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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
August 6, 2004 9:05:37 AM

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Hi:

I have a Dim8200 P4 1.9GHz 512MB RDRAM 80G HDD. I am trying to upgrade from
a nVidia GeForce3 Ti200 to a Chaintech FX5700 256MB.

For some unknown reason the PC keeps "crashing". It will just auto reboot.
I am also quite certain it was causing IE6 to crash as well. I have the old
card back in and have no problems at all.

I have been told the power supply is underrated. The card requires a min of
250W. So I am at a loss of why it keeps rebooting. The last time I stopped
it from rebooting and got a BSOD w/ the error "PAGE _FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA"
whatever that means.

Is there a fix for this? The Dell Forums have been no help.

Thanks,
RD
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
August 6, 2004 9:05:38 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

K2NNJ wrote:
> Hi:
>
> I have a Dim8200 P4 1.9GHz 512MB RDRAM 80G HDD. I am trying to upgrade from
> a nVidia GeForce3 Ti200 to a Chaintech FX5700 256MB.
>
> For some unknown reason the PC keeps "crashing". It will just auto reboot.
> I am also quite certain it was causing IE6 to crash as well. I have the old
> card back in and have no problems at all.
>
> I have been told the power supply is underrated. The card requires a min of
> 250W. So I am at a loss of why it keeps rebooting. The last time I stopped
> it from rebooting and got a BSOD w/ the error "PAGE _FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA"
> whatever that means.
>
> Is there a fix for this? The Dell Forums have been no help.

Device drivers are pretty much specific for the peripherals
they control. Changing video cards would require installing
the video drivers for the new video card. This is what the
Stop Error is indicating. Start the computer in Safe Mode
and install the driver files for the new video card. Next,
select the resolution. Computer should start up normally
unless the driver files and/or the new video card are not
compatible with the operating system.
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
August 6, 2004 11:53:36 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

I was using NVidia drivers 61.76 for the Ti200 and the FX5700.


"Mistoffolees" <mistyfac01@danang.rvn> wrote in message
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>
> K2NNJ wrote:
> > Hi:
> >
> > I have a Dim8200 P4 1.9GHz 512MB RDRAM 80G HDD. I am trying to upgrade
from
> > a nVidia GeForce3 Ti200 to a Chaintech FX5700 256MB.
> >
> > For some unknown reason the PC keeps "crashing". It will just auto
reboot.
> > I am also quite certain it was causing IE6 to crash as well. I have the
old
> > card back in and have no problems at all.
> >
> > I have been told the power supply is underrated. The card requires a
min of
> > 250W. So I am at a loss of why it keeps rebooting. The last time I
stopped
> > it from rebooting and got a BSOD w/ the error "PAGE
_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA"
> > whatever that means.
> >
> > Is there a fix for this? The Dell Forums have been no help.
>
> Device drivers are pretty much specific for the peripherals
> they control. Changing video cards would require installing
> the video drivers for the new video card. This is what the
> Stop Error is indicating. Start the computer in Safe Mode
> and install the driver files for the new video card. Next,
> select the resolution. Computer should start up normally
> unless the driver files and/or the new video card are not
> compatible with the operating system.
>
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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
August 6, 2004 2:48:14 PM

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http://tinyurl.com/3a6xv


"K2NNJ" <ktwonnj@NOSPAMoptonline.net> wrote in message
news:BkEQc.15658$zc4.7067989@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
> Hi:
>
> I have a Dim8200 P4 1.9GHz 512MB RDRAM 80G HDD. I am trying to upgrade
> from
> a nVidia GeForce3 Ti200 to a Chaintech FX5700 256MB.
>
> For some unknown reason the PC keeps "crashing". It will just auto
> reboot.
> I am also quite certain it was causing IE6 to crash as well. I have the
> old
> card back in and have no problems at all.
>
> I have been told the power supply is underrated. The card requires a min
> of
> 250W. So I am at a loss of why it keeps rebooting. The last time I
> stopped
> it from rebooting and got a BSOD w/ the error "PAGE
> _FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA"
> whatever that means.
>
> Is there a fix for this? The Dell Forums have been no help.
>
> Thanks,
> RD
>
>
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
August 6, 2004 3:20:29 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

