Why does my graphics card not work properly?

When I installed the latest drivers from nVidia for my GEForce 9800 GTX+ card, the screen does not show all my icons.   It appears cut off on all sides.   Also, there is a sound of static from the speakers in my ViewSonic VX 2835wm monitor, but not through the speakers connected to the sound card.
DoctorK12008Asked:
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johnny_the_knifeConnect With a Mentor Commented:

If heat is indeed th issue, adding some additional cooling fans might be a solution.  Also, make sure the insides of the system are free of dust, compressed air is good fr cleanong them out.
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johnny_the_knifeCommented:
Is the monitor resolution set correctly?
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DoctorK12008Author Commented:
Yes.   Whenever I update to the correct driver the noise from the monitor speakers starts and the display is too big for the screen.   When I roll back to the previous driver, everything seems fine, except when I try to open Corel Paint Shop Pro X2.   Then the error message shown i n the attached file appears and the program will not open.
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yankees9920Commented:
Have you downloaded the proper drivers for Windows 7, while paying attention to 64-bit vs 32-bit?
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DoctorK12008Author Commented:
Yes, I did that, as well as the patch that was supposed to fix this problem.   Since the problem occurs randomly, is it an indication the card itself may be defective.   It seems to overheat when the computer has been left on for several hours and the fans in the case begin to spin at a very fast rate.   When this happens, a warning message shows up on the screen indicating an overheating problem.   I have since replaced the card with an older one, an nVidia GeForce 9800+.   I have had no problems since, however the card with the problem cost quite a lot of money, so I would like to see if it can be used in my system.
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davidlevans13Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Have you tried erasing all drivers and then installing the correct driver set from nVidia?

Regarding the heating problem: I the video card cooling fan is working fine and it is still overheating, you could check to see if the heat sink on the GPU is making good contact. I had that problem one time wherein the heatsink was only making contact with one corner of the GPU. It looked like the GPU was not seated flat on the board and when the heat sink was attached it only seated on the portion that was angled up.
To fix it I had to do a little filing and fitting on the heatsink hardware.

Not a probability but a possibility. And don't forget the thermal paste when doing that.
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yankees9920Commented:
If you think there is a problem with the card itself, you may be able to get it RMA'ed. But if your room and/or case temp are high, you should look into other cooling alternatives.
Have you tried testing it with the side of your case opened, perhaps with a fan blowing in.
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