|I'm trying to upgrade my existing ATI graphics card with a better one. I'm running XP Home, SP3 on an older machine I built myself. 3.2Ghz processor, 2GB RAM on an Intel D915PBL mobo, that has a PCI-Express 16 X slot. I got a good deal on an ATI FirePro 3D V4800 graphics card that's PCI Express 2.0. I thought PCI-E 2.0 cards were backward compatible with PCI-E 1.0 slots. So put the new driver on the desktop, then shut down physically swapped cards and powered up. Nothin'. No BIOS, the power light on the monitor was still blinking. I shut down, then put the old card back in, started up and installed the new drivers thinking that with the new drivers already inplace it might see the card. Nope. |
So what, if anything, can I do? Or am I just trying to put too new a card in too old a machine? Any advice would be greatly appreciated for this enthusiastic amature. Thanks in advance for your help!