I've upgraded my graphics card from a GeForce 8500 GT to a 9600 GT
and it crashes during the windows loading screen. The blue screen says it could be a driver or hardware installation. There is also a screen before the windows loading screen that says: AMD Data Change... Update new data to DMI! It worked the first time I used it with slight graphical errors but when I restarted my system it crashed. Ive installed new drivers for my graphics card and motherboard but nothing seems to work. Is the motherboard not compatable with GeForce 9 series? My system is as follows:
Windows Vista 32-bit SP 1
AMD Phenom 9500 Quad-Core Processor
ECS MCP61PM-GM motherboard with nVidia 430 chipset
GeForce 8500 GT
6.00 GB RAM
500 GB Hard Drive
The 8500 GT ran just fine but alas, I am a man, and as a man I must always upgrade. Any information about this problem would be helpful?
My PSU model is Delta Electronics model # DPS-300PB-3A. My PC is a Gateway Model # GT5674. 300w is probably not enough power to run the 9600 GT. I have a 550w PSU I'm going to try that now. I'll post a reply to let you know how it goes. Thanks for the input.
Well I was wrong, I gave a friend my 550w PSU. My curent PSU has a 6 pin power connector. It should power my 9600 GT, right? Would I need a Bios update? My Bios is Phoenix - Award WorkstationBIOS v6.00PG
Manufacturer Phoenix Technologies, LTD
Version GATEWA - 42302e31
)Phoenix - Award WorkstationBIOS v6.00PG
oC(Phoenix - Award WorkstationBIOS v6.00PG
oNMCP61PM-GM v1.09G 01/18/2008
Release date Jan 18 2008
SMBIOSBIOSVersion 6.00 PG
Minimum of a 400 Watt power supply.
(Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 26 Amps.)
Minimum 450 Watt for SLI mode system.
(Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 28 Amps.) "
305W HP-P3087F3 Rev. H02 ATX Power Supply for Gateway P/N: 6506054R, 6506055R, 6506056R
Model HP-P3087F3 LF
HP P/N: 6506055R
Maximum Power 305W
Fans 1 x 80mm Fan
Input Voltage 100 - 127 V/ 200 - 240 V, 7A / 3.5A
Input Frequency Range 50 - 60 Hz
Input Current 10A 115V, 5A 230V
Output: +5V 22.0A, +12VA 18.0A, +12VB 18.0A, -12V 1A, +3.3V 17.0A, +5VFP 2.0A
MTBF 100,000 Hours
Now that you have the new psu, i'd check it with the old card. If it loads with no problem then you may have a bad card. Be sure to clear your cmos and check that your ram is properly seated, it's usually a tight fit with these bigger cards. If you can boot with the other card or the vga on the back, uninstall the nvidia drivers and then reinstall with the latest driver set from Nvidia. Also check that your northbridge drivers are up to date also.
good choice on the psu btw.
I was hoping that would solve the problem.