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Still looking for graphics card help!!!!

By 2ndasscheek
Jun 7, 2005
  1. i just bought an nvidia 6800 and i cant get it to install. I've disabled the onboard removed all drivers and everything. But when i try to put the card in the screen either stays black or windows will sometimes load as soon as i try to install the drivers the comp will lock up or the monitor will go black! Any help would be apricated.

    im running on an
    AthlonXP 2800+@2.13Ghz
    Fic AM35 mobo
    512mb Corsair ram
    apg 8x
    pheonix award bios v6.00pg
     
  2. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,483

    what brand, model, and wattage power supply are you using?
    if it's not a power issue, try booting windows in safe mode (press F8 as soon as the boot loader comes on) and uninstalling your old card first.
     
  3. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,485   +233

    Push your graphics card into the slot firmly to make sure it is installed all the way, just in case.
     
  4. 2ndasscheek

    2ndasscheek TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    its ana apollo

    its a normal 6800 hundered and i got an 500watt antec and trust me its in the slot right. I'm gonna return it most likely a dud.
     
  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,485   +233

    Many higher end graphics cards require a separate connection to the power supply. Does yours and is it plugged in?
     
  6. 2ndasscheek

    2ndasscheek TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    yep

    yes it is and if it aint it makes a loud screech till the computer is cut off.
     
  7. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,483

    running a graphics card without the supplemental power attached is likely to damage the card
     
  8. compguy

    compguy TS Rookie Posts: 162

    Power cable 4 video cards

    Zephead just thought I've mention that when I got my radeon x850 xt I had the same problem and when I did research I found out that the video card needed a power cable going 2 my power supply. Just thought I would mention this.... :grinthumb
     
  9. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,483

    said radeon is one sweet card, hope you are enjoying it!
     
  10. compguy

    compguy TS Rookie Posts: 162

    I'am very much :giddy: :giddy: :giddy:
     
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