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September 20, 2013 5:18:46 PM

Hi there,

I just bought a new GT 630 2GB graphics card to replace the 1GB card that came with my Gateway LX6810-01. Installed yesterday, updated drivers, worked wonderful yesterday and last night. This morning though I wake up to find the display completely unusable upon startup. See the following:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/wcldxiwsyelwogr/20130921_0918...
https://www.dropbox.com/s/a92pnbxon6r76in/20130921_0918...
https://www.dropbox.com/s/9xv1wzgq1j3zxke/20130921_0918...

My system is a Gateway LX 6810-01 with the following:

Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q8200 @ 2.33GHz
8GB RAM
64-Bit Windows 7 Operating System

Recently I installed a Silverstone Strider 600W Power Supply, to replace the OEM 500W power supply. Really should be more than enough I would think.

I also purchased a GeForce GT610 1GB graphics card for my sons computer, to replace his old 512MB graphics card. I bought that a week ago and we're having no issues. I took that card out and put it into my Gateway PCI slot and everything is running fine. I am composing this message with this 1GB GT610 graphics card.

I suppose that rules out slot issues?

Any thoughts or suggestions? The card and gaming was working so wonderful last night.

I very much appreciate any input. Thanks.

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September 20, 2013 5:37:09 PM

Looks to be a bad memory chip on the card.
RMA time. Or return it to the store for replacement.
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September 20, 2013 5:47:29 PM

Unolocogringo said:
Looks to be a bad memory chip on the card.
RMA time. Or return it to the store for replacement.


Thanks for your prompt reply! I am contacting the seller who I am sure will be helpful but I did want to perform some due diligence ahead of time.

Will welcome any other suggestions also!
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September 21, 2013 12:15:23 AM

Michael Doig said:
Unolocogringo said:
Looks to be a bad memory chip on the card.
RMA time. Or return it to the store for replacement.


Thanks for your prompt reply! I am contacting the seller who I am sure will be helpful but I did want to perform some due diligence ahead of time.

Will welcome any other suggestions also!


I don't know what kind of gaming you do, and the 630GT might be the perfect card for you, but it's actually a rebranded 440GT http://www.anandtech.com/show/5845/nvidia-launches-ferm...

The most inexpensive "new" 600 series card is the GTX650. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-n650md1gd5o... This one by MSI is currently 74 dollars (after rebate) and has dropped down to 69 at least twice before.
This 650 ti will dip down to 89 dollars: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-n650ti1gd5v...
And this 650 ti boost will dip down to 109 dollars: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-n650ti1gd5o...

I would recommend upgrading to the 650 or higher (including the new 700 series) when you see one that's on a good sale.
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September 21, 2013 12:18:18 AM

The GT630 isn't a Good Graphics Card for Gaming, unless you don't play Demanding games.
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