New Video card = blank screen + CPU fan off

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Jim - Jul 7, 2009 at 01:37 AM
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- Nov 19, 2009 at 08:12 PM
Hello,
I recently got an emachine(eMachines T6212)for free.
So i decided to install a PCI express video card (https://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/review/asus/en8400gs_silent_htp_512mb/219219/
I am running windows XP Pro
I installed the video drive before I physically installed the card.
And when the card is installed the monitor gets no signal and the CPU fan starts for a few second when i start the computer but then the fan turns off.
I have seached the bios for settting and the motherboard has no jumpers or pins that effect video

Never had a problem installing a video card before ,Any ideas would be great ,
Thanks!

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Jul 7, 2009 at 07:48 AM
hi,

disable the on-board graphics by going in the BIOS and then try again.

make sure that the motherboard supports the graphics card.
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Nov 19, 2009 at 08:01 PM
also make sure the power supply you have is sufficient. how many watts is the power supply? what card do you have? is there a spot on the card for a power plug-in?
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Nov 19, 2009 at 08:03 PM
sorry, didnt realise u posted all that already. ill reply in a min, also, dont worry about the fan. its controlled by a thermometer. ur CPU isnt exactly crunching numbers yet, so it might not be hot enough for the fan. hold on a second.
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Nov 19, 2009 at 08:08 PM
Hm. Looks like your computer is stock with a 300w power supply and your graphics card doesnt even have so much as a fan. I seriously doub the problem is insufficient power. i think iveal was right about the bios setting, although in my experience I never had to disable onboard. look for anything reguarding pci-e slots
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Nov 19, 2009 at 08:12 PM
did your computer come with the ATI graphics card in it already? if it did, put it back in and then uninstall the video drivers, then put ur new graphics card in then install the nvidia driver. there is also the off chance that your card is DOA
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