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BSoD and Screen Resolution problem when Upgrading to new Graphics Card

Q: BSoD and Screen Resolution problem when Upgrading to new Graphics Card

First of all, I apologize if I opened this thread in the wrong Section.

Onto the problem~

After installing War Thunder, I realized I needed to upgrade to a newer version of my Graphics card. So I opened Device Manager and went to upgrade the graphics driver, but said It's up to date, so I go to the AMD website ( I have a ATI Radeon HD Series Graphic card, which is supported by AMD ) to download a new one, I enter the correct information here which gives me this to which I download the first one, all's fine and dandy, but once I reboot, the Screen resolution is much bigger, and moments later I'd receive a BSoD. So is there anything I'm missing? Much appreciated

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A: BSoD and Screen Resolution problem when Upgrading to new Graphics Card

Post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.
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All my desktop icons are smaller, and even web pages only fill about 3/4 of the screen width

I have tried messing with the resolution but none of them look right (distorted or too big)

Any ideas??

A:new graphics card - screen resolution problem

what size is your screen, and is it lcd or crt (thin one or big tv-style)
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All my games have to set to 1600x900 now....

I've also upgrade my nvidia to the latest driver.
My laptop is an Asus N53J laptop.

Please advise. Thanks

A:Screen Resolution problem after upgrading to Windows 8.1

You need to set the enable GPU scaling in your Nvidia control panel.

Don't use resolutions with unsupported refresh rates ie. anything lower than 59.97hz. You should be able to use most resolutions as long as they are 60hz. Try using variants of the 16:9 such as 1280x720, 1600x900, 1920x1080. Some of the resolutions are 16x10 and you will either have stretching or black bars if you use those.
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A:Wierd problem with screen resolution After upgrading to new GPU.

Can somebody help me please?
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Motherboard :GA -8I865GME- 775
CPU :intel p4 HT 3.06GHz
RAM:1.5GB ddr1
graphics:On board intel 82865G graphics adapter
i have an AGP 4x/8x(1.5v) slot

i am currently running win 7 but not its aero features and transperency due to unsuppored motherboard
now i want to install a new graphics card in my AGP slot and my question is :

1. which graphics card should i install so that i can run win 7 aero features.
2. i have a Samsung CRT 17" monitor ,will it conflict with the graphic card to run win 7 aero features.
3.Should the "DDR" of the graphic card taken in consideration.

"please keep in mind that i cannot buy a new computer"

thank you in advance

A:problem upgrading graphics card

Sunjyot, welcome to the Seven Forums.

To answer your questions,

1. None, see below.

2. No.

3. No.

The reason for saying none is that sadly any AGP card you buy will be worth more than your computer. It is your money but buying something that is obsolete (AGP has gone the way of the dodo) just for Aero doesn't make sense.

Also the motherboard has a totally unsupported chipset on it (Intel 865, of which Intel stopped supporting a long time ago) which can make getting an AGP card to install properly (if at all) a challenge.

You may not be able to afford a new computer now, but it would be wiser to save up until you can instead of essentially throwing the money away.
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A:Upgrading to Win 10 - after upgrading incompatible graphics card

Windows 10 no longer supports NVIDIA 6-Series Graphics Cards anymore as of Windows 8

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A:Problem with screen/possible graphics card?


If you had a BSOD, which I think you did, this information will help us
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions
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There should have been a cd with the graphics card, try that!!!
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A:Graphics card messed up my Resolution.

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A:Graphics Card not recognized / only 1 resolution available

Have you installed the chipset, networking, display (graphics) and any other needed drivers from the PC (or motherboard) manufacturer's web site? If so, have you installed the latest graphics driver from the card manufacturer's site?
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A:Graphics card and monitor resolution ?

Yes. In general a larger, more powerful graphics card will run games better at higher resolution. It can get much more complicated than that, but in general, this is the deal.

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Have you checked your settings in your Control Panel?

Is this what you're after?
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A:Graphics card problem? Screen has coloured lines, see pic.

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

I have deleted your post in the old thread, since you have a new thread for your problem, it is no longer necessary.

I have also changed your thread title to something a litlle more descriptive. This will help you to get more replies.

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A:BSOD problem during boot, ATI graphics card?

Please uninstall everything of AMD using Display Driver Uninstaller and install new drivers from AMD. Be sure to ONLY install the drivers using custom/advanced options.

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmpag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmpag.sys
1: kd> lmvm atikmpag
start end module name
8c515000 8c561000 atikmpag T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: atikmpag.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\atikmpag.sys
Image name: atikmpag.sys
Timestamp: Mon Jun 18 22:41:05 2012 (4FDF9261)
CheckSum: 0004E3DC
ImageSize: 0004C000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4

The virtual machine monitor driver has also been flagged.
Please check link below for a link for driver updates
Driver Reference Table - vmm.sys

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for vmm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for vmm.sys
1: kd> lmvm vmm
start end module name
8b7ae000 8b7ea000 vmm T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: vmm.sys
Image path: \??\C:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\vmm.sys
Image name: vmm.sys
Timestamp: Thu Jan 21 11:38:34 2010 (4B582EAA)
CheckSum: 0003C7AD
ImageSize: 0003C000
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A:Graphics Card related BSOD problem.

Hello and welcome to Seven Forums,

I would update these drivers...

SaiK0728.sys Sat Jan 19 06:18:30 2008 Download drivers and software for Saitek products
Saitek HID Driver

anffg7ss.SYS Wed Jul 15 09:12:41 2009 - Have no idea what this is - maybe you know?

MarvinBus.sys Sat Sep 24 09:17:57 2005
Likely A part of Pinnacle Studio's Marvin Bus - this is XP software and won't work on 7. Uninstall this.

