Graphics Card Issue

April 8, 2010 at 09:14:32
Specs: Windows XP, 1.862 GHz / 1022 MB
Hi guys, I am trying to change the graphics
card on this computer:

http://support.packardbell.com/uk/i...

All the specs for my computer are the same
as the ones listed here (except for the RAM
which I have increased to 2GB). I am trying to
swap the "nVidia GeForce 7300 SE" to an
"nVidia GeForce 8400 GS" (basically to let me
use 2 monitors). However when I swap the
graphics cards, all that appears on my monitor
is a blank screen! I have checked that the card
is fitted in properly and everything seems to be
fine. I also tried disabling the current graphics
driver in the "Hardware" section of My
Computer but I still have the same problem.
However I am still able to switch back to the
old graphics card with no problems! If you
need any extra information please don't
hesitate to ask.

Thanks in advance, Michael.


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#1
April 8, 2010 at 10:00:43
"I also tried disabling the current graphics driver in the "Hardware" section of My Computer but I still have the same problem"

Don't disable it, uninstall it. Go to Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs, then uninstall the old nvidia driver. Shutdown, remove the old card, install the new card, then boot into Windows & install the driver for the 8400GS (yuk). I hope you're not into gaming.


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#2
April 8, 2010 at 10:39:19
8400gs u dont plan on gaming do u ?

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#3
April 8, 2010 at 10:54:31
"Don't disable it, uninstall it. Go to Control Panel > Add or
Remove Programs, then uninstall the old nvidia driver.
Shutdown, remove the old card, install the new card, then
boot into Windows & install the driver for the 8400GS (yuk). I
hope you're not into gaming."

Thanks for the reply. Tried your suggestion of uninstalling the
7300 SE drivers but unfortunately the problem still occurs.
When I switch on the PC with the new card, the fan starts
before the system lets out a horrible 2-3s system beep which
doesn't usually happen. Any more ideas? Thanks for your
help.

Oh and luckily I'm not using it for gaming, that's what my 360 is for :)


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#4
April 8, 2010 at 12:06:23
"the fan starts before the system lets out a horrible 2-3s system beep which doesn't usually happen"

You don't have the card fully seated in it's slot.


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