Problems booting after new video card installed

By slowdive · 4 replies
Jan 31, 2005
  1. Hi. After installing a new video card (NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700LE), I am having boot problems. When the computer boots, it boots correctly. The problem is that it doesn't want to start up. I had to hit the power button repeatedly to get it to fire up. I first thought it was a problem with my switch, but am now wondering if it is a power supply issue. Could this video card cause my computer to need a larger power supply?

  2. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    i can't really answer that without the specs of your system.
  3. slowdive

    slowdive TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Specs - Original

    Here are the original specs. All that has been done is to add RAM to 1 GB and put in the new video card.


    Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 1.80 GHz†
    Cache Memory
    256 KB Integrated On-Die Level 2
    Front Side Bus Speed
    400 MHz
    Standard RAM
    512 MB PC-2100 DDR (expandable to 1 GB)
    Hard Drive
    80 GB†† Ultra ATA/100 Hard Drive
    DVD-RW / CD-RW Drive
    DVD-RW (2X max. write / 1X max. rewrite / 4X max. read)
    CD-RW (8X max. write / 4X max. rewrite / 24X max. read)
    CD-ROM Drive
    40X max. CD-ROM Drive
    Floppy Disk Drive
    3.5" 1.44 MB Floppy Disk Drive
    Video & Graphics
    4X AGP 3D Graphics Hardware Acceleration
    (nVIDIA® TNT2 M64)
    32 MB Video Memory (SDRAM)
    V.90 compatible data/fax modem
    10Base-T/100Base-TX Fast Ethernet
    Expansion Slots
    One AGP (occupied by Graphics Card)
    Three PCI (one occupied by Modem)
    Memory Stick® Media Slot
    Expansion Bays
    Two 5.25" Half-Height (two occupied)
    One External 3.5" (occupied)
    Two Internal 3.5" (one occupied)
    Port Connectors
    Four USB (two front/two rear)
    One PS/2® Mouse
    One PS/2® Keyboard
    One VGA monitor port
    One Serial
    One Parallel
    One 6pin i.LINK port
    One 4pin i.LINK port
    One Headphone
    One Line In
    One Microphone
    Supplied Accessories
    VAIO Smart™ Keyboard
    PS/2® Wheel Mouse
    RJ-11 Phone Cord
    Power Cord
    Power Requirements
    100-120V -3A (50/60Hz)
    Power Management
    ACPI 1.0 Compliant
  4. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    whoa, what kind of computer is this? a sony vaio?
  5. slowdive

    slowdive TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes's about 2.5 years old.
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