Computer Support Forum

XfX 7770 Worth it to RMA ? 4 months left

Question: XfX 7770 Worth it to RMA ? 4 months left

System specsX4 640ASRock n68 vs3 ucc4gb ddr3 1600mhz ramXFX 7770 Double dissipation ( bought on 4 January 2013 )Antec High current Gamer 400W PSUmy 7770 from XFX purchased on 4 january 2013 is having some issues. those issues are not that big but i think those can cause a bigger problem after the warranty period the issieus i have are.Black Screen Syndrome Happends rarely while playing World Of Tanks ( other games i dont know since i dont game alot )Blue screen of death Atikmdag.sys while browsing on the internet happends around 3 or 4 times a dayonce i had green bars all over my screen pics and once i had purple stripes in my screen.and in Game my screen freezes for 1-2 secs. on the moment it froze the sound also froze for 1-2 secs.those problems i think occur on a graphics card that is not functioning properly.i got 4 months more Warranty so here is the question is it worht to RMA it ? Any bad or good Experience with XFX Rma ?How long will it take aprox ? i contacted XFX already and they told me to try a other card. but dont have one to borrow from friends. those stripes are enough to tell its the GPU not being 100% it happend and a GPU should not do that right ? also XFX told me to pay shipping and it can take to 1-2 months. but i heard people having it back and replaced in 1-3 weeks any one experience with that ? Thanks in advance

Relevance 100%
Preferred Solution: XfX 7770 Worth it to RMA ? 4 months left

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: XfX 7770 Worth it to RMA ? 4 months left

You paid for it, it has a warranty. Why wouldn't you RMA it?Absolutely, RMA it today.

3 more replies
Relevance 60.68%

Alright so I had to get a replacement phone from verizon. They sent the same phone, I made sure everything was backed up on my sim card first but once I activated my new phone I noticed that 3 months worth of pictures were deleted. NOT all of them. It was from OCT until JAN (the day I activated the new phone). I accepted that I wouldn't get my pictures back. BUT I just had to get yet another replacement phone. Upon activating this one my pictures are now gone from OCT until now. ANY ideas? Verizon has no idea as they said my phone should automatically store all my data on my sim, so where is it? lol I'm only concerned because my kids Christmas and birthday pictures are now gone. help?

Answer:Droid pro deleted 3 months worth of pics

It feels really bad when your most precious thing that is your memories get lost, i wanted to know that did you replace the phone from verizon and if not then reboot your phone hope these will help you.

Florida LLC formation

1 more replies
Relevance 58.63%

The Desktop was left over winter and failed to boot on return. It freezes on an ASUS screen - is this a Boot Screen? Have to pull the plug to shut down. Cannot view XP CD disk or Floppy Start-UP disk. Booting with F8 or Delete does not always enter CMOS setup or Safe Mode. It did ONCE boot up to Windows and seemed to work OK. I tried to run CHKDSK but it froze again on the ASUS screen during a normal Restart. New CMOS battery fitted but it made no difference. When I get into Safe Mode, the screen is almost illegible due to flicker as is the ASUS screen (at which it freezes). The exit options at the ASUS screen do not work - ie Tab and Alt F2. When I can get into CMOS / BIOS Set-UP the screen is stable and all seems correct. It does not recognise the XP CD on boot-up. It used to recognise the Start-up floppy and go into Safe + Command Prompt, but now it says it is the wrong disk.Any ideas on how to tackle this?Thanks in anticipationKen

Answer:Win XP left 6 months fails to boot

Possible that the harddrive is not running at its normal speed,freezing up or slowing down. Or has quit.My computer took 20 min. to boot the other day.I was watching the HDD activity indicator light,and it would remain on, and not rapidly blinking.Mechanical devices do have problems.Harddrive manufacturers have software for download for testing HDD.--------------------------------------------------------Mostly on Desktop computers----DUST collects inside computers, and can cause hardwaredamage, overheating, faulty fans, faulty drivesIs yours clean.????^^^ Some pictures ^^^

7 more replies
Relevance 57.81%


Answer:How do i Norton AntiVirus?8 months left have PRODUCT KEY NBR

Log in to your Norton Account on the Symantec website. Download link should be there.Don't ask us for help with your Norton Account password, we can't help you there.

7 more replies
Relevance 57.81%

warranty showing start date 08/01/2016 and end date as the same date 08/01/2016 i only purchased the pc 08/01/2016

More replies
Relevance 57.4%

I bought a brand new Lenovo Thinkpad T460S in Nov 2016. This is supposed to be their premium business laptop range. I uses it daily, simple computer work. Lately it starts to have problem hibernating and waking from sleep/hibernation. Yesterday the steel left hinge suddenly broke. I contacted the Lenovo Support today and they replied : The three year international Warranty does not cover the hinges. It's like you buy a new car, then the hinge of your drive breaks and it's not covered by warranty? What kind of logic is that? They want to charge me for the repair. I am getting a quote from them, this is probably the last Thinkpad I will ever buy from Lenovo! I am getting a quote from them. I wonder if we can get the part myself and attempt a self repair. But this is deeply disappointing! 

Thinkad T460S-5.jpg ?71 KB

More replies
Relevance 56.58%

I was on the reoad for 3 months and left my coputer back at home, it was used while I was away and now its full of popups, and what apears to be some randsomeware saying to call 1-800-264-5133 to have popups disabled
I turn to you Bleeping computer, whats my first plan of attack?
thanks in advance

Answer:left computer with roommates for 3 months, FULL of popups and randsomeware

Sorry for the delay in getting to your problem. First thing is to see what we're up against.Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop. This will only scan your computer. I like to know what will be removed before it is removed. Just cautious that way.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As AdministratorThe tool will start to update the database, please wait a bit.Click on I agree button.Click on the Scan button.AdwCleaner will patient as the scan may take some time to complete.After the scan has finished, click on the Report button...a logfile (AdwCleaner[R#].txt) will open in Notepad for review (where the largest value of # represents the most recent report).The contents of the log file may be confusing. Unless you see a program name that you know should not be removed, don't worry about it. If you see an entry you want to keep, let me know about it.Copy and paste the contents of that logfile in your next reply.A copy of all logfiles are saved in the C:\AdwCleaner folder which was created when running the tool.

30 more replies
Relevance 47.97%

I update and save quite a few files each day, and I can see in File History that there are many saved versions for these files.
This would fill up my backup drive fairly quickly, and therefore, I need to reduce 'Keep saved versions' from the default of 'forever' to about 3 months.  But does this mean that all files older than 3 months will be deleted my File History backup?
 What happens to all my files that have only ever been saved once, but are older than 3 months?  Are these retained in File History or deleted?
The forums on File History do no make this very clear.

More replies
Relevance 47.56%

Okay first of all I would like to say I have been having on going issues for months to almost a year... I have tried everything I can think of... Including wiping harddrives to DoD standards with dban, gparted etc.... I have tried monitering my connections with wireshark...  I have tried several differet anti- (virus and malware) programs including paid version of kaspersky, malwarebytes, bitdefender, eset.....
This problem also has involved some black hat hackers compromising my system and bank account, credit card etc all being hit and continueing to do so... I have switched ISPs , changed hardware, thrown away devices including cell phones and laptops... It seems that they were also backdoored into several of my devices and were using several different methods to continue to spread and infect other devices.. These devices include android, iphone, ipod, ipad, netbook, laptop, smart tv and even my dvd player (java).. I have tried to ask for help and seek help for this and no one can figure it out or think this cant be real.
I have now thrown out all laptops, and all phones at the same time and started from scratch but having issues on a brand new laptop... I am not sure this is the same issue as before... However, I would like and really appreciate if someone could help me out and view my logs and make sure.. because I have been through hell and back with all these issues.. Loss of finances, time, and sleep... SO, I truly appreciate any and a... Read more

Answer:Malware, Spyware, And hackers...equals months and months of going insane!! help!

GMER 2.1.19357 -
3rd party scan 2015-06-29 18:38:16
Windows 6.3.9600  x64 \Device\Harddisk0\DR0 -> \Device\00000036 HGST_HTS721075A9E630 rev.JB2OA3J0 698.64GB
Running: 11ybrc3o.exe; Driver: C:\Users\M4M8A\AppData\Local\Temp\kxldypow.sys
---- Modules - GMER 2.1 ----
Module   \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\iaStorA.sys (Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver - x64/Intel Corporation SIGNED)(2014-09-02 06:28:41)                                                fffff800f9c65000-fffff800f9f1b000 (2842624 bytes)
Module   \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\edevmon.sys (Devmon monitor/ESET SIGNED)(2015-01-30 23:13:30)                                                                                          fffff800fa393000-fffff800fa3d2000 (258048 bytes)
Module   \SystemRoo... Read more

3 more replies
Relevance 47.15%

I purchased said unit Sept. last year and within a few months the battery started discharging for no reason I could see. Battery returned to Lenovo, tested and a new battery sent out (old one apparently kaput). I thought the problem was solved until a few days ago when... Battery starts discharging again for no reason I can see. Laptop eventually went into hibernation. Unplugged charger, plugged back in, switched on then powered up the laptop and the battery started charging. This sequence of events was repeated 3 times in 1 week, until yesterday when powering up the laptop failed. Took the battery out and tried laptop on charger only. Nothing. Put battery back in and tried to power up - then noticed battery indicator gave 3 orange flashes 1 second apart before stopping. Did the battery discharge thing (pressing in the power button etc.). Still nothing. The unit seems to have failed completely. Can someone tell my what I might be dealing with here - a failed motherboard? Yet again I'm going to have to send this laptop back for repair, and it's been nothing short of a nightmare because I rely on it to do work. I've never experienced something like this before with a purchased laptop and I suspect the original battery problem was caused by a fault inside the laptop. As the machine is still within warranty can I request a new machine or a full refund because I simply don't want to use something which may be inherently unstable? Looking at the views ... Read more

Answer:Ideapad Z580 only 10 months old - Battery failure 3 months ago and now this....

