Changed card, now no bootup

By kwspony ยท 4 replies
Nov 28, 2007
  1. I just swapped a Radeon 8500 with an All in Wonder 9800 Pro. The PC won't power up. I have to unplug the power supply for a few and disconnect the power cable from the card before it will boot up. Then I get and error message saying I haven't plugged in the power cable on the card. With the card plugged in to power the PC won't fire up. Is the card bad?
  2. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ TS Rookie Posts: 157

    what power supply arre u using?
  3. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 527

    That's what I was thinking. You may not have the power (amperage) to fire up your system. You could test the GPU in another computer. I really think that the 9800 is sucking too much power.
  4. kwspony

    kwspony TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 121

    using an Antec 480w power supply
  5. kwspony

    kwspony TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 121

    Could this be a driver issue on the motherboard? I have the 6.11 catalyst suite but it didn't help. I was thinking maybe there is a motherboard driver for the AGP side that enables certain things.
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.

Similar Topics

Add your comment to this article

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...