Should GeForce 8400 GS video card work with older system??

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Should GeForce 8400 GS video card work with older system??

Post by Pizzaoven » Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:45 am

Hi - I have an older Tacx system thats about 8-10 yrs old using Fortius and i-Magic with GeForce 7600 GS video card. All been working fine....until last week my video card crashed. My PC guy replaced it with a GeForce 8400 GS, but when I try to run any options from the Main Menu (like Start Real Life Video) I get a window that says "An unhandled exception occur'd in a component in your application. Click continue and application will continue..." But when I do this I get exited out of the Tacx!

I haven't updated my Tacx software in years on my Windows XP PC, but that's another thread I will need to start. So first I'd like to learn if my 8400 GS card is going to work. I REALLY miss riding...so thank you VERY much for any help.....Fred

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Re: Should GeForce 8400 GS video card work with older system

Post by Alex Masalovich » Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:44 pm

Pizzaoven wrote:My PC guy replaced it with a GeForce 8400 GS
This PC guy just changed the graphics card? Some software he installed?
Try other drivers for your new graphics card:
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/Find.aspx?lang=en-us
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Re: Should GeForce 8400 GS video card work with older system

Post by Pizzaoven » Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:02 pm

Yes, PC guy replaced card but could not load drivers so he copied disc and was then able to copy drivers. What do you think?

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Re: Should GeForce 8400 GS video card work with older system

Post by Alex Masalovich » Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:19 pm

If the drivers of the graphics card is the only thing that has changed in the software on your computer, the reason for the crash - these drivers. Try to pick up other drivers on the link above.
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Re: Should GeForce 8400 GS video card work with older system

Post by Pizzaoven » Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:25 pm

Hey Alex - thx so much for your help !! I'm not much of a computer guy. So if I understand you, you're suggesting I use the link you provided to RELOAD the GeForce 8400 GS drivers? Can I run my old Tacx software with this new card, or will I need to update software (the old used to work fine)? Thx

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Re: Should GeForce 8400 GS video card work with older system

Post by Pizzaoven » Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:53 pm

Alex - took your advice and downloaded latest update for my new GeForce 8400 GS (7/14) which are now 340.52 drivers. Looks like they loaded fine but when I hit the link "Start Real Life Video" on my Tacx Main Menu I still get that error message:
"An unhandled exception has occured in a component in your application. Click continue in your application will ignore this error..." which still exits me out of Tacx....yikes !!!

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Re: Should GeForce 8400 GS video card work with older system

Post by Alex Masalovich » Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:51 pm

Pizzaoven wrote:Alex - took your advice and downloaded latest update for my new GeForce 8400 GS (7/14) which are now 340.52 drivers.
Try the oldest version of those that are available. If this does not help, then try with the drivers for your previous graphics card.
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Re: Should GeForce 8400 GS video card work with older system

Post by Pizzaoven » Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:58 pm

Alex, so I'm clear, when you say "Try the oldest version of those that are available" are you referring to the oldest drivers for my new GeForce 8400? Try to load the oldest drivers they gave for that?

Then if that doesn't work, try to reload GeForce 7600 drivers even though I'm using 8400 video card?

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Post by Alex Masalovich » Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:20 pm

Pizzaoven wrote:Alex, so I'm clear, when you say "Try the oldest version of those that are available" are you referring to the oldest drivers for my new GeForce 8400? Try to load the oldest drivers they gave for that?
Yes. See also the settings of the graphics card. There may be some switches that affect the processing of the video.
Pizzaoven wrote:Then if that doesn't work, try to reload GeForce 7600 drivers even though I'm using 8400 video card?
Yes, it's an experiment. The computer might not start or go into safe mode. In this case, use the system restore (Key F8 at the start and select "last known good configuration").
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Re: Should GeForce 8400 GS video card work with older system

Post by Pizzaoven » Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:24 pm

So what might those "switches" be I might need to change? Not a computer guy! Thx

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Post by Alex Masalovich » Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:30 pm

Pizzaoven wrote:So what might those "switches" be I might need to change?
Something like "high performance" etc.
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Re: Should GeForce 8400 GS video card work with older system

Post by Pizzaoven » Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:31 pm

Would I want "high perf" switched on or off?

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Post by Pizzaoven » Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:35 pm

And I see some updates say WHQL or BETA - do either make any difference on which driver update I pick?

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Post by Alex Masalovich » Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:41 pm

Pizzaoven wrote:Would I want "high perf" switched on or off?
You need to try all the options. It's a long stressful job. Be sure to give yourself a break.
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Post by Alex Masalovich » Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:48 pm

Pizzaoven wrote:And I see some updates say WHQL or BETA - do either make any difference on which driver update I pick?
better WHQL - Windows Hardware Quality Lab
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Re: Should GeForce 8400 GS video card work with older system

Post by Pizzaoven » Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:47 pm

Tried to oldest 2014 WHQL driver but no luck. During both drivers loading I got a "Internet Explorer Script Error...JSON is undefined".

Also, when I go into MY Computer under my Fortius file I see "C:\TACX\TacxFortius\2.0.0.0" but there's nothing in the file, but I am able to see Tacx Main Menu when I open program to run via the Tacx icon....just can't get any features to run. Could it be I need to reload software or something? I'm really lost...thx

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Re: Should GeForce 8400 GS video card work with older system

Post by Alex Masalovich » Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:08 pm

You should try to reinstall the Tacx program. It is possible that when installed the Tacx program takes into account the characteristics of the existing graphics card.

You have Fortius software?
http://www.lunicus.org/tacx/Fortius.htm
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Re: Should GeForce 8400 GS video card work with older system

Post by Pizzaoven » Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:24 pm

Tacx sent me a link to download a TTS3 full version which I'm trying now. Will let you know how it goes.

Not familiar with your Lunicus link.

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Re: Should GeForce 8400 GS video card work with older system

Post by thebigoneinfront » Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:14 pm

Question: I haven't seen a driver for Win XP offered on a manufacturer's service page in a long while. NVidia say Vista, 7, 8, 10 for their drivers. Is it at least halfway sure that the video drivers you try actually work on Win XP?

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