Hi Stephenbtc,
Thanks for posting and Welcome to Lenovo Community,
Would you please try to below steps
1-      Switch off the machine, remove the battery and keep the charger plugged in and press and hold the power button for 15 sec.
2-      Remove the battery and the charger and press and hold the power button for 20 sec.
Plug them back in and check if problem still exist or not if yes please go with the rest of steps
3-      Remove the energy management from control panel and install the below
Windows 8 : Energy Management
Windows 7 : Energy Management
Please let me know if you still facing the same problem
Hope the information helps


2 more replies
Relevance 45.1%
Question: 7770 or the 560

Hey guys i am caught in a dilema and i was wondering what one would you recomend?
They both seem to run with close fps
EVGA GTX 560 SuperClocked 1GB GDDR5 DVI HDMI PCI-E.. |
Sapphire HD 7770 GHz Vapor-X OC Edition 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card [11201-05-20G]
Cheers silver

Answer:7770 or the 560

Video Card Comparison -

The 560 Stock overclocked still kicks the [email protected]#@$! out of the Hd7770 lol

should look into a 7850 or 7870 if you want to go AMD otherwise the GTX560 would be the way to go i left you a chart to compare

7 more replies
Relevance 44.69%
Question: Radeon HD 7770 - SAPPHIRE 11201-00-20G Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

I'm considering buying two of those to crossfire in my PC. Would it be worth it? How much of a performance increase could I expect to see over my HD 4890?

Answer:Radeon HD 7770

Drivers are a problem with the 7xxx series right now.....As for performance that will be harder to judge since the cards are so far apart in generations....I'll say once the drivers are mature one 7770 will probably be roughly equal to the 4890.

I'll say as of "NOW" the 4890 will probably be better than both cards, due to the driver problems.....

In a short time however it will be more than worth it

2 more replies
Relevance 44.69%

I have a Gigabyte F2A55M-DS2 motherboard with an AMD A10 5700-APU. I was wondering if I can fit this particular graphics card, and what kind of RAM I can fit,

Answer:Can my PC fit the Radeon 7770?

Specs for your Mobo, enter link description here . Review and power consumption for the card click here.
So check the space you have in the PC case and your PSU wattage. If already running in a PC then run the Crucial scanner for your ram upgrades, click here.

1 more replies
Relevance 44.69%

Just installed Windows 8 release preview just to find it has a set of drivers already for my HD 7770. 12.4 ( nice lil surprise, don't have fight with the installer, or at least till a new set of drivers are released.

Sent from my 9810 using Tapatalk

More replies
Relevance 44.69%

Hi guys. I am plannig to upgrade my graphics card. Initially I was set on buying the GTX 650 2 GB DDR5 as I have always used Nvidia cards. But searching the net, I saw that the Radeon HD 7770 has a higher benchmark. So now I am having second thoughts. Should I go for the 1 GB Radeon card or the 2 GB GTX card? The are almost in the same price range. Is the difference of 1 GB memory going to be too great a factor? And how regularly does AMD update its drivers?
Thanks in advance.

N.B. The present power supply of my PC is not a factor. I will be changing that too.

Answer:Radeon HD 7770 1GB or GTX 650 2GB

HD 7770 seems to be a little faster than the GTX 650, but the Nvidia card has got 2GB GDDR5. Also Nvidia supports PhysX, has a better 3D vision, has got better drivers and they are updated very often.

I hate AMD cards because I owned a few of them and ALL of them gave me problems (9600PRO AGP, HD 3450 AGP, X1650SE, HD 5670, HD 4870x2).

If you can, go for a GTX 650 Ti... If you can't, go for the GTX 650... Also 2GB of GDDR5 memory are really better than 1GB, especially if you use high resolutions and high settings in games. 1GB are not enough to run some games decently...

9 more replies
Relevance 44.69%
Question: HD 7770 no display

Hi guys im new here but would appriciate any help. I have searched many forums but not yet found an answer that works. I have just bought an HD7770 graphics card. I have installed it properly including plugging in the pcie power supply and i still have no display. I currently have the ga-970a-ds3 motherboard and it should work but when i plug the monitor in i get nothing on the screen, i have tried 3 different monitors and my old graphics card still works fine. I have tried uninstalling the old drivers but to no avail. I am very stuck. any help would be appreciated.


Answer:HD 7770 no display

7 more replies
Relevance 44.69%

The battery in my first gen S10 died after about 7 months. Fortunately, I was still well within my warranty so Lenovo held up their end and replaced it. However, after about 8 months that second battery too no longer holds a charge and my original warranty has since expired. Phone support reiterated as much and denied any help.  This leads me to ask, shouldn't the second battery carry with it a full one year warranty? How can Lenovo not stand by a battery that dies in less than a year? This seems like more than just bad luck and has me questioning whether I will purchase another Lenovo product in the future.  Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

More replies
Relevance 44.28%

Hey all :3 long time.

Cutting to the chase:

I purchased a HIS HD 7770 GHz edition upgrading from my S***ty last generation HD 6450.

Core speed is default at 1000MHz Mem is default at 1125Mhz.

If I increase sliders even a little bit (in AMD Overdrive (which has safe limits)) I get the error: Your Display Driver has stopped responding and recovered. This is when I'm not even gaming, just with a window open. Temps are fine at 26c...

Your thoughts?

Answer:7770 GHz edition overclock help

I'm thinking that it's sat its maxed overclock with stock voltages.

Which is sorta what i'd hope to see, as paying for an overclock that wasn't maxed would make me sad.

6 more replies
Relevance 44.28%

I am planning on getting a video card(s) soon but don't know enough to really decide what is the best for me. I plan on keeping it for at least 2-3yrs so I don't mind paying a "little" more hence the 7970 option. I made my choice of the cards in the title based primarily on price and my PSU output. I have an antec hcg-750 PSU which should comfortably run the above cards according to several PSU calculators (rest of my components in sig). I know the drivers for ATI sucks now but obviously it will be improved. But from a performance standpoint, how much does a 2nd card really add and if the 7970 is much better, by how much? worth the price premium? I have a dual monitor setup but only plan on gaming on one but might extend to 3-4monitors in the future (office/wrk stuff only) O and although price diff between 560/560 ti/560 ti 448 core are minimal the power consumption isnt, any ideas there? Hope to hear from the community soon. thanks!

Answer:2x 560 ti's or 2x 7770's or 1x 7970?? Suggestions anyone?

The driver issues will be fixed soon....A single 7970 will leave the option to add a second card later, also that 3 gig frame buffer might come in handy at a later date.....

What are you using right now?

Mature drivers are usually worth 10-20%, a second card in theory is doubles the performance, but you mileage may vary

9 more replies
Relevance 44.28%

Hey all :3 long time.

Cutting to the chase:

I purchased a HIS HD 7770 GHz edition upgrading from my S***ty last generation HD 6450.

Core speed is default at 1000MHz Mem is default at 1125Mhz.

If I increase sliders even a little bit (in AMD Overdrive (which has safe limits)) I get the error: Your Display Driver has stopped responding and recovered. This is when I'm not even gaming, just with a window open. Temps are fine at 26c...

Your thoughts?

Answer:7770 GHz edition overclock help

I'm thinking that it's sat its maxed overclock with stock voltages.

Which is sorta what i'd hope to see, as paying for an overclock that wasn't maxed would make me sad.

6 more replies
Relevance 44.28%

Is there any significant difference in performance between a Radeon HD 7770 1G DDR5 and the Radeon HD 7770 2G DDR5?

Answer:Solved: Radeon HD 7770

11 more replies
Relevance 44.28%

i have a sapphire graphics card and i can buy the same one for ?93 or should i just buy the his graphics card 7850

7850 HIS 7870 IceQ X 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E DVI/HDMI/2xMini DP < HD 7800 Series < Desktop Graphics < Products | HIS Graphic Cards

7770 for crossfire with same gpu SAPPHIRE HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB GDDR5

Answer:His 7850 or should i crossfire the 7770

Quote: Originally Posted by BigTabs

i have a sapphire graphics card and i can buy the same one for ?93 or should i just buy the his graphics card 7850

7850 HIS 7870 IceQ X 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E DVI/HDMI/2xMini DP < HD 7800 Series < Desktop Graphics < Products | HIS Graphic Cards

7770 for crossfire with same gpu SAPPHIRE HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB GDDR5

even crossfire the 7850 will beat it out and it being overclocked will just smoke it

I would sell or put the 7770 in another machine and go for the big boy card 7850

3 more replies
Relevance 44.28%

Hi guys! I got a really big issue, hope you can help. Today i turned my computer on and the screen went black. Checked all the cabels, and switched to the Integral Graphic Card - and i could see the screen. The issue is that I cannot get the computer to worki with my Radeon HD 7770. It was running just fine for a year or so and suddenly went silent.  The GPU fan runs fine. Checked the GPU in another computer - fine. PSU: bequiet bqsu7-400w Tried cleaning the slots, gpu. Restored bios to default and still nothing. Any ideas? brMaciek

More replies
Relevance 44.28%

Hey Guys,

Hoping someone can help me with something.

I've got a HD 7770 graphics card and I'm wanting to hook up 3 monitors to it.

What I've done is got 1 hooked with HDMI and 2 using mini dp to dvi adapters.

All monitors seem to get picked up in both windows screen resolution area and CCC however it won't let me extend desktop to all 3. In windows it keeps saying unable to save.

In CCC I can only select 2 monitors. I've updated drivers and everything.

Any advice? It would be greatly appreciated I've been trying for 3 days to get it working.

Thanks for your help



Answer:HD-7770 with 3 monitors - just won't work

I believe the third monitor must have an active adapter in order to function properly.
Two monitors will work well with your every day cables, however, you will need the adapter I mentioned above for eyefinity to work properly.

2 more replies
Relevance 44.28%

Okay, I want to get the XFX Radeon HD 7770 graphics card (full info below) with 2 DVI, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, but I need to know if It can support 3 monitors hooked up simultaneously. I don't want to use any of that Eyefinity stuff, just have 3 displays. One monitor has DVI, one has HDMI or DVI, and one is VGA (I will get a converter), so will they work? Also, with the 3rd monitor, will a VGA to Displayport/DVI/HDMI work for using 3 displays, or do I have to have one of those annoying active converter things for it. Thank you ahead of time!

