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Galaxy GeForce GT430 Problems. card dead? HELP

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April 15, 2012 8:39:11 PM

Hi I just bought a Galaxy GeForce GT430 from TigerDirect (Card here) and installed it the other day. I deleted all old drivers with driver sweeper and installed all new drivers in safe mode. I used the drivers from the Nvidia website.

Well anyway once installed I booted my computer and after a lot of lag i got the bsod. That only happened like 2 times. After that, when i booted up I would get like an artifact screen. (I will post pictures) and a huge amount of lag, not even running anything. Now I cant even get the welcome screen up. Just a lit black screen on boot up.

Me and a friend thought at first it was my power supply (305W 18A on the + an - 12V Rails.) The minimum wattage on the card is 300W. But anyway I sent the card back for a refund and I am considering buying it again to see if it might have been a dead card.

Any thaughts on what my problem is?

Another thaught i had was that it is a PCI Express 2.0 card. I only have a PCI Express slot.

Here are my system specs

And specs from Speccy:

Operating System
MS Windows XP Media Center Edition Professional 32-bit SP3
CPU
Intel Pentium 4 630
Prescott 90nm Technology
RAM
4.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 266MHz (4-4-4-12)
Motherboard
Dell Inc. 0WG261 (Microprocessor)
Graphics
DELL E196FP (1280x1024@75Hz)
128MB ATI Radeon X300/X550/X1050 Series (ATI)
128MB ATI Radeon X300/X550/X1050 Series Secondary (ATI)
CrossFire Disabled
Hard Drives
488GB Western Digital WDC WD5000AADS-00M2B0 (SATA) 38 °C
Optical Drives
HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8164B
NEC DVD+-RW ND-3530A
Audio
SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC


Pictures of install on photo bucket here


Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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April 16, 2012 12:40:15 AM

Sounds like you got a bad card! The card is compatible with your slot!
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April 16, 2012 12:55:40 AM

rolli59 said:
Sounds like you got a bad card! The card is compatible with your slot!

Thats what I figured. Alright well then I guess I'll buy the card again I got my money back anyway haha. I mean the fan ran on it and everything it must have just been bad I guess.
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