why does my monitor work with my new graphics

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November 18, 2010 at 02:16:59
Specs: Windows XP, 2.806 GHz / 2046 MB
I brought a graphics card Nvidia fx 5200 256mb I inserted it in to my computer but my monitor wont start up

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#1
November 18, 2010 at 03:08:40
Does the card require a power connection using what is normally the power for a floppy drive.
You may have to use the built in graphics and install drivers for the device first.

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#2
November 18, 2010 at 04:31:39
Thank you for your feedback. The Graphics card does not need a external power supply. I have installed the Drivers first, but the monitor still does not switch on.

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#3
November 18, 2010 at 04:41:59
You may need to go into BIOS using the onboard graphics to change the display setting. Depending on the bios version there will be a setting where you select AGP as priority instead of onboard. Save changes and shut down. Move VGA cable to the card then boot up.

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#4
November 18, 2010 at 05:10:50
set initial display to agp, pci.

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#5
November 18, 2010 at 06:02:53
"I have installed the Drivers first, but the monitor still does not switch on"

You should NEVER install the drivers first! But you should have uninstalled the old drivers before installing the new card. Once the new card is recognized, you would have been prompted to install the drivers. Actually, I'm surprised you were able to install the drivers in advance, normally you would get an error message that says something like "no nvidia card was found".

The FX5200 is a low end card that does not require an aux power connection. As the others have mentioned, if you're upgrading from onboard video, you need to enter the BIOS & disable the onboard, then change the "initial Display" to either AGP or PCI, depending on which type of card you have. But regardless of the BIOS setting, you *should* be seeing the POST screen or splash screen when you bootup. Are you at least seeing that? Are you hearing any beeps?


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#6
November 18, 2010 at 06:51:49
Thank you for your feedback. I will tell you what the problem is, I have already had a G force graphics card installed in my system which is the fx 5200 126 mb but it was not powerful enough to play certain games that I have installed, so I brought the fx 5200 256mb card. I know that my computer should have recognised it when I installed it, but what happens is that the computer starts up but the monitor does not. could it be that the graphics card is faulty?

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#7
November 19, 2010 at 03:28:35
Yes it is possible the new card was DOA out of the box. I've had one happen that way.

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#8
November 19, 2010 at 03:51:54
Thank you all for your feedback. I have contacted the seller and asked for my money back.

Regards

Sonicb


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