my pci slot isn't showing my graphics card

January 8, 2013 at 00:51:09
Specs: windows xp
i have a amd 690v and ive jusy put a new graphics card in but its not showing anything... iv'e tried to enable it through the bios but no joy

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January 8, 2013 at 01:21:08
Make sure the graphics card is compatible with the slot type and specification.
Make sure the existing PSU is powerful enough for that particular graphics card.
If the card needs auxiliary power, make sure all power leads to it are connected.

You can find all the info you need regarding the above on the motherboard and card manufacturers' websites.

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January 8, 2013 at 05:22:08
"i have a amd 690v"

That's the chipset, not the board model number. It would help to know exactly which board & which video card you're working with.

"my pci slot isn't showing my graphics card"

Are you asking about PCI or PCI-express? If it's PCIe, do you know which version PCIe slot your board has - 1.x, 2.0, etc? Do you know which PCIe version the video card is? PCIe 2.1 cards generally will not work in a 1.x slot. PCIe 2.0 cards should work. But as stated by phil22, your power supply needs to be capable of handling the load of the video card.

There's not much else we can tell you without knowing the make/model & specs of your board, card, & power supply.

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