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New video card -- slower Internet and BSODs

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by whoblitzell, Jul 24, 2006.

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  1. whoblitzell

    whoblitzell Thread Starter

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    I upgraded my video card from the geforce 6600 GT to the eVGA 7900 GT KO and installed the new Nvidia drivers from nvidia.com. Shortly after this, I have started getting random BSODs about driver_irql_not_less_or_equal and my cable internet is running at about half the speed it used to on downloads. The only correlation I can think of is that my ethernet card is onboard.

    I'm pretty sure the system is stable because it's stood up to Prime95 and the video card has stood up to 3dmark 06 at 5 loops.

    This seems bizzare and I'm wondering if there is anything I can do?
     
  2. onsite

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    Did you uninstall the old video card or did you just remove the card.?
     
  3. whoblitzell

    whoblitzell Thread Starter

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    I tried uninstalling the device driver and reinstalling it to no change in Internet speed.
     
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    That is not what i asked. I asked, did you uninstall the old video card or did you just remove it ? :)
     
  5. whoblitzell

    whoblitzell Thread Starter

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    I took the old video card out and put in the new one then uninstalled and reinstalled driver. What would be the difference between 'removing' and 'uninstalling' if not the device's driver?
     
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    I have installed a few video cards for ppl. Where i get there and they say install this. Quite a few if not all say "uninstall the old drivers first" ...is this what is causing what is wrong?
    I duno ?:confused:
    Maybe try uninstalling the new one and pop in the old one , then go to system/hardware/device manager and uninstall ???
     
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