Gf 9600GT problem
I have an older computer with a MSI K8N Neo4-F with a A64 3000+ processor, 2.25 GB RAM, and a GF 6200TC PCI-E video Card. A few days ago a friend upgraded and gave me his GF 9600GT video card.
The problem is that the card freezes my PC after bootup, or if I have luck a few minutes afteri start working on the PC. I tried reinstalling Windows, it freezes in setup. I tried lowering clock speeds on the card, same problem. The card is powered by a separate PSU from the rest of the computer.
I tried it on a MSI K9VGM-V Mainboard. WIth it i managed to install Windows and the video card freezes a lot more rarely and only when the computer is on load (it's like it would wait for data from the CPU and Memory but it doesn't receive it - PCI-E too slow for the card).
The questions are:
1. Howcome it freezes more rarely on this MB?
2. Since this MB is not mine i wonder if lowering the clock speeds on the card and increasing the PCI-E clock on the K8N NEO4-F would help me because i think the PCI-E port is too slow for this card. Could it be? I heard that increasing the PCI-E clock speed can harm the other components so that is why i'm asking before trying it out.
Any suggestion is appreciated.