New graphics card only displays a black screen

Ati Firemv 2250 graphics card
August 17, 2012 at 10:44:01
Specs: Windows 7, 2GB
I'm trying to install a new graphics card in my computer (its a HP - all I know if you need to know more just tell me how to find out) It didn't have one at all before. I've disabled the old graphics card driver (my display resolution is now tiny) switched off the pc, unplugged it and plugged in the graphics card to a PCIe x1 (the little one) slot (all I have except for two standard PCI slots).
Restarted the computer with the monitor plugged into the old slot (forgot to change it) and the monitor displayed no input signal. Changed it to the new graphics card slot and the monitor accepts there is a signal but is just black.


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August 17, 2012 at 19:25:34
Boot the machine, tap F8 a few times. If you see the menu, choose VGA mode. Then tell us what happened.

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August 18, 2012 at 05:42:47

Pushed F8, nothing happened. Got a blank screen that didn't go away (had to reboot the computer). I've tried F9 and F10 but neither of them give me an option which has either display or VGA.

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August 18, 2012 at 07:05:50
Remove the new card and restore it to the way it originally was. You have many factors at play here. What video card did you get? You have an old HP with a crappy power supply, maybe the new card need more power or a connector. You can start by telling us what model HP and what card.

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August 18, 2012 at 07:14:55
I have removed the old card (obviously otherwise I wouldn't be able to use the computer) also it does say in the post what card it is (it put it in the bit that the post asked me to): Ati Firemv 2250 graphics card

And as I said I have a HP, I don't know what the other stuff is, if you want more specs please tell me how to find them. All I know how to bring up is the system properties:
Windows 7 Ultimate, Intel Pentium 4 CPU (3GHz) and 2GB Ram.

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August 18, 2012 at 07:34:39
Sorry I didn't see the video card you listed. I don't know what you are trying to accomplish, but if it's better gaming or doing graphics intense work, you're barking up the wrong tree. PCI and PCIe-1 are ancient technology. The card you bought is a workstation card capable of multiple monitors, period. Don't read this the wrong way, but save up for a new machine. I wouldn't dump any money into that one.

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