(XFX FX-777A-ZDFV AMD Radeon Double D HD 7770 Video Card - 1GB, DDR5, PCI Express 3.0, DVI-I, DVI-D, HDMI, DisplayPort, CrossFire, DirectX 11)

Answer:3+ Monitors Radeon 7770?

That Eyefinity stuff is the 3+ monitor support.

You have to use the Display for one monitor and any two other ports for the other two monitors. You can put the VGA monitor on an Active Display port adapter.

1 more replies
Relevance 44.28%

I intend to run a Sapphire HD7770 GHz edition OC, alongside a i5 3570K.
will this be a bottleneck? I want to run games such as skyrim or MW3 at medium/high graphics.

here's the rest of the parts:

4GB (2x2gb) Kingston 1600MHz RAM (will be adding a second set soon)
Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200 RPM (will be adding another one to run in RAID 0)
Corsair HX 650 (will possibly be adding a second HD7770 to run in CrossFireX)
Coolermaster Hyper TX3-EVO, in push-pull configuration (will possibly be upgrading to Hyper 612)
ASRock Z77 Pro 3 Motherboard
Corsair Carbide 400r Case

cheers for any feedback

Answer:Is the i5-3570K too powerful for an HD 7770?

That setup should be able to play those games pretty well unless you're playing multi screen or on a 30". There will always be a bottleneck (it's usually your wallet) and in this case your processor would be able to supply a faster video card, but or the games you mention it should be no problem. If you start playing on high settings with anti-aliasing you might start seeing a bit of a performance issue.

15 more replies
Relevance 44.28%


I currently have a 19 inch monitor of 1360x768 resolution. Maxing out all games(AA x2 or off) with my sapphire 7770 1 gb.

So have saved some 200$. Should i get one 21 inch 1080p monitor or get two 19 inch and set up eyefinity(portrait mode). Can the graphic card handle it? Please share your opinions. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Eyefinity in sapphire 7770 1Gb

Quote: Originally Posted by bala2289


I currently have a 19 inch monitor of 1360x768 resolution. Maxing out all games(AA x2 or off) with my sapphire 7770 1 gb.

So have saved some 200$. Should i get one 21 inch 1080p monitor or get two 19 inch and set up eyefinity(portrait mode). Can the graphic card handle it? Please share your opinions. Thanks in advance.

It will handle it but your games won't be maxed out they will be on high settings or medium more resolution the more GPU is needed but I would think you should be ok and won't notice much of a severe dip in FPS

9 more replies
Relevance 44.28%

Hello everyone. I just bought a brand new MSI AMD Radeon HD7770 PE factory OC and after installing any driver and rebooting my PC freezes at the "Starting Windows" screen. With all that I can still hear the sound of windows starting but my graphics card just shuts down (fans are still running).
My tech specs:
MB- MSI 770 C45
Processor- AMD Athlon II x2 250 3.00 GHz
VGA- MSI AMD Radeon HD 7770 PE OC

Answer:MSI AMD Radeon HD 7770 problems.


Originally Posted by OvidiuN7

Hello everyone. I just bought a brand new MSI AMD Radeon HD7770 PE factory OC and after installing any driver and rebooting my PC freezes at the "Starting Windows" screen. With all that I can still hear the sound of windows starting but my graphics card just shuts down (fans are still running).
My tech specs:
MB- MSI 770 C45
Processor- AMD Athlon II x2 250 3.00 GHz
VGA- MSI AMD Radeon HD 7770 PE OC

May be DOA. RMA it and have them send you another.

9 more replies
Relevance 44.28%

I posted this in like 20 forums and I dont seem to be getting any replies, was hoping someone here could help me frown.gif
So I recently bought a Radeon HD 7770 card, I dont know much about computers but I installed it myself, innitially the computer would load but everything would be blank except for Start Menu (not even clock would load), so I took out the card, spent a whole bottle of compressed air to take out any dust, tested my old card to make sure it was not something else on my system, and put the card back in.
I managed to install latest drivers, here is a pic of what it looks like:
click here some reason everything looks kinda blurry.... it wont let me change resolution past 1360x768, tried playing some games font blurriness persisted. Also after playing for a while at max, I was able to play with no lag, but it either make the game lock-up or with Witcher 1 it just completely restarted my computer. I dont think its PSU problems, because otherwise it would had crashed on my previous card too, with the old card if I tried to play games on max I would just lag, with this card it just locks-up....
It was supossed to be an upgrade and now I got an unusable system ;_;
Did I do something wrong? I made sure that I have right drivers, btw I unistalled the old drivers from the previous card using the "Unistall a program" application....
Any help?
I checked temps, I am hitting 30 C on idle which is pretty good

Answer:Need help with my new AMD Radeon HD 7770 video car

I managed to fix the blurriness by plugging in the HDMI cable I just need to figure out how to fix the games crashing/restarting my computer.

5 more replies
Relevance 43.87%

hi im currently confused with these two video card



i have into a lot of forums and they always say that hd7770 is much faster than gtx 650. but i want to know which is which between this two cards and i have also seen benchmarks and i am not convinced that powercolor hd 7770 is faster than asus gtx 650. enlighten me

More replies
Relevance 43.87%

Hi, I have an ACER Aspire M3910, the spec from the web site:

Processor: Intel Core i5 (650) 3.2GHz 4MB (L3 Cache)
Package: LGA1156
Chipset: Intel H57 Express
PCI 32 bit: 1 x PCI Slots
PCI Express Slot: 1 x PCI Express x16, 2 x PCI Express x1 Slots
Integrated Network: Yes
Integrated Sound: Yes
Memory (Maximum): 4096MB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Slot: 4 x DIMM
Hard Disk: 500GB (1 x 500GB) 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive
Graphics Device: NVIDIA GeForce GT 320 1024MB Dedicated
Optical Drive Type: DVD?RW
Keyboard: Wired keyboard
Pointing Device: Wired Optical Mouse
Sound Card: High-definition audio support
VGA Port: 1 x 15-pin D-Sub
HDMI Port: 1 x HDMI
USB Ports: 10 x USB 2.0
RJ-45 Ports: 1 x RJ-45
Audio Line In Ports: 1 x Line-In/Line-Out/Mic-in
Headphone Ports: 1 x Hi Definition Headphone Port
Microphone In Port: 2 x Microphone In
Keyboard Port: 1 x PS/2
Mouse Port: 1 x PS/2
Removable Flash Memory Adaptor: Multi Card Reader
Wired Network: Yes
Network Interface: Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000Mbps Integrated

I have upgraded the RAM to 11GB (added x2 4GB), also added a 7200rpm SATA hard drive internally.

The power supply has a label that reads 300W.

I recently purchased this XFX AMD 7770 HD graphics card:
XFX HD 7770 Core Edition 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI.. |

The card is installed but I now realise I need a 6 pin power lead to connect to the card :-O

I read somewhere that the card does not draw a lot of power and that my computer should be... Read more

Answer:AMD 7770 HD in ACER Aspire M3910

Quote: Originally Posted by digitalfunction

Hi, I have an ACER Aspire M3910, the spec from the web site:

Processor: Intel Core i5 (650) 3.2GHz 4MB (L3 Cache)
Package: LGA1156
Chipset: Intel H57 Express
PCI 32 bit: 1 x PCI Slots
PCI Express Slot: 1 x PCI Express x16, 2 x PCI Express x1 Slots
Integrated Network: Yes
Integrated Sound: Yes
Memory (Maximum): 4096MB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Slot: 4 x DIMM
Hard Disk: 500GB (1 x 500GB) 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive
Graphics Device: NVIDIA GeForce GT 320 1024MB Dedicated
Optical Drive Type: DVD?RW
Keyboard: Wired keyboard
Pointing Device: Wired Optical Mouse
Sound Card: High-definition audio support
VGA Port: 1 x 15-pin D-Sub
HDMI Port: 1 x HDMI
USB Ports: 10 x USB 2.0
RJ-45 Ports: 1 x RJ-45
Audio Line In Ports: 1 x Line-In/Line-Out/Mic-in
Headphone Ports: 1 x Hi Definition Headphone Port
Microphone In Port: 2 x Microphone In
Keyboard Port: 1 x PS/2
Mouse Port: 1 x PS/2
Removable Flash Memory Adaptor: Multi Card Reader
Wired Network: Yes
Network Interface: Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000Mbps Integrated

I have upgraded the RAM to 11GB (added x2 4GB), also added a 7200rpm SATA hard drive internally.

The power supply has a label that reads 300W.

I recently purchased this XFX AMD 7770 HD graphics card:
XFX HD 7770 Core Edition 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI.. |

The card is installed but I now realise I need a 6 pin power lead to connect to the card :-O

I read so... Read more

7 more replies
Relevance 43.87%

Hi there :3 ... again... :3

I was reading about Zerocore Power and realise when im not using my pc and the screen is off, the fans are still spinning.

After reading online other 7770's fans stop completely. before I sleep my monitor the gpu usage is under 10% and no apps are open.

no options for a fix in 12.4 ccc.

anyone have a fix

oh and see also: monitor black screen after resuming from sleep (FIX)

^^^ above link, my monitor hangs after long periods but if its in screen saver i can resume.. the long period off idliness... is that zerocore kicking in but hanging my monitor???

More replies
Relevance 43.87%

Hey guys,
I recently purchased a new HD Radeon 7770 and a new PSU (520W). I've had nothing but problems since installing the new parts... I've just recovered from a random HDD wipe. So after reinstalling all my games and Windows 7 itself I thought I was going to be trouble free. This is not the case at all

Here's a list of problems I've encountered with this new card...

DiRT 3:Showdown- This game runs perfectly except for a black box about 1 inch around all sides of the screen that surrounds the game and wont let it go into fullscreen.

