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Instal Ati Radeon 9800+black screen

June 22, 2008 at 21:10:00
Specs: Xp pro, 2.8/1gig

Hello, i just bought Ati Radeon 9800pro video card for my p4 2.8 with 600watts of power supply and Intel motherboard. Not sure about motherboard version all i know is the chipset i845g.
When i install the card into the agp slot and restart the computer, monitor connected i don't get the bios screen. No beeps just black screen and machine loading like usual.
I tried disabling on board vga grahics but that didn't help. i don't know what else. I know the ati card is working fine. So maybe the bios? Thanks in advance.


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#1
June 22, 2008 at 21:17:49

"No beeps"
Not even the normal initial single beep?

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#2
June 22, 2008 at 21:32:06

Are you sure that the card is securely in the AGP slot ?

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#3
June 22, 2008 at 21:55:54

yes i am sure the card is secured and not even one beep. I will try taking it out and cleaning the slot. Thanks again for ur thoughts.

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#4
June 22, 2008 at 22:02:17

If you don't get the initial single POST beep, that means your motherboard is not working, and you will not get a display. If you get beeps without the card installed, that would tend to indicate that the card is defective and preventing the motherboard from operating.

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#5
June 22, 2008 at 22:15:11

I am using the computer right now on my onbord video card. Everything working just fine. I am wondering if i need to install the drivers first? Or update the bios? Would that make any difference? Thx

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#6
June 22, 2008 at 22:20:23

There are some computers that don't have a post beep or that the post beep is turned off.
Your trying to disable the onboard VGA is puzzling. You don't disable it....you change the graphics start up from PCI (on Board) to AGP or PCIe if that slot is also available. In your situation it should be the AGP selection! then use the F10 key to save and exit

Also make sure the extra power plug is used to power up the card!

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#7
June 22, 2008 at 22:30:45

Lurkswithin u are right that is what somebody alse told also. I looked for that option in bios without luck. Thank you

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#8
June 22, 2008 at 22:43:03

what about the other power plug. That card should need a 4 prong power plug at the end of the card! as well as being in the socket.

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#9
June 22, 2008 at 22:45:54

what motherboard do you have? if you do not know then you can download SIW and it will give up what motherboard is in your computer. We can then go there and look at the manual and see what the BIOS settings reflect from the manual.

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#10
June 22, 2008 at 23:04:44

it's plugged and the fan is turning. I will turn off the computer for now and remove+clean the ati card.

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#11
June 22, 2008 at 23:10:38

Make sure it is well seated when you replace it as AGP cards have a tendency to rock in the socket especially when the mounting screw is installed. Put the screw in and then firmly push straight down on the top of the card to make sure it is seated properly.

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#12
June 22, 2008 at 23:25:57

I just download the siw and motherboard model is i845g-w83627 which is odd because it doesn't match anything on the intel website http://support.intel.com/support/mo...
Lurkswithin you are a real trooper :) thank you again for helping me out with it i will call it a night and get some sleep so i can go at it again tomorrow. You do the same. thx

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#13
June 23, 2008 at 10:16:16

Are you sure the card is good? Have you tested it in another system? Are you connecting a 4-pin molex plug to the card? Is your power supply capable of handling the added load from the card?

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#14
June 23, 2008 at 10:45:44

If your monitor has it, is it switched to the correct input (1 or 2)? If you're using analog try switching to DVI.

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#15
June 24, 2008 at 02:13:27

Hi there i have more than enough power 600watts
and i tried the dvi to vga connector on the other plug still nothing. In bios under Integrated peripherals/ Unit Display first i olny have two options Pci slot and onboard no agp.

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#16
June 24, 2008 at 16:02:51

Then set it to PCI as they are all in fact pci bus just different sockets.

What is the model and maufaturer of your computer. There is a possibility that your computer will not support a high end AGP card at all.

while the card is backward compatable it is only so in the sense that it will allow itself to be used by a past of 1.
AGP came as 1 then,2,4,8....your card is an 8 and will work in a 4 or 8 system set up. If your motherboard only supports AGP 1,2 then the card will not work in it and you will have to resort to using an older AGP video card.

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in matters of principle,
Stand Like A Rock


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