PC Upgrade

Hi ..
ok so i was having Blue screen problems I try to reinstall all OS
windows xp
windows Vista Home Premium
windows Seven both 32 and 64 with no luck

so finaly i manage to install windows Vista home Premium
but i can't change the resolution it is stuck to 600x800
plus looks like washed graphics look ugly in short....
what could be my problem i update my drivers and
nothing happen
now my PC is HP Pavillion Elite m9040n
im kinda tire of this so My Plan

Buy new PSU Corsair 850 hx
and buy the nvidia GeForce 280 GTX
New graphic card do the trick

cox my motherboard soxx is An IPIBL-LA but it has a PCI express x16
i hope 850 watts dont fry my motherboard or the new 280 answer all the questions tnks.
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  1. Even if u use 1000W of PSU it won't frying your motherboard...
    Cause PSU only provided correct wattage needed for your system.

    So what your current rig right now?
  2. wa1 said:
    Even if u use 1000W of PSU it won't frying your motherboard...
    Cause PSU only provided correct wattage needed for your system.

    So what your current rig right now?



    http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/hp-pavilion-elite-m9040n/4507-3118_7-32592298.html
  3. HP Pavilion Elite m9040n
    Review User reviewsSpecificationsCompareShop.Add to my listPrintE-mailShareYahoo! Buzz
    .Manufacturer: HP.Part Number:GN553AA#ABA.


    ..General
    Platform Technology Intel VIIV Technology .Type Media center .Recommended Use Home use .Product Form Factor Tower .Built-in Devices LED panel .Localization English / United States .Desktop type Media center system .Processor
    Type Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 / 2.4 GHz .Multi-Core processor technology Quad-Core .64-bit processor Yes .Installed Qty 1 .Max processors supported 1 .Cache Memory
    Type L2 cache .Installed Size 8 MB .Cache Per Processor 8 MB .Mainboard
    Chipset type Intel G33 Express .Data bus speed 1066 MHz .RAM
    Installed Size 3 GB / 8 GB (max) .Technology DDR2 SDRAM .Memory Specification Compliance PC2-5300 .Form Factor DIMM 240-pin .Upgrade Rule Max 2 x 2 GB module .Storage Controller
    Type 1 x Serial ATA - Integrated .Storage
    Floppy drive type None .Hard Drive 2 x 320 GB - Standard - Serial ATA-300 - 7200 rpm .Hard Drive (2nd) None .Optical Storage
    Type DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - Serial ATA .CD / DVD read speed 40x (CD) / 16x (DVD) .CD / DVD write speed 40x (CD) / 16x (DVD±R) / 8x (DVD±R DL) .CD / DVD rewrite speed 32x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 12x (DVD-RAM) .Disc Labeling Technology LightScribe Technology .Optical Storage (2nd)
    Type None .Storage Removable
    Type None .Monitor
    Monitor Type None. .Multimedia Functionality
    TV tuner type Digital and analog TV .Digital TV reception DVB-T .Graphics Controller
    Type PCI Express x16 - Plug-in card .Graphics Processor / Vendor NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS .Video Memory 256 MB / 256 MB (max) .Digital Video Standard Digital Visual Interface (DVI) .Audio Output
    Type Sound card - Integrated .Sound card name Realtek ALC888S .Audio output compliant standards High Definition Audio .Speaker(s) None .Keyboard
    Keyboard connectivity Wireless .Input Device
    Type Mouse , Keyboard .Mouse
    Mouse connectivity Wireless .Telecom
    Modem Fax / modem .Max transfer rate 56 Kbps .Audio Input
    Type FM tuner .Networking
    Networking Network adapter .Wireless LAN Supported Yes .Data Link Protocol Ethernet , IEEE 802.11b , IEEE 802.11g , Fast Ethernet , Gigabit Ethernet .Compliant Standards IEEE 802.11b , IEEE 802.11g .Expansion / Connectivity
    Expansion Bays Total (Free) 2 ( 1 ) x Front accessible - 5.25" x 1/2H , 2 ( 0 ) x Internal - 3.5" x 1/3H , 1 ( 1 ) x .Expansion Slots Total (Free) 4 Memory - DIMM 240-pin , 1 ( 0 ) x PCI Express x16 , 2 ( 1 ) x PCI , 1 ( 0 ) x Processor - LGA775 Socket , 2 ( 1 ) x PCI Express x1 .Interfaces 1 x Mouse - Generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style) , 1 x Keyboard - Generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style) , 6 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 pin USB Type A ( 2 in front ) , 2 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire) ( 1 in front ) , 1 x Network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45 , 1 x Display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) , 1 x Display / video - S-video output , 1 x Display / video - DVI-Analog/Digital - 29 pin combined DVI , 1 x Audio - SPDIF output , 1 x Audio - SPDIF input , 9 x Audio - Output - Mini-phone 3.5 mm ( 3 in front ) , 1 x TV antenna - Input - F connector .Printer
    Type None .Miscellaneous
    Included Accessories Remote control .Features Wireless LAN , TV tuner card , FM tuner , Remote control .Power
    Power device type Power supply .Operating System / Software
    OS Provided Microsoft Windows Vista , Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium .Software Drivers & Utilities , Microsoft Windows Movie Maker & Microsoft Windows DVD Maker , Roxio Creator 9 Basic , Roxio MyDVD 9 Basic , Rhapsody , HP Photosmart Essential 2 , Muvee autoProducer , Microsoft Works 8 , Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition 2007 , Norton Interne .Manufacturer Warranty
    Service & Support 1 year warranty .Service & Support Details Limited warranty - Parts and labor - 1 year .Card Reader
    Card reader 15 in 1 card reader .Supported flash memory cards RS-MMC , miniSD , Microdrive , Memory Stick , MultiMediaCard , SD Memory Card , SmartMedia Card , xD-Picture Card , Memory Stick Duo , Memory Stick Pro , MultiMediaCardplus , Memory Stick PRO Duo , MultiMediaCardmobile , CompactFlash Card type I , CompactFlash Card type II .Sustainability
  4. Im having stripes on boot up will be fine to install a new graphic card under that situation ?
  5. Yes, u'll be fine... :)
    Your PSU and 280 GTX are good.
  6. other question can a flicker monitor be the reason
    of blue screen issues..
    the error said

    nvlddmkm.sys
  7. You really don't need an 850w Corsair PSU. 600w would be much cheaper and more than enough to power your system with a GTX 280.
    I also highly recommend an HD5850 over the GTX280/285. It's cheaper, faster, DX11, much more power efficient and supports 3 monitors.
  8. ^+1
    U got point on that jyjjy... :)
  9. how do u guys know that the stripes on boot up will not be
    a problem when changing my new Geforce 280 gtx...?
    cox the resolution is ( STOCK in 600x800 ) explain it to
    me
    i already try to boot in all the modes
    safe.
    with commands
    with network
    nothing works so changing the card will fix it
    will not be a problem are you sure
    this are expensive Hardware be sure...
  10. Its definately a graphics issue, trying another card may fix it, heck if it doesnt, you have a great card for a new build :D
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