WoW, Arma II, Alan Wake, Batman Arkham City: They all run perfectly for about 10 minutes, sometimes longer (Except for Arma II: DayZ MOD which is still in BETA and doesnt run very well at all with my card ). I usually end up with a complete lockup of the screen and then my display driver crashes. On rare occasions the audio/video freeze up completely, the only solution being a hard reset of the computer.

Netflix: Sometimes Netflix will freeze with a lot of purple coloured squares covering the screen and then the driver stops responding.

If anyone has any solutions to my problems I will be forever in your debt... I just cant figure out what's wrong and it's really frustrating me at this point My old card was a GeForce 210... so this was supposed to be a HUGE upgrade but now I'm thinking I might go back to it because of all the problems.

Thanks in advance!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version ... Read more

Answer:HD Radeon 7770 Crashing on all the games!

16 more replies
Relevance 43.87%

Hello, I recently bought the AMD Radeon HD 7770 2GB GDDR5 from Asus, as my old Intel HD integrated GPU simply couldn't handle the more modern games I wanted to play. Of course I did background research and I did find out that my power supply couldn't handle the new GPU and its power requirements, so I also bought a CX500 Corsair power supply (500W).

The process of removing the old power supply and replacing it with the new one was smooth and went without a hitch and I had shortly installed both the power supply and the GPU. I remembered to uninstall the old Intel drivers and the new AMD drivers installed automatically when I turned the PC on.

With all this out of the way, I went on Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition (bought via Steam) and it ran wonderfully with a very good frame-rate (DSCFix was installed at this point). For about a week the game ran fine, however later I went on and was rather surprised when after not even 5 minutes of play, the game froze. To be more precise my monitor display went black (with some barely perceivable grey stripes running vertically down the whole display). I could still hear audio however. The only way to deal with this was to turn the computer off at the wall, as I could no longer return to the desktop and turn the computer off manually. After this, I went on the game again and it ran smoothly again, leading me to believe it was simply an odd occurrence. Unfortunately, now these crashes have become much more frequent and I can... Read more

Answer:AMD Radeon HD 7770 Issues (freezes)

8 more replies
Relevance 43.87%

Radeon HD 7770 Graphics Card
Gigabyte Sniper G1 A88X Motherboard
G Skill 2 x 4GB RAM
AMD A10 6800K 4.1 GHz
Akasa CPU Fan
500W Coolermaster Power Supply
I have recently built a computer using the specs. listed above. I have encountered an issue that has occurred several times during fairly basic 3D gameplay, whereby the screen will either return to the desktop, with an error message: 'AMD Driver has stopped working and has recovered', or will turn green/black, requiring a reboot.
There is no overheating issue (5 operational fans), the motherboard and graphics drivers are all up to date, and the computer is not overclocked.
Could this be due to a faulty card, or could there be another underlying issue? Any suggestions welcome.

Answer:Radeon HD 7770 crashing under load

I have googled your problem and it seems fairly common,the answer seems to be corrupt drivers so uninstall the graphics driver and reinstall the latest driver for your card,good luck

1 more replies
Relevance 43.87%

I ordered my new PC. The graphics card is the AMD Radeon 7770 (1Ghz Edition). I have a 500W power supply (500W Corsair Builder Series 500CX 80PLUS Bronze Power Supply ) and the card only requires a 450W. I was wondering if 500W would be good enough. Friends who have really good gaming setups said that a 600W minimum would do the job.

The link to the power supply is listed below with the graphics card too. I am new to this forum, so I would appreciate your feedback ... ctId=52661 ... ctId=52020

Answer:Radeon 7770 (1 Ghz Edition) low powersupply?

AMD recommends a 500 watt for a single card, and 600 watt for dual cards. The card in by itself under full load uses about 100 watts, which matches the 100 watt jump from single to dual cards. You should be fine with your Corsair CX500 although ideally you'd be using the Gaming or Enthusiast series rather than the more basic Builder series.

3 more replies
Relevance 43.87%

So Ive been talking with people about my resolution my resolution is pretty much low but this current setup is a joy for me I dont like big screens or small just normal side view

My resolution is 1366x768 and im deciding between going for a

Radeon 7770 110$ and can be cheaper in christmas
Radeon 7850 180$ and can be cheaper too but what I get is this radeon 7850 is overkill for my resolution most people say that card is for 1920x1080.

Pixel rate 1920x1080=2073600
Pixel rate 1366x768= 1049088

So I see that the radeon 7770 reaches mostly 30 fps or abit higher or lower on 1920x1080 in almost most games of today does it mean if I use it on the 1366x768 the frame rates will double since there is a difference of double the pixels on the 1920x1080 from my resolution

Any help would be thankfull

Would this mean that score should be 58 on my Resolution or aproximately or?

Answer:HD 7770 or HD 7850 for 1366x768 gaming?

TechGamer said:

So I see that the radeon 7770 reaches mostly 30 fps or abit higher or lower on 1920x1080 in almost most games of today does it mean if I use it on the 1366x768 the frame rates will double since there is a difference of double the pixels on the 1920x1080 from my resolutionClick to expand...

Yeah pretty much. But bear in mind those are average framerates, if you want to stay above 60fps in the biggest multiplayer maps it's probably better to get a 7850. Maybe you can even go for a 1GB 7850 as you probably won't need 2GB of VRAM at that resolution.

13 more replies
Relevance 43.87%

For those who can't get the drivers to install, here is what I did, to start, I download the newest windows 7 driver and saved it to my desktop, using 7zip, I extracted the driver to a folder that I also put on my desktop, just to make it easy to find. Next I got into device manager, and went to display devices, which was listed as microsoft display adapter I think. And clicked update driver, and browsed to the folder where I extracted the contents of the driver package that I downloaded, it identified my 7770 and installed the driver. Now its all good

Sent from my BlackBerry 9810 using Tapatalk

Answer:Amd Radeon HD 7770 drivers, got them working

After trying unsuccessfully to install the beta driver using 7 compatibility. I can confirm that this method works flawlessly and enables multi monitor support albeit without Catylyst Control Panel .

5 more replies
Relevance 43.87%

this is starting to get on my nerves=/
a friend recently gave me his Sapphire Radeon 7770 OC Vapor-X

i installed the graphics card, turned on the computer
the resolution was horrible but i expected this, but the
colors were also extremely weird...

anyways i went to install the drivers, which was kinda hard
i had to tab tab tab and guess where Next or Install was.
was able to get in installed, but as soon as i restarted i
got the hypertransport sync flood error=/

somehow i came across that a CMOS reset might work, i
did that and reset bios settings to Default. the computer
started with the new graphics card, but then i go to install
the driver and the same thing happened again HTSFE=/

i heard about it being over clocking issue but i never overclocked
aynything, everything is on Default Settings in bios.
thats all that i can think of right now, if i missed anything let me know
or ask me

i have Phenom II x4 955 BE
Biostar A880GU3 MOBO
Corsair xms3 4gb(1 stick)
ultra 500watt atx power supply
i have the stock cpu cooler...

also after i installed the graphics card and i started up
the computer, i noticed that the hardware manager screen
that comes up for a second is in a different language now??
kinda weird idk if that means anything, but thought id bring it
up cause i thought it was odd...

but i installed my old graphics card back and everything is ok..

pls help this is kinda annoying! any help is greatly appreciated

Answer:After install radeon 7770 get HTSFE

Just by looking at your post, it sounds like your friend may have flashed GFX card wrong or stupidly.
I suggest you call him up and ask if there is any remaining warrenty support.
Sapphire Technology Web Site

If the card doesn't have any warrenty support, if you have some money or expecting some soon.

EVGA 01G-P4-2751-KR G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 750 1GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card -
This will do and it takes 400watts only, if I didn't need a case soon I buy one soon.
That card trumps the radeon 7770 sapphire oc.

If any don't bother with the gfx card, sounds like the thing has had it. :/

8 more replies
Relevance 43.87%

I ordered my new PC. The graphics card is the AMD Radeon 7770 (1Ghz Edition). I have a 500W power supply (500W Corsair Builder Series 500CX 80PLUS Bronze Power Supply ) and the card only requires a 450W. I have read online, and people have said that there games are crashing and some of the responses have being that it's because of the power supply, also a 600W would be perfect.. The link to the power supply is listed below with the graphics card too. I am new to this forum, so I would appreciate your feedback ... ctId=52661 ... ctId=52020

Answer:Radeon 7770 (1 Ghz Edition) Issue!

You have a thread going here :

2 more replies
Relevance 43.87%

Hi, i just got a new Psu for my computer from my dad who got it from his job becouse they didnt need it, unfortunatly i now figured that its a pretty crappy psu.. With 2 12V rails 1 for the motherboard 15Amp and 1 for graphics cards 18Amps, I whant to upgrade my Gpu from a Geforce Gt 430 from asus to an Radeon 7770
But The Radeon 7770 says on a Gpu power requirement list that it needs a minimum 500W psu with 19Amps,
What happens if i just dont care and uses it with an 18amp psu insead?
And second, Lets say i run games like farming simulator 2013 at maybe 20 fps at maximum with my Gforce Gt 430 and tripple core AMD phenom 2.4Ghz, 4Gb ddr2 Ram. will i get a much higher fps with the radeon 7770 or will the cpu bottleneck too much?

Answer:Radeon 7770 For 500W +12V 18Amp Psu?

You've already been advised in your other thread that the PSU you just received is marginal at best. The last component you want to skimp on is the PSU. Even the best PSUs should not be pushed to their limits and the one you have is not even close to being one of the best. You will be risking damaging or destroying your other components—CPU, MOBO, GPU—by using an inferior and underpowered PSU.

7 more replies
Relevance 43.05%

Hi All,
Im planning to replace my old pc. These are my choices,
1. MSI 970A-G46 Motherboard
2. AMD 3.6 GHz AM3+ FX4100 Processor
3. Corsair Vengeance DDR3 4 GB (1 x 4 GB) PC RAM (CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9)
4. some 500 watts psu
5. existing seagate 500 gb harddisk

So I have my previous Ati hd 5670 1gb card, now should i buy a new ati 7770 1gb, 6850 1gb, 6870 1gb or get another 5670 1gb and make a crossfire setup?

