My computer is not reading my graphics card

Pny Geforce 9400 gt 1024mb pci-express 2...
May 12, 2010 at 14:44:41
Specs: Windows XP
I am trying to install a PNY Nividia 9400 GT 1024MB on my computer (Asus Intel Dual-Core ,E5200 @ 2.5 GHz and 3062 RAM memory with a 500w power source) it fits into the PCI-E slot quite nicely, but when I start up the computer, it boots like nothing's there. I can hear the fan going so I know it's getting power. How would I manage to get my computer to read it?

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May 12, 2010 at 17:39:41
It would help to know which motherboard you're working with. Are you replacing a card with a different card? Or were using using onboard graphics & you're upgrading to a card? If the latter, did you enter the BIOS & disable the onbaord, reduce the shared memory to 'none' & change the Initial Display to PCIe? Do you have the monitor connected to the new card? When you attempt to boot, do you see the POST screen or nothing at all?

And about the didn't get it for gaming, did you?

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May 12, 2010 at 17:44:52
Terribly sorry about not providing that, it probably would have been a lot more helpful. I ended up figuring it out with tech support, I had to plug the VGA cable into the graphics card and in BIOS change the North Channel Input (I think it was) to PEG/PCI and restart. Thank you for taking the time to respond!

As for WHY I got the card, yes... and no. It's not the new releases I'm worried about. It's more of the games that are a few years old, like Age of Empires III and Battlefield 2 I was concerned about. I'll upgrade to a better card when I have a better income and see a few must have games.

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