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"Vertical blinding" with new GPU...

  1. #1


    Florida
    Posts : 26
    Windows 8 Pro With Media Center x64

    "Vertical blinding" with new GPU...


    I just bought a new graphics card (EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti) and I can't seem to get it working properly.

    Here's what I'm experiencing:

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    Moving the mouse around causes a ripple effect that distorts the area around the mouse (makes it somewhat possible to navigate the PC in this state since you can "re-scramble" the picture around the mouse pointer and make some text readable).

    If I install the video drivers for this card, Windows won't boot at all (it just goes to the Windows logo and then a black screen followed by four beeps from the motherboard). I have to do a "Restore" just to get it back like this.

    I actually had this same issue back in the Release Preview when I tried to plug in an EVGA 550 Ti into this computer but I wrote it off as a problem with that build and just ignored it. I've been using an MSI Radeon HD 4850 since then and it hasn't had any problems but I replaced it with the 650 Ti to free up some space in the PC (as it's considerably shorter as well as newer).

    The motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-M61P-S3 (a 2007 board) and the CPU is a AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+. Do you think the issue could be with the motherboard itself (I didn't think "too old" could be a problem with PCI-e x16 slots due to supposedly being backwards compatible but if this and a 550 Ti both experience the same hiccup in Windows 8, it seems possible)?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Florida
    Posts : 26
    Windows 8 Pro With Media Center x64


    Fixed the problem by...switching a Radeon HD 6870 for it and putting the 650 Ti in a different computer.

    So solved, albeit brute forced.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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