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It's telling me no audio devices are installed. I tried similar methods with no success.
EDIT: Nevermind. Now it's telling me that the audio device for my card is "unplugged". After much trouble I still cannot get it to work.
So I recently installed my Ati Radeon HD 4850 to my HP Pavilion a6300f along with a new power supply. When I installed the proper drivers and stuff for the graphic card to fully function my sound went dead. It would appear as if Ati has their own sound drivers that must suck or something. The message in the title is displayed when I hover over the sound icon. I am running windows vista and have speakers and everything but for whatever reason installing the new graphic card messed around with my computer and I can no longer hear any sort of sound. When I go to change the volume this message appears. Yes I am kind of a computer noob and need help fixing this. I looked online for a solution but all of the solutions seem to be fairly unrelated to my issue. So I need help. If you need any more information just tell me. I would like to have my sound back as quickly as possible. Thank you. :)
I need a cheap psu(power supply unit) that will support my Radeon HD 4850 (about 470w required I think... maybe 500w to be safe) but I want it to be reliable aswell. All the reccomended psu's are expensive, most more so than the graphic card itself. So I need a cheap and reliable psu to supply my Radeon HD 4850. Does anybody have any suggestions?
Radeon HD 4850 requirements: 450 Watt or greater power supply with 75 Watt 6-pin PCI Express® power connector recommended.
(preferably under 50 dollars please)
Okay so I desperately need a new graphic card because the fan to my older one died out several months ago and has been overheating without fail ever since. That's not the issue though. The issue is I plan to get the ATI RadeonHD 4850 1GB and I don't know if my computer can handle its "awsomeness". My computer model is the HP Pavilion a6300f PC with 2GB ram I believe and 500GB memory. I don't know what any of the other specs are off hand... in any case I know I need a new power source. That's a no brainer. But will my computer even be able to run this graphic card with som sort of trouble? Can it handle the graphic card. I guess there may be some "bottleneck" effect where my computer won't be able to run everything the graphic card can but I want to make sure the graphic card will work at all. I'd also like to know if "no" is the answer, then what graphic card do you think will run the best on my computer otherwise?
So the question: Can my computer handle this graphics card and if not what graphic card would you reccomend?
out of curiosity; what do you mean fan has expired? there has to be some sort of warranty still in place if this happened in a year, have you contacted either the store you purchased it or the manufacturer itself? if there's no more warranty give it a second life by getting an aftermarket cooler.
on topic: i have had good experiences with sapphire, asus and currently own a his hd4850. i picked it for the cooler and it does an above average job but the electronics emit an annoying high pitched noise once the fan revs up under higher temps. no deal breaker though.I meant it broke. Just won't work. My computer constantly overheats now and sadly enough it's been slightly over a year so no there is no possibility of repairing it. That graphic card was primitive however. I'm just looking for a long lasting new one so that I don't have to replace again for quite some time.
Alright so I'm not a big supporter of EVGA after their fan expired after one year and no real way to repair or replace so I decided on a new video card. I want to get the Radeon HD4890 and that's my official decision. However, there are many diffrent er, companies or whatever that manufacture it. I want to know what manufacturer will be best for my needs. I need a long lasting graphic card that should it break will have a warranty so that I can repair it and not deal with the issue of buying yet another one. I made a mistake not researching longer and finding a good card that wouldn't have a dead fan by the end of the year and I'm prepared to avoid that mistake this time. So in short:
I need a manufacturer of this graphic card that has a long lasting fan and graphic card along with a warranty of a way to repair it. I would also if manufacturer even matters on this issue, like one that has a smaller version to make sure it fits into my computer.
I see brands like VisionTek and XFX and I'm not sure what brand would be best for a good, effecient, long lasting graphics card. Please help me find that one. If you need anymore info I'd be happy to give you it.
I've had this graphics card for nearly a year and have never had problems with this before. This started just two days ago for no real reason what so ever. And it happens on every game, even the more old ones such as Battlefront II. I really don't see who it would happen... it just sort of does. I haven't found any explination yet.
Sorry I should've mentioned that I upgraded my graphic card. Trust me, that's not exactly the problem. I've also dusted off my interior quite recently. Virus scans show nothing. And over heating is a factor but this isn't all in one moment. It's occuring across a span of hours so unless something burnt out but....
Anyways what has been mentioned thus far is not an issue. Any other idea?