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Nvidia GeForce 7950 GX2 Problems

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
August 25, 2009 9:38:45 PM

I'm using a 7950 GX2 on a Dell Optiplex Gx 280 motherboard and case, with 2 CORSAIR 2GB memory cards with the latest 190.62 drivers from Nvidia. Can anyone help?
August 25, 2009 10:10:34 PM

Guys. I have a problem. Help?

No seriously, tell us what the problem is.
August 25, 2009 10:30:39 PM

I thought that my post was missing something!
There is no Nvidia control panel, and when I try to change the screen resolution the system reboots.
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August 25, 2009 10:47:22 PM

You can try removing *all* nVidia video-related software using Control Panel, and then re-install the new driver package.
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August 26, 2009 4:48:48 AM

Yeah, nVidia isn't exactly supporting the 7950GX2 anymore so newer drivers tend to give it more bugs than they fix. Use drive cleaner to remove any traces of your current driver and try using an older driver version that you know works.
August 26, 2009 9:23:16 AM

Unfortunately, this is a new card, on a new motherboard and power supply. I've never used an Optiplex or a GX2 before, so this is new to me.
These cards seem to be a real pain to install on a system, and it doesn't help that this computer didn't come with any drivers.
Also, the is there any way to tell if a graphics card is working? The system seems to be detecting it.

August 26, 2009 9:38:36 AM

By the way, here are detailed specs for my system:
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 3.20 GHz single core
Motherboard: Intel i915P/i915G PCI Express x16
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GX2 512MB or integrated Intel 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family
Sound Card: SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio
Power Supply: OCZ 600W
Operating System: Windows XP SP2
August 26, 2009 10:18:16 AM

Always check the requirements before buying something, like the nvidia site says :
Intel D955XBK Intel 955X 2036
Intel D975XBX Intel 975X 1073
Intel SE7525GP2 Intel E7525 P08

These are the ones which work with it manufactured by Intel, yours is not there. So I guess you have a problem right there.


August 26, 2009 7:49:10 PM

By "New", I meant I just got them, not that they were freshly made.
Also, thanks for the info about the chipsets.