PCI-E problems and Vista

By Acidwinter
Jan 5, 2008
  1. I just bought an ATI x1650pro pci-e card, and went to install it in my new vista machine I built. It had onboard video, so in XP I would disable the onboard video, change the bios to read PCI-E as primary video adapter, plug card in, install drivers, reboot a few times and im done...but I can't even get it to detect that I have the card in the machine. Ive tried reinstalling the motherboard drivers with no such luck. Any thoughts?
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,525

    ATI x1650pro pci-e card

    1 Year Warranty

    Warranty Service Request

    If you have another PC to plug it into, that would prove DOA

    By the way what is your new Motherboard Make and Model number ?
    This is Xp with Vista Upgrade installed or just Xp at the moment ?
  3. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 527

    I checked the specs on that card and it requires a 450 watt PSU (recommended) so do you have enough power? If it's not powered up enough, it may be too weak too show uo.
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