I have a fairly standard PC: Packard Bell . AMD Athlon(tm)64 by 2 Dual core processor 4200 2.21 GHz
3.00 GB memory. 32 bit operating system. Am using Vista Home Premium.
The graphics card needed replacing. I do a bit of home video editing so thought I would go for an above average graphics card. Purchased a Sapphire HD5450 chipset 1GB 64bit DDR3 silent cooler +Low profile+HDMI. Was told that it was overkill but the difference in price for a lower spec model was minimal, so thought I would try it.
Heeeelp! I have tried everything to get this card operational but without success. I cannot get it to work with the drivers specified. I have used the latest drivers from the AMD site. Have followed instructions on loading new card and drivers to the T. After the screen goes blank momentarily, the error message I get is:"Display driver has stopped responding and has recovered" I have used driver cleaners, you name it! Even formatted my PC and reloaded everything but without success.
I have now removed the card and am trying to flog it. If there is anything I am doing wrong, please advise or recommend a suitable card to use.
Any overclocking going on? I'd also try resetting the bios. If the card works then its probably a bios setting messing things up. I would suspect power, but its a 5450.
Is your card a PCIe 2.1? Is your motherboard a PCIe 1.0? What PCIe slot was the computer you tested it on? I've heard a rumor that 2.1 works in 2.0, but can have issues in a 1.0 slot. CPUz and some internet searching can help you figure it out.