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Mmkay... I'm getting scared here...
my video card won't play high end video games in any mode but the crumby software modes...

A few weeks ago when I tried upgrading to newer drivers for my video card, drivers from my manufacturer, my computer would boot up, but all windows would get is a nice black screen of nothingness...
I couldn;t do much about it, so i formated reisntalled windows :/ (since I couldn;t go and revert back to old drivers, nor had system restore enabled...)

Now, when I try to play some games, they basically don;t work... unless runnign in software mode (warcraft3 and halflife games are good examples).
Which is just crap, cause I amy aswell punt my card intot he trash and use my old geforce 2 card >.<

I'm thinkign its just drivers here... I tried the nvidia.com drivers for my 5600, aswell some extremG forceware ones (71.20 or soemthing), and I'M NOT TRYING MY MANUFACTURES ONES AGAIN!

so yeah.. someone suggest some drivers for a LEadtek winfast a310 td Geforcefx 5600 256mb my vivo (if all that info helps)

I can;t find a thing...
 

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Did you uninstall your current drivers correctley before updating???
 

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Ok it may be because of that... Ok heres what to do.

Step 1: Find the driver veriosn installed at present
Control Panel
Performance & Maintanence
System
Hardware
Device Manager
Display Adapter




Write down the driver version... Mine is 7.1.2.4.

Step 2: Download nVidia Nasty File Remover
Step 3: Uninstall old drivers by using step 1
Step 4: Reboot PC
Step 5: Run nVidia Nasty File Remover and search for all files that relate to your driver version. I would look for all files that are 7.1.2.4 if I uninstalled mine. Select them and delete them.
Step 6: Reboot PC
Step 7: Install new drivers. Check HERE for newest nVidia drivers.

I hope this helps and I hope it fixes your problem. Please if you get stuck dont panic just come back and ask for some more help.
 

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thxs, thats some nice straight forward easy to understand instructions


I'll do that in a sec so yeah hopefully no problems, hehe.
 

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okay, I did all that, and install extreme G drivers 71.20

I had it working, then I decided to try my overclockign settings once again, and for soem reason my settings that worked before, would not work no more... and when I tried to run my game (Counterstrike) it locked up after I started a game. I ended up hitting ctrl-alt-delete and my computer restarted?

now I reset back down to defaults, and now when I run games, lots of things are NOT drawing properly while in game... (desktop is fine)


can someone tell me if this could be the cause of possible overheating my gpu from o/c'ing to aggressively? (I was going a bit nuts) :S:S

I know the extremeG drivers said it was more design for the 6600 and 6800 or osemthing.. but it also said it should work with all fx series i thought...

plz help...
 

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Originally Posted by eyekanspele

okay, I did all that, and install extreme G drivers 71.20

I had it working, then I decided to try my overclockign settings once again, and for soem reason my settings that worked before, would not work no more... and when I tried to run my game (Counterstrike) it locked up after I started a game. I ended up hitting ctrl-alt-delete and my computer restarted?

now I reset back down to defaults, and now when I run games, lots of things are NOT drawing properly while in game... (desktop is fine)


can someone tell me if this could be the cause of possible overheating my gpu from o/c'ing to aggressively? (I was going a bit nuts) :S:S

I know the extremeG drivers said it was more design for the 6600 and 6800 or osemthing.. but it also said it should work with all fx series i thought...

plz help...

Try a few different drivers first so we can establish its not the drivers first... It does sound like a heat issue in someways but it does not sound totaly like a heat issue at the same time if you understand what I mean. Tearing and artifacts are main signs of heat but this sounds close to heat and also corruption.

Anyways I say try some older drivers or the official nVidia drivers and see what happens. This time run at stock speeds and when you update/downgrade your drivers have your GPU at stock speeds if they were not already.
 

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Originally Posted by DeaDLocK
Try a few different drivers first so we can establish its not the drivers first... It does sound like a heat issue in someways but it does not sound totaly like a heat issue at the same time if you understand what I mean. Tearing and artifacts are main signs of heat but this sounds close to heat and also corruption.

Anyways I say try some older drivers or the official nVidia drivers and see what happens. This time run at stock speeds and when you update/downgrade your drivers have your GPU at stock speeds if they were not already.
I monitored my heat, it only hit up 73 degree celcius, I know thats high, but not dangerous im told. But i did drop back down to stock speeds after it crashed... then was havign drawing issues :S:S

I'm going to try a few drivers today...
 
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