GPU Device driver not up-to-date..when it is

August 5, 2011 at 09:20:19
Specs: Windows 7
Hi I have recently updated s computer that my Girlfriend had, the goal was to get her playing some game and browsing the web with ease, the build has gone smoothly and Im fairly seasoned at building PC's, I put the new pieces in a step at a time and tested them as I went along, all is working except the GPU - it says that the Drivers are not update which they are and it shows a code 43 in the device manager on the GPU, now her MoBo has an intergrated GPU i'm not sure if this is messing things up as I have never dealt with an Onboard GPU MoBo before.

Any help would be handy her specs are -

4gb of DDR 2 Ram
Acer F690GVM Motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4000+
Gainward 440 GT 1gb DDR 5
Onboard Graphics of 256mb


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#1
August 5, 2011 at 09:48:01
nVidia win 7 32bit driver http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7-w...
nVidia win 7 64bit driver http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7-w...

When the system detect video card it disable onboard video automatically.
Uninstall video card driver then restart the system and install new video card driver from the links above.

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#2
August 5, 2011 at 10:04:39
I have done this several times, she is using windows 7 64bit and I made sure that I have downloaded the correct drivers for the card, The Gainward Good 440 GT 1gb comes with its own utility tool aswell which has been updated to the latest version from their site.

I have taken the card out of the computer for the time being and Win7 has installed the drivers for the onboard GPU (ATI Radeon X1200 Series), the computer is now running fine.

Would perhaps the Drivers for the Onboard Card be affecting the New GPU? with the onboard GPU the computer shows the correct resolutions of the monitor and the correct name of it, however with the new GPU it doesnt show the correct res or name of the Monitor.

I have made sure the card is installed correctly too, as far as I can tell the new GPU is working, the fan is going and when I connect the VGA from the monitor to the card it has a picture.


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#3
August 5, 2011 at 10:16:45
Install video card and don't use nVidia driver, let windows update install driver for the video card.

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#4
August 5, 2011 at 10:57:01
Just tried that way round and at first it gave the impression it was going to work the Win7 recognised the card and downloaded a load of drivers, it appeared as the error 43 had gone away but was replaced by an error 24, since I know this error is related to drivers I left windows a while (in hope it would finally DL the drivers) came back and it had installed the video drivers and requested a restart, so I obliged.

Now after the restart it has error code 43 again, it isnt saying my drivers are out of date though (ftw) it is instead not letting me access the Nvidia control panel its says "NIVIDIA Display settings are not available" and underneath that "You are not currently using a display attached to an NIVIDIA GPU.


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#5
August 5, 2011 at 11:16:15
Try to use driver sweeper, open it and tick ATi, nVidia display & nVidia physx analyze and then clean. Restart the system and install nVidia geforce driver.
Driver sweeper http://downloads.guru3d.com/downloa...

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#6
August 5, 2011 at 11:50:39
I have now completed the process you suggested and still nothing I'm afraid same problem.

I have sent an e-mail to Scans tech guys and will be sending one off to Nvidia hopefully they may have another idea, other than that Scan can replace the card with a new one.

Thanks for trying though feel free to keep giving me advice as something may still yet work.


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#7
August 5, 2011 at 14:09:14
Do u have another working system with PCIe x16 slot?

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#8
August 5, 2011 at 14:59:38
I have just been informed by a several people that my PSU is insufficient to run the GPU and that I should be aiming at a 650W PSU...out of interest will an ATX sized PSU work with a microATX board?

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#9
August 5, 2011 at 15:42:30
U don't need 650w psu, gt 440 use 65w maximum that is 5.4 Amps from +12v rail. Oem 300w PSU's are capable to run gt 440. Check PSU label for specs, the label should like this http://c1.neweggimages.com/NeweggIm... post the PSU watts and amps for these rails +3.3v, +5v, +12v

ATX sized PSU work with a microATX board? YES

It is best to test the video card in another system to see if it works well or not.

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#10
August 5, 2011 at 15:58:40
I see so im not stupid after all lol I bought this 400W psu as I thought it would be enough here is the specs -

+3.3V +5V +12V1 +12V2 -12V +5VSB Total Max.Out
18A 20A 8A 13A 0.3A 2A 400W


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#11
August 5, 2011 at 16:20:38
The PSU is capable of running the whole system including the video card.
Test the card in another working system and let us know the results.

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#12
August 5, 2011 at 16:32:24
I will get back in touch with the results of the test tomorrow morning.

Thanks for the help and patience.


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#13
August 6, 2011 at 06:22:07
Hi this morning I tested my Girlfriends new GPU in my computer and it works really really well I was playing mass effect and crysis with decent res and on high in the graphics settings.

So my final conclusion is that the PSU is insufficient to run the card, I have done some reading and on scan.co.uk where I bought it it says it only requires 65W max but! on the box of the GPU its says it requires up to 300W max, which is something I will be getting in touch with scan over and hopefully they will refund my 400W PSU


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#14
August 6, 2011 at 07:09:55
The problem isn't power supply. 300w is the requirement for the whole system, 65w is consumed by video card only http://www.nvidia.com/object/produc...

How about trying gt 440 in another working system? List your girlfriend video card

EDIT
Do u have similar setup? How about testing her PSU in your system(with a gt 440)?

http://en.community.dell.com/suppor...

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#15
August 6, 2011 at 08:10:14
my system is different, its -

P5E MoBo
Intel Quad core CPU at 3ghz
4GB of RAM
2 HD4870 1GB running in Crossfire
1200W PSU

I have noticed the New GPU doesnt use any power pins from the PSU it draws power from the MoBo PCIe slot.

Now other things I was thinking could be the problem is that the GPU is PCI 2.0 but its should work in a x16 slot.


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#16
August 6, 2011 at 08:18:08
PCIe 2.0 x16 video cards works well with older versions(backward compatible).
GT 440 is not power hungry video card that's why 250-300w units are capable of running it.

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#17
August 6, 2011 at 08:25:07
just read more of the specs on the side of PSU is claims its maximum output is only 120W even though its a 400W PSU its got to be the issue, just checked the old one she had and it max output is 260W.

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#18
August 6, 2011 at 10:26:22
Post the link of the PSU u bought from http://www.scan.co.uk.

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#19
August 6, 2011 at 11:45:47
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/400w...

its only cheap so replacing it isnt an issue.


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#20
August 6, 2011 at 13:41:11
+3.3v@18A, +5v@20A, +12v1@8A, +12v2@13A
If u do the math u will found the total of 411.4 watts. I still believe it's not power supply.

just read more of the specs on the side of PSU is claims its maximum output is only 120W
Athlon 64 X2 4000+ & gt 440 use more than 120watts(which come from +3.3v & +12v rails).

EDIT
Post the PSU label picture

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