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Graphics card problem

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July 6, 2007 5:44:08 AM

I just built my sisters a new PC from scratch with a new motherboard, processor, graphics card and ram (all the rest are the same with the old one).
The thing is though when I try to play games after playing for a bit it usually freezes and I have to restart the PC the strangest thing is that it gets stuck mostly in cinematics and not during actual gameplay.When I say it freezes i mean the screen turns blue or red with darker blue or red stripes on it.
The PC works fine with the built in graphics card but that is not an option since it's slow as hell.
And oh yeah I tried reinstalling the new catalyst but still have the same problems and I tried disabling and enabling the built in graphics card with no effect aswell, I even tried it using VISTA and XP still with no effect

The motherbord is:
GIGABYTE S-SERIES
GA-MA69VM-S2

The graphics card is:
TRIPLEX para-souls x1650
(i think it's PRO since the official site doesn't have an X1650 it has an X1650PRO and an X1650XT and comparing the stats i came to the result it's GT)

Please help

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July 6, 2007 6:18:48 AM

Sounds like a problem with the graphics card.I would take it back and get another card.You might look at the 7600GT as it's around the same price,but offers much better performance.Goodluck.

Dahak

AMD X2 5600+ @ 2.8ghz(stock)
M2N32-SLI DELUXE MB
2 GIGS DDR2 800 RAM
THERMALTAKE 850WATT PSU
7950 GX2 560/1450
ACER 22IN. LCD
SMILIDON RAIDMAX GAMING CASE
80GIG/250gig SATA2 HD's
XP MCE
3DMARK05 14644
July 6, 2007 9:45:00 AM

oh yeah something else i remembered when i was connecting the cables from the power supply to the motherboard my motherboard had a 24pin connector where the power supply had a 20pin connector and the manual explained how to connect a 20pin and that it is possible
Is there a chance the graphics card is underpowered?
July 6, 2007 6:25:41 PM

The extra 4 pins is for the PCI-express slot.You need the 24 pin power connector.Buy an adapter or buy a new PSU.I recommend the PSU as it is designed for it.However a good 20pin ATX PSU with a 20-24 adapter will work.Dude,you need to try giving all specs for your machine.Including hardware.Very important for diagnostics.Ok try what I said and see if that helps.That does sound like the problem.If the problem still persists,then RMA your card.

Dahak

AMD X2 5600+ @ 2.8ghz(stock)
M2N32-SLI DELUXE MB
2 GIGS DDR2 800 RAM
THERMALTAKE 850WATT PSU
7950 GX2 560/1450
ACER 22IN. LCD
SMILIDON RAIDMAX GAMING CASE
80GIG/250gig SATA2 HD's
XP MCE
3DMARK05 14644
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