So you might remember this thread which I posted as after rebuilding my PC from Vista to 7 and adding in a few new bits of hardware and then finding that the old PCI gpx card that was driving the 3rd monitor seemed to be causing massive performance problems with just about every aspect of using the computer. Set it to disabled in device manager and instantly the PC was better.
Anyway after reading various things on the internet I’d assumed the Geforce 6200 just wasn’t Win 7 friendly so I finally replaced it today with this:
So I was expecting to drop this is, enable and turn my 3rd monitor back on…but no…
Appreciate this bit is definately a driver thing and I’m posting in hardware but stay with me for a bit. So I pulled the GF6200, installed the new GF9300GS. Win 7 installed the driver (which should come from the same up to date nvidia driver pack that’s running the main 560ti card) but immdiately stopped it with the “Code 43: Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems” message.
Now the old card didn’t do this. So I try reisntalling the driver with the same result. I then forced a driver change to the MS certified version of the same driver (same version number) and the card comes online and starts working…but…this moves the code 43 error to the previously working fine 560ti card and sets it to VGA mode. So I’m worse off!
Anyway, reboot and Windows has sorted the 560ti and set the code 43 back on the 9300GS and it’s been stopped. So I disable it and re-enable it and it comes up and the 3rd screen comes to life. Good. Well no, the same issues exist that originally prompted me to upgrade it i.e. when ever there’s anything displayed on the 3rd screen the performance of the PC goes down the toilet. Even to the point that moving windows around becomes jerky. Moving things around on the 3rd screen is painfully slow.
So I’m £50 odd quid lighter, have the original issue and now a driver issue too. Good work!
As I said the old card worked fine in Vista with much of the same hardware so I was confused but then I thought about the upgrade and rebuild. I did add quite a bit of hardware.
mobo and Q6600
GF 9600 GT (requires PSU power feed)
M Audio PCI sound card
2 DVD drives
mobo and Q6600
GF 560ti (requires 2 PSU power feeds)
GF 6200 or GF 9300GS
Asus Xonar Xense sound card (requires PSU power feed)
2 DVD drives
So there’s a fair amount more that could be impacting the PSU, not to mention the fans in the Antec case. I can’t remember what the PSU is and it’s all put back under the desk now but I seem to remember it costing just shy of £100 and being bought mainly for it being quiet. I think it might be a 750w PSU.
Do you think the performance issues when the 2nd graphics card is enabled could be because of the PSU? I’m going to try unplugging some of the disks etc. and test. If not what else?
And what can I do about the Code 43 errors?