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Setup program unreadable when using a Geforce 8400 card


jeeves

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#1
When I run the Windows 8 setup program the screens are nearly unreadable. There is a screenshot of this below. I'm not even sure how to describe the garbled text effect for googleing purposes.
2013-03-31 21.37.37.jpg

While I was able to finally get Windows installed with a lot of guessing at what was on the screen, the video problem persists. I suspect this is some sort of driver issue, but I am not able to download and install the latest drivers from Nvidia because the screen is so unreadable.

I tried booting up in Windows restricted graphics mode (I think that was F5 in the special boot menu), but the problem persists. Same goes for booting up in Safe Mode.

I know this computer is OK, because I was able to install Window 8 on it just fine when using the integrated graphics. Also I am currently dual booting Windows XP (using the Geforce card), and it it does not have the same problem.

Can anyone shed any light on this?
 

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Ztruker

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#2
Sounds like the 8400 is defective. Can you try it in another computer or try a different card in this one.
 

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    Intel Quad Core i7-4770 @ 3.4Ghz
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jeeves

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I doubt it's the card, because it would be having problems when I boot into other OSes. This is currently being used on a triple boot computer, where it does just fine running Windows XP with the latest Nvidia drivers, and Opensuse Linux with the open source Nouveau drivers. It's only on Windows 8 where there is a problem.
 

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theog

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#4
Try using the VGA port & a VGA Monitor.
 

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Ztruker

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#5
Try the Automatic Driver Detection at the Nvidia web site, see what that tells you: Drivers | GeForce
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Lenovo IdeaCenter K450
    CPU
    Intel Quad Core i7-4770 @ 3.4Ghz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    16.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Integrated HD Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP h2207
    Screen Resolution
    [email protected]
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung EVO SATA-3 SSD;
    2TB Seagate ST2000DM001 SATA-2;
    1.5TB Seagate ST3150041AS SATA
    PSU
    500W
    Keyboard
    Wired USB
    Mouse
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    3GB Up, 30GB Down
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    SeaMonkey
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    Windows Defender; MBAM Pro
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TONSCHUH

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#6
Double-Checked the Refresh-Rate in your settings ?

:)
 

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    Intel Core i7 3770k @4800MHz
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    Asus P8Z77-V
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    G.Skill 16G(4*4G) DDR3-2400 Quad Channel [TDX] F3-2400C10Q-16GTX
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    2x Gigabyte GTX980-Ti-OC-STRIX-6GB in 2-Way-SLI (1408MHz | Boost: 1544MHz | Memory-Clock: 8000MHz)
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