- 06-17-2012 04:30 PM #11
Oops I didn't see this post. I had looked at that Sapphire card but its a DDR3 and my computer uses DDR2 and I read somewhere that DDR3 & DDR2 aren't compatible. Do you know if that's true? That card recommended by Dell has some sort of funky fan mounted on the card which some users have had problems with.
- 06-17-2012 04:35 PM #12
Thanks for the info on replacing a card. I'm not so much worried about installing the card. I've installed PCI cards and upgraded hard drives. But the way I understand it, & I'm pretty much a novice (ie a dunce), the difficult part is setting up the card.
- 06-17-2012 04:40 PM #13
Your "computer" Ram uses DDR2, (Double Data rate2), The Sapphire card uses DDR3, I don't think that's going to matter because you're not actually mixing Ram up on the Motherboard.
Where is abs?? our Hardware guy, he was supposed to be at work at 5
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- 06-17-2012 04:55 PM #14
Thanks for clearing up my question of DDR2 versus 3. I think I'll try fixing the dll file - its free. If that doesn't work I'll buy that Sapphire card. Does that sound like a plan? Also I want to thank you again!! I really, really appreciate the help. I worked at HP for 27 years & always had access to IT support. But now that I'm retired we live in a fairly rural area in Oklahoma and there is NOBODY to ask. Thanks again.
- 06-17-2012 05:03 PM #15
Your always welcome and it's a pleasure working with you! I'll look at that dll link as I'm not familiar with the process of "fixing" a dll other then, how to register (or re-register) a dll. as shown below.
regsvr32 <path & filename of dll
- 06-17-2012 05:26 PM #16
I'd be interested in any feedback you have on the link that purports to be able to fix a dll. Thanks.
- 06-17-2012 05:36 PM #17
Stay away!!! it's a Good sales pitch, looks like a registry cleaner that's going to find 346.5 problems, but you will need to dish out 29.95 to have those fake issues / problems fixed!
Glad I looked
- 06-17-2012 05:48 PM #18
Thank you!!! I too am glad you looked. I'll stay away. Thanks.
- 06-18-2012 06:42 AM #19rural area in Oklahoma and there is NOBODY to ask.
Curious how to you connect to the Internet in that rural area?
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- 06-18-2012 07:07 AM #20
Although NVidia says your driver is the latest, i would think it would not be able to see if the driver is corrupted.
Reinstalling the driver will just reinstall the driver you have, which seems to be broken.
before shelling out the $$ on a new card, first try re-downloading the driver, then installing it. it should detect the original, and ask if you want to continue overwriting, select yes.
Any luck? if not, enter in safe mode and delete the original driver from device manager. reboot into safe mode and install the newly downloaded driver.
does your computer have a second "on board" port you can use? this may be covered over with a blue cap. remove your problem card and connect using this second vga port. any luck?