Added new Video Card; Computer won't boot up.

December 17, 2010 at 07:02:19
Specs: Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit, AMD Dual Core / 3 Gigs DDR2
Old video card (Nvidia 7600GT) crashed with BSOD (nvlddmkm.sys error). Decided to upgrade card (Radeon HD 5570), but the new card prevents the system from starting up (Fans spin, but no video or no hard drives spinning up). Computer boots with old card, but results in BSOD.

I am trying to determine what the source of the problem is, but haven't been able to narrow it down further than:
1) Underpowered PSU (430 w)
2) Incompatible / Failing Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-M57SLI-S4
3) Faulty Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 5570 1GB

Welcoming suggestions and solutions!

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December 17, 2010 at 07:19:21
"crashed with BSOD (nvlddmkm.sys error)"

I believe that's a driver problem.

Are you getting any beeps at startup? Anything being displayed on the screen at all? Did you unistall the old nvidia drivers before installing the ATI card?

According to the following, an average system running an HD 5570 only pulls 211W under full load:

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December 17, 2010 at 07:26:23
I believed it was a driver issue as well. I uninstalled the old nvidia drivers in safemode before purchasing the new card. I was only able to boot while the vga compatible drivers were loaded, each time I tried installing nvidia drivers the system would result in a BSOD.

I went out to buy a new card since I believed it was about time to upgrade.

Came back with the new card, just thought I could pop it in and install the new drivers when I got the OS up and running. Though the screen is all black (the monitor doesn't even come out of stand-by). The fans spin, the keyboard lights up, and the PCI Wireless card LEDs blink, but nothing else happens. No beeps or any POST activity.

I thought maybe the PCI-E 16x slot it was in might be problematic, so I then swapped it to the second one. That did result in a few rapid beeps. No other POST activity.

I thought it may be too much load, so I unplugged some non-critical devices (CD drive, Secondary slave drive) but no change.

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January 18, 2011 at 22:49:18
i have purchase ati raedon hd 5570 graphic card after insttaling the card i get and error message **system boot fail** your system last boot fail or post interrupted.

I have asus p5n73am motherboard

is it compatible with this board

please help

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