I Cant afford an 6870 but can try if thats the best. I'm in india so it costs around 13000.RS
Any suggestions on graphic card or my other new components are welcomed. Thanks in advance And more important thing is I have a 19' monitor of 1368x768 resolution. I play mostly hardcore Games like BF3 and crysis 2.

Answer:Amd 5670 crossfire Vs 6850 6870 7770

Any of the cards you listed will be faster than two 5670's in Crossfire, with the 6870 being the fastest and the 7770 the slowest (but not by much behind the 6850).

The listed components look good, but there is one troubling bit,

4. some 500 watts psu

As long as it is a good quality 500W it should be OK. If it is some no name, then I wouldn't trust it at all.

9 more replies
Relevance 43.05%

Will a Radeon 7770 Make Magicz its the overclocked version obviously 1gb ddr5 resoltuion 1366x868 or w/e the standards are lol will it be able to run battlefield on high/ulti

cpu I3 2120

Answer:Radeon HD 7770 in Battlefield on high/ultimate?

Well, at that resolution the 7770 would perform alright at medium/high settings, but don't go expecting any ultra maxed out settings

7 more replies
Relevance 43.05%

intel E660 3.06 ghz paired with a radeon HD 7770? can i run a radeon HD 7770 with my processor???

Answer:intel E660 3.06 ghz paired with a radeon HD 7770?

No one can tell you. You need to post your exact mb and most importantly the exact pw supply you have installed.

2 more replies
Relevance 43.05%

hello guys i got this new card i want to overclock just a little bit if you guys can help me i opened catalyst and overdrive clicked overdrive and i want to overclock a little bit i just want to change GPU Clock speed a little bit if i can reach from 1050 to 1150 it would be great without any heating or issue

Answer:Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 7770 1ghz OC Edition

Download MSI Afterburner, this will give you the tools you need to OC your GPU safely.

Note that overclocking your GPU will void your warranty.
Make sure to read up on what you're doing before just diving in and altering settings.

9 more replies
Relevance 43.05%

i know the title is weird but i recently got ATi 7770 GHZ Vapor-X and i was jumping from happines! so when i returned home and plugged my DVI cable to the graphic card and started pc..everything runs smoothly! but the weird thing i noticed when i was overclocking my CPU and waiting...The Aero Mouse waiting icon seems shaking i thought at first i was having some kind of eye seizure or something but after many many times i found small waiting icon shakes while large and XLarge does not? even in games like sims and other..Their Waiting Icon shakes too AND ONLY WAITING or Loading icon! i was seriously mad of how the whole icons run fine except the waiting icon ,with my old onboard vga ATi 3200 i had no problems so far with shaking mouse icon but after getting the new vga,this happened so please any help?
EDIT:i got the latest Catalyst 12.6

Answer:ATI 7770 Shakes Busy Cursor Icon?! ._.

any luck guys in helping me

1 more replies
Relevance 43.05%

i have a asrock g41c-vs mobo

im planning to buy a power color radeon HD 7770

it has a 3.0 pci bus support will it run on my mobo? that has a 1.1 pci?

More replies
Relevance 43.05%


I built my first computer just recently (8 days ago). Since the day I have built it, I have been getting BSODs. I have finally been able to read the dump files. It just says that " Probably caused by : atikmpag.sys ". So I determined it was the graphics card.

I have tried:
1) Reinstalling the graphics card drivers
2) Reinstalling windows
3) Currently in progress of installing a beta version of the drivers that was released on May 31st 2012.

I wanted to swap the graphics card and see if I still get the error but I don't have another graphics card. Also, the error is erratic (for example, I spent the entire day on the computer today (16 hours) and then it suddenly crashed while I was browsing (i.e. something non graphically intensive).

Do you think it is a hardware issue and I should just exchange the graphics card? Or it might be something else?

The configuration of the computer is:
Windows 7 Professional
MSI 970A G46 9 Series AM3+ Motherboard
AMD FX-8120 X8 3100MHZ 16MB 125W
Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHZ Ed. 1GB
Corsair Force Series 3 120GB Solid State Drive
Corsair XMS3 4GB PC10666 DDR3 1333MH ( x2)
Seagate 500GB Serial ATA HD 7200 RPM
Sony Optiarc 24X DVDRW SATA OEM
Diablotek DA Series 600w ATX Power Supply
Acer G235hAbd 23" 1920x1080 5ms DVI LCD (x2)

Answer:HD 7770 Graphics Card Failing Erratically

12 more replies
Relevance 43.05%

Hi All,

My graphic card is having activity 97% even while its in idle. Had CCC 13.4 tried re installing, didnt help.
Currently installed 13.8 beta still same issue.

Card was overclocked before but had set everything to default settings. Should be a software issue is guess

Thanks in advance..

Answer:Amd sapphire 7770 high activity while idle

Hi bala2289, It maybe an idea to run Malware Bytes and see if anything shows

Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware removes malware including viruses, spyware, worms and trojans, plus it protects your computer

9 more replies
Relevance 43.05%

This problem has gone on for ages.

HD 5770:
3 monitors have worked for a few months, than worked again after I replaced the Display Port adaptor for 2 months.
This always has a 3rd monitor go black, but is recognised.
Then the 2 remaining monitors show, but over 2 or 3 hours the monitor displays crash, then reboot with displays all messed up?

HD 7770:
No display at all. I hear Windows boot up with the welcome sound, but no picture.
I use the correct active mini Display adaptor (two of these) and a DVI-VGA adaptor on the 3rd monitor.

I have downloaded the latest CCC drivers.

AMD support is no good. Some Chinese girls who give the typical run around.
Please help.

Answer:ATI Radeon HD 5770 and HD 7770 won't show 3 monitors.

Are all 3 monitors the same brand and size? Does window detect the third monitor? Do you have both GPU's installed? Right click on an open area of the desktop, select screen resolution, then click the detect tab.

9 more replies
Relevance 43.05%

For quite a while I have just been using an i3 integrated graphics and WMC and Total Media Theater 5 with ~pretty decent results. Very stable, very basic. I wanted to up the picture quality and try some advanced filters, giving MPC-HC, MadVr, LAV a try. I replaced the i3 with an i7 and installed an HD 7770 last week. Cat 13.1 installed with no problem. Immediate improvement. Inside the Catalyst control panel, I added display modes 1080p24, 1080p23, 1080p59, 1080p60 and rebooted when promted. This is where the problem began. I am not sure what?s relevant, so I?ll include all events and everything I have noticed since. Upon restart, nothing. Monitor doesn?t recognize a signal at all. The HD 7770 and cpu fans spin, but just a blank screen, no post, no windows. I connect the HDMI to the motherboard and I get into windows, but the intel drivers are now crippled. No HD graphics control center, actually, don?t even think it?s running the intel drivers, but just the default windows driver. Uninstalled all Cat and intel drivers, used a driver cleaner, etc. Nothing. Windows wanted to update WEI, went from 7.7 to 1.0, no aero effects, no control center in system tray. I have an older HD 6570 I placed in the x16 slot, same results. Placed it in the x8 slot, same results. System restore did nothing. Went back to motherboard HDMI to get into windows, but no graphics driver will run. It will install, but will not run. I do not think the HD 7770 is bad as my old card produced the same result... Read more

Answer:No post with new HD 7770 after reboot, default drivers only from MB

Try resetting the BIOS. See if that helps.

When you first boot, and before Windows loads, the video card is running in its basic VGA 640X480 mode. Only when Windows loads and loads the AMD driver does it change to whatever preset mode. This why I recommended resetting the BIOS.

3 more replies
Relevance 42.64%


I am building a new computer and I am looking to buy the XFX Radeon HD 7770 R7770.

I have got 3 monitors (two Acer 193w 1440 x 900 and one Samsung Syncmaster 933 1366 x 768) which I am planning to mount onto a bracket and play games using a triple monitor setup.

Is it possible to plug 3 monitors into this graphics card using two DVI's and one HDMI?

And is it possible to play games like Burnout Paradise, GTA IV and Source games (Valve games) using this graphics card?

Any help is appreciated, thanks in advance!


Answer:Triple monitor gaming with the XFX Radeon HD 7770 R7770

8 more replies
Relevance 42.64%

My Inspiron 660 isn't detecting a AMD Radeon 7770 video card. The card isn't showing up in Device Manager, and black screen(no signal) when plugged in. The card works fine in another computer. The card's fan is also spinning when in the Inspiron 660, just not being detected.

A little history:
I have a Dell Inspiron 660 and a Dell XPS 8500.
I upgraded the PSU and GPU in my XPS 8500 and then put those in my Inspiron 660. The PSU is 450 watts and the GPU is a AMD Radeon 7770. 

Here are a few things I've tried from googling around looking for solutions:
-Re-seat GPU and power plug.
-Install Radeon 7770 drivers even though card isn't detected
-Try to disable on-board graphics in BIOS(can't find any video options in BIOS). The BIOS is Aptio Setup Utility and I have the latest version (A11).
-Plug a monitor into the on-board graphics and also one into the GPU(2 monitors) and then try and detect through windows display.
-Re-seat ram

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
BIOS Boot Settings:
Secure Boot Control [Disabled]
Load Legacy OPROM [Enabled]
Boot Mode[Legacy]

Thanks for reading and any help! 

More replies
Relevance 42.64%

I have HP 8200 elite CMT CPU in which 320 watts PSU is installed. I want to use AMD Radeon HD 7770 that requires more power (minimum 400 watts supply) for full performance. But the fact is, the higher watts PSU is not available for my cpu because its cables don't match with that. So I want to ask if I can use external PSU to power my GPU instead of CPU power supply. Will this harm for my PC?Kindly help me out to solve this issue.Thanks

More replies
Relevance 42.64%

Which is the power supply best match with the AMD Radeon HD 7770 video card for my new XPS 8500 desktop computer ? The original graphics card was the nvidia GeForce GT 640, but then Dell emailed me that the order has been changed due to that nvidia card no longer available for a Windows 7 XPS 8500 PC. So now they changed my graphics card to that AMD 7770 which shows a 500 watt power supply minimum is required, but the 8500 has a 460 watt in it. So I did email Dell Customer Support about this issue, but since I do not play any games or high graphics use applications, will the 460 watt work okay or not ? Or the other OEM type AMD Radeon card available from Dell for this computer is the HD 7570 with lower power supply requirements at only 400 watts ?

