installed new gpu, bsod on startup

Gigabyte Ati radeon hd 4850 graphics car...
February 5, 2010 at 14:42:28
Specs: Windows XP
I recently installed a used ati radeon 4850 in my old xps 400 and after the taskbar appeared it would bsod. I was running a 375w and my friend told me that was the cause so earlier today I went out and got a 450w. after replacing the psu I STILL got the same results! I have no idea what to do now, please any help?

oh, also when I put my old ati radeon x1900 back in, everything works fine. I'm thinking it might be something wrong with the card itself or it's compatibility with my motherboard

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February 5, 2010 at 16:34:05
Ummm.. Don't buy ATi anymore? heh.

But seriously, their drivers suck beyond almost anything else out there(I mean, who thought it was a "good" idea at ATi to build their drivers with .NET? 0_o). You will need to boot into windows either in safe mode, or with the original card installed and completely uninstall the drivers, then and only then insert the new card and boot.

If this doesn't work, come over to the Dark Side and join the Nvidia crowd.

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February 5, 2010 at 21:37:44
"Don't buy ati anymore" it is his fault to not un-install the previous driver. And u should know btw nvidia & ati, nvidia sucks, all they know is to rename the older card to new eg. 8800gt to 9800gt and i heard there's more. So please don't join the dark side.

edit.. U bought new psu 450 but u didn't mention it specs or it's name. Open pc case and check psu label +3.3v,+5v,+12v we need to know the AMPS.

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February 5, 2010 at 21:49:08
No, no, no. Intel sucks. They're trying to build a new GPU out of a bunch of souped up Pentium MMX cores. They should know better. ;-)

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February 5, 2010 at 22:46:42
I've uninstalled the drivers and when I put in the new card it still bsod. I got a BFG GS 450w psu ATX12V 2.2
right now I'm running safe mode and it doesn't even recognize the card, in device manager it shows the card as an unknown device and video controller(VGA compatible)

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February 6, 2010 at 07:07:20
BFG GS-450 specs:

> +3.3V = 22A
> +5V = 15A
> +3.3V +5V Max. Combined Wattage = 130W
> +12V1 = 18A
> +12V2 = 18A
> +12V Max. Combined Wattage = 304W
> -12V = 0.3A
> +5VSB = 2.5A

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February 6, 2010 at 23:20:21
I tried messin with it a bit more... I put in the new card and booted in safe mode, uninstalled the ati drivers and restarted normally. It bsod so I put my old card back in and booted it up to a bsod at startup. after that I booted in safe mode with the old card and it said that windows has finished installing your new device.
now the old card works and I'm unsure on what to do

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