Problems with brand new Nvidia GeForce 6200 OC!!!!
Posted on 2006-03-28
I am new to the whole pc gaming scene. After continuous ranting from my bros who all play warcraft, i finally decided to get out of the dark ages and by a new graphics card. I have a Gateway PERFORMANCE 1500 CS. All I had to do was take out the old graphics card from the cpu and replace it with the new one. I did this , it clicked in, and it was fine. I followed all the steps in the installation guide, my computer recognized the new card and everything was cool until i restarted. When i did that the gateway logo came on distorted(split in half) then the microsoft xp logo came on and then slowy the whole screen froze and blurred into white. it lasted the usual amount of time it takes to boot up. welcome screen came on and everything was cool but the whoel thing about booting up was nagging me. So i said screw it and install F.E.A.R. which i just bought brand new. I loaded it with ease until it came time to play the game. When I pressed the play button the screen turns black as it would with any game but the the whole screen freezes and fades into white. I can hear the game music playing in the background but the screen is white. After franctically trying to figure out the problem i ran a diagnostics test from the run menu. I ran the tests and figured out what might possibly be wrong, the direct draw test. Its supossed to show a bouncing white box in full screen but when it starts the test i get the "fade-into-white" screen. So im pretty sure thats what worng? but who knows. I came to you guys looking for answers cuz i really dont want to spend $150 on that geek squad raiding my house to tell me i have a problem when i know i do and then leaving me a bill. PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!