10 sec before the computer starts

Geforce / 260
April 21, 2009 at 02:31:33
Specs: Windows XP
After I put my new video card in my computer, its been weird when I press the start buttom. The first 10 sec its just running, but not starting, because after the 10 sec it starts up with bios on screen and that. But why is the computer just running for 10 sec without anything happens? I have updated the driver, but since it is in the start it didnt had any effect. Its a really weird probelm, anyone that can help me?

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April 21, 2009 at 04:51:19
Certainly would help if you list your system specs. My guess is your power supply is inadequate.

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April 21, 2009 at 05:20:22
Motherboard is a asus P5B, P965. A intel e6600 duelcore 2.4ghz, the power supply is model lpg19 580w. A seagate with 320gb and and asus dvd. My old video card was a geforce 8800gtx so shouldnt it be weird if its the powersupply?

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April 21, 2009 at 14:57:28
"shouldnt it be weird if its the powersupply?"

I took a stab at it because you supplied us with zero info about your system. I'm not convinced you have a good PSU though. From what I could find, it has 23A on the +12v & 40A on the +5v? The high +5v amperage is a trick used by PSU manufacturer's to falsely inflate the overall wattage rating of the PSU.

I gotta ask...why would you upgrade from an 8800GTX to a GTX260? Seems like a waste of money to me. I'll doubt you'll see much of an improvement.

As for your statement about updating the driver - this is NOT a driver issue. Drivers are used by Windows. This "problem" is happening before Windows loads. When the post screen becomes visible, is it right from the very start or does it become visible during the post process? Could it be that your card is just slow to power up?

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April 22, 2009 at 03:53:33
My old video card is broken so had to buy new one. Its in the very begining, right from I push the start buttom and 10-15 sec ahead where the computer just going but not starting(no bios and no feed to monitor). The cooler on the video card starts with the rest of the computer right after I pushed the start buttom, but that can still means that it is powering up the video card? So if I have to to solve this problem I should get a new powersupply?

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