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I bought a new GPU and it is making my computer crash?

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    I bought a new GPU and it is making my computer crash?

    Today, I got a new graphics card for my computer that is about 5 years old. Here are my specs:
    Dell Inspiron 530
    Intel Core 2 Duo e2500 2.33 GHz Processor
    NEW GPU: MSI Geforce GT 440 (N440GT)
    OLD GPU: NVIDIA Geforce 8600GT
    3GB ram
    300 watt power supply (unsure of 12V ratings)
    Windoes 8 Pro 64bit

    I installed my GT440 into my computer today, and the card worked fine when there was no drivers installed. I uninstalled my older drivers from my 8600 and installed drivers for the 440. When I restarted, I got the BSOD with an error message saying VIDEO_DTR_FALIURE. What does this message mean, and what can I do to fix this BSOD problem? This didnt happen on my old card, but it does on my new card? Is there a problem with my power supply, or is it an issue with the drivers? Please help.

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    There are many possibilities for that error. Do a google search for VIDEO_DTR_FALIURE and you will get many answers. One of them could be your problem.

    One other possibility is the stock Dell 300 watt power supply may need upgrading.
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    According to the Nvidia site, you PSU meets the minimum requirements. I wouldn't hold much to that OEM PSU, as suggested, upgrade it as well. That aside, uninstall your driver with driver fusion from the Treexy link under the CNET link. Once that is done a reboot should be in order if not, reboot. Then download the latest driver from Nvidia from here. Assuming you're running 8.1 64 bit is should be this driver 331.65 WHQL. This driver is the same for Vista, 7 8/8.1 64 bit.
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    Posts : 30
    Windows 8.1

    Just sale this old PC & Buy a new PC

    it will solve the problem
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I bought a new GPU and it is making my computer crash?

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