Mad Posted February 7, 2008 Report Share Posted February 7, 2008 (edited) I was wondering, could you actually kill a GFX card by installing a new driver (which was not really meant for the card)? My story: I installed the 169.28 driver on my GeForce Fx Go5200 (which resides in my marvellous (at least when I bought it) Toshiba M30-344 :) ). Of course it does not work "just like this", so I took Larry's INFs for Dell 5150/5160 and modified it to accept my 5200. Everything woked fine for a week or so. (Actually more than fine, this driver boosted my FPS by 100% in comparison to my 44.46 driver) This morning, I switched on my Laptop, and I got these nice picture disturbances (even on BIOS level) you get when there is something terribly wrong with the VRAM. Only thing I can think of, which might have killed the cat is the "sideband addressing" which is switched on in Larry's INF. But could that actually fry my GFX card? Any comments on this would be appreciated - I ordered a new mainboard for my M30, and I don't want to fry the next GPU... Thanks! :P Ps.: Maybe I should take the time to say hello. So, hello! :) Thanks for this great spot on the net. Took me quite some time to find it, but I'm pretty impressed. :P Edited February 7, 2008 by Mad Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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