Answer:power supply for a AMD Radeon HD 7770 with a Dell XPS 8500 ?

6 more replies
Relevance 42.64%

Not sure if I am posting in the right place but I am having an issue with my graphics card. I have posted in several forums, with lots of "ideas" yet no actual help.
My system:
Windows 7
AMD Quad Core Processor
Corsair Builder Series CX 500 PSU
Gigabyte 78lmt-USB3 Motherboard
The first 7770 card I had, I assumed to be faulty as it would crash after 30 seconds playing Saints Row 3. It also crashed on Sims 3 start up and Dota online. When I received a replacement the new card worked better but still crashes. I have improved the amount of crashes by using MSI Afterburner and turning off my automatic settings and allowing my card to do whatever fan speed it wants whereas before the card was restricted to 20. I have tried installing a Microsoft patch that allows more time for a game to respond when it crashes and this stops my PC from completely crashing and allows the game to continue after 1-2 minutes.
Here is a link to another forum with some other solutions I have tried:
click here am running out of ideas and I am left believing I either need a better PSU of 600-750w or I need a different card because this card could possibly be pants.

Answer:Asus Radeon HD 7770 crashes while playing games

I think that your PSU is more than enough for that particular GPU and your system in general. But that is not to say that a 600W PSU might not help but I am obviously reluctant to suggest going out and buying a new PSU if at the end of the day you still have the problem.
Is the game just crashing to the desktop, or is your PC crashing? Do you get BSOD's if so what is the error message/code? Have you looked at the Events Manager to see if there are any clues there to the problem?

9 more replies
Relevance 42.23%

I have the newest catalyst driver. When i try watch youtube video my screen goes black for 1 second and the graphic driver crashes and i get the message from windows that my graphic card has been reloaded. It is not happening every time. After rebooting is better but it can still happen after short time. It happens in all internet browsers. I have newest flash version.

Thanks for help.

Answer:Graphic driver crashes when watching youtube. ( Randeon 7770 HD)

Without more information this is just an educated guess!

"It's not a true crash, in the sense that the bluescreen was initiated only because the combination of video driver and video hardware was being unresponsive, and not because of any synchronous processing exception".

Since Vista, the "Timeout Detection and Recovery" (TDR) components of the OS video subsystem have been capable of doing some truly impressive things to try to recover from issues which would have caused earlier OSs like XP to crash.

As a last resort, the TDR subsystem sends the video driver a "please restart yourself now!" command and waits a few seconds.

If there's no response, the OS concludes that the video driver/hardware combo has truly collapsed in a heap, and it fires off that stop 0x116 BSOD.

If playing with video driver versions hasn't helped, make sure the box is not overheating.

Try removing a side panel and aiming a big mains fan straight at the motherboard and GPU.

Run it like that for a few hours or days - long enough to ascertain whether cooler temperatures make a difference.

If so, it might be as simple as dust buildup and subsequently inadequate cooling.

I would download cpu-z and gpu-z (both free) and keep an eye on the video temps

STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting

1 more replies
Relevance 42.23%


I have for some time now only runned single screen on my computer.
now i tried to attach second screen to the Dvi connection on the card but no signan comes to the screen.
Tried to change the cables around to make sure its not the screen - the screen works fine.

Can someone help me figure out why only the top DVI works on the card but the second one doesnt.

First screen runs with cable VGA to DVI
Second screen runs with cable VGA to VGA with VGA to DVI connecter that goes to card
this connecter also works in the top output.
Graficcard: XFX Radeon HD 7770
Screen: Lg Flatron
Screen: Mirai

Hope someone has a great answer for me, that isnt to buy a converter from VGA to HDMI. =)

Answer:Xfx Radeon HD 7770 (1gb) wont send signal to secondary screen.

Your Card has from left to right: 2x display port 1x HDMI 1x DVI? Whats the connections on the monitors?

2 more replies
Relevance 41.41%

So recently I decided to try to update my display drivers for my Asus Radeon HD 7770 Graphics card in hopes that it would fix some problems I was having. After I finished the update and rebooted there was a black border around my screen.

I have dual monitors, one monitors (the one with the black border) resolution is 1920x1080 and is connected via HTMI and the others is 1680x1050 and is connected via DVI. Only the monitor with the resolution of 1920x1080 has the black border not the second one.

I have also done a lot of research on how to fix this and the most common solution seemed to be to change the overscan settings but I do not have the normal Catalyst Control Center i have something called AMD Vision Engine Control Center and when I open that and go the the display settings the only option is HydraVision which does not seem to have any options to help me.

And one last thing, it seems like the image might be a bit fuzzy or blurry but that might just be a result of the smaller image.

If there are any questions just ask and I will answer them to the best of my ability.
Update : Also, I did check my physical monitors settings and it is set to full and not overscan.
Update 2: - OS is Windows 7 64-Bit
Update 3: I woul rather not roll back the drivers as they were starting to cause problems too.

Answer:Asus Radeon HD 7770 Driver Update Caused Black Border Around Screen


You may need to configure "GPU scaling" as per the below guide.

GPU-68: How to Configure GPU Scaling Option in AMD Catalyst? Control Center

4 more replies
Relevance 39.36%

the cursor on my click mini, every now and then keeps moving left to finish on top left corner, this causes typing errors. what is the cause? and how can I put it right.

Answer:Satellite Click Mini L9W-B cursor keeps moving left to finish on top left corner

Try cleaning the whole touchpad, perhaps it may require recalibration. I previously had issues with the touchpad and removed the additional drivers that came with it

1 more replies
Relevance 39.36%

I own a Dell Inspiron 17 5767 laptop, and have encountered the a problem as shown in the image below:
When I press the left alt key on the laptop, it activates multiple keys, including the F4 key, and forces the windows that I've opened to close. This is not due to other keys being stuck, since I've tried the on-screen keyboard, on which the left alt key works perfectly. The right alt key works as it's supposed to.
I also tried the left alt key in safe mode, which still malfunctions as shown here.
Is this due to corrupted registry? Any suggestions?

Answer:Dell Inspiron 17 left alt key malfunction (multiple keys activated when pressing the left alt key)

Hi leochi,
Thanks for posting.It doesn't sound like your registry is corrupted, but sounds more like your keyboard needs to be reset.Here is some information from another user
If that's not working for you, then please run a systems diagnostics by pressing F12 at startup or by running Dell Support Assist.  Make a note of any errors you encounter and contact Tech Support.  You can contact Tech Support at 1-800-624-9896  or 1-800-288-4410, or you can initiate a chat session

1 more replies
Relevance 39.36%

I got a T60 with a 14" screen.  I bought this used so I can't verify how long this laptop has been doing this.  Laptop works fine plugged in and will get a full charge, when working only on battery it will seem to work fine for like 30-45 minutes, and it will say there is about 2 hours left or so and then it will suddenly stop working, light up the battery icon yellow and say battery has reached critical stage and you need to charge battery or plug laptop in to continue.   The power of the battery will go from like 90% to 5% after this error.   Battery says it only has 36 cycles, so it appears not to be that old but doesn't seem to work right.  I assume I need a new battery, but any advice or guidance on this matter would help.    Thanks

Answer:Battery says 2 hours left, then will say reached critical point and will have almost no power left

Couple of your battery cells have died, have you checked that it is under recall? have a look at the link above.

1 more replies
Relevance 39.36%

Very frustrated with this...I opened the laptop gently as I would always do  and the hinge on the left side of the laptop just snapped and popped out of the plastic monitor frame.  The design of the hinges are just terrible and i can now see how they work because the case has been damaged just from opening and closing the laptop.  I can now see inside the whole left side of the case.  To top it off I have already invested considerable time into upgrading the OS to Windows 10 and customizing and installing software on this laptop. I cannot close my laptop entirely since the screen closes on an incorrect angle. Since I am out of warranty, is there any way to fix this problem? After reading several posts, it seems to be a common problem with the envy models.

Answer:HP ENVY dv7-7233nr Broken Left LCD Screen Hinge; Left side o...


  I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post personal information (serial numbers and case details). If you are unfamiliar with how the Forum's private message capability works, you can learn about that here.
Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forum.

2 more replies
Relevance 39.36%


I have a strange problem. I recently had to move my graphics card from one slot to another on my motherboard. When I did so, my desktop appeared to be shifted over to the left and that the left most part of the desktop would not display. I tried to use my TV controls to shift the display horizontally and when I did I encountered two issues- 1) the display would not adjust flush with the right side of the screen (would not reach it leaving a slim black bar) and 2) it looked like someone sliced off the left most part of my desktop (the part missing was a width so that about half the start/ windows button was missing).

I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling CCC (latest update/drivers) for my ATI Raedon HD 46xx series card with no luck (Doing a registry sweep between to be thorough). I also have updated everything else windows with no luck.

My desktop is fine @50hz by the way, but 60hz is problematic.

And here is the whammy!

I took a screenshot of my desktop to send to a friend so he could see the left part cut off by a black bar and when I pasted it, the whole screen is there in the pic!!

So I assume this means that windows thinks it is displaying the screen but it is not making it to my TV?

I would have given up on this, however, it was working before so I know that it is possible.

Any help with this issue would be appreciated as I am starting to pull my hair out over here! :-)
Thanks in advance!


Answer:Desktop shifted left and cutoff on left side Win7 64bit Raedon HD 46xx

Hum I had a similar thing happen with my monitor I just could not get it to the edges and someone advised me to use the scaling in the CCC and it worked so give it go.

Personally I got so fed up with the ATi stuff and went NVidia best thing I ever did.

5 more replies
Relevance 39.36%

There's this annoying white noise on my left speakers(Logitech X-540 Speakerset), though I think it's not my speakers that are causing it, but something else, because when I connect my iPod to my speakers there's no white noise.

