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I have this card installed in my PC http://www.pvr-extremist.com/faq.asp and it is it seems FAILING!! Keep getting a LOSS of graphics basically and MS are TRYING to help?! When the graphics go down to nowt! The message tells me the card is stuffed BUT they can offer me help at a destination which will flash up on my re-booting the PC. It never appears!! :D

 

Tried putting another 128Mb board in which came from a working pc but just get a black screen? And this certainly needs repairing as it is going down now every other day at least! Problem is I am NOT sure what to replace it with or how to replace it?

 

Board is a POWERVR Kyro 64Mb and does have 64Mb of memory. Is it an AGP or ??????

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It is to be observed that 'angling' is the name given to fishing by people who can't fish.

If GOD had NOT meant us to go fishing, WHY did he give us arms then??


(If you can't help out someone in need then don't bother my old Dad always said! My grandma put it a LITTLE more, well different! It's like peeing yourself in a black pair of pants she said! It gives you a LOVELY warm feeling but no-one really notices!))

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before you bin it turn off pc at mains but leave plugged in ,if the card has a fan clean it and the heat radiator below it ,whilst your at it clean the contacts that go into the slot with a eraser .

check the case fans and the psu one for dust then plug it all back in and start it up ,a lot of graphics card issues can be down to heat as ofcourse general pc faults can be.

also check the monitor connections strange things happen when they are a bit loose

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before you bin it turn off pc at mains but leave plugged in ,if the card has a fan clean it and the heat radiator below it ,whilst your at it clean the contacts that go into the slot with a eraser .

check the case fans and the psu one for dust then plug it all back in and start it up ,a lot of graphics card issues can be down to heat as ofcourse general pc faults can be.

also check the monitor connections strange things happen when they are a bit loose

 

Looking at the picture it looks as though the card has a seperate power supply to the video card, so first when you remove you case check to make sure the fan is actually working, if not you may require a power lead to plug into it. Replacing the card is easy as you'll see when you open the case. 1 screw and then lift it out, just a simple push fit. otherwise I would do as chesters says and if all else fails look for another card. You'll see how easy they are to fit and if you use xp and get an half desent card the drivers should install automatically.

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Found out the card I need has to be a REVISION 2 compliant for AGP. "The SV266a has an AGP 4x, rev 2.0 compliant, slot, meaning it may have problems with some AGP 8X boards that are not 2.0 compliant. "

 

He therefore recommended this board:

http://www.buy.com/prod/pny-geforce-6200-2.../201642408.html

 

Anyone able to tell me if this board is the same spec please???

 

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...A:IT&ih=013

 

OR this?

 

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...A:IT&ih=004

 

Or EVEN this?,

 

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...A:IT&ih=004

Chris Goddard


It is to be observed that 'angling' is the name given to fishing by people who can't fish.

If GOD had NOT meant us to go fishing, WHY did he give us arms then??


(If you can't help out someone in need then don't bother my old Dad always said! My grandma put it a LITTLE more, well different! It's like peeing yourself in a black pair of pants she said! It gives you a LOVELY warm feeling but no-one really notices!))

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