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 117, {85542510, 89fb6924, 0, 0}

Unable to load image atikmpag.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmpag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmpag.sys
Probably caused by : atikmpag.sys ( atikmpag+5924 )

Followup: MachineOwner

1: kd> !analyze -v
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

The display driver failed to respond in timely fashion.
(This code can never be used for real bugcheck).
Arg1: 85542510, Optional pointer to internal TDR recovery context (TDR_RECOVERY_CONTEXT).
Arg2: 89fb6924, The pointer into responsible device driver module (e.g owner tag).
Arg3: 00000000, The secondary driver specific bucketing key.
Arg4: 00000000, Optional internal context dependent data.

Debugging Details:
89fb6924 ?? ???


TAG_NOT_DEFINED_202b: *** Unknown TAG in analysis list 202b




WARNING: Stack unwind information not available. Following frames may be wrong.
8e5b6cb4 90f487a9 00000000 89fb6924 8fd9007e dxgkrnl+0x8cdd0
8e5b6cdc 90f41bdc 00000000 8306cebf 85542510 dxgkrnl+0x8d7a9
8e5b6d18 90f489cb 85542510 88464458 8e5b6d3c dxgkrnl+0x86bdc
8e5b6d28 90fa12c7 85542510 88464458 00000000 dxgkrnl+0x8d9cb
8e5b6d3c 90fa4573 88464458 00000000 88505d48 dxgmms1!VidSchiRecoverFromTDR+0x15
8e5b6d50 83225d84 88464458 92b2e8bc 00000000 dxgmms1!VidSchiWorkerThread+0x7f
8e5b6d90 830c7159 90fa44f4 88464458 00000000 nt!PspSystemThreadStartup+0x9e
00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 nt!KiThreadStartup+0x19
STACK_COMMAND: .bugcheck ; kb

89fb6924 ?? ???

SYMBOL_NAME: atikmpag+5924


MODULE_NAME: atikmpag

IMAGE_NAME: atikmpag.sys


FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: 0x117_IMAGE_atikmpag.sys

BUCKET_ID: 0x117_IMAGE_atikmpag.sys

Followup: MachineOwner

1: kd> lmtsmn
start end module name
914b8000 914e4000 1394ohci 1394ohci.sys Tue Jul 14 11:51:59 2009 (4A5BC89F)
89735000 8977d000 ACPI ACPI.sys Tue Jul 14 11:11:11 2009 (4A5BBF0F)
8fdef000 8fe49000 afd afd.sys Tue Jul 14 11:12:34 2009 (4A5BBF62)
91557000 91569000 AgileVpn AgileVpn.sys Tue Jul 14 11:55:00 2009 (4A5BC954)
899b9000 899c2000 amdxata amdxata.sys Wed May 20 05:57:35 2009 (4A12F30F)
91511000 9154a000 anffg7ss anffg7ss.SYS Wed Jul 15 09:12:41 2009 (4A5CF4C9)
93f76000 93f7f000 asyn... Read more
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A:Custom Resolution not supported by graphics card

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Do I have to delete the original graphics settings/drivers from the PC before I put the new one in?
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May not be neccesary, but better if you do.. Best safe than sorry.
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you didnt post what current PSU you have in your system. By the way- this is more of a hardware question, so I'm sure a moderator will take care of that soon.
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A:Upgrading graphics card

Hi: The Nvidia 730 series cards won't work in a PC that old. The BIOS won't accept it. If you want a nVidia card which is close to the 730, you would have to go with the GT 630. Also there is a workaround to use the onboard graphics and upgrade to W10. See this discussion below.  You run the DVD you make from the windows desktop, and skip the check for updates.
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A:Upgrading graphics card

Yes. Get into your bios (F8 on restart I think for HP) and change it...after you install the vid card.

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Thank you in advance.  

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The exact model name and number of the Inspiron is required for an answer. Know that a small desktop must have a low profile card and also one that does not require a high powered power supply--not over 300w. A $300 video card like the one you list would never be able to be installed on a small budget desktop. Check the system requirements of any video card before buying. Buy a gaming model computer instead of a budget model. 
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A:Upgrading Graphics Card

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AGP 1x, using a 32-bit channel operating at 66 MHz resulting in a maximum data rate of 266 megabytes per second (MB/s), doubled from the 133 MB/s transfer rate of PCI bus 33 MHz / 32-bit; 3.3 V signaling.
AGP 2x, using a 32-bit channel operating at 66 MHz double pumped to an effective 133 MHz resulting in a maximum data rate of 533 MB/s; signaling voltages the same as AGP 1x;
AGP 4x, using a 32-bit channel operating at 66 MHz quad pumped to an effective 266 MHz resulting in a maximum data rate of 1066 MB/s (1 GB/s); 1.5 V signaling;
AGP 8x, using a 32-bit channel operating at 66 MHz, strobing eight times per clock, delivering an effective 533 MHz resulting in a maximum data rate of 2133 MB/s (2 GB/s); 0.8 V signaling.Click to expand...

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As computers became increasingly graphically-oriented, the graphics card became far more important than other PCI devices, and, thus, the AGP slot was developed. AGP slots are superior to PCI for graphics cards because they provide a dedicated pathway between the slot and the processor, allowing for faster communication between the two. In addition, AGP uses sideband addressing, meaning that addressing for packets is carried outside of the packet, meaning that the entire packet does not need to be read to get addressing information. In addition, to load a texture, a PCI graphics card must copy it from the system's RAM into the card's framebuffer. An AGP card is capable of reading textures directly from system RAM using the Graphics Address Remapping Table (GART). GART reapportions main memory for texture storage, allowing the graphics card to access them directly.Click to expand...

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