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    Graphics card problems, please help!

    Hey guys,

    My current system setup is as follows:
    700w Jeantech Storm PSU
    Core2Duo E6420
    2Gb Corsair 4-4-4-12 PC6400
    Gigabyte GA-965GM-S2 Motherboard
    X1950GT 512mb (Can be seen here)
    Windows Vista (Home Premium)

    I'm having problems getting this card to run ANY games so far in Vista and have tried the Catalyst 7.3 and 7.4 drivers so far. I have been to colorfuls website (manufacturer) and the driver they supply is simply 7.3, so I am wondering if anyone can offer advice?

    Vista is reporting the BSOD's as a driver issue, Star Wars: EAW ran fine for a few minutes before it went into a BSOD, Homeworld 2 BSOD'd soon after the menu screen, and as soon as I hit the application launcher for Counterstrike: Source, it BSOD'd straight away, and continued to BSOD right after startup and restart continuously until I manually shut the computer down. Also, this seems to happen right before the BSOD (both on desktop, and in games):
    Pic1, Pic2, Pic3

    Can anyone please offer advice? I feel like theres nothing else left to try.

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    Umm Probably remove vista and put xp on it.

    Wasn't there some problem with ATi drivers and vista?

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    Though it can be driver related, it looks like a hardware fault, which windows can report as a driver fault.

    Have you plugged in the peripheral power cable for the card?

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    I think ive found the problem, decided to let the pc run with the case side off, and the graphics card on board fan doesn't spin up! Therefore ive concluded that the bsods are due to the graphics card overheating (seeing as star wars EAW ran fine for a couple of minutes).

    I've decided to replace the heatsink/fan assembly on the card with a Zalman VF700cu or something simmilar, so hopefully this will fix the problem.

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