New gfx card. PC won't boot

May 28, 2010 at 01:05:43
Specs: Windows 7
Hi I bought a new graphics card to replace my onboard one. After installing it when I turn the computer on it won't post.

As soon as I remove the card it boots up fine.
Any ideas as to what the problem is?

My specs:
Mobo: Asus PK5PL-AM EPU
CPU: Intel E8400
PSU: Antec 650w earthwatts
Ram: Duel Corsair 2gb
GFX: POV 9800GT 1gb low power

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May 28, 2010 at 04:15:45
Boot into the BIOS, select first display type AGP/PCI-E. And select "Disable Onboard Video". All 9600/9800 have a 6 pin power in cable for needed extra power, make sure this is plugged in, or your computer will not post.

PowerMac 9600(1 ghz G4)
512mb RAM
50gb SCSI
ATi 9200 PCI

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May 28, 2010 at 05:21:37
Already disabled the onboard in the bios. And there is nowhere to plug the cable into.
Its a "low power" version so I dont think there is a slot for it.

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May 28, 2010 at 10:02:30
Most gcards you can still boot without the extra power plugged in, itll just tell you your card is underpowered...this happened with my 9600 GT.
Try plugging it into a diff slot.

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May 28, 2010 at 14:53:48
Plug it in a different slot?
Theres only one PCIe slot...

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May 28, 2010 at 22:06:23
Touché, i guess on his mobo there is only 1.

Does the PC beep at all when trying to boot with the new card in?

Do you have another PC you could try installing the card in?

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May 29, 2010 at 00:44:47
PC doesn't beep at all. Just turns on but doesnt post. Screen stays blank.

I'm going to try testing it on another computer to see if it will work.

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