hey guys, im having a very strange problem w/ my gpu. sometimes it boots up and my resolution is reset and in device manager its labeled as a standard vga adapter. then other times after i tinker w/ it, it will boot up just fine and run that way untill i shut down, not necessarily the next time i shut down. i did some reading and trial n error and i thought i found out that the problem was a compatibility issue w/ my gpu and my creative x-fi sound card. i took out my sound card and my gtx 260 worked perfectly all day. but today its starting over w/ the same thing and i donno what to think... faulty card?
windows 7 64
amd phenom x4 3.4
2g Gskill ddr3
antec neopower 650w
>msi gtx 260<
my temps all appear to be fine and i dont see power being an issue, i have friends that run more powerful cards w/ much less power.
ive had this card for almost over a yr now and havent truly been able to use it. very frustrating.
yes, however, when device manager has it listed as "standard vga adapter" no drivers will install, they unpack and begin installation then i get this error msg, "the NVIDIA setup program could not locate any drivers that are compatible with your current hardware. Setup will now exit."
i would try that except that its a brand new system and i dont rly see that being the problem. my friend has the exact same card, (evga instead of MSI) so we swapped them and his card ran fine in my comp and did the same thing in his. i dont quite have the experience to troubleshoot the problem as far as most of you probably would. the card didnt cost me anything so i think im just going to buy an ati this time around. HD 4850.