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Blue screen: graphics card broken?

Q: Blue screen: graphics card broken?

I get an empty Bluescreen when playing D games mostly after a quite short time but some games screen: graphics card broken? Blue I can play up to a few hours When I start a DMark test the Bluescreen appears immediately after the first frame The event viewer displays the following error codes f d At the beginning some E errors appeared but I didn t find them Blue screen: graphics card broken? in the last Bluescreens Specs of the yr old PC Asrock K NF -RAID RAID disabled Athlon XP Barton x MHz Sapphire Radeon Pro GB MHz DDR-RAM GB WD HDD GB Maxtor Blue screen: graphics card broken? HDD Creative X-Fi XtremeMusic The Bluescreens also happen without overclocking The Bluescreens appears since two days after installing my new Zalman CPU-Cooler and like I said just when I play games with newer D graphic Memtest and Prime ran hours long without any problems or bluescreens I already Blue screen: graphics card broken? formatted the PC and reinstalled Windows with the newest drivers for all devices but I also tried it with older ones without soundcard etc but the problem is still existing So I expect the graphic card to be broken but I just want to be sure before buying a new one Would be great if someone can say for sure which part is broken or what I could do to test it further Best Regards Manuel Edit added Minidump nbsp

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A: Blue screen: graphics card broken?

It's the drivers, not the video card. See the following thread for the same crash and a solution.

BugCheck 1000007F, {d, 0, 0, 0}
Probably caused by : ati3duag.dll ( ati3duag+107e58 )
Image name: ati3duag.dll Timestamp: Wed Sep 24 10:54:14 2008 (48D99DC6)
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Please can someone help me.

A friend of mine has sent me a photo of his laptop (as attached). Does anyone know if this is the screen that is broken or could it be something else maybe, like the Graphics Card.

The only information that he has been able to give me is, that his daughter was using Google and then this happened.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thank you


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A:New graphics card, blue screen

itch said:

I had left it too long to do anything about it and it was out of warranty..Click to expand...

Under consumer law any item that has been or has shown an inherent fault since day one is classed as unfit for use, first contact the supplier and advise him of the fault either by phone or by letter, they may ask you to get an independant evaluation of the fault.

If you get no joy then contact the citizens advice bureau for further advice.

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Stop: 0x00000116 (0x8A688008, 0x8ED27AD6, 0x00000000, 0x00000002)

nv7ddmkm.sys -Address 8ed27AD6 Base at EC08006
Date Stamp 4e992973

Thanks! Help me if you can!

Easier to read specifications:

Dell Inspiron 530
Nvidia Geforce 210
Running Windows Vista
Intel Duo Core CPU
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Lots of Space on the Hard Drive

A:Blue Screen, Perhaps related to Graphics Card

You show BugCode 116. This will help
STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting - Windows 7 Forums
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A:Blue screen graphics card can't even get to windows.

Please follow these instructions, and start a new thread in the BSOD forum...

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A:New Graphics Card Causing Blue Screen

I honestly recommend just backup all your files to an external harddrive. and do a clean install of windows. Upgrades don't normally work all that well from what I have seen in IT.
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A:pc crashing after graphics card install. 'blue screen'

Did you uninstall the video drivers for your onboard graphics BEFORE installing the video card?
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Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 2057

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: a
BCP1: 0000000000000010
BCP2: 0000000000000002
BCP3: 0000000000000001
BCP4: FFFFF80003086F1F
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:

A:Blue Screen - Graphics Card Possibly Related?

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Problem signature
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.6002.
Locale ID: 1033

Files that help describe the problem

View a temporary copy of these files
Warning: If a virus or other security threat caused the problem, opening a copy of the files could harm your computer.

Extra information about the problem
BCCode: 116
BCP1: FFFFFA80096FA010
BCP2: FFFFFA600241A110
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000002
OS Version: 6_0_6002
Service Pack: 2_0
Product: 768_1

A:Blue Screen - Graphics Card Possibly Related?

Please follow these instructions
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BC116 is caused by a defective GPU/RAM or PSU
STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting

Test RAM RAM - Test with Memtest86+
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OCCT (OverClock Checking Tool) 3.0.0 download from
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A:Blue Screen after boot-up, after installing a new Graphics card

Nobody who has any suggestions?
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A few errors I can remember are stop errors:


And many more. I was told that it was most likely my graphics card driver, which it's not considering I'm using the computer with only my integrated graphics card now.

But how come when my graphics card is installed, my computer still crashes regardless of have my integrated graphics card?

A:Graphics Card Cause Multiple Blue Screen Errors?

