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Trouble installing video card

Micro-star international / MS-7071
October 2, 2010 at 07:34:41
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 3.066 GHz / 1471 MB
I just purchased a Radeon HD 4650 video card and I have trouble with the installation. I've set the card in the AGP slot and attached the monitor to the new card. Tried opening the computer and it didn't work. There is absolutely no image showing and the card's fan isn't starting either.
I tried taking out the card and putting it in again with the same result.
Any idea why it won't start?

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October 2, 2010 at 07:50:55
Did you connect the aux power plug to the card? The AGP slot isn't capable of supplying all the power required by modern gaming cards, therefore additional power is needed in the form of a direct plug-in from the power supply. Depending on the card, it will require either a 6-pin or 4-pin plug. Read your manual.

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October 2, 2010 at 08:05:49
Didn't get another plug. Nothing of sorts mentioned in the manual either. But I do see a 4-pin slot thing on the card. Guess I'll need to purchase it. Thanks for quick answer!

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October 2, 2010 at 08:14:59
"Didn't get another plug"

Hopefully you re-check your post.

Of course you didn't "get one". You should already have one (or more) available. You should NOT need to buy anything. All you need to do is take one of the unused plugs from the power supply & connect it to the card. There's *usually* a couple of extra/unused plugs tucked away *somewhere*. Trace the wiring harness from the power supply & see if you can find one.

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