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Radeon 9250, getting a