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Really weird problem, not sure how to fix.

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I have the computer that is in my sig, and I purchased a new video card for it. After putting the new card in I have some weird issues going on.

1. My computer takes about 45 secs to 1 minute to post. Once posted everything works fine. Windows loads fine.
2. When I am inside windows, I have to minimize something before something else will open up. For instance, I play World of Warcraft, if I have that open, and want to open Google Chrome, I have to minimize WoW before it will load. This happens with pretty much any program on my computer.

This is a fresh install of Windows 7, New HDD, new Video Card, New Ram. The rest of the PC is used and stock Compaq.

Any help is appreciated.
Thanks
post #2 of 7
This seems like more of a RAM issue than a GPU issue.

Can you put the old sticks back in to check?

But in general, that CPU is extremely old and, unfortunately, underpowered. It may be causing some instability.
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Well the thing is, I can take the card out and it really doesn't do that. Not sure if its the card or just the driver, or neither.
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Well the thing is, I can take the card out and it really doesn't do that. Not sure if its the card or just the driver, or neither.
No, if it doesn't post as fast, before Windows, it can't be a driver issue.

I'd say there is a problem with the card or an incompatibility with the slot/motherboard.
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Is your Compaq a pcie revision 1.0 board?
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Try seating the video card in another PCI-E slot, and make sure any power cables plugged into it are properly plugged in.
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Just an update. I took the PC Completely apart and reassembled it. Now it seems to post better and also opens things better. I am currently looking for a new mobo, cpu combo if anyone has any used ones that they wanna get rid of. I would need something better than whats in my signature. I like both AMD and Intel so no preference there.

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