Please refer to the instructions here
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This will allow us to put some reason to your 'randomness'
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Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 2057

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: a
BCP1: 0000000000000010
BCP2: 0000000000000002
BCP3: 0000000000000001
BCP4: FFFFF80003086F1F
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:

A:Blue Screen - Graphics Card Possibly Related?

Post in BSOD Help and Support - Windows 7 Help Forums and read the BSOD posting instructions!
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thank you very much in advance..


The BIOS in this system is not fully ACPI compliant. Please contact your system vendor for an updated BIOS.
Technical information:
*** STOP: 0x0000000A5 (0x0000000000001000, 0x0000000000000000, 0x00000000FFFFFFFF, 0x0000000000002000)"

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A:Blue screen ACPI error after installing a New Graphics Card plz HELP

Quote: Originally Posted by SdSteve760

I have a Intel DG31PR Motherboard, and with a new Galaxy GeForce GT520 w/2048mb just installed into it I get the below mentioned error... but with out the card installed and using onboard video.. I get no error at all and it boots up just fine...

Can anyone help me with this error or know how to correct it.. please help...
thank you very much in advance..


The BIOS in this system is not fully ACPI compliant. Please contact your system vendor for an updated BIOS.
Technical information:
*** STOP: 0x0000000A5 (0x0000000000001000, 0x0000000000000000, 0x00000000FFFFFFFF, 0x0000000000002000)"

7 ultimate 64bit
CPU: intel core 2 duo
E4700 @2.6ghz
Memory: 2gb x 2 dual channel
H.D.Seagate sata 1ter.
450 watt PS

No DMP files included in upload please try this method

We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
*If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.

To ensure minidumps are enabled:

* Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
* Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button.
* Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
* Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box (the 256kb varies).
* Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\Minidump.
* OK your way out.
* Reboot if changes have been made.
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Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 117
BCP1: 87A80008
BCP2: 8DF2A8F2
BCP3: 00000000
BCP4: 00000000
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:

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A:Blue screen error because of graphics card driver problem

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Can anyone help me with this error or know how to correct it.. please help...
thank you very much in advance..


The BIOS in this system is not fully ACPI compliant. Please contact your system vendor for an updated BIOS.
Technical information:
*** STOP: 0x0000000A5 (0x0000000000001000, 0x0000000000000000, 0x00000000FFFFFFFF, 0x0000000000002000)"

7 ultimate 64bit
CPU: intel core 2 duo
E4700 @2.6ghz
Memory: 2gb x 2 dual channel
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A:Blue screen ACPI error after installing a New Graphics Card plz HELP


You dont have any minidumps in your uploaded folder.

Go to C:\Windows,find the folder with the name Minidump,in this folder find the most recent minidumps and copy paste them in desktop.Then in desktop zip this minidumps and upload them here using the attachment clip.

If the minidump folder is empty,you may need to enable minidumps by following these steps Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD
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A:Nvidia Graphics Card Problem - nvlddkm.sys crash & blue screen

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A:Graphics card problem - pink, green, blue, yellow specks/lines on screen

Longer posts mean more information and that's ALWAYS a God-send to anyone trying to troubleshoot a problem. So no apologies are necessary.

As for your problem, I'm going to agree with your roomie. There is very little you can do to fix this. Right now, the state of your computer follows one of the following options:

1) The graphics card is dying from years of use, and may be sensitive to heat now that it has been in use for a while. Computer components follow the same rule as any other piece of equipment or appliance. They're made with planned obsolescence. Eventually, things die for no better reason than that's what the company wanted. Your graphics card is overheating and it's causing what are known as "artifacts". Whenever you see specks or lines appearing at random, that's your graphics card screwing up and outputting random things onto the screen.

2) The graphics card has come loose and needs to be reseated. I'm not entirely sure about this one, but it might be the case given that pressing down on the computer solved your issue. BUT! (and this is a big but) I have no idea if you would be able to access and reseat it. Nor do I know how one would go about doing that with a laptop graphics card. I've never seen what they look like, how they're installed, replaced, or whatever else. You also risk breaking MORE things by opening it and trying to screw around in it. If you felt like spending a bit of money, you could take it to a local computer repair shop and have them take a look at it and see if they can reseat the card for a minimal price tag. But most places overcharge and might not even fix it properly. And if option 1 is your issue, then no matter what you do it will still be broken.

Either option more or less spells a message of demise. You might want to consider buying another laptop and finding an external driver to move all of your important files to for the transition phase. After all, a laptop like that one you have is, unfortunately, in need of replacement after 5 long years. Even for a custom built laptop as good as that, 5 years is about as long as it could have lasted.

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Nvidia 7600gt -

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A:Graphics card broken, which of these is better?

If you budget is that high then look a Geforce 7900 series card.