So I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to get rid of this noise

Answer:White noise on left speakers/left side of headphone

Sounds like either a driver malfunction or more likely a failing sound card. Most of the stuff below (Windows & Programs) wouldn't likely be causing problems. I'd be willing to bet it's a hardware problem (due to it only being one side).

Figure Out What's FailingIf you're using a secondary sound card
*** i.e. you have a second built in one on your motherboard, enable that.
If you still hear the sound on a different card, then it's something within Windows and not a problem w/ hardware.
If you don't hear the sound, then it's something w/ drivers or your hardware.
If you don't have an extra sound card, see if you can find/buy one Replace DriversDownload & Install a Program like Guru's Driver Sweeper
Uninstall your sound drivers w/ Driver Sweeper
Download and install the latest drivers for your sound card.
RebootIf the sound is still there and you couldn't test a secondary card you're likely dealing with either a hardware failure (most likely with sound only happening in one speaker) or something in Windows failing.

Repair WindowsIf you want to try to fix windows, you can do the following:
Run an elevated Command Prompt and run this command:
sfc /scannow
Peform a system restore
Perform a repair install.Test to see if a program is causing the problemType msconfig into start menu search and hit Enter
Go to the startup tab and disable everything.
Restart computer
Do you still hear the sound?
Yes -- Not a program
No -- A program is likely causing the problem.If no... Read more

7 more replies
Relevance 39.36%

I have a strange problem that just started today. I have Win 7 Home Premium 64bit and a Saitek Cyborg Keyboard V7 (KU-0728). When using the left shift key to press the 9 key to get a left parentheses [(] I get nothing. The left shift key works for all other keys and I can access [(] by using the right shift key. I'm leaning towards not a hardware issue due to the fact that the left shift works on other keys and the 9 key works with the right shift key. Could it be a driver issue? I've done some searching but can't relly find anything on this issue. Seems kind of wierd that the left shift would not work with only one key. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You in advance,

Answer:Odd issue with left parentheses key & left shift key. Win7, Cyborg KB

You are probably correct - probably the keyboard is starting to fail.

Just for fun, does the On-Screen Keyboard app work?

1 more replies
Relevance 38.13%

My microphone is a "Cyber Acoustics" headset and it uses the light pink / light green jack inputs which I think is called "1/8" or "3.5mm" not sure? Here's a low resolution photo:

the speakers on the headset are backwards. When i go to this website and scroll over "Left" I hear the word "Left" coming out of the right side of the headset.

What I'd like to know is is there any way to reverse this and fix it?

Answer:[SOLVED] Switching the Speakers From Left to Right / Right to left

You can't move the boom to the other side and put the headset on in reverse to what you have now?

Unless under control panel/sound you have the ability to reverse the speakers there isn't anything in windows to correct this.

3 more replies
Relevance 37.31%

I found this

Think it's worth a try or just another thing to break XP with?

Answer:Worth a try or more trouble than it's worth?

No, this definantly might be more trouble then it's worth. My reasons why not too:

1. This website is not approved by Microsoft. For all you know, these guys could of put some sort of tracer bug into the software and it can detect everything your doing on your PC and can add more files. If you are in DIRE need of gaining space, then just uninstall some programs or defragment or something. It's NEVER good to mess with your OS files, especially with Microsoft.

2.SP2 is out now and RC2 is out, so that means you can download that instead. If you do want to download it. Go to the link below. Go to page 3, scroll down and look for the post about Retail Candidate 2 and click the link and download it.

The reason why you want to d/l that is because it does remove some setup files safetly. Get SP2 if you like. Don't get tempted to though if you don't want it.

4 more replies
Relevance 37.31%

I keep seeing PC's for sale with 64 - bit Vista, but I've heard here and there it might be more trouble than it's worth (not compatible w/ certain drivers/programs, etc), whereas regular 32-bit might be less hassle.

Can anyone shed some light on this issue? Anyone know?

Thanks for any help you can give me.


Answer:Is 64 - bit worth it? or more trouble than it's worth?

11 more replies
Relevance 36.08%

How do I change from a double left click to open files or Icons to a single left click?

Answer:Changing from double left click to open files to a single left click

control panel>folder options

1 more replies
Relevance 33.21%

I'm not sure if it's a problem with my drivers or if my speakers are just broken. They were just kinda cheap ones I picked up at best buy, here's the model:

Insignia?„? - Powered Computer Speakers with Subwoofer (3-Piece) - Black/Silver/Gray - NS-PSD5321 | Insignia

Theyre unique because there's a central "pod" (you see in the picture) that plugs into the audio jack on my PC (it's also the power/volume control). I can plug headphones into that hub to switch the sound to headphones. From a the hub, a cord goes to the subwoofer. The Left and Right speakers connect into a single jack in the subwoofer.

My computer is acting like both my Left and Right speakers are JUST the right speaker. When I turn down the Right sound balance, both speakers get quieter. When I turn up the Left balance, the Subwoofer gets louder.

However, the sound balance when I use HEADPHONES is still just fine. It uses my left and right "speakers" correctly.

Are the speakers just broken? Or is it possible that my driver is confusing the speakers somehow? I googled and couldn't find anyone else with this issue.

Answer:Left/Right Speaker Balance Using Subwoofer as Left Speaker

Wrong jack on the computer?

6 more replies
Relevance 33.21%
Question: 6 Months Later...

Ok, so here's on my ongoing struggle...

Bought a bunch of new supplies back in february: Asus A8N-SLI Premium Mobo, AMD 3800 x2 CPU, 2 GB Corsair PC3200, Nvidia XFX 6800 XT, 480 W Aurora Power Supply, WD 74G Raptor SATA, and such....

Installing Windows XP, everything goes fine through the formatting, and the non graphical setup. Once it gets to the graphical setup...It's lags on the 39 Min remaining screen...and sits there with no progress for about a minute, before turning off my machine automatically. When i took it to a repair center...they had no issues installing it. Peculiar. This morning, I got a system error, and had to reinstall windows. Same issues I was having earlier with the turn offs. I'm wondering if it could be the power supply or APC unit. It's an old 300W apc, and might not be able to handle the power. I've tried a new vid card, had the mobo RMA'd, New ram, the works....yet nothing.

Any suggestions? (Not paying another $175 to have a repair center install windows :X)

Thanks in Advance.


Answer:6 Months Later...

did they use ur xp cd to install it on ur system?
if not then ur xp cd is trash

5 more replies
Relevance 33.21%

Began using Win 10 last August. A few weeks ago this message began appearing on the desktop at the end of each and every startup.          There was a problem starting P17RunE.dll          The specified module could not be found.What gives? How do I fix? How do I stop?    

Answer:Six months into Win 10 and then this...

Seems you're not the only one...See Here...

1 more replies
Relevance 33.21%

Ok I have a small medical transcription company, we were recently forced to move our servers from where they were housed and setup our own, I was scared and leary of this but we went with QWEST, as the local cable company for the area we housed our servers didnt have static ips, QWEST does.

Our setup consists of a DVI server, an FTP server, an email server, and 2 computers used as dns controllers, along with our Sonicwall firewall.

So we set everything up, call up our name registar to point to the new IPs etc, everything was fine about 24 hours later as everything was working well, most everyone was reset back up except for 3 transcriptionists.

Well these 3 people cannot connect period, they cannot ping (times out) we did trace routes, stops at my reserved gateway, and doesnt go through to the IP.

Through troubleshooting we have found one common factor, all 3 that cannot connect/ping etc have Comcast cable for an isp and all 3 have ips starting with a 24, so they all have 24.x.x.x ips etc.

I should also note that I also have Comcast for an isp but my IP starts with a 66 and I can connect fine.

I called Comcast and was originally told it was previous internet abuse issue, yet the tech support at Comcast is of the basic level, I try to explain the issue to them and they want me to reboot the modem and computer, try using ftp program, etc. the issue isnt connectivity to the internet, its to my servers, like I mentioned earlier they cannot ping or trace route or... Read more

Answer:Help! Its been 3 months.

I would say it's a Comcast issue, I would get on the phone with them, someone in a higher level and explain the problem to them.

9 more replies
Relevance 33.21%

Site looks great... But, when you put in OT at work and have a new born at home it's hard to visit your favorite forum.... I had a quicky for the group to help solve - a 3 parter.

1st part - create a user form to display xml data - what is the vba code to display an xml node in a user form text box.

2nd part - create a macro that when run captures the hilighted words in the current PPT slide then displays it in the VBA userform textbox.

3rd part - on the same userform create a button and code that when clicked will add the text from the "selected text" field then add it to the XML doc.

thanks in advance for the input,

More replies
Relevance 33.21%
Question: down for months

This computer got a virus several months ago. It redirects the browser and doesn't allow me to do a lot of things, so I got frustrated back then and stuck it in the closet. I fired it up this morning, deleted a bunch of programs, and decided to give it another try. Here's the DDS Log:

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by Marc at 16:40:26 on 2012-06-18
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.3006.1956 [GMT -7:00]
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Program Files\Dell\DellDock\DockLogin.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\NvXDSync.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe ... Read more

Answer:down for months

I know, being patient is one of the rules, so I apologize in advance. Maybe the title I chose, "down for months" gives the impression that I'm not too interested in resolving this issue - I don't know. I am very interested in getting help with this. I realize this is free voluntary help, and I appreciate that. I noticed that I've had 28 or 29 views, but no one has replied. I'm honestly not trying to seem impatient. Just curious that's all. I have no idea what's wrong with this computer, or how to read that DDS log. My concern is that, since there have been 29 views, I'm assuming those who do know how to read that log have looked at it and decided not to get involved, for whatever reason. If someone who reads the log and doesn't want to help could just leave me a reply saying, "You're screwed - your computer is now an anchor" that would be very much appreciated also.

Thanks again and sorry if I seem impatient. I'm not . . . much

19 more replies
Relevance 33.21%

Began using Win 10 last August. A few weeks ago this message began appearing on the desktop at the end of each and every startup.          There was a problem starting P17RunE.dll          The specified module could not be found.What gives? How do I fix? How do I stop?    

