago

Hey FileFront. I ended up buying and putting together a build. Thanks for the help from the people on this forum. I'm seeming to have one problem now that the OS is installed, and everything is working together.

The video display is showing a multi-colored distorted mess. You can still see and use Windows at full speed, the graphics are just all screwed up. This problem wasnt happening before I installed the drivers off of the disk for the Geforce 9800 GTX Video Card.

Also, I decided to test out the computer by installing a game. Although the installation went fine, when I go to open up the game from the desktop, I get an Engine Error Message saying "Unable to init shader system"

I think it's important to note, when installing Windows, I had a few problems and error messages with BIOS. It wasn't until like the 3rd or 4th time trying to install Windows that it actually worked.

Specs:

Motherboard CPU Video Card RAM Hard Drive DVD-ROM Drive Power Supply Case

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....This is the system I ended up going with, by the way.




Zach

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#2 10 years ago

Have you tried uninstalling your current graphics drivers and downloading the latest ones from nVidia?




Vic the Trader

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#3 10 years ago

I did get the latest NVidia drivers, they seemed to have fixed both problems but I did still get a pop up message that I didn't understand...

Incorrect Command Line Parameters Windows INstaller V. 2.00.2600.1106 Copyright@2000 Microsoft Corporation All Rights Reserved Portions of this software are based in part on the work of the independent JPEG Group.

I then went ahead and installed all the drivers for the Motherboard and now Windows seems to be taking a ridiculously long time to load (any thoughts as to why), but it is still functional once loaded.




kow_ciller

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#4 10 years ago

One question. Why would you get a crossfire motherboard and an nvidia GPU? But besides that, could be a driver issue. completely remove the old drivers and install newest ones from the manufactures website.




Vic the Trader

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#5 10 years ago
kow_ciller;4780466One question. Why would you get a crossfire motherboard and an nvidia GPU? But besides that, could be a driver issue. completely remove the old drivers and install newest ones from the manufactures website.

Well, it turns out I couldn't make a perfect build afterall. Damn.

Computer knowledge Day 1 for me was about a month and a half ago. At this point I ordered parts for a computer and assembled it to the beat of an instruction manual, yet still I'm encountering a number of problems.

- Windows XP icons on the desktop are taking a long time to load. Might be a problem with the hard drive. - I'm probably gonna have to switch out the CPU for another one, and then spend another 40$ on a heatsink and fan (Intel really screwed up with the heatsink and fan for the E8400). When I try to do anything serious it runs at about 95 Degress Celcius. - Sometimes the USB ports don't even recognize any peripherals. - I had a few problems with BIOS when I was loading the OS for the first time....even now it seems pretty buggy. I'll probably have to see if the motherboard is damaged, or figure out BIOS and see if there's any serious issues.

Solving all these problems before the 30 day return policy limit is up will be a wonderful learning adventure for me.




Junk angel

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#6 10 years ago
- Sometimes the USB ports don't even recognize any peripherals.

Almost definitely low power. I'd definitely go for a stronger power source. Will probably solve a couple more problems than just this.




Vic the Trader

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#7 10 years ago
Junk angel;4781432Almost definitely low power. I'd definitely go for a stronger power source. Will probably solve a couple more problems than just this.

Could it be that the voltages aren't configured correctly?




kow_ciller

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#8 10 years ago

Try to flash the bios to the newest version. That PSU isn't going to let you down power-wise.




Vic the Trader

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#9 10 years ago

Yes, it is a good power supply, but maybe I hooked something up wrong here or there.

http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/9228/speedfansnapshot2xp9.jpg

Obviously there is a problem with the CPU Temps and Temp2(?). Anything wrong with the voltages? After I get the CPU problem taken care of (I ordered a new fan+heatsink with Arctic Silver Thermal Paste), I am going to flash the BIOS, then reformat, and update all the latest video and motherboard drivers. Hopefully that will fix a lot of the problems, including the Windows desktop icons taking like 7-8 minutes to load onto the screen.




>Omen<

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#10 10 years ago
kow_ciller;4780466Why would you get a crossfire motherboard and an nvidia GPU?

You should know that is common with people that want an Intel chipset MB. Only the higher level boards carrying their chips support SLI, and many of the lower ones support Crossfire. Almost sounds like another of your shoulda bought an ATI GPU angles.

@ Vic, have you checked Device Manager for any warning flags indicating certain drivers missing? As for driver installing/uninstalling, a thorough way to do it is with Driver Cleaner. You can't get it free anymore but it's pretty cheap. Using it's Cab Cleaner feature can also speed up boot times as it cleans the whole driver cab. If you use it make sure you read the instructions carefully and go into Safe Mode when you do the cleaning.

There are many things that can cause slow boot times though, including clutter and fragmentation in the HDDs and registry. I like using Perfect Disk for defragging because it checks for system file fragmentation and can defrag them during reboot. However your MBR (Master Boot Record) may need repair if it's really bad.