The 7900GS is in that range and superior the the X850XT.
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A:The Graphics Card Is Broken/Не работает видеокарта

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Hey guys, just got a quick question

Is a broken graphics card enough to make a computer turn itself off right after being turned on with no other hardware interaction?

A:Broken Graphics Card

It's possible. Yes. Depends on the nature of the malfunction.
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it will just freeze and little random objects pop up on the screen and the monitor dies (but the computer is still running).

Thank you so much to whoever that can help me fix this

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A:graphics card broken please help

What brand card and can you RMA it? Does it it work in safemode? You should get furmark and see what it says your temps are when running the basic test. Sounds like your card needs whats called reflowed. You only want to attempt this if you have no other options as it requires you to take off the heatsink and bake your card.
Save a Dying Video Card with a Quick Bake in the Oven
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A:Broken graphics card?

try uninstalling current driver, installing the card, and botting up. if it works install the most recent driver.

other than that i don't see why a new cpu fan would disturb how your gfx card operates. post ur computer specs to us.
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A:Broken graphics card

What PSU, brand and wattage does the system have?
Having power issues via USB and graphics card issues with higher power consumption/newer more graphically intensive games would have me wondering if there is an issue with it.

There is no issue with DDR3/GDDR5 compatibility. The video memory mounted on the graphics card is accessed via the PCI-E bus that the graphics card is connected to the motherboard with. It doesn't rely on the memory controllers/chipset of the motherboard. Only the system memory (Kingston ValueR. DDR3 1333MHz 4GB) in the motherboard memory slots needs to be DDR3.
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A:Is my graphics card broken?

First things to check are the cable connections - reseat them and see if there is a change. Other possibility is bad cables, but unlikely both would fail at the same time. Reseat the card, try in different PCIe slot, make sure it's getting adequate power.

Is the card still under warranty? Depending on the manufacturer you might catch a break and have had like a 3 year warranty.
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A:Graphics card broken

Did you connect the 6 pin PCI-E connector from the PSU to the GPU card? Have you tried to remove the GPU and re-seat it?
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A:Broken Graphics card?

Make sure the fan on the card is actually running.
Make sure your power supply has enough power
to run the card and the rest of the components
in the computer.
Make sure there is adequate cooling in the case.

Might try ATI tool to setup a fan profile and increase the fan speed.
Many cards ship with the fan speed set low.
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A:Is my Graphics Card Broken?


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A:Graphics card broken- what may have caused it?

Could be a number of things. Could be heat, could be lack of power, could be overclocking, could be an internal failure of the card - electronics like everything else will fail at some point.
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A:Graphics card broken or is it the slot?

Hey Falconet. I think I would be far more likely that the graphic card is flaky since in your research the beeps point to the graphics card. If the slot were damaged, chances are you wouldn't get it to work at all, and since it worked one day and not the next, and since the slot itself won't break on it's own, I would suspect the card first. It wouldn't hurt to check both connection points of the cable the next time, although the beeps indicate the card's operation itself as not being right.
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A:Graphics card, is it broken forever?

Yes that does look pretty broken to be honest.
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A:ATI Radeon 9800 XT Graphics Card HOT! (and broken fan)

I would cuss out your friend if he/she didn't tell you it was a defective card
to begin with.
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A:Graphics card possibly broken, not sure how to check

With that many miles on it, I would just change out now... you will quickly see that nothing lasts for ever.
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A:Tried to update graphics card driver, now opengl is broken

You can try removing the drivers by booting up in safe mode and running Driver Sweeper to remove the AMD graphics drivers.
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A:Audio Issues Following Broken Graphics card and PC Crash

What does Device Manager show under Sound, video and game controllers?

In should show your actual sound card. Example: SoundMAX Integrated Digital HD Audio Driver

If it shows the generic Windows compatible device, your correct sound card drivers are NOT installed.

Windows will install generic drivers for cards/chipsets it recognizes, and New Hardware Wizard nor Update drivers work because Windows does not see "new" hardware.

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A:[SOLVED] Broken text blue screen

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A:Screen wont receive signal from pc (broken Graphicscs card??)

you may need a new PSU.

check with a multi-meter and tester tool first.
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I have attached the relevant zip as detailed in the link. Any help would be much appreciated

I have tried driver updates/rollbacks, unplugging the card and checking everything looks ok etc. So not a lot really. Cheers


A:Graphics card disabled due to continuous blue screens

Quote: Originally Posted by macariffic

I have had this pc for almost 3 years now. This issue has been occurring from early use. I have had to disable my graphics card to have basic use of my computer. It just about manages to handle audio recording but i need to edit some videos as part of my work and its impossible without some form of graphics card.

