Video card problem.....I think. Please help me!!!!!
Hopefully I posted this in the right section. I've searched for similar topics, but I can only find bits and pieces of information. Nothing really close to my situation.
I'm having issues with my nVidia GeForce 7600GS Grapics Card .
At the desktop it shows that it is an nVidia GeForce 7300GS.and at the start of the computer ie.,at the dos mode it shows the
nVidia GeForce 7600GS .
Also the games aren't works properly. Even the Need For Speed - Most Wanted i can't play at the high setting.
My System Specifications are :-
Intel Core2Duo 2.0 Ghz.
nVidia GeForce 7600GS Grafics Card.
2 Gb Ram.
250 Gb Hard Disk.
Windows Xp Operating System.
Plzzzzz Help me for the Problem........
Download and install gpuz and check out what card you have.
Can you give us a screen shot of the GPU-z report, there is a little camera icon on the report for this.
It could be that it is being miss identified by the program. they used a G73 core for the 7300 GT and teh 7600GS. its feasable that they used some low performing 7300GT cores for the GS version an dits confusing the program.
If you can show us the report then we can match up some of the performance data and hopefully work out what card you have.
Run the program then click on the little camera icon, select free image hosting and click copy on the first link. Come back to the forum then click and paste the link in like so. http://gpuz.techpowerup.com/08/06/09/7p8.png
its the nVidia GeForce 7300GS.
how is it possible ....and it is only 128mb.
But when i have purchased and even on the box they have written
nVidia GeForce 7600GS 512mb. what to do now plzzzzz help me.
This is possible, especially if you bought an "open box" product, though it can happen on a box that was labeled as new. Unfortunately, from time to time, someone buys a new card (or other piece of hardware), sticks their old card in the box, and then return it for a refund. The mail order company doesn't happen to check it out, except for making sure the manuals and wires are still there, and then they resell it. Then somebody else buys the new/old card. If their old card was slower, they see an increase in performance and are somewhat satisfied. Or they may see a decrease and blame it on the company that made the card, be it ATI or Nvidia. This is one reason that the instruction manuals start out with telling people to inspect the card and the various other pieces that are supposed to be in the box before trying to install anything.
Wondering if you bought the card in a store or eBay or something? I can attest to what Sailer said above. Years ago I worked at a major electronic retailer. We saw that kind of stuff all the time. Even had a guy buy speakers for his car, and "return" them. When the box was opened there were bricks in it instead of speakers.