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Graphics card problem

By smithharrison
Feb 24, 2016
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  1. I tried to install a Radeon 5450 graphics card in a Dell Optiplex 380.
    When I booted the computer I got bleeps then nothing blank monitor.I know this card is suitable can't figure out whats going on.Took out the new graphics rebooted and bleeps again and a blank monitor.Can any one help please.
     
  2. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,777   +241

    Check your memory cards. You may have bumped them loose. Then try booting the computer.
     
  3. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Evangelist Posts: 1,657   +309

    What version BIOS - did you check 'beep codes'?
     
  4. smithharrison

    smithharrison TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Update>>>>>>>>>> I am an ***** the graphics card does not fit into the slots and I forced it in. ............need my glasses changing! now my pc will bleep fan works but I am getting a blank screen
     
  5. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Evangelist Posts: 1,657   +309

    Go back to beginning. Make sure you can get it to work the old way.
     
  6. smithharrison

    smithharrison TS Rookie Topic Starter

    How do I do that?
     
  7. smithharrison

    smithharrison TS Rookie Topic Starter

    How do I check the memory cards?
     
  8. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Evangelist Posts: 1,657   +309

    "now my pc will bleep fan works but I am getting a blank screen"

    -how many bleeps - long or short - what is the BIOS type - AMI? Phoenix? - look up 'beep code' - http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm
     
  9. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,777   +241

    Try setting the bios back to default
     
  10. Technician

    Technician TS Addict Posts: 677   +113

    How many watts does the card use vs. how many watts are available?
     

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