|Hi, Im a first time poster here, having some graphic card problems..|
AMD Athlon 64 3000+ @ 2000 MHz
2048 MB (2 x 1024 DDR-SDRAM )
PCI and AGP bus
Manufacturer:MSI K8T Neo-V (MS-7032)
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
CPU/Ram: 2 GHz / 2047 MB
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200
Sound Card: Realtek AC'97 Audio for VIA (R) Audio Controller
Please dont laugh..lol..anyway..as you can see I have a crappy video card..so I just purchased an EVGA NVIDIA 8400 GS..AND a new psu, 550 watt, should be plenty to run the card.
So..I uninstall the old drivers..even use Driver Sweeper to make sure..install the new card..and drivers..everything is fine until reboot..then I get a totally pixelated screen. Its neon colors and cant read anything on it..btw.its a PCI card..so it says..and I have both PCI and AGP bus slots, and bios is set to both.
I also installed this 5200 just a week ago from a previous 5200 that went out. So the installation went fine with this one.
Strange thing is..I go into PC Wizard to see..or BARELY see..what its saying about the card..it is saying its PCI E..at least I THINK it says that..
I tried getting into my bios..and no luck..I have a razor keyboard and no matter what key I hit..I cant access bios..
What do you think is wrong..is it the graphics card itself? Just got it from Tiger Direct..hmmm
I really cant afford to spend any more money! Im a single mom and it was bad enough buying new a psu and card. HELP! :)