Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-30-2010, 11:30 PM   #11
Omnipotent One
 
Atomic Rooster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 11,161
Send a message via AIM to Atomic Rooster Send a message via Yahoo to Atomic Rooster
Default Re: Video Card???

Try these suggestions from Blizzard: WoW - Are you experiencing lockups or general crash errors? (PC)
__________________

Atomic Rooster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2010, 06:08 AM   #12
Fully Optimized
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: England
Posts: 3,390
Default Re: Video Card???

Turn just the monitor off for 2-3 mins then turn on.

When the screen goes blank go up close to the screen and look very closely to see if you can still see the faint image.

If doing the above gives a negative then it will be a GPU problem.
__________________

__________________
Lenovo ThinkPad T410 - i7 620M - 8GB RAM - Crucial M4 120GB SSD - 250GB 2nd drive - Intel HD 3000 GPU - 1440x900 - Windows 7/8
REMENIZ Computers
Remeniz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2010, 07:58 AM   #13
In Runtime
 
Larisa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: I'm in the USA but was born in Moldova.
Posts: 294
Default Re: Video Card???

My motherboard, MSI K9N2 SLI Plantinum also has video. Should I try this to eliminate or confirm the GPU problem? If so, all I do is take out the old card and plug the monitor into the mobo socket? Do I need to delete video card drivers? If I install the GPU again I read there is some special process where you delete drivers, run some software and then install drivers again. Should I do this too? If so, what is the software?

Thanks for any help!

Kisses - Larisa

Quote:
Originally Posted by Larisa View Post
I've been looking at new video cards. I want an ATI this time if I buy a new one. Anything out there for $100-$120? Or the equivalent of what I have, Nvidea 9600GT?
How about this, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...296-_-Product? Probably overkill, what do you think?
Larisa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2010, 10:55 AM   #14
Daemon Poster
 
GibsonSGKing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 1,384
Default Re: Video Card???

Quote:
Originally Posted by Larisa View Post
My motherboard, MSI K9N2 SLI Plantinum also has video. Should I try this to eliminate or confirm the GPU problem? If so, all I do is take out the old card and plug the monitor into the mobo socket? Do I need to delete video card drivers? If I install the GPU again I read there is some special process where you delete drivers, run some software and then install drivers again. Should I do this too? If so, what is the software?

Thanks for any help!

Kisses - Larisa



How about this, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...296-_-Product? Probably overkill, what do you think?
That's a fantastic card, but unless you're gaming it is a bit overkill.
__________________
C2Q Q9400 @ 3.2GHZ | Zalman 9900 LED HeatSink | Asus P5E3 Pro Motherboard | CM Storm Scout case | 1TB Caviar Black HDD | GTX760 4GB | 23" Acer [1920x1080] & 21.6" Asus [1920x1080] monitors
GibsonSGKing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2010, 11:15 AM   #15
In Runtime
 
Larisa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: I'm in the USA but was born in Moldova.
Posts: 294
Default Re: Video Card???

Well now this is interesting.

Whenever I closed out my IE8 browser, it would say something like, it didn't close properly. Then when I used it the next time it would say go to home page or refresh last page. So I decided to uninstall IE8 and reinstall IE8. So I uninstalled IE8 but it wouldn't let me download IE8 because it said I had a higher version already installed. So I must of had IE8 installed twice and getting some sort of incompatibility issue.

I don't get the IE8 error anymore when I close it. Could this be my "video card" problem?

Quote:
Originally Posted by GibsonSGKing View Post
That's a fantastic card, but unless you're gaming it is a bit overkill.
That's what I thought. Right now I play WOW, LOTRO, and Aion.
Larisa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2010, 11:41 AM   #16
Omnipotent One
 
Atomic Rooster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 11,161
Send a message via AIM to Atomic Rooster Send a message via Yahoo to Atomic Rooster
Default Re: Video Card???

Have you tried any of the suggestions from the link I posted?
Atomic Rooster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2010, 12:22 PM   #17
In Runtime
 
Larisa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: I'm in the USA but was born in Moldova.
Posts: 294
Default Re: Video Card???

Quote:
Originally Posted by Atomic Rooster View Post
Have you tried any of the suggestions from the link I posted?
Yes except for "Run System File Checker" and "Update DirectX" how do I do these things?

It wasn't the multiple versions of IE8 but I think I found out why IE8 close improperly, it didn't like the adobe flash version I had installed. I'll see if this helps.
Larisa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2010, 02:25 PM   #18
Omnipotent One
 
Atomic Rooster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 11,161
Send a message via AIM to Atomic Rooster Send a message via Yahoo to Atomic Rooster
Default Re: Video Card???

DirectX - DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer
Atomic Rooster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2010, 02:38 PM   #19
In Runtime
 
Larisa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: I'm in the USA but was born in Moldova.
Posts: 294
Default Re: Video Card???

Quote:
Originally Posted by Remeniz View Post
Turn just the monitor off for 2-3 mins then turn on.

When the screen goes blank go up close to the screen and look very closely to see if you can still see the faint image.

If doing the above gives a negative then it will be a GPU problem.
I did this and didn't see any images, just a blank/black screen.

I tried everything everyone has told me to do, same problem. One thing I keep forgetting to mention is that when my screen goes black, I have to do 2 hard boots before I can get to the Vista sign on screen.

Is it time to cook my card?

Can anyone suggest a new card for me?

I was ready to cook my card and then I had a thought. I was having imcompatibilites problems with IE8 and Adobe Flash so I thought I would update my card and mobo drivers one more time. I think it is fixed! I've been playing LOTRO for over a half hour on high settings and no blackouts!!!

Kisses to all for the help - Larisa
__________________

Larisa is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0