Hi there, I have a strange prob with my Shuttle XPC (specs below) and GeForce FX 5600 card.
When I first built my Shuttle, I was using its onboard graphics chipset (nForce2, integrated GeForce 4 MX, 128 MB shared video memory) but a friend gave me a Leadtek WinFast A310 TD MyVIVO (GeForce FX 5600 /w 256 MB memory) card to try. Since installing it, I have had problems with displaying AVI videos and some of the games' videos (like beginning movies and cutscenes). Anyway, my main concern is AVI files, not games. When I install the card and a fresh driver set, there is no prob at all in video playback. When I restart and try playing a video, WinMediaPlayer (and I tried WMPClassic too) opens and system freezes. It auto reboots a couple mins later and reports the problem as a faulty graphics driver (about a drawing operation), and one of the Nvidia DLLs.
I have tried all recent Leadtek and Nvidia drivers of various versions, to no avail.
When I uninstall the Winfast card and return to onboard graphics chip, no prob again, not in games or movies.
I wonder if that Winfast card and my Shuttle config is somehow imcompatible. Have anyone experienced this problem or a similar one?
Shuttle XPC SN41G2
AMD XP 2500+ (Barton core)
Kingston 2 x 256 MB memory, 400 mHz (dual channel)
Seagate Barracuda IV, 80 GB IDE HD
LG 16x DVD-ROM
WinXP Pro SP1
It could be a power problem, or a driver issue. Those little boxes are real garbage.
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These little boxes are anything but garbage.
Anyway the drivers should be the same for both the onboard video as well as the add-on card since they are both Nvidia.
Did you disable the onboard graphics in the bios and did you select AGP as the 1ST display?
Defective video card? See it all the time. Or it's just not happey. With a fresh install of the OS and latest Nvidia drivers as well following some the suggestions and it stills shows a problem. I'd say the card is not working.