Please help with video driver problems
Here is my situation. I am not really a hard core gamer, I only play games like madden, nhl, doom3, and such. My computer is an Hp pavilliion. It has a p4 processor at 3.06 ghz, 512 ram, big hdd, 288 watt power supply. It came with intregrated graphics and for the past year and a half it has done the job for me until I bought nhl 06 and it wasnt compatible with intel cards so I was forced the buy a new video card. I started to do a little research to find that my computer didnt have an agp slot or pci express so that left me to buy a new mobo or a pci video card. I decided to go with a pci video card and ordered a nvidia geforce fx 5700le from newegg. They no longer make these so I had to buy a refurbished version.
I got the card today. I unpacked it. I than booted up my computer dis-abled the intregrated card and shut the computer down. I than removed the side panel to install the video card. I power the computer on still connected the intregrated graphics so that I could swith from onboard the pci graphics in the bios part, after I switch I than plug the the monitor into the card. The first screen that comes up is a black screen that has my card info than I wait and it goes to load windows. When it gets to the sign in the picture is horrible. There is multiple transparent red lines. The resolution is horrible in windows and the lines continue after signing in. When I get to windows after signing in I decide to download the newest driver from the interet. The download goes fine until the very last part where my computer reboots itself. I dont know why. The installaion did work once but than I had a program crash which caused me to reset comp and I had to start over.
I am now back on intregrated using the comp and it is frustrating considering I just paid 80 dollars to be able to play newer games and not be able to. Any help would be greatly appreciated?