Geforce 8500 GT freeze

By intigran
Nov 14, 2008
  1. Hello all.

    I have recently installed Geforce 8500GT video card on ECS GF7050VT-M motherboard. After it my computer is freezing continuously while using hard graphic applications and gaming. This happened on both Windows XP and Vista.

    Before there wasn't any problem. Are motherboard and graphic card incompatible?

    Thanks for the help
  2. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

  3. intigran

    intigran TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hello CCT

    My computer spec

    CPU: Pentium D 800
    RAM: 1 GB Kingston PC-4200 533 MHZ
    MB: ECS GF7050VT-M
    Video: GeForce 512 MB 8500GT PCI-E 16x
    Power supply: ATX 450 WT
    OS: Windows XP

  4. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    The card has nothing special that needs to be done and your PSU is way above the 300 watt recommended.

    This leaves, bad card, bad card slot/connection, loose card heatsink, bad card fan or Bios setting as a possibility.

    The Bios has 1 setting that needs to be changed; under ' Init Display First ' should be set PCI-E.

    The card can be re-seated just to ensure it has made good contact.

    The card heatsink should NOT wiggle or waggle.

    The fan MUST run when the comp is fired up.
  5. intigran

    intigran TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for your reply.

    In the BIOS "Init Display first" set to PCI-E.

    The card fan is running when comp is fired up. Everest shows card temperature 52 C. I think this is in normal range, so there is no fan problem.

    I installed the latest nVidia Forceware 178.24. The problem still exist.

    May it conflict with onboard graphic chipset nVidia 7050???

  6. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    There is no setting in your Bios (per the manual) to disable (using that word) the onboard - you could try the setting for ' VGA Share Memory Auto Detect ' and see what options are there other than 'auto'.

    Additionally, if you have anything in the PCI slots (if one device), try switching PCI slots.
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