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Problems installing a graphics card.

By CptFarnsworth
Jun 20, 2008
  1. I recently purchased a PCI HD2400PRO ATI card, and began the setup process. Since all i had on my computer was an integrated graphics card, I didn't uninstall he drivers. I unplugged everything, inserted the card carefully, plugged everything back in and closed the case. Since I have turned it on, the monitor has just been a black screen for a few minutes now. Reading one of Newegg's reviews, apparently this has happened to a few other people. Most suggested to let it boot for about 10 minutes and then it will work. Any other suggestions?
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Remove the addon graphics card
    Start up with onboard (yes keep the onboard drivers)
    Go to your System CMOS settings (usually press DEL or F2 during the first 3 secs)
    Change your graphics from onboard to addon video card (I didn't check if it was AGP or PCI-E)
    Save and Exit (or F10)

    Shutdown (just pull the cable, or hold the ON button in for 5 secs)
    Re-Install the graphics card
    Put the video connector back in it
    Turn on
     
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