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Video card driver makes Windows 2008 R2 Blue Screen

Yes, it is true. I have see so many blue screens on a brand new PC server with Windows 2008 Server R2.
The hardware including following items:
Intel i5 2500 CPU
1TB SATA2 Hard Disk
ASUS P8P67 R3 mother board
Corsair DDR3 Memory 4GBX2
ASUS HD5450 512M Video card.
etc.
I installed Windows Server 2008 R2 on it. 64bit OS is my choice.
After few days running, it has blue screen randomly. Sometimes it happened 4 days up. Sometimes it is 10 days up.
It is not predicted.
Blue Screen error code is as blow:
STOP:0x0000000A
or
STOP:0x0000003B
I tried update Intel Chip set driver, update BIOS of mother board. Change SATA cable, chage SATA port.
Still has this kind of error when Blue Screen.

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Make HD 2600 AGP video card work on my OLD computer

I bought the HD 2600 AGP card last week.
I tried many time to install it on my old computer. All failed. I can not even make the PC boot.
Later, I found one six pin socket on the end of video card. I don’t know what it is and I can not find any explaination on the user menaul.
I google it and knows that the 6 pin socket is a power socket to give more power to Video card.
The problem is my PSU is old style without 6 pin plug.
diamond_hd_2600_pro_agp

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Diamond Viper ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 AGP 256MB GDDR2 Video Card

I have an desktop about two years old with ATI 9200 video card which is almost 4 years old. I replaced the fan of this video card in 2005.
Now I would like to buy a new video card with High-definition(HD) play capacity.
Because the computer is equipped by AGP slot, the products are limited. Most of the main stream graphic cards are PCIe.
I found one with the price I fell OK. I went to Bestbuy closer to my office in the lunch time.
Diamond Viper ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 AGP 256MB GDDR2 Video Card
HD2600PRO_ProdPg_box

I have not opened the box. I will take some pictures for reference.
Features at a glance
* 128-bit GDDR2 memory interface
* High-speed 128-bit-HDR (High Dynamic Range) rendering
* Up to 24X Custom Filter Anti-Aliasing
* Support for Microsoft® DirectX® 10 & Shader Model 4.0, OpenGL 2.0
* ATI Avivo™ HD Video and Display architecture
* HDCP Support
* CATALYST Software Drivers
* Windows Vista™ 3D environment Support

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SR1520NX video error after Windows Update December

Microsoft release its December update as it does every month.
My wife’s computer is Compaq Presario SR1520NX. I update it as usual. This time it has one hardware drive update for video driver.
The chipset of this PC is SIS 760.
After update all critical and hardware updates, I reboot the computer.
The screen resolution become 640X480 with 4bit color.
What happen? I tried a lot of different way to change the resolution and color depth. I still kept the same low resolution and 4 bit colors.
It is crazy.
I search the Compaq’s website. Go to the drivers part. Only original graphics drivers provided on site.

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Windows Vista Ready PC or Windows Vista Premium Ready PC

If you bought a computer last month or you want to buy some one as a Christmas gift to your boy, it must be a Windows Vista Ready PC.
It may has an integrated graphics card, can run Microsoft Office smoothly, and may be OK for some small 2D games.
Do you think it can support most of the advantages of Windows Vista?
The answer is NO.
Almost all PCs sold in the computer stores are Windows Vista Ready PC.
The requirement of Windows Vista Ready PC is “800-MHz CPU, 512 MB of RAM and an integrated graphics processor that can handle Microsoft’s DirectX 9 graphical interface”
It means Microsoft Windows Vista can just run on it.

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Replace the Video Card’s fan

I bought the ATI 9200 video card in May 2004. This card began to make noise after one year use. It is send to the retailer to clean and the noise from fan is lower.
In the early of this month, the noise is so big. I decided to replace the fan on the video card.
I bought a VGA cooler made by Evercool Thermal Corp., Ltd., cost me $12.00.
vc-rd

Its standard size can be installed on most of the VGA cards.
Below is the card I moved form the MB.
ati9200oldfan

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