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#1 11 years ago

Hi there i jus brought a new graphics card (ATI Sapphire x1550) i just installed it but now my computer keeps crashing to a blue screen saying somthin like (Windows had to shut down to prevent further damage and some other stuff. AMD Athlon xp 3000+ 80gig HD 768GB ram ASUS motherbored




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#2 11 years ago

Blue Screen Of Death can be caused by any number of things but seing as youve installed a new gfx card its a good indication that the first thing to check is drivers. Uninstall the drivers you have via Add/Remove programs and then get the newest ones from Drivers & Software

See how you get on with those and let us know if it helps or not. Good luck.




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#3 11 years ago

Hi agen cheers for tha help it worked and the graphics are well better now but 1 other thing now, i started up c&c3 and was playin a skirmish game but then i poped out of the room for bout 2 mins an wen i came back the moniter went black and on standby so i turned the monitor off then turned it bac on and a red green and blue stripes came up and it sed (Lower the screen resolution or see monitor guide)




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#4 11 years ago

sad to say it went to that blue screen a couple of times while i was playin the company of heroes demo.




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#5 11 years ago

You need to stop playing, and figure out what's wrong before you continue.

The next most likely thing after a driver issue is that the card is overheating.




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#6 11 years ago

1.)You might be trying to run it at a resolution it can't handle 2.) As posted above me, it could be overheating.

FYI - When you see the Red green and blue lines on your screen ( alternating) It means your monitor is not recieving any kind of video input. As if you had it powered on but had the DVI or VGA cable ubplugged.




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#7 11 years ago

I am starting to wonder of it isnt because your psu isnt quite up to the new card, was your old gfx card an onboard device or a slot in card?

Do you have a friend whos pc you can try your new gfx card in just to make sure thats its fine?




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#8 11 years ago
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holy crap dude! haha




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#9 11 years ago

lol i meant 768mb haha, my last card was a geforce fx5600xt so this is my first ATI card, it couldnt be overheating since it has a built in fan so i wouldnt think it is, thnx for the help ur givin me cus i cant play any games at all at the moment as it keeps crashing, kinda annoying tho lol cheers