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 PostPost subject: Video card question        Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 4:50 am 
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I sometimes have a hard time explaining stuff but here we go.

I have a eGeforce 7900 GT and for the past few months there were problems with the drivers loading, even though I updated it when new drivers came out.

But now with the new drivers I got from nVidias website, they worked, but the card doesn't like anything higher than 800 x 600 now despite the monitor being able to support it. Essentially the screen is like all garbled.

What should I do?

get a new card ? Remove all the drivers of it?


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 PostPost subject: Re: Video card question        Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 5:09 am 
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First, remove the driver and install the driver; do not install over it.

If that doesn't work, try the driver from laptopvideo2go.com. And yes, you can use the driver on a desktop.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Video card question        Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:16 am 
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Do NOT use any driver on the 7xxx series card above 179 (180 I'm sure is fine, not quite sure), the 182.xx drivers (beta and official) do not function right (mainly not at all) with Windows Vista and Windows 7 leading to a Code 10 in the Device Manager.

Nvidia has said they will be fixing this problem in the next release.

The quality of Nvidia's drivers have been going downhill in these later releases, especially with 7xx series support...I still have to use drivers from 2006 to stop the tearing problems in games and other graphics problems, the newer ones just tank out really badly, now they just don't even work at all.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Video card question        Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 2:51 pm 
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sure, I will take the old drivers off, and see what is going on, I guess that qualifies for Server 2k8 as well, so I should get something below 179.

Thanks, I will post the results very soon.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Video card question        Posted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:15 am 
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ok, so I tested the 178 and it gives me a code 43. I guess I should test different drivers or what should I do?


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 PostPost subject: Re: Video card question        Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:58 am 
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Try a set of drivers from the 97.XX geforce series, they seem to work the best for me.

Also uninstall every bit of driver and software that was loaded onto your system from the other drivers before installing the old ones:
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(Check the little box) (You could also click on the "Update Driver" part and install the old drivers over the new, mix and matching old DLLs and INFs with new may be unwise, but it hasn't fail'd to become unstable on me yet)

If that doesn't work, you may have a bummed card, faulty AGP/PCIe slot or something else.

But if all else fails, download the latest live ISO of Ubuntu or another Distro and load it up on your comp to see if it loads its own drivers and displays normally.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Video card question        Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:59 pm 
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hey its fixed, used the 97 series drivers, I think the card stopped working up until like may 2008's release of drivers or something.

Thanks.


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