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
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.
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)
sad to say it went to that blue screen a couple of times while i was playin the company of heroes demo.
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.
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.
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?
-=SnipeR=-;3705595 768GB ram
holy crap dude! haha
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