I have attached the relevant zip as detailed in the link. Any help would be much appreciated

I have tried driver updates/rollbacks, unplugging the card and checking everything looks ok etc. So not a lot really. Cheers


Hello Paul!

The dump files are 2 months old of no use. We need latest ones to identify the problem. Clear the Minidump folder under C:\Windows. Wait for the system to crash. If your positive it's the display card then run few stress test to determine the stability.

The display driver date I see is pretty old i.e. from 2010. Try to do a complete Driver Cleanup. Here is a tutorial nVidia Driver Cleanup Guide | Captain Debugger

Check this article STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting there are few stress tests.
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A:Nvidia Graphics Card problem, blue screens and reso changes

Hi, Welcome to Seven forums.

Get DriverSweeper first and the latest available drivers for the GPU. Uninstall the drivers and run the sweeper. This will remove the left overs of the old drivers. After this, install the latest drivers for the GPU now. It will be like fresh install of the drivers.
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I saved the log files here:

My laptop is not listed to the left in the cool slider so here is what its made of:

I have the 4GB ram option
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A:[SOLVED] I started getting blue screens relating to my graphics card.

Follow the instructions here>
Lets see if the BSOD dump file(s) can tell us whats going on.
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A:Computer Blue screens shortly afte boot. Graphics card might be cause.

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Hi, im currently running windows vista ultimate sp1, my computers specs are
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you are running vista ultimate sp1???? sp1 has not be released yet. Its only in beta and IMO, not ready for prime time. If you have it installed maybe that is whats causing your problems.

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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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A:Graphics Card - Black Screen

Do you have the same black screen using an external monitor? If you do, you won't be spending $900 on an on-board video card, you will spend $900 on a new motherboard...

Have you tried to install the graphics driver once more?
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A:BSOD no Errors or blue screen - Playing High End Graphics games

Ok so I had a look at the files you uploaded it seems however there are no dump files so firth thing i would like you to follow this tutorial so that we can ensure your system will actually be creating dump files upon BSODing:

Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD

The next thing i notice is that your Primary drive is an SSD so if you could please ensure that the firmware is up to date.

Model OCZ-VERTEX2 ATA Device
Next I would like to address that you seem to be running three different antivirus programs:

Start Menu\Programs\AVG 2012
Start Menu\Programs\Avira
Start Menu\Programs\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013
I would like you to either remove all three of these and replace them with a combination of MSE and Mbam at least until we can rule them out as the problem, and even then you should only be running one not three.

respective removal tools for the antivirus programs:

Kaspersky removal tool

AVG removal tool

Avira removal tool

Next I note that you have Daemon Tools installed, this is a known cause of BSODs, please uninstall it and once it is uninstalled download and run this tool:

DuplexSecure - Downloads

when you run the tool, there will be a box with three buttons the only one you need to be interested in is the Uninstall button if it is grayed out , then Daemon tools is gone. DO NOT click the install button it will install a harmful driver that is known to cause BSODs.

Next on the list if you are overclocking at all on anything, stop.

and the last thing, I notice that you have a Razer Lycosa keyboard, the older drivers for this keyboard are known to case BSODs you can update the drivers here.
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There should have been a cd with the graphics card, try that!!!
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A:Black Screen after installing new Graphics card

System Specs (MB, CPU, Memory, PSU, OS)?
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A:Blank screen after graphics card inserted

Did u try PCI?
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Ok First off I think you are Using a ATI Radeon card

Also if you installed Nvidia drivers on a ATI device GOD help you it even came on

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This appears to be a continuation of this thread:

I posted a link to the nVidia website which lists all the compatible cards.

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Did you have a graphics card before the nVidia 9500? If so, did you uninstall the old display drivers.

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. . . Gary
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A:Black Screen.Graphics Card Failure?

Make sure you update the graphic card drivers from the venders site, if you dont know then i can show you where.

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NOTE: if you dont have onboard graphics you'll need another graphics card which you can put in instead of the one your using

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A:New Graphics card installed - blank screen only

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System Information
Time of this report: 2/19/2012, 23:32:53
Machine name: ELISHA-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model: M68MT-D3
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 250 Processor (2 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3326MB RAM
Page File: 1147MB used, 4067MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode

A:Gray screen, After installing graphics card.

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A:Adding graphics card, blank screen

Have you checked if your inserting the card properly? Can you access BIOS at least? When do you see the white screen?
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A:New graphics card not showing 'Splash screen'

Not raely software or driver problem but will try to help.
If you can get in BIOS with, I presume integrated video card, there should be a setting somewhere in BIOS for "primary" video and should be set to PCI express instead of integrated and then install video card. Not all BIOSs can do that automatically.