|I'm trying to get this video card properly |
installed on my computer.
The video card was inserted and the drivers
installed from the included CDrom. After
shutdown, the monitor was then plugged into
the video card and upon start up, the screen
stayed black. After restarting again (this time
with monitor plugged into orginal spot), the
monitor worked this time, but after less than a
minute, the screen would go black again. This
happened repeatedly until the drivers were
The motherboard only had pci slots. so this
pci video card was purchased.
Probable issues are the following:
Updated drivers may be necessary, which
ones and where to download them.
There is a possible issue with disabling the on
board graphics stuff
to prevent issues with the video card. i can't
seem to find
instructions on how to disable it manually in
favor of the video card.
There is a possible issue with the power
supply. not sure if it can
handle the card as it's probably a stock piece
of crap. (more so than
the video card anyway)
There is a possible issue with the video card
receiving power. it came
with no power cable in the box but it has a 2
pin power connector
tucked under the heat sink visible in the
picture on newegg. do i go
buy this cable at radio shack or do i look for
one inside of a
computer at the 2nd hand store so it's 10
cents? if i need to do this,
how would i go about plugging it onto the
mother board? i only found
pin slots on the mother board which read stuff
like "LED" and
"CaseFan". is that gonna carry enough juice?
There is a possible future issue should this
card get working. heat.
this is a tiny little case without great air flow.
what can i do to
ensure the thing doesn't melt after 3 months or
melt this summer when
it gets really hot here? do i get a pci slot fan
which works inside
the case to blow case air onto the passive
cooling thing for the video
card? is it best to take the side of the case off
and set up a giant
fan pointed directly at the open case? what
possible options are
system specs are
ram:1 gb ddr1 ram