I THINK I HAVE WRECKED MY GRAPHICS CARD...PLEASE HELP!!
Posted on 2004-03-25
MSI KT3 Ultra 2 series: MS-6380E (motherboard)
AMD athlon 1800+
2 x 512 DDR, 1 x 256 DDR
MSI G4 MX-420 64MB card
I recently downloaded a new driver for my graphics card and while looking at the card setting within the display panel I saw that the option for setting the Memeory and core clocks on the card had changed...
Curious, I decided to experiement [Bad idea you may be thinking, and as it turns out your're probably right].
I move the clock slide up to 1/2 way (can remember which one - Memory or core). I applied the changes and the whole screen displayed a haze of light blue pixels. As I couldnot seen the windows screen all I could do was reboot the computer.
On reboot it went through the startup sequence fine, went through the Win2k logon fine and opened widows. After loading startup programs in the system tray the screen would then flick over to the blue pixel haze.
I rebooted in safe mode and went to the device manager for the card. Within general I went through the trouble shooter...no joy. Within the driver tab i went through driver properties and update driver...still no joy. Within resourse tab it has "setting based on" set to 'current configuration' within its dropdown menu. This option in greyed out. There is also a tick box "Use automatic settings" that is tick and greyed out. Next to this is a button - "change settings" this is also greyed out.
I am now stuck for ideas. What do you think?
1. Have I nuked my card therefore need to buy new one?
2. Is there anyway to reset the defult setting on the card without logging on in normal as the screen becomes unusable.?