When my video card is added windows 7 freezes

June 5, 2011 at 00:48:14
Specs: Windows 7, 768MB
When my graphics card is added (by me) windows 7 freezes on start-up at any random point. e.g. once it froze on welcome screen - type your password and so on. But most of the time it freezes on windows 7 booting screen! The graphics card is not new, it was stripped from an old computer. I chose it because it had a composite video out socket on it when plugged into a TV shows what the VGA socket transmits. It is possible that the video card is damaged but VERY unlikely. it worked fine on the old PC with windows XP. should I downgrade to XP... I have the disk. This PC is MADE for windows XP so would the problem persist if I gave the PC windows XP? I would be happy to do that. or am I better off with the on-board graphics? PLEASE HELP ME

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June 5, 2011 at 02:26:33
768 MB RAM is most likely the reason you have problems. Windows 7 wants 2 GB RAM to run smooth.


Mobo: Asus P7P55D LE
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional OEM
CPU: Core i5 750 @ 2.67 GHz
RAM: Corsair Dominator DHX+ DDR3 1600MH 4GB
GPU: Sapphire 4870 D

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June 5, 2011 at 04:07:34
768mb of memory is low but it should not cause any problems.
Do u see any lines or weird colors? List the pc specs.

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June 5, 2011 at 05:22:36
My crystal ball is out of order. Do you think you could list your complete system specs? Motherboard, CPU, RAM, video card, power supply, etc? All we know so far is that you've installed Win7 on a system that doesn't have enough RAM to run Win7.

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June 5, 2011 at 07:59:40
Installing a different graphics card requires that you remove the old graphic drivers and install the correct drivers for the new card.

Additionally, the new card may be taxing an undersized power supply. As mick stated, for best results here you need to post your system specs.

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June 29, 2011 at 01:04:35

Tips to fix video freezing in Windows 7 are to make sure that you have a compatible graphics card in your system. You should also make sure that you that you download drivers from the manufacturers website. Special care should be taken to download the updated version of the driver if it is compatible with the system.

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