It is possible that all the memory on the Chaintech is causing the entire system
to exceed the capacity of the power supply. It is possible that overheating of
some component is the culprit. The new video card generates more heat, and all
that heat has to be ventilated someplace for the system to run reliably. And,
of course, the Chaintech card itself may be defective. How to isolate the cause
of instability? Good question. And potentially an expensive and time-consuming
question to answer... Ben Myers

On Fri, 06 Aug 2004 05:05:37 GMT, "K2NNJ" <ktwonnj@NOSPAMoptonline.net> wrote:

>Hi:
>
>I have a Dim8200 P4 1.9GHz 512MB RDRAM 80G HDD. I am trying to upgrade from
>a nVidia GeForce3 Ti200 to a Chaintech FX5700 256MB.
>
>For some unknown reason the PC keeps "crashing". It will just auto reboot.
>I am also quite certain it was causing IE6 to crash as well. I have the old
>card back in and have no problems at all.
>
>I have been told the power supply is underrated. The card requires a min of
>250W. So I am at a loss of why it keeps rebooting. The last time I stopped
>it from rebooting and got a BSOD w/ the error "PAGE _FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA"
>whatever that means.
>
>Is there a fix for this? The Dell Forums have been no help.
>
>Thanks,
>RD
>
>
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
August 6, 2004 10:05:16 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

I saw that thanks. Kind of vague though.

I guess i'll have to grit my teeth and call Chaintech.

Thanks

"WSZsr" <nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> http://tinyurl.com/3a6xv
>
>
> "K2NNJ" <ktwonnj@NOSPAMoptonline.net> wrote in message
> news:BkEQc.15658$zc4.7067989@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
> > Hi:
> >
> > I have a Dim8200 P4 1.9GHz 512MB RDRAM 80G HDD. I am trying to upgrade
> > from
> > a nVidia GeForce3 Ti200 to a Chaintech FX5700 256MB.
> >
> > For some unknown reason the PC keeps "crashing". It will just auto
> > reboot.
> > I am also quite certain it was causing IE6 to crash as well. I have the
> > old
> > card back in and have no problems at all.
> >
> > I have been told the power supply is underrated. The card requires a
min
> > of
> > 250W. So I am at a loss of why it keeps rebooting. The last time I
> > stopped
> > it from rebooting and got a BSOD w/ the error "PAGE
> > _FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA"
> > whatever that means.
> >
> > Is there a fix for this? The Dell Forums have been no help.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > RD
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
August 7, 2004 4:21:04 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

"K2NNJ" <ktwonnj@NOSPAMoptonline.net> wrote in message
news:BkEQc.15658$zc4.7067989@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
> Hi:
>
> I have a Dim8200 P4 1.9GHz 512MB RDRAM 80G HDD. I am trying to upgrade
from
> a nVidia GeForce3 Ti200 to a Chaintech FX5700 256MB.
>
> For some unknown reason the PC keeps "crashing". It will just auto
reboot.
> I am also quite certain it was causing IE6 to crash as well. I have the
old
> card back in and have no problems at all.
>
> I have been told the power supply is underrated. The card requires a min
of
> 250W. So I am at a loss of why it keeps rebooting. The last time I
stopped
> it from rebooting and got a BSOD w/ the error "PAGE
_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA"
> whatever that means.
>
> Is there a fix for this? The Dell Forums have been no help.
>
> Thanks,
> RD
>


Swapping video cards is one of the most failure-prone things you can do to a
PC. Updating video drivers is the second-most failure prone thing you can
do.

If you are not through this already, boot the computer in Safe Mode (hold
the Ctrl key down immediately after the computer beeps the first time after
power on and wait for the boot menu to appear). Once Windows has loaded, go
to Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs, look for anything that is related to
your old video card, and remove it. Next, Control Panel > System > Hardware
tab > Device Manager button. Expand the "Display Adapters" tree and delete
anything you dind listed there.

