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Graphic card

By roadrunnermicke
Aug 28, 2006
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  1. Hi. I have an Geforce 6200 AGP card i one of my computers. When a use it on the original computer there is no signal to the screen.. When i place the graphic card in a different computer it works just fine with no problem. So we know the card is not damaged, can it be the motherboard? or something else? RAM memory? All help is wellcome! How do i start troubleshooting this problem?
  2. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,520   +9

    It is probably the power supply in the old computer. The GeForce 6200 requires a 300 watt power supply. Older comptuers tend to not have the power that it requires.
  3. roadrunnermicke

    roadrunnermicke TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 33

    The computer is not so bad, it's a 2 ghz, (pentium 4 i think).. i got the PC from a friend so i don't know so much about it.. only that it's an 2 ghz with 512 RAM! ABIT motherboard, The power suply is at 340W MAX... so that's problaby not the problem. The other computer that it worked on is a 300W MAX... Any other sugestion? Im thinking that it might be the motherboard?
  4. roadrunnermicke

    roadrunnermicke TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 33

    anyone who has an idea?
  5. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,520   +9

    I didn't mean it was a bad computer. It has better specs than mine (Pentium IV).
  6. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    power supplies RAREly deliver their rated specs. Also output degrades over time. A 2 year old PSU puts out 15 to 35% less power than when it was new. This is because of capacitor aging.

    PSUs also waste a lot of energy do to heat. So figure a 400W PSU is only putting out about 320W.
  7. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    Unless you get a quality PSU, from well-known manufacturers :)
  8. roadrunnermicke

    roadrunnermicke TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 33

    CPUs

    Ok, so can I chance CPUs between the computers easily? I will put the CPU from the computer where it worked just fine in the computer where it didn't worked on. I wanna be sure that the CPU is the problem before i will buy a new! Will it be some problem to chance it?
    Thanx for all help!
  9. roadrunnermicke

    roadrunnermicke TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 33

    oops...

    i mean psu, not cpu
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