Nvidia Graphics Card Issue

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Steveolson455 Posts 3 Registration date Saturday October 10, 2009 Status Member Last seen October 13, 2009 - Oct 11, 2009 at 01:58 PM
Steveolson455 Posts 3 Registration date Saturday October 10, 2009 Status Member Last seen October 13, 2009 - Oct 11, 2009 at 02:10 PM
Hello,
I just purchased a brand new Nvidia Geforce (BFG model) 8400 GS 512mb card for my computer. As of now I have a Geforce 6200 128mb video card and its working perfectly well. I decided to upgrade because I enjoy playing games and I want to obatain the best graphical display as I can. I unistall the old Geforce 6200 and shutdown the computer, pull it out and place the newer Geforce 8400 GS into the PCI slot. I go on to turn on the computer and it displays the DELL starting up screen but then goes to a blank screen after that. I tried calling techy support and ended up waiting out on hold twice. Ive considered updating my BIOS but I hear its pretty risky if you dont know what your doing. And yes, I have gone into the BIOS and enabled PCI slots. Any help? Please and Thank you :]

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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,829
Oct 11, 2009 at 02:09 PM
Does the new video card have a power plug? Most of the new video card require a extra power cable.

I would also remove and reinsert the new video card to make sure it's fully connected.

It's possible the new video card is faulty or not compatible with your motherboard/BIOS.

Good Luck
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Steveolson455 Posts 3 Registration date Saturday October 10, 2009 Status Member Last seen October 13, 2009
Oct 11, 2009 at 02:10 PM
I checked it it has no Power supply feed and thats what Im coming to a conclusion with is that my motherboard is not supportive of it
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