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  1.    18 Aug 2016 #1
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    Graphic card problems


    Bought a used Asus EN210 and when installed found the driver keeps freezing the pc (windows 10). I regularly get a popup telling me that is what is happening.... So I bought another card, a Zotac GT218 which does the same. It turns out both of these are basically Nvidia George 210 and this is a known problem. None of the solutions ive found on the net work for me. So then I buy a AMD ATI Radeon HD4550 and the pc doesn't recognise it. It doesn't appear in device manager and again none of the solutions commonly found on the net work. The pc has latest updates. All three cards were eBay purchases and two have been tested in a friends Win7 pc and work OK. I want to keep Win10 but I'm running out of money although I can sell these cards back on eBay. Question is what do I do now and is there a cost effective way to install one of these cards and keep Win10... TIA...
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  2.    18 Aug 2016 #2
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    Windows 10 Home, Version 1607 (Build 10.0.14393)

    What are the specs of your PC?
    Does it have an internal graphic card also which has to be disabled?

    Cheers
    Tom
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  3.    18 Aug 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom886 View Post
    What are the specs of your PC?
    Does it have an internal graphic card also which has to be disabled?

    Cheers
    Tom
    It has on board graphics. I hadn't thought about disabling the onboard graphics, I assume you mean in device manager, I'll give it a go and if that doesn't work come back with the specs.
    Many Thanks Tom886
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  4.    18 Aug 2016 #4
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    Windows 10 Home, Version 1607 (Build 10.0.14393)

    If it has an OnBoard Graphics you have to disable in the Bios

    Cheers
    Tom
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  5.    18 Aug 2016 #5
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    Thanks Tom
    I've now disabled onboard graphics in bios - It was set to PCI and not PCI-E - I will monitor this and see how it works.
    Many thanks for the help
    Regards
    Barry
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  6.    18 Aug 2016 #6
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    Well that didn't last long before it started freezing again just as before. Heeelp !
    Any ideas anyone.
    Spec of the pc is:-

    I started off with this which I upgraded to Win 10 as soon as I got it
    HP Pro Windows 7, AMD Dual Core 2.7 GHz, 2GB, 320GB HDD,

    I also upgraded the ram as you will see from the Speccy print out below:-
    Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    CPU
    AMD Athlon II X2 215 27 C
    Regor 45nm Technology
    RAM
    5.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 533MHz (7-7-7-20)
    Motherboard
    PEGATRON CORPORATION 2A9Eh (CPU 1) 46 C
    Graphics
    Alienware2310 (1920x1080@59Hz)
    512MB NVIDIA GeForce 210 (ZOTAC International) 49 C
    Optical Drives
    hp CDDVDW TS-H653R SCSI CdRom Device
    Audio
    Realtek High Definition Audio

    I'd appreciate any ideas anyone has.
    Thanks
    Barry
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  7.    18 Aug 2016 #7
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    Win10 1607

    the last driver for the 210 is 341.96 for win10 what are you running ?

    Drivers | GeForce
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  8.    18 Aug 2016 #8
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    Windows 10 Home, Version 1607 (Build 10.0.14393)

    5GB RAM? Mistyping?
    You have 2 equal RAM types?
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  9.    19 Aug 2016 #9
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    After a fight... and it was a fight... I got the driver updated from 341.92 to 341.96 as suggested by Kbird - many thanks i'll monitor and see how it goes with this driver.

    Tom it is 5gb Ram - heres the print out from speccy. I was told that this would not cause any problems.....

    Slot #1
    Type DDR3
    Size 1024 MBytes
    Manufacturer Hyundai Electronics
    Max Bandwidth PC3-10700 (667 MHz)
    Part Number HMT112U6TFR8C-H9
    Serial Number 440173803
    Week/year 15 / 11


    Slot #2
    Type DDR3
    Size 2048 MBytes
    Manufacturer Nanya Technology
    Max Bandwidth PC3-10700 (667 MHz)
    Part Number NT2GC64B8HA0NF-CG
    Serial Number 255336511
    Week/year 20 / 10

    Slot #3
    Type DDR3
    Size 1024 MBytes
    Manufacturer Samsung
    Max Bandwidth PC3-10700 (667 MHz)
    Part Number M378B2873EH1-CH9
    Serial Number 2046275154
    Week/year 10 / 10

    Slot #4
    Type DDR3
    Size 1024 MBytes
    Manufacturer Samsung
    Max Bandwidth PC3-10700 (667 MHz)
    Part Number M378B2873EH1-CH9
    Serial Number 2046275155
    Week/year 10 / 10
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  10.    19 Aug 2016 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sstjc View Post
    After a fight... and it was a fight... I got the driver updated from 341.92 to 341.96 as suggested by Kbird - many thanks i'll monitor and see how it goes with this driver.

    Tom it is 5gb Ram - heres the print out from speccy. I was told that this would not cause any problems.....

    Slot #1
    Type DDR3
    Size 1024 MBytes
    Manufacturer Hyundai Electronics
    Max Bandwidth PC3-10700 (667 MHz)
    Part Number HMT112U6TFR8C-H9
    Serial Number 440173803
    Week/year 15 / 11


    Slot #2
    Type DDR3
    Size 2048 MBytes
    Manufacturer Nanya Technology
    Max Bandwidth PC3-10700 (667 MHz)
    Part Number NT2GC64B8HA0NF-CG
    Serial Number 255336511
    Week/year 20 / 10

    Slot #3
    Type DDR3
    Size 1024 MBytes
    Manufacturer Samsung
    Max Bandwidth PC3-10700 (667 MHz)
    Part Number M378B2873EH1-CH9
    Serial Number 2046275154
    Week/year 10 / 10

    Slot #4
    Type DDR3
    Size 1024 MBytes
    Manufacturer Samsung
    Max Bandwidth PC3-10700 (667 MHz)
    Part Number M378B2873EH1-CH9
    Serial Number 2046275155
    Week/year 10 / 10


    Had me wondering too at 5GB RAM , as that is not optimal , and may have forced the board to use the Ram in Single Channel mode instead of Dual Channel mode, it is also using 3 different Ram chips whose timings may not all align either = slower but you may not notice the difference, though Dual Channel should equal quicker, though again you may not notice.
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