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    GeForce 260 GTX Problem

    Hi guys,

    I've just built myself a new PC consisting of:

    nVidia GeForce GTX 260 896MB PCI-E
    22" Iiyama Prolite E2208HDS Full HD 16:9 Widescreen Monitor
    Asus M4A78PRO AMD 780G Socket AM2+ Motherboard
    AMD Phenom Quad 9950 2.6GHz (Retail AM2+)
    OCZ 4GB PC2-8500 DDR2 1066MHz Gold Dual Channel (2x2GB)
    Hiper 580W PSU

    Everything went really well until I installed the nVidia drivers.... since then the display is blank at startup and will only display when I turn the tft off and then on again... once XP is loaded up I can then use everything as normal until I try to play a game. The screen blanks and will not respond until the tft is turned off and on again....

    Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

    Best,

    ~Akira~

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    Re: GeForce 260 GTX Problem

    Try plugging the DVI connection into the other port on the graphics card (do this while the PC is switched off).

    Also the NVIDIA drivers, are they the latest ones from the NVIDIA site?

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    Re: GeForce 260 GTX Problem

    Thanks for that - I've tried the DVI swapping (both power on and off) and I've downloaded the latest drivers from the nVidia site to no avail.

    Does anybody think my PSU isn't pumping out enough juice?

    Thanks again,

    ~A~

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    Re: GeForce 260 GTX Problem

    yeah the PSU is fine. How did you install the drivers?

    Uninstall old drivers through add/remove programs.
    reboot into safe mode.
    run a driver sweep
    reboot back into normal windows
    Install new drivers
    reboot.

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    Re: GeForce 260 GTX Problem

    Just a suggestion because of how many variables there are in a scenario like this, it may be worth trying the version before the latest drivers.

    Also re-seating the card into the motherboard could be worth a shot (unlikely but possible) I noticed my gtx 260 was sitting half way out the board the other day! Turns out as I was putting my ram in with decent force the motherboard had enough flex to lever the graphics card out! Although nothing was affected apart from after it was re-seated, the vga bios extension prior to bios post now has less of a delay!

    Just a few suggestions to try before going all the way through a re-install!

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