I am new to this forum and im seeking help about my graphics card.
I have a GTX295 which i have been using for the last week with complete success. Suddenly last night when playing "MX Simulator" (which is an open GL 2.1 game) the game freezed and i had no choice but to restart the computer. When I rebooted and went to open the game again the computer shutdown and a red-light appeared on my GTX295 (the light has always been green).
Now when i start as soon as it gets to the vista start up it immediately stops and the red light comes back.
I can start in Safe mode and use as much as i need until i try to open an application in which case it will immediately shut down and the red light comes back.
I have tried to reinstall the latest graphics drivers (using safe mode) and it did that fine... however I then tried to open my antivirus application (trend micro internet security) and it stopped once again.
If anyone could give me any advice or help it would be greatly appreciated
Mother board - Intel DP45SG
CPU - Intel Quad Core - Q9650
Graphics - Galaxy GTX 295
Hard drive - Western Digital 150GB 10000 RPM raptor
Sound Card - Creative X-Fi xtreme fidelity
Ram - 4GB kingston ram (2 x 2gb in dual channel)
Case - Antec 900 (4 fans - 3 on low, back on medium) Although doesn't feel hot
Power Supply - Thermal Take 750 Watt
Dvd drive - Pioneer SAA dual layer
Windows Vista 32 bit (yeah i know its not using all the ram )
I've then got a 30 inch apple cinema display that it is connected to...
Ive also got a USB dongle for wireless, Playstation 3 controller, wireless keyboard and mouse
Does the red light flash or stay solid? My guess would be something is wrong with your psu not delivering enough power or your video card is defected. Try to use a different power supply or try to use a spare video card to see if your system boots up correctly and run normally.
Well after checking some forums out most people seem to have power issues or temp issues with there card. Make sure all cables are pushed in correctly. There are i believe 3 lights from left to right these could be the issue.
ive only ever seen that happen on a gtx 285. green light turns red after system crashed.if u cant boot to vista i would say your card is probably the problem. what are ur voltages in the bios saying? do you have another card you can test which pull of at least two 6 pin connectors. i fixed a friends who started doing that also and it ended up being the powersupply. but his only crashed during intensive use of the gpu.
I also own a gtx 295. never seen either of the lights turn red even when i had the system crash form improper memory timings.
well some how it has 100% fixed its self so far... Im really not sure y but it has. Thanks to all that helpsed. If anyone else has this problem try going into the Bios, doing nothing and then quit and it should work?