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MSI 6600GT PCI-E problems

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February 14, 2005 1:19:18 PM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia (More info?)

Hi, new here and am looking for some solutions to my problem. My
system is as follows:

AMD Athlon 3500+
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum mobo
2x512meg Corsair Twinx memory
Hitachi 120 gig HD SATA

MSI NX 6600GT 128meg PCI-E vid card (with no extra power supply
needed) funning nVidia 66.93 drivers.
XP Pro w/SP-2 and all the updates.

All equipment is new and just put together last Friday.

After installing the video drivers, I get colored squares all over the
monitor, and a rectangle grouping around the cursor. When trying to
change refresh rates to match the resolution I want, screen goes to
black
constantly till I restart. Then will usually freeze/lock-up system if
there is a site with pictures. Tried uninstalling everything,
reformatting and starting from scratch to no avail.

Without the drivers, and running just the basic XP drivers, sreen is
fine, although I did notice a few blue squares in images with a lot
of blacks.

Anyone have any idea what is wrong? This is the monitor I am using
http://www.kdscanada.ca/2003/Xflat/xf9bi.htm

Could my card be defective? Install something wrong?

Thanks for any ideas anyone might have to solve the problem.

MT
February 14, 2005 1:19:19 PM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia (More info?)

Try one of the many 7x.xx drivers.
http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?id=10

DaveL


"MinorThreat" <webehi2@yahoo-dot-com.no-spam.invalid> wrote in message
news:4210c176$1_5@alt.athenanews.com...
> Hi, new here and am looking for some solutions to my problem. My
> system is as follows:
>
> AMD Athlon 3500+
> MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum mobo
> 2x512meg Corsair Twinx memory
> Hitachi 120 gig HD SATA
>
> MSI NX 6600GT 128meg PCI-E vid card (with no extra power supply
> needed) funning nVidia 66.93 drivers.
> XP Pro w/SP-2 and all the updates.
>
> All equipment is new and just put together last Friday.
>
> After installing the video drivers, I get colored squares all over the
> monitor, and a rectangle grouping around the cursor. When trying to
> change refresh rates to match the resolution I want, screen goes to
> black
> constantly till I restart. Then will usually freeze/lock-up system if
> there is a site with pictures. Tried uninstalling everything,
> reformatting and starting from scratch to no avail.
>
> Without the drivers, and running just the basic XP drivers, sreen is
> fine, although I did notice a few blue squares in images with a lot
> of blacks.
>
> Anyone have any idea what is wrong? This is the monitor I am using
> http://www.kdscanada.ca/2003/Xflat/xf9bi.htm
>
> Could my card be defective? Install something wrong?
>
> Thanks for any ideas anyone might have to solve the problem.
>
> MT
>
Anonymous
February 14, 2005 7:15:08 PM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia (More info?)

The symptoms sound like you may be using an underpowered/unstable power
supply unit in your computer.

--
DaveW



"MinorThreat" <webehi2@yahoo-dot-com.no-spam.invalid> wrote in message
news:4210c176$1_5@alt.athenanews.com...
> Hi, new here and am looking for some solutions to my problem. My
> system is as follows:
>
> AMD Athlon 3500+
> MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum mobo
> 2x512meg Corsair Twinx memory
> Hitachi 120 gig HD SATA
>
> MSI NX 6600GT 128meg PCI-E vid card (with no extra power supply
> needed) funning nVidia 66.93 drivers.
> XP Pro w/SP-2 and all the updates.
>
> All equipment is new and just put together last Friday.
>
> After installing the video drivers, I get colored squares all over the
> monitor, and a rectangle grouping around the cursor. When trying to
> change refresh rates to match the resolution I want, screen goes to
> black
> constantly till I restart. Then will usually freeze/lock-up system if
> there is a site with pictures. Tried uninstalling everything,
> reformatting and starting from scratch to no avail.
>
> Without the drivers, and running just the basic XP drivers, sreen is
> fine, although I did notice a few blue squares in images with a lot
> of blacks.
>
> Anyone have any idea what is wrong? This is the monitor I am using
> http://www.kdscanada.ca/2003/Xflat/xf9bi.htm
>
> Could my card be defective? Install something wrong?
>
> Thanks for any ideas anyone might have to solve the problem.
>
> MT
>
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