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Yesterday, the long awaited Radeon R7 250 graphics card that I recently purchased came in. And this is after waiting all day due to the fact that for some strange reason, the mail arrived late yesterday of all days. I got very excited, even posted pictures of it on Facebook. I finally get it into my PC, and guess what happens? Nothing at all.

That's right, the computer wouldn't even load up after turning on. I look through the instruction (which weren't much as it was a universal piece of paper), and found nothing of use. I had installed it the correct way and everything. I look at the requirements on the back of the box, my PC fit all of them. So I look it up online. Most of the people who had issues with this card, it was due to the PSU (Power Supply Unit) not having a minimum of 400 watts. There is no way that it could be the issue. The PSU in my custom rig is 400 watts.

The reason that it needs so much energy is due to the fact that it receives it's power from the mobo (motherboard) and not from a PSU itself like most of the better graphics cards. Even my now 11 year old Nvidia 7800 GT has a thing to receive power from a PSU. But this is still bugging me due to the fact that I paid $83 for this graphics card so I could finally upgrade and install my free upgrade to Windows 10.

I haven't got it to work yet, but I did have a different issue. I couldn't properly get rid of the Nvidia drivers from my PC. I tried all kinds of things that it made me almost go insane. Thanks to this issue, my computer kept saying that it ran the 7800 GT card despite the fact I removed it and was running from the integrated graphics from the mobo. Somehow I managed to upgrade my PC to Windows 10 anyways and had to freshly install the drivers (which was difficult because I had to find ones for Windows 7 despite running Windows 10) just to remove them. This also required putting the Nvidia card back in and stuff. Not to mention I had to find Windows 7 drivers for the integrated graphics on the mobo because ATI's auto-detect software couldn't find them for Windows 10. It at least allows me two run two monitors again, one of the reasons why I bought the new card in the first place. Turns out the drivers that were on the CD that came with the mobo were outdated and that's what was causing it not to be able to run two monitors in the first place. And now I can run Ubuntu Linux again from my second hard drive without issues (Linux seems to have issues with Nvidia cards for some strange reason).

Point being, I almost lost what was left of my sanity yesterday. I still need to figure out why the new card is having issues with my computer. I hope it's the not PSU, I can't afford a new one. If it was DOA (dead on arrival), I'm gonna send it back to Newegg and get another as it's still under warranty. I just wanna update my graphics, that's all...
  • Mood: Irritated
  • Reading: Hayate the Bombat Butler (manga)
  • Watching: All sorts of anime
  • Playing: GTA V
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: Iced tea

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Nicholas Carter
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I'm just here to be here.

Since I write and suck at drawing, I like to make the appearances of my OCs using character creation modes from some videogames. Yes, I play games using OCs from my works.

Now, for some truth. My real name's Nick, but I'm also known as Myth and/or Mario. I'm Sicilian, but everyone where I live thinks I'm really a Mexican. I like to write as mentioned above and I like videogames. My favorite fighting game serioes is the Soul series that started with Soul Blade and is currently up to Soul Calibur IV. I have and played all but Legends. I also love the Metal Gear series because it has the most interesting story line. I grew up on the Legend of Zelda games, which I'll always admit to. There's more, but I'll save that for a later date.

Current Residence: West Virginia
deviantWEAR sizing preference: 3-X (it makes me feel thinner)
Favourite genre of music: Country, Southern Rock, Rock, Metal, Soft Rock, Alternetive
Favourite photographer: N/A
Favourite style of art: Is this another Trick question?
Operating System: Windows vista
MP3 player of choice: A Sony PSP
Shell of choice: Is this yet another trick question?
Wallpaper of choice: why do I need wallpaper?
Skin of choice: How many trick questions are there?
Favourite cartoon character: Sonosuke Sagara from Rurouni Kenshin
Personal Quote: "Perfection is an Illusion made by Idiots that are Imperfect Themselves"

Derpy Hoove's Life Lesson For Us Stamp by NaMiKiTtIn


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:iconbritish-prophetess:
British-Prophetess Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Independence Day!
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krimsonfury Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks, it's the day my people declared themselves free from yours :P
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:iconbritish-prophetess:
British-Prophetess Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, I know that :P I bet almost everywhere across America will have some firework shows.
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krimsonfury Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Ya kidding, my neighbors started shooting off fireworks last night.
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British-Prophetess Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, you know who contacted me via Facebook message earlier on today? James.
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krimsonfury Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Really now?
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:iconbritish-prophetess:
British-Prophetess Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah. He asked me how I was doing.
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krimsonfury Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
That's just weird.
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British-Prophetess Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Dude, did you see Red vs Blue's latest episode? Oh dear Lord, I can't stop smiling! :XD: Nuu 
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krimsonfury Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I fell asleep earlier and it was on when Flash was on. So I will get to it soon.
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