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So i've had this card laying around for sometime, not using it, and I was gonna give it to my father cause he is in dire need of an upgrade, so I slid this card into my computer but I seem to be having stability issues. If I try to run a stress test on it the whole computer freezes shortly after.

Is this because I never installed the drivers, because I didn't want it to ruin my current Nvidia drivers for my card?
will this problem be solved when I give it to him and install the proper drivers, or is there some other underlying problem.

last time I had this card in a computer it got so hot the plastic cover over the heat sink melted off. Ive sense fixed the plastic piece and have reapplied the thermal past. could this previous over heating cause the problem, and possibly ruined the card. physically it looks normal, no warped board, or blown components.

Any suggestions would be great.

It is this card, but in pci express2.0 form

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102086

I just noticed when I looked this card up that the heat sink had been changed to a different style, is this why mine over heated before, bad heat sink design.?
 
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Try it out first with the legacy drivers;

 

ATI Catalyst 9.3 - ATI Catalyst™ Display Driver

 

 

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Try it out first with the legacy drivers;

ATI Catalyst 9.3 - ATI Catalyst™ Display Driver


okay will do when I put it into his computer, He running xp anyways
 
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That won't be an issue as this is the last Unified Drivers with WDDM that supports legacy adapaters for;

 

ATI Catalyst 9.3 - ATI Catalyst™ Display Driver
 

 

􀁺 Windows Vista (32 and 64 bit versions)

􀁺 Windows XP Professional

􀁺 Windows XP Home Edition

􀁺 Windows XP Media Center Edition

􀁺 Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

􀁺 Windows 7

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