Answer:Six months into Win 10 and then this...

Seems you're not the only one...See Here...

1 more replies
Relevance 33.21%

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:37:34 AM, on 9/21/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe
C:\Program Files\Intuit\QuickBooks Pro\Components\QBAgent\qbdagent2002.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBUpdate\qbupdate.exe
C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org1.1.3\program\soffice.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasDtServ.exe
C:\WINDO... Read more

Answer:first HJT log in a few months

9 more replies
Relevance 32.8%

Hello, Im new to this forum and i was hoping if u guys could help me. I have had no sound for 6 months. I have tried searching for answers but came up short because i did not understand what to do and i did not have the same operating system. I have a Windows Xp operating system. Im guessing the problem is because of something called "audio device on High Definition Audio Bus" it has a yellow exclamation point beside it and it is in the other devices folder. I have checked everything from Control Panel Sounds and Other devices to services.msc and have came up with nothing or short because i could not understand what to do. Please help me!!!!! :cry

Answer:Please No Sound for 6 months

I have tried a shit load of stuff please help me end my agony! (((

21 more replies
Relevance 32.8%

Have PC Advisor August 03 Issue 96 on page 132 Broadband utilities you say we can download Kazaa Speedup 2.63 on your site but you don't seem to have it or a I mad?

Answer:This months PC Advisor

click here to get a copy. It's not on this site

3 more replies
Relevance 32.8%

Hey everyone, here's my situation:

I've been away at college, and did not bring my desktop PC with me since I have a laptop. I came home on spring break, and the desktop worked fine. However now, almost 2 months later, the PC will not power on. One bad on my part was that when I left back for college after being home in march, I left my PC plugged into my battery backup which was plugged into the wall outlet. It has surge protection, and was powered off, but I don't know if that could possibly stop everything thrown at it. My main concern right now is that it did get surged and the motherboard or the processor is fried.

I've spent the last hour toying with the power switch pins, using switches from other cases, but no luck. It's definitely not the switch. Also, my power supply recognizes when its plugged in, as the LED inside the on/off switch will glow when it's plugged in. I unfortunately don't have any older machines to test the PS out for sure.

I'm in quite the pickle here... do any of you guys or gals have any suggestions for me? I'm low on cash (just got my summer job), so buying parts to test things is sort-of out of the question for a few weeks, hehe.

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer!

Answer:PC off for a few months, now will not power on.

Are you going straight to the wall or still trying to go thru the backup? Does it have any fuses you can check and change?

3 more replies
Relevance 32.8%

I have recieved this virus W32/Rootkit.bac, and its stopping any updates and other applications! I can't seem to find out how to remove it or where it is, my virus scan says it will be deleted after I reboot but it returns as soon as i try viewing anything on the web, i thought by uninstalling and then re-installing Internet Explorer would help but it hasn't, does anyone know what to do? I BEG FOR YOUR HELP!!

I have it for months now and i really need it sorting, i almost reformatted my PC.. but i dont have any external storage to back everything up!

Please helpp!!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 16:08:55, on 17/07/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\On-Screen OSD Indicator\OSD.exe
C:\Program Files\Virgin Broadband\advisor\Broadbandadvisor.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Windows\e... Read more

Answer:W32/Rootkit.BAK - I've been ignored for FOUR MONTHS! Please help :(

16 more replies
Relevance 32.8%

I have a Dell Inspirion running Win XP with MS Money 2004. Being lazy, I thought maybe I'd start downloading my Discover statements although I am paranoid about how secure that might be.

But everything I read says that it will download for the past TWELVE MONTHS. I am now afraid to do it for fear that I'll have double entries for all the ones I've been doing by hand.

I've looked at MS support (hah!) and also did a Search here in my go-to forums, but haven't found this particular conundrum yet.

Has anyone downloaded the first time after having kept records for several years? Did it duplicate the entries?

Does anyone know a workaround so I could start downloading from, say, this past July instead of a whole year?


Answer:MS $ 1st download; don't want 12 months

yes it will duplicate it but during the download process it gives you the option to manually reconcile the entries that it finds are the same. it searches for the exact dates in the download. the hard part is going to be to make sure the dates and money matches up.
there should be a work around on discover to put in the exact dates you want to down load I would contact discover and see if there was a way to limit the download to specific statements

2 more replies
Relevance 32.8%

Hi guys,I am trying to populate numbers for months and using following if Condition. Its working fine except for December:-IF(MONTH(TODAY())-1<10,"0"&MONTH(TODAY())-1,MONTH(TODAY())-1)Can anyone please help?

Answer:Trying to Get December months No. '12'

This should get you what you want:=IF(MONTH(TODAY())=1,12,IF(MONTH(TODAY())-1<10,"0"&MONTH(TODAY())-1,MONTH(TODAY())-1))You should also be aware that by pre-pending the zero as TEXT with the "0"& you make the whole month number TEXT, not a number.MIKE

6 more replies
Relevance 32.8%
Relevance 32.8%

This is getting on my nerves...Microsoft flight simulator 2004:a century of flight will shut down when I start it up. Is this common among the users of it or is this a hardware problem? I have 512 Ram.Which it worked for 2 months fine, VERY SMOOTH AND CRYSTAL CLEAR! That another reason why I want this fixed because Its such a well designed simulator. I have a Pentium 4 with hyperthreading, 128 ATI mobility radeon x600 which all does fine. Its a windows Xp home edition. HP PAVILION zd8000 model. Microsoft shows help on this but their site is so poor in design that i used the contact technical support and those people didnt speak english and they wouldnt even respond for days and days. Im about ready to cry over this because ive tried everything that i know of and more! HELP ME PLEASE!!!

Answer:Can't figure this out...tried for months!

If it was working before then something you changed in your system is causing the problem. Do you get any error message of any sort?

9 more replies
Relevance 32.8%

i have a pc i bought 5 months ago .. intel celeron 2.4 (256 cache) bus 533 .. 512 DDR Spectek 2 chips (256 each) bus 400 .. MSI mainboard 865PE neo2 up to 3.2 .. VGA MSI FX5200 128 MB .. i want to know how to overclock it or make it faster !! plz help me (i have the mainboard software "corecenter" i think it overclocked it from 2.4 to 2.8 when i chose "ddr 400" from the OS menu but im not sure if thats true or not .. also when i did that the sound in my computer is suddenly gone i dont know why)

Answer:i have a pc i bought 5 months ago ..

you can overclock the video card using a program called Rivatuner - can be found at

you can do the following tweaks:

disable unnecessary services in "services.msc" (type that in start, run) - some of them you do need

disable startup items in "msconfig" (type that in start, run)

disable system restore

disable the XP theme and extra animations

disable "automatically search for network folders and printers" in My Computer > tools > folder options > view
that speeds up browsing files

if you raised the FSB to 200 (DDR400), then you have overclocked it.
the FSB and the multiplier make the CPU speed. if your CPU is at 2.8GHZ now with a FSB of 200 (DDR400), its multiplier is 14, because 14 x 200 = 2800MHZ.
normally you can't change the multiplier, but you can change the FSB.

9 more replies
Relevance 32.8%
Question: 2 months issue

June 14th was my notebook disabled by HP customer service representive. Since that date I m not able to use it. Support doesn t care. The only thing is they write me messages to calm down, that there is someone going to call me. In 2 days it is going to be 2 long months and nobody did help me. I m writting you regulary, but no effect. I did call you many times but effortless, just time wasting I spent more than 15 hours on the phone. I spent more than 6 hours calling to Microsoft guys, no solution so far. So 1/12 of the warranty of the NTB is over, but warranty is not used, because nobody from HP support cares.THIS IS BiG FAIL OF HP.Ivan

Ivan - dare to call me HP Support

More replies
Relevance 32.8%

hello i have a question really has nothing to do with a computer but rather a cell phone well i have the CECT I9 and i am on the Fido Canada network. I have contacted fido for the internet settings and they said they cant help although i was told by a customer service rep that they could. I have tried the server settings that are out on the net ill post them below which will also show what all i need. IF ANYONE CAN HELP PLEASE DO I WOULD REALLY REALLY APPRECIATE IT.

heres what i got so far under WAP settings:
profile name: Fido
Data Account: Fido WAP
Connection Type: HTTP
username: fido
password: fido

heres what i got for GPRS settings
account name: FidoWAP
username: fido
pass: fido
Auth type: Normal


Answer:please help me ive been trying for atkeast 4 months


Dont know Fido as a supplier, but the ones in UK I have used all need the operator to enable WAP from their end on your account as your SIM needs to be a data enabled one, so need to check with them if it is.

But also try the settings here

2 more replies
Relevance 32.8%

Attachment 209974Attachment 209974Attachment 209974Hi, I have had 4 different BSODs in the last two months:
1st BAD_POOL_HEADER - occurred hours after installation of Wireless card
3rd IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL - occurred hours after Windows update

OS Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 fully updated
CPU DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo E8500, 3166 MHz (9.5 x 333)
Motherboard Asus P5K
Memory 8 GB
Graphics Card GeForce 8500 GT
have 3 HD, OS is on SAMSUNG SSD 830

edit: uninstalled TP-Link TL-WN951N wireless card

Attached BSOD Dump & System File Collection & System Health Report as requested.

thanks for your help!

Answer:4 different BSODs in two months

Problem Devices:
Unknown Device USB\VID_0000&PID_0000\5&BE1018E&0&1 43
First thing to do is determine which device the above is pointing to. Do you have your chipset drivers installed?

Security Software: ??? I recommend either of these two setups:Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows

Good and Free system security combination.
Download and install the security setup of your choice, update the software, and then run a full scan of your system for viruses and malware. If you only install MSE, I would also suggest installing and updating Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware, anti-virus and spyware removal download, but do not start the free trial/full version of Malwarebytes. Run a full scan with Malwarebytes after updating it. Post back the results.

Which ASUS P5K motherboard do you have installed? Please fill in your system specs more accurately by using System Info - See Your System Specs as a guide. Fill the specs in on your profile, not in a post in this thread.

9 more replies