Got a problem /wsr/ I just got some new computer parts in.
Corsair CX500 power supply
Gigabyte GA-B85M-DS3H-A Motherboard
And a Intel Pentium G3258 Haswell Dual-Core 3.2 GHz CPU.
The problem is, a video card a friend was going to give me, which is a Geforce GT 545, doesn't want to work right. When it's plugged in, the screen has red lines Kind of like pic related but a little different.
They seem to move around a lot and at first we thought it was drivers, but after installing the card, there was just straight up no display on boot up.
We thought it might have been AMD files from my old video card, so we deleted every single last bit of AMD and ATI files, even going into registry to do so, but after that the display came back but still had red lines on it.
He tested the GPU out on his computer and it all worked fine. My old AMD R7 240 works just fine and his other little video card he has work just fine too.
I have no idea if it's a motherboard problem but probably not. Or maybe something wrong with the power supply or my HDD?
Burn an Ubuntu LiveCD and see if it works fine. If it does, more than likely you have a driver issue. If you still have weird lines on your display, then you definitely have some sort of a hardware problem, possibly caused by your motherboard or power supply.
At first I would've guessed that it was the GPU itself, since it looks like a problem with video memory at first glance, but I doubt this is the case as you mentioned it works fine on your friend's machine. Speaking of which, what are your friend's specs? This might help us get a better understanding of the problem.
I'll get his specs off him when he's on Steam.
We were thinking possibly power supply, since the two small cards worked fine but apparently the GT545 is a power hungry card. He says all he's bought are Corsair PSU and he's never had problems
The GPU came out of my old alienware x51. I was most recently usuing it in a G3258 overclocked build, which is the same thing I'm trying to build for OP. I've got lubuntu on a flash drive that I'll try out next time, also an HDD with a fresh win7 install.
Drivers are up to date. Once the drivers are all downloaded and installed, the screen goes black upon restart
One monitor only
No issues with this card before. Buddy brought his computer over and we tested it in his, worked just fine
We did that a few times already. My friend thinks that the old AMD drivers could be fucking something up. So he's going to bring a fresh windows 7 HDD over and the vid card, to see if my HDD is messing something up with the drivers.
All I want is a better video card than this Junk R7 240
Oh yeah if AMD drivers or software are still on there that should be all uninstalled as it could cause conflicts. I don't blame you I wouldn't want a R7 240.. I rock a GTX 970. My previous card was a GTX 660ti and ran beautiful. I've had nothing but issues with AMD in the past. My last AMD card was a ATI Radeon Pro 9800.
The weird thing is, my buddy uninstalled everything AMD and ATI from my HDD, then also went into the registry and deleted every single file that had to do with AMD and ATI, then after all that, his GT 545 card still didn't work
Given the labyrinthine nature of the Windows registry, there's probably still some traces of the old drivers left behind on your system. A fresh install of Windows should help, even if it's just to prevent future issues.
Boot it up with the Lubuntu usb first before you install the Win7 hdd, just so you can rule out any hardware issues. Also, make sure your friend's machine has a good power supply.
Yeah that's what I was planning.
So we didn't reinstall windows after putting the new PSU, Mobo, and GPU in. Does that matter? I usually swap out the PSU and GPU with no problems at all, but this is the first time I have ever done a build with a new mobo and an existing Win7 HDD.
Probably was a dumb idea.
You should always reinstall Windows if you swap the motherboard. The motherboard is basically the heart of your computer, with everything else just being ancillary. Sometimes changing mobos will work, but more often than not it will cause problems.
No offense, but this card seems to be broken. If you also have this when going to the bios, then you are 100%.
I had the same issue with multiple other cards. Mostly static problems. Always be sure to remove static by touching a radiator. Another card I run over with chair....
Not a GPU issue as I've stated that I'm currently using this card in my personal build. And you can ground yourself from static with anything metal.
Reinstalled win7 on a new HDD and all the motherboard drivers. No nvidia drivers yet because when I install those it causes a black screen on start up, well it did last time. The problem is still here with a fresh windows install, pic related. The lines are warped and moving and there are flickering red lines on some parts of the screen. I have no idea what it looks like on a working computer, or if you guys can even see it, will check that out now and post back.
Well problem fixed. It was a god damn bad HDMI cable. Just hooked it up via DVI and everything is fine and the picture looks normal. The weird thing is that this HDMI cable was working fine with my setup, literally 2 hours ago this was working on my computer, but whatever I guess. Thanks for your help anyway guys.