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Old 12-26-2006, 11:00 AM   #1
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Default about to BURN my new computer! HELLLLLLPPPPP

I am about to throw away a perfectly new 7600 GT OC Nvidia graphics card that i bought for 300$. the problem is, EVERY, EVERY, EVERY time i play a game for more than an hour or so (sometimes in less than a minute), the display freezes, the sound loops over the last millisecond making a really annoying buzzing noise and then after about 5-10 seconds the computer restarts... It happens both when i'm using the computer for gaming or downloading AND when i leave it overnight. No matter what i do the computer will ALWAYS restart itself and the store won't replace the card. Heck, they can't even find the problem. They called me up and said:"Your machine is the compaw with the 7600 right?" i said:"yes", they stupidly ask:"are you sure?". Then they tell me theres nothing wrong with it and that they've been testing it all day. So heres the information in point form.

-I have tried EVERY driver Nvidia has to offer, from old to CD to newer, to BETA.

-I have had my ram tested

-i have re-installed windows (2times)

-i have tried without the card (and it worked fine!)

-i have upgraded my power supply

-i have run windows update

-i have called compaq, nvidia, ASUS. With no luck...

-I have brought my computer to the store 3 times, they say NOTHING is wrong.

-When the card is in, this stuff happens, when the card is out, this stuff doesn't happen (the card being the 7600 GT OC)

System Information
Time of this report: 12/26/2006, 10:52:56
Machine name: MATTHEW
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Compaq Presario 061
System Model: EX318AA-ABA SR1920NX NA630
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3500+, MMX, 3DNow, ~2.2GHz
Memory: 1022MB RAM
Page File: 332MB used, 2125MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode
DxDiag Previously: Crashed in DirectShow (stage 1)

DxDiag Notes
DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.

Display Devices
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 7600 GT
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0391&SUBSYS_201F19F1&REV_A1
Display Memory: 256.0 MB
Current Mode: 1280 x 960 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: HP vs17 flat panel monitor
Monitor Max Res: 1280,1024
Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.9147 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 8/11/2006 21:42:52, 4496128 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
VDD: n/a
Mini VDD: nv4_mini.sys
Mini VDD Date: 8/11/2006 21:42:42, 3958496 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-40D1-11CF-FA59-150000C2CB35}
Vendor ID: 0x10DE
Device ID: 0x0391
SubSys ID: 0x201F19F1
Revision ID: 0x00A1
Revision ID: 0x00A1
Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_B ModeMPEG2_C ModeMPEG2_D ModeWMV9_B ModeWMV9_A

Registry: OK
DDraw Status: Enabled
D3D Status: Enabled
AGP Status: Enabled
DDraw Test Result: Not run
D3D7 Test Result: Not run
D3D8 Test Result: Not run
D3D9 Test Result: Not run

so if you can find the solution to this problem i will idolize you forever for beating the compusmart guys, the nvidia guys, the ASUS guys and the compaq guys.


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Old 12-26-2006, 01:22 PM   #2
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Default Re: End of my rope...

1. You can get it replaced for free by the manufacturer.
2. It may be overheating.

Core 2 Duo e4500 2.2ghz @ 2.8ghz
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Old 12-26-2006, 01:56 PM   #3
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Default Re: End of my rope...

Your rig is overheating. Check the case for good air flow. You may have to add some fans or upgrade the case. Compaq is not known for having good cooling. Normally they have just one fan in the back of the case. You might get away with putting in a fast/higher CFM fan. If there isn't any fans in the front and there's places to mount them then install however many you have places for. Remember the fans in the front draw air in so they blow to the inside of the case. The fan in the back blows out.
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Old 12-26-2006, 02:58 PM   #4
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Default Re: End of my rope...

You may also want to try messing around with the sound card drivers. I've heard of similar problems caused by incompatible sound cards/drivers.
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