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8400 GS going nuts

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my friend just got a 8400 GS to upgrade from onboard graphics and is having tons of trouble with the install. it boots fine into safe mode but when he goes into windows it does this.

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I can't figure out for the life of me why it does this. I have done 2 driver sweeps and reinstalls of the current nvidia drivers. and nothing works.

HELP!

edit: windows XP pro sp3. 32bit. Core2Duo at 2.75

card was bad

went with ATI/AMD no problems

mods please close
Edited by PrimeSLP - 1/26/12 at 6:18pm
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I had an 8400GS once and it gave me nothing but trouble. Crashed and artifacted as soon as I dropped a window onto a monitor attached to it.

This wasn't an ATI-Nvidia driver conflict either, after I got my 6950/GTX460 setup I was fine.
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