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New video card install no good, now older card doesn't work either

By moistzombie
Oct 2, 2007
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  1. Hi TechSpot folk, and thanks for in advance for anyone who can help me.

    I've bought myself a new video card yesterday; HIS Radeon X1650 Pro 512mb IceQ, AGP. I went ahead to install it, and I get no picture after booting up.

    I am receiving a signal to the monitor (I am not getting a "check signal" message) but no image comes to the PC. I went to put my old card in which is a Gigabyte 128mb 9600 Pro, and it now it doesn't work either!!!

    Both cards are receiving power as theirs fans are chugging along.

    I had also purchased a 1gig stick of RAM to complement my new video card, so I set my PC up the way it was before the attempted installation of the new card. Still nothing happening.

    Current components of PC are:

    P4 2.8ghz (D865PERL)
    Gigabyte Radeon 9600 Pro 128mb
    512mb RAM
    DVD and Lite-On burner
     
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,440   +220

    I don't know about the 9600 Pro but the X1650 Pro should have a power connector on it. Possibly a floppy drive type connector. Was that plugged in?
     
  3. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 875

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowI...ech Radeon X1650PRO H165PRQ512AN-R Video Card
    power connector?
    did you install new ram and test it before putting card in?
    proper drivers installed and old one's un-installed?
    does your system meet the minimum requirements?
    HIS X1600 AGP series requires connection to your PCs internal power supply for operation. A 450 watt power supply or greater is recommended to ensure normal system operation where a number of other internal devices are installed.
    Intel Pentium 4, AMD Athlon or compatible with AGP 8x (0.8V), 4x (1.5V) or universal AGP 3.0 bus configuration (8x/4x) (2 free slot space)
    256MB of system memory; or more recommended
    Installation software requires CD-ROM drive
    DVD playback requires DVD drive and decoder software ( not included)
    Operating System:
    - Windows XP
    - Windows XP x64 Edition

    See if any of this helps, Good luck
     
  4. moistzombie

    moistzombie TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hey - Yeah I've gone through all of this. Have had a bit of experience with adding and removing hardware and am quite thorough with everything I do.

    Drivers removed from previous card, did a clean up with some software, installed new card with POWER attached.

    I'm totally lost on this. I hope I didn't fry anything. I always ground myself, and pedantic about dealing with hardware.

    I've reset my CMOS as a last result after hours of tinkering with different hardware components.

    Thanks for the help - any other suggestion would be greatly appreciated. Otherwise the old boy is going into service.
     
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