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Updating from GeForce4 MX 440 to GF4 Ti 4200 (used), but is my card burnt out?

By Matix411
Feb 12, 2006
  1. Ok this may seem like a stupid post but I'm not any sort of genius when it comes to computers.


    Currently I'm using the Nvidia GeForce4 MX 440, it works fine.
    I just got a vid card from a friend, which happens to be an Nvidia GeForce4 Ti 4200, from what I heard, a fairly decent upgrade.


    I did the whole uninstalling of old drivers and installing 'new' drivers, yet, when I plug the card in and turn my computer on, the screen's all messed up and colors are flying everywhere and it looks like I bashed an LCD screen with a bat or something. I was confused as to why it would do such a thing when, as I thought, I had installed the new card correctly.


    I am wondering whether this 'new' card may indeed be 'burnt out'.
    How can you tell if a card is burnt out, is there any way to fix it, and, and regardless to whether it is burnt out or not, could someone kindly explain to me the proper way to install a video card (I know the whole plugging-it-in deal, but I get a bit lost with the drivers and updates, so perhaps that's why it's not working?).

    Help will be greatly appreciated, thanks.
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