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PCI/AGP Graphics Card slot help?

By jokukyo
Nov 3, 2009
  1. Im trying to install a ATI Radeon X1300 Pro 256 MB AGP 8x, into my old Dell Dimension 4600, replacing a Nvidia GeForce 5600, when i tried to boot up the PC with the ATI Card in i got no signal to the monitor from either DVI/VGA plugs, the card was working im thinking because the Fan on the card itself was working.

    My video controller/slot is: AGP8X and i was told this card "ATI Radeon X1300 Pro 256 MB AGP 8x" was compatible, was i lied too?
     
  2. matchu

    matchu TS Enthusiast Posts: 100

  3. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    I believe that card has an external power connector. It might be a floppy connector. Is it connected?
     
  4. jokukyo

    jokukyo TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ya im using old card FX5600, right now till i can figure out why its not working, cause when i put the ATI Radeon X1300 in i get no signal to monitor.
     
  5. jokukyo

    jokukyo TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The molex to 4-pin connector thing right?
     
  6. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    If that's the adapter that came with the card, yes. Most power supplies already come with that connector unless it is already being used by a floppy drive.
     
  7. jokukyo

    jokukyo TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Seems i don't have that piece at all, which is most likely the problem,and i have a pretty old power supply so its probably not there, stock Dell Dimension 4600, kinda lame.

    do you know what that adapter thing is called so i can probably order it online or run to Staples or something [​IMG] paint sux but this is what the adapter looks like i guess and my vid card with the 4 pins
     
  8. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    thats a 5 volt FDD connector
     
  9. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

  10. jokukyo

    jokukyo TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well after installing some new memory i saw that the same 4-pin typed was plugged in to the unused floppy drive, plugged that in the Vid card, monitor got a signal started right up, got drivers and everything installed, everything working, problem solved

    Thanks so much Mailpup
     
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