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Grahpic card problem

By connor898
May 13, 2010
  1. i recently bought a PNY GeForce 8800 GTS 320 MB for my new computer, installing it into the computer was fine but once i turned on the computer the computer emitted a long beeping sound with no picture. but if i plug the vga cable into the intergrated graphic socket with the graphics card in then the screen appears along with the long beeping sound,but once i take the graphics card out the beeping stops. my first thought was that the graphics card wasnt compatible with my motherboard but i looked around and the ddr3 grahpic card should be able to work on my ddr2 motherboard. the beep code was low high low high
     
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    We need to know brand, model, and configuration of computer...
    The beeping is letting you know that the card is wrong, or installed incorrectly, or is defective (it happens with new cards) or was damaged during installation by static shock.
    Elsewhere on this forum, there are lists of all Beep codes by motherboard... that tell you what is wrong... but a long beep tells you one of the above has to be fixed.
     
  3. connor898

    connor898 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Processor- intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU E3300 @ 2.50GHz
    Motherboard- G31M-GS
    RAM- 2GB
    Graphics- intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family
    OS- Windows XP Professional Service package 3
     
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    Did you connect the power supply to the external PCI-E power connector on the card?
     
  5. connor898

    connor898 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i have just had a look and it appears my graphic card has a 6 pin connector were my power supply has a 4 pin connector you wouldn't happen to know if there is an adapter or something along those lines that will let me connect them?
     
  6. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 899   +15

    you could buy a molex - 6pin pcie connector. and use it instead of the 4pin.
    [​IMG]
     
  7. connor898

    connor898 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks for the help guys
     
  8. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    Be sure to hook up two molex 4 pin connectors to the adapter. Hopefully, you have two that are free. This also brings up your power supply. I believe the recommended is a minimum 400W or greater power supply with a 12V rating of 26A.
     
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