geforce 6800gt

By unonimus5
Sep 12, 2005
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  1. i just purchased a 6800gt for my 1 year old comp,(athlon +2600, 512 ram,) and when i put the new video card in and fire up the comp, i get black screen and a loud beep.
    i more than meet all the requirements for the card , including 450v power supply.im really lost and my semi-uber computer skills cant get me out of this one.
  2. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,382

    Hello! Welcome to TechSpot

    Please read and follow this THREAD
    We need to have all your system specs.
    In the mean time, try clearing the cmos.
    What video did you have prior to the 6800?
  3. unonimus5

    unonimus5 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    specs

    m/b msi, kt4a-v
    custom made computer
    80gig hard drive
    1 gig ram
    old card was ge force 4
    new card is xfx geforce 6800gt agp
    windows xp
  4. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,382

    Hmmm?

    Have you reinstalled the old card, ge force 4?
    Just to make sure it's still werkin.
  5. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,566

    Do you have a connection going from your power supply directly to the graphics card? If you don't, then that is your problem. ;)
  6. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,382

    DoH!
    Good call!
  7. unonimus5

    unonimus5 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    lol thx, i didnt realize these new video cards needed there own power cord.works fine now. thanks so much socrates.
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