Need help with installing video card!

February 12, 2010 at 04:00:24
Specs: Windows XP, 512mb
I purchased an ATI RADEON 256MB PCI TV DVI video card for my pc which came in today, i managed to fit the video card and insert the monitor cable behind the video card, HOWEVER when i turned on my computer nothing came up on the monitor, why is this? It just said no signal

Secondly the VGA manual reads:

" Turn the computer's power off but make sure the system is still grounded (leave the power cord connected. Then disconnect the monitor signal cable"

What does this mean, do i switch off the power for everything or do i just leave the power cable on but switch off my computer, if i do that when i open up my pc there is a yellow light...

Here are the specs for my pc

PentiumR (4) CPU 2.80GHZ
2.79GHz, 504MB of RAM
Operating system Microsoft Windows 2000 xp
Home edition, 2002, service pack 3

Thank you

O and at the beginning it reads 'Please first configure your operating system to use a standard VGA driver before installing the VGA card.

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February 12, 2010 at 04:53:36
By the way, this computer never had a video card installed on it before

Someone i know replied


"If you had no video card before, I am assuming you had on board video.

You might want to check your BIOS settings. It's probably set up to use the on board video. You probably have to disable that in order to get a 3rd party card to work.

When you check your BIOS, it's probably going to be something called "integrated video" or something.

You will need to disable it, or play with the settings to allow your new card to be the primary source of video on your PC."


How do i access the bio settings????

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