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post #271 of 320
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Originally Posted by javyn View Post
Sorry for being obvious, but you have the right, most up to date drivers right, from the website and not the CD that came w/ the card?

And, you have enough wattage in your PSU to pump whatever video card that is?

+1

Also sometimes it takes a while for me. However, I just restart my comp and its fast as usual. Someone with more expertise can chime in though.
post #272 of 320
Sounds like the drivers are the issue if that's what's fucked you up. Try either using the most up to date, or even rolling them back to a previous edition. What they don't tell you is that often, the newest releases are fraught with problems.
post #273 of 320
I have tried with drivers that came with the CD and the drivers from the website (both nvidia and MSI). Neither have worked. This is what I am running: Asus sabertooth P67 motherboard MSI Geforce GTX 460 Hawk 1 TB Seagate harddrive 4 GB Corsair Ram 650W power supply. I use the downloaded versions for my MB as well.
post #274 of 320
I don't know then. 650W is plenty of power.

Could be a wonky motherboard issue?
post #275 of 320
That's why I am so frustrated right now. I thought it was compatibility issue at first, but windows does start, it just takes a good 20 minutes. I have checked all of my connections and everything is plugged in securely. I think my MB has an integrated graphics card, but I don't know how to disable that. The manual doesn't say anything. But I figured that my VGA should override anything that comes on the MB.
post #276 of 320
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That's why I am so frustrated right now. I thought it was compatibility issue at first, but windows does start, it just takes a good 20 minutes. I have checked all of my connections and everything is plugged in securely.

I think my MB has an integrated graphics card, but I don't know how to disable that. The manual doesn't say anything. But I figured that my VGA should override anything that comes on the MB.

It *should*, but for good measure, see if you can disable onboard graphics in your mobo's BIOS settings.

I had a similar problem actually when I built my box, GRUB wouldn't come up at all, so I couldn't get to Windows or Linux. Turned out it was b/c I was being a cheapskate trying to put in a 5 year old budget Nvidia card. Bought a newer one and my prob was solved.

May was well experiment to narrow down the list of potential problems. I'd yank the card and try booting off the integrated graphics. Then, disable them, and try booting off a different video card.
post #277 of 320
Disable the onboard graphics in the BIOS. If that doesn't work, I'd download and run Memtest for 24 hours. Your memory could, and I emphasize could, be the problem. Of course, it could also be the harddrive. Computers are fun aren't they?
post #278 of 320
Oh I didn't even consider memory. Hah. That's why I buy G.Skill, free lifetime replacement beeeyotch
post #279 of 320
I was finally able to figure out my problem. After downloading and installing the drivers from MSI website for my video card, I had to manually shut down my computer and and let the updates install. Previously I used the automatic restart button and the updates would only install at 30%. This time all of the drivers/updates installed before the computer shut off. In addition, I did disable the integrated graphics. This machine is running beautifully now since I am running SLI with my video cards and activated X.M.P for RAM. I will eventually OC my CPU since only 2 out of 4 cores are running all the time right now.
post #280 of 320
Sweet glad you figured it out!
post #281 of 320
I am a noob when it comes to computers, but I did learn a lot from this experience. Would not hesitate to build another one in the future. I will download memtest just to check out my RAM. Also what anti virus are you guys running. Currently I am running Microsoft essentials, the free version. Not sure if I need to kop aftermarket one. Don't want to spent too much money on unnecessary things. PS: will be installing Black Ops tonight. Any of you biatches that want to play, hit me up.
post #282 of 320
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Originally Posted by javyn View Post
Sweet glad you figured it out!

Thanks man. Felt good after accomplishing something. I never realized how cheap computer parts have gotten in the past couple of years. I don't have a top of the line rig, but for my budget, I got a really good home computer for gaming and movies.

Asus sabertooth P67 is a helluva of MB.
post #283 of 320
Yeah we have the "OMG THE PC IS DEAD LONG LIVE THE IPHONE" crowd to thank for that.

It's funny, been at this job 5 years now and I've had my computer replaced 3 times...but I'm still running Windows XP and Office 2000 b/c it is too costly to upgrade the OS and software.
post #284 of 320
I have a MacBook. Don't get me wrong, I love my apple products. But when it comes down to softwares/gaming/theather, can't go wrong with windows based PC. I got all of my parts including OS for just a little over 1 grand. Would have stayed under budget if I didn't kop 2 VGAs.
post #285 of 320
Wow that mobo is a BEAST Beats the shit out of my Gigabyte 770TA, which I still love.
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