Reboot the computer and try installing your drivers again.

Carmine Castiglia
Great deals on Dell's at http://www.infosystemspro.com/savenow.htm
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
August 8, 2004 2:37:04 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Thanks! I'll try that.


"Carmine Castiglia" <ccastiglia@infosystemspro.com> wrote in message
news:QO3Rc.34971$zc4.11572758@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
>
> "K2NNJ" <ktwonnj@NOSPAMoptonline.net> wrote in message
> news:BkEQc.15658$zc4.7067989@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
> > Hi:
> >
> > I have a Dim8200 P4 1.9GHz 512MB RDRAM 80G HDD. I am trying to upgrade
> from
> > a nVidia GeForce3 Ti200 to a Chaintech FX5700 256MB.
> >
> > For some unknown reason the PC keeps "crashing". It will just auto
> reboot.
> > I am also quite certain it was causing IE6 to crash as well. I have the
> old
> > card back in and have no problems at all.
> >
> > I have been told the power supply is underrated. The card requires a
min
> of
> > 250W. So I am at a loss of why it keeps rebooting. The last time I
> stopped
> > it from rebooting and got a BSOD w/ the error "PAGE
> _FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA"
> > whatever that means.
> >
> > Is there a fix for this? The Dell Forums have been no help.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > RD
> >
>
>
> Swapping video cards is one of the most failure-prone things you can do to
a
> PC. Updating video drivers is the second-most failure prone thing you can
> do.
>
> If you are not through this already, boot the computer in Safe Mode (hold
> the Ctrl key down immediately after the computer beeps the first time
after
> power on and wait for the boot menu to appear). Once Windows has loaded,
go
> to Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs, look for anything that is related
to
> your old video card, and remove it. Next, Control Panel > System >
Hardware
> tab > Device Manager button. Expand the "Display Adapters" tree and
delete
> anything you dind listed there.
>
> Reboot the computer and try installing your drivers again.
>
> Carmine Castiglia
> Great deals on Dell's at http://www.infosystemspro.com/savenow.htm
>
>
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
August 8, 2004 6:40:46 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Crossing my fingers :) 
"Carmine Castiglia" <ccastiglia@infosystemspro.com> wrote in message
news:QO3Rc.34971$zc4.11572758@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
>
> "K2NNJ" <ktwonnj@NOSPAMoptonline.net> wrote in message
> news:BkEQc.15658$zc4.7067989@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
> > Hi:
> >
> > I have a Dim8200 P4 1.9GHz 512MB RDRAM 80G HDD. I am trying to upgrade
> from
> > a nVidia GeForce3 Ti200 to a Chaintech FX5700 256MB.
> >
> > For some unknown reason the PC keeps "crashing". It will just auto
> reboot.
> > I am also quite certain it was causing IE6 to crash as well. I have the
> old
> > card back in and have no problems at all.
> >
> > I have been told the power supply is underrated. The card requires a
min
> of
> > 250W. So I am at a loss of why it keeps rebooting. The last time I
> stopped
> > it from rebooting and got a BSOD w/ the error "PAGE
> _FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA"
> > whatever that means.
> >
> > Is there a fix for this? The Dell Forums have been no help.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > RD
> >
>
>
> Swapping video cards is one of the most failure-prone things you can do to
a
> PC. Updating video drivers is the second-most failure prone thing you can
> do.
>
> If you are not through this already, boot the computer in Safe Mode (hold
> the Ctrl key down immediately after the computer beeps the first time
after
> power on and wait for the boot menu to appear). Once Windows has loaded,
go
> to Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs, look for anything that is related
to
> your old video card, and remove it. Next, Control Panel > System >
Hardware
> tab > Device Manager button. Expand the "Display Adapters" tree and
delete
> anything you dind listed there.
>
> Reboot the computer and try installing your drivers again.
>
> Carmine Castiglia
> Great deals on Dell's at http://www.infosystemspro.com/savenow.htm
>
>
!