Problem installing new graphics card

June 9, 2010 at 17:50:16
Specs: Windows XP, 2.4ghz 2mb ram ddr2
The graphics card went out on my desktop. It's a fairly old setup. My graphics card went out, so I bought a cheap agp card to replace it. There is not onboard video with this setup. I tried having my brother install it, he removed the old drivers for the other card, then said he couldn't get it to work. I've tried looking it up but can't seem to find a solution that works.

The computer boots up.. I am able to get to bios.. I have set it to look for agp first then pci, other than that there isn't much in bios regarding the video card. As the computer boots up, after the windows screen hits, the screen is black. I'm not sure what steps to take after this point. Monitor is connected with dvi cables.

The manual for installing this video card was also pretty generic. It says basic steps on how to take out/put in the video card. It talks about plugging in the power for the video card but this device doesn't have power inputs like my previous video card.

Motherboard/cpu is msi 865pe neo2, with intel 2.4 I believe
Graphics card: ECS N6200AC-512DZ-H GeForce 6200 512MB 64-bit DDR2 AGP 8X Low Profile Ready Video Card
Windows Xp professional
2mb ddr2

if anyone has experienced this problem or might know a solution, any help would be greatly appreciated

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June 9, 2010 at 18:06:43
Are you sure the new card is not defective?

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June 9, 2010 at 18:19:30
I suppose there could be a chance, but I haven't been able to install drivers yet for this. I assume it works because I just bought it, but there's always a chance...

also if the video card was defective would it display the windows boot screen/bios?

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June 9, 2010 at 18:48:52
Drivers have nothing to do with your problem. Did you originally have an AGP card? The AGP Aperture Size should be set to 128MB & the Initial Graphics Priority should be AGP/PCI (I think you already did this). Did you try safe mode?

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June 9, 2010 at 18:51:19
I set it to agp/pci, but it was set to 256mb, I'll put it to128

I originally had an agp card. I think it was a saphire 1600 something.

I tried getting into safe mode and that didnt work either.
Safe mode starts to load but stops at the text before it. It stops at the line that says
Someone recommended me to try reseting the bios by using the jumpers, would you recommend this??

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June 9, 2010 at 19:39:15
You could try resetting the bios. You could also try the automatic default settings in the bios too.

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