Computer graphics card meltdown.

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A problem just occurred when apparently the graphics card stopped working. I
have P41.4 running up to date WinXP home. I sent error reporting and MS sent
driver information that NVidia Corp had no known explanation for this
problem. They suggested I update my driver through microsoft, I did and now
the display (Samtron76V) looks terrible, even when I try and change all the
settings. I then went to NVida and downloaded the suggested driver that was
the option from MS but not approved ???? The situation is better except when
my son tried to play WarCraft 3, the screen flickers and flashes in little
spots all over. The computer also freezes after a short inactive time when
the screen saver is running. I haven't had any problems with this set-up
before it happened.

Any suggestions
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    How much RAM is in your system?
    Visit manufacturer's website and download and install the latest driver.

    regards,
    ssg MS-MVP

    Randy161 wrote:

    > A problem just occurred when apparently the graphics card stopped working. I
    > have P41.4 running up to date WinXP home. I sent error reporting and MS sent
    > driver information that NVidia Corp had no known explanation for this
    > problem. They suggested I update my driver through microsoft, I did and now
    > the display (Samtron76V) looks terrible, even when I try and change all the
    > settings. I then went to NVida and downloaded the suggested driver that was
    > the option from MS but not approved ???? The situation is better except when
    > my son tried to play WarCraft 3, the screen flickers and flashes in little
    > spots all over. The computer also freezes after a short inactive time when
    > the screen saver is running. I haven't had any problems with this set-up
    > before it happened.
    >
    > Any suggestions
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    512, thing is this system woked fine for over a year with the updated
    graphics card.

    "S.Sengupta" wrote:

    > How much RAM is in your system?
    > Visit manufacturer's website and download and install the latest driver.
    >
    > regards,
    > ssg MS-MVP
    >
    > Randy161 wrote:
    >
    > > A problem just occurred when apparently the graphics card stopped working. I
    > > have P41.4 running up to date WinXP home. I sent error reporting and MS sent
    > > driver information that NVidia Corp had no known explanation for this
    > > problem. They suggested I update my driver through microsoft, I did and now
    > > the display (Samtron76V) looks terrible, even when I try and change all the
    > > settings. I then went to NVida and downloaded the suggested driver that was
    > > the option from MS but not approved ???? The situation is better except when
    > > my son tried to play WarCraft 3, the screen flickers and flashes in little
    > > spots all over. The computer also freezes after a short inactive time when
    > > the screen saver is running. I haven't had any problems with this set-up
    > > before it happened.
    > >
    > > Any suggestions
    > >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    Randy161 wrote:
    > A problem just occurred when apparently the graphics card stopped working. I
    > have P41.4 running up to date WinXP home. I sent error reporting and MS sent
    > driver information that NVidia Corp had no known explanation for this
    > problem. They suggested I update my driver through microsoft, I did and now
    > the display (Samtron76V) looks terrible, even when I try and change all the
    > settings. I then went to NVida and downloaded the suggested driver that was
    > the option from MS but not approved ???? The situation is better except when
    > my son tried to play WarCraft 3, the screen flickers and flashes in little
    > spots all over. The computer also freezes after a short inactive time when
    > the screen saver is running. I haven't had any problems with this set-up
    > before it happened.
    >
    > Any suggestions
    >

    Have you checked the temperatures of the video card itself when it is
    having problems? Maybe the fan on it quit working and the card is
    getting too hot. If it is fine you might also want to look at the power
    supply voltages when these problems occur to see if it can support the load.
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    you should really update the driver from the specific manufacturer of the
    hardware in question (ie Nvidia).

    "Randy161" <Randy161@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:8E2B8D48-C3E0-46ED-B574-3F4779ADF575@microsoft.com...
    >A problem just occurred when apparently the graphics card stopped working.
    >I
    > have P41.4 running up to date WinXP home. I sent error reporting and MS
    > sent
    > driver information that NVidia Corp had no known explanation for this
    > problem. They suggested I update my driver through microsoft, I did and
    > now
    > the display (Samtron76V) looks terrible, even when I try and change all
    > the
    > settings. I then went to NVida and downloaded the suggested driver that
    > was
    > the option from MS but not approved ???? The situation is better except
    > when
    > my son tried to play WarCraft 3, the screen flickers and flashes in little
    > spots all over. The computer also freezes after a short inactive time when
    > the screen saver is running. I haven't had any problems with this set-up
    > before it happened.
    >
    > Any suggestions
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    Not approved???

    Not necessarily - the message you get when you install the device driver is
    just telling you that MS hasn't tested the hardware and/ordriver in XP (in
    their test environment). It probably will work, but MS just telling you
    there *may be* (a slight chance) there could be problems.

    It's more a "Install at your own risk and don't blame us if your system
    f***s up. Don't say we didn't warn you!" kind of warning.

    "S.Sengupta" <ssengupta_@msn.com> wrote in message
    news:OMNF8RVSFHA.2356@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    > How much RAM is in your system?
    > Visit manufacturer's website and download and install the latest driver.
    >
    > regards,
    > ssg MS-MVP
    >
    > Randy161 wrote:
    >
    >> A problem just occurred when apparently the graphics card stopped
    >> working. I have P41.4 running up to date WinXP home. I sent error
    >> reporting and MS sent driver information that NVidia Corp had no known
    >> explanation for this problem. They suggested I update my driver through
    >> microsoft, I did and now the display (Samtron76V) looks terrible, even
    >> when I try and change all the settings. I then went to NVida and
    >> downloaded the suggested driver that was the option from MS but not
    >> approved ???? The situation is better except when my son tried to play
    >> WarCraft 3, the screen flickers and flashes in little spots all over. The
    >> computer also freezes after a short inactive time when the screen saver
    >> is running. I haven't had any problems with this set-up before it
    >> happened. Any suggestions
    >>
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