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Issues with pc after installing new graphics card

By catasura222
Jun 9, 2015
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  1. Hello techspot! I recently installed a new asus radeon R7 240 with 2GD3 and I started having issues with my pc , like blue screens , slowly working , and freezes , which forced me to reboot and get corrupted files.
    I did a clean install of windows , still the same. I really don't know what to do anymore and before I want to go to a specialist I want to know what's wrong.
    My specs: Intel GMA 3100 (chipset)
    G31 M7 TE motherboard
    Powerlink LPK2-30 PSU
    4 GB DDR2
    Samsung HD502HI ATA hard disk
     
  2. herbalfire

    herbalfire TS Enthusiast Posts: 38

    With the graphics card removed does the system operate as it should? I.E no more bluescreenies when the card is not installed?
     
  3. catasura222

    catasura222 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Nope , it works sightly faster and I get blue screens only when I play games with better graphics (that's normal). But my curiousity is why it works like this? The motherboard has an 16x socket so it should be supported , and it needs at least 3 GB memory and 400W minimum power supply.
     
  4. herbalfire

    herbalfire TS Enthusiast Posts: 38

    Run memory tests and a hard drive test if you can, possibly faulty component
     
  5. catasura222

    catasura222 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Should I make the tests with the graphic card installed or that isn't necessary?
    (I pluged it in and out way too much times)
     
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2015
  6. herbalfire

    herbalfire TS Enthusiast Posts: 38

    Run a hard drive test first with out the graphics card installed, this will eliminate that component if it passes, then re connect your GPU and run a memory test as it will test both your ram and the video cards memory, if you detect errors run it again without the card and if it passes you have a faulty card if it fails faulty ram, process of elimination. its most likely to be 1 of those 3 components causing your blue screen, ram, HDD, GPU failing that possibly a bad driver? but you've done a clean install so that sorta eliminates software issues, good luck.
     
  7. catasura222

    catasura222 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I had a problem with the HDD ( which proved it wasn't the problem) beceause it wasn't recognized by the pc. I tried to change the connector to another SATA slot and it worked.
    Maybe that could be the problem that my pc was working slow with the new video card>?
     
  8. herbalfire

    herbalfire TS Enthusiast Posts: 38

    If it continues to work fine with no blue screens then you will know that was the problem
     

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