PC won't boot with new video card.

August 24, 2010 at 13:20:28
Specs: Windows 7, Athlon XP 64 X2 7750 Kuma / 2.7 GHz / 3.25 GB
Hey guys,

I apologize - I am not the best with computers, but I try!

I'm running Windows XP.

This is my mobo:


This is my new video card:


I've done the following:

BIOS - I've set it to both PCI and PCI Express with not luck for either
Drivers and installation CD - I've tried installing these beforehand

My computer turns on, the fan on the graphics card is activated; yet Windows just won't load.

There might be a really simple solution I'm not aware of. Or maybe it's incompatible? Or maybe my graphics card got fried when I tried to install it?

Thanks for any help!!!

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August 24, 2010 at 14:29:04
- You need to uninstall the drivers for the onboard video, then enter the BIOS, disable the onboard, set the shared 'memory' to 'none', & change the initial display to PCI-e. Save the settings & exit.
- Shutdown, unplug the power cord, then install the video card.
- Plug in the power cord, boot into Windows, THEN install the drivers. You are NOT supposed to install drivers before the card is installed.

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August 24, 2010 at 15:00:25
Hey Jam,

Thanks for the response!

I installed the drivers as a last-ditch attempt because nothing worked. After I head home, I'll uninstall them and try again.

I had changed the BIOs settings for disabling the onboard and setting the video to PCI-Express, but I did not know about changing the shared memory. Thanks for sharing that! Hope that does the trick.

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August 24, 2010 at 17:57:48
One other thing....you *should* be able to view the POST screen & enter the BIOS using the video card. If you can't, the card *may* be defective. Another possibility is the power supply is inadequate. The HD 4650 isn't a power hungry card though so your power supply would have to be already close to being maxed out, even before the card was installed. Resetting the BIOS is another thing you can try.

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October 20, 2010 at 11:25:49
jam you saved my life, bought an upgrade for my sons 14th b-day a nvidia gt240 and this fixed it for me thanks for taking the time to post

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November 30, 2010 at 11:01:35
Thanx a Million Jam.
P4M900-m4 + Radeon HD 4650 = Not Bootable !,
until i read and applied your post

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