Help!!! Computer shuts down after installing new card!!!

I have an old system but wanted to upgrade enough so that my kids can play wizard101 so I have a M957G PcChips Motherboard I just purchased a Radeon ATI 9250 128MB AGP 8X card 64bit.
I am running Window XP.
Anyway I got it installed and I get a picture and can actually load up the game but just after a few minutes it will freeze and then shut down with a blue screen that bleeps on with wording that I am not a speed reader to see what it says and the computer shuts down. Is it the card or is it fighting with the on board video or is it my HDD it is old and just 80 GB. Please Help I have researched and have no answer.
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  1. Did you install the correct drivers?
  2. I installed what came with the card. I am also wondering if it is my monitor it old as well a Sony 200ES. I was just trying things out again and the screen went in a bunch of horizontal lines and flickered then the monitor shut off and the orange light came on the computer stayed on.
  3. Boy, a 9250 sure is old and low end, and the 64-bit version at that. Anyway, list your full specs. It could be that you simply have a weak PSU. If you can return that 9250 though that would be good :D.
  4. Here are my specs:

    System Information
    Time of this report: 10/1/2010, 16:41:40

    Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.100427-1636)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: PCCHIPS
    System Model: M957G
    BIOS: Default System BIOS
    Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz (2 CPUs)
    Memory: 2046MB RAM
    Page File: 763MB used, 3178MB available
    Windows Dir: I:\WINDOWS
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode

    Display Devices
    Card name: RADEON 9250
    Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
    Chip type: ATI display adapter AGP (0x5960)
    DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5960&SUBSYS_202017AF&REV_01
    Display Memory: 128.0 MB
    Current Mode: 1152 x 864 (32 bit) (75Hz)
    Monitor: SONY CPD-200ES
    Monitor Max Res: 1280,1024
    Driver Name: ati2dvag.dll
    Driver Version: 6.14.0010.6614 (English)
    DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Driver Date/Size: 5/3/2006 11:51:00, 258048 bytes
    WHQL Logo'd: Yes
    WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
    VDD: n/a
    Mini VDD: ati2mtag.sys
    Mini VDD Date: 5/3/2006 11:50:42, 1540608 bytes
    Device Identifier: {D7B71EE2-1A20-11CF-C96D-2A00A0C2CB35}
    Vendor ID: 0x1002
    Device ID: 0x5960

    Wow, almost gave up scrolling to try and post message..... LOL. Anyways, sounds like a really old system. haha. It says dual core in your description or did I misread that ?
    I did, in fact, kill a monitor that way but not sure that's the reason. Did you try going into the bios and selecting the video card ( pc slot or peg or whatever.... could also be an option for "auto". Are you sure the card is good ? Although it's what most of us would call a light duty card the power supply might not be up to par with the added hardware.
    Did you try connecting the monitor to the VGA connector vs the DVI ? Does the PC work if you pull the card and go back the way it was ?
  6. Yes the PC works just fine if I pull the card and put it back to the original was it was. I have it in know and I have no problems but I am not trying a game or anything.
    I just think I just need to upgrade I just wanted this computer for the kids to play on and not screw up the new one. ARG!!! Frustrating!!!
  7. 1. Uninstall old GFX drivers
    2. Take out old card
    3. Install new card
    4. Install new card's drivers.

    If that doesn't work, after step 1, use a registry cleaner (or driversweeper) to look for and delete anything related to the GFX card.
  8. You should go to Windows Update and see what they have for you. Might find something VGA related and or firmware for other hardware.
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