installing a VisionTek RADEON HD 5450

July 16, 2011 at 00:28:50
Specs: Windows 7, Dual Core intell/8gb Ram
I just went to Best Buy and Bought a VisionTex RADEON HD 5450 today so I can up grade my video Graphix card, My problem is I disabled the Onboard Video card but when I plugin my new graphix card I still don't get anything from it, no boot up screen nothing!!! But when I disconest the new one and plug it back into the onboard I get video ect... Please Help..... Thank you in advanced.

BTW I am installing it into a HP Pavilion a6219h PC

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July 16, 2011 at 01:54:58
Make sure you are connecting the monitor to the new card and NOT to the old on-board VGA port that you previously used.

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July 16, 2011 at 06:44:06
The HD 5450 is low end card card that uses 64-bit RAM. It's a general purpose / home theater card, not a gaming card. It sells online for about $25-30 (after rebate). I hope you didn't pay much more than that at Bestbuy? Here's an example:

If you paid over $50, you got ripped off. This HD 5570 would absolutely spank the sh!t out of it & it's only $40 after rebate:

See for yourself:

Anyhow, you need to install the new card making sure it's fully seated in the slot & screwed in place & as pip22 stated, you need to connect the monitor cable to the new card. When you boot up, you should see the HP screen, then immediately enter the BIOS to disable the onboard video, set the "shared memory" to "none", & change the initial display to the PCIe slot. Then once you get into Windows, you'll need to install the AMD/ATI drivers.

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