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Graphics Card Problem

Graphics Card Problem

Postby Addiquist » Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:00 pm

Hey, I upgraded my graphics card and PSU today and ever since Windows has been a lot slower - slower starting up and slower in general also. Performance is better in games though, which is good as that's why I bought the graphics card.
The light on my case is ALWAYS blinking and I can ALWAYS hear the little whirring sounds, both things that used to occasionally occur when opening a programme or generally when the computer was thinking, but when I check my CPU usage it is not high at all (at 5% right now). My memory is also only just under half full.
I cannot think what the problem is, I'm sure I've done something wrong - here are my specs:

Intel Core 2 Q9400
Asus P5Q-Pro
Radeon HD 6950
4GB RAM
XFX 850w
Windows7 64-bit

My old specs were the same but with two HD 4850s and a Storm 900w PSU.

Thanks.
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Re: Graphics Card Problem

Postby augie » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:19 pm

Have you checked device manager yet? Any errors in there? It sounds like you may have a corrupt driver. Try reinstalling the video driver in safe mode.
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Re: Graphics Card Problem

Postby JabbaPapa » Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:11 pm

Also worth checking to see that no wires are in contact with any fans inside the computer :yesnod:
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Re: Graphics Card Problem

Postby albchong » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:24 am

Just a thought, check in the BIOS that there isn't an integrated card and that it is disabled. Also check Video RAM shadowing is disabled. Once booted up, run msconfig and check that you are using all 4 cores and all the memory. Also be aware that 64bit Windows is a dog when starting up. My wife has a 4core intel w/ 8GB RAM and claims it takes 7.5 mins but she won't let me touch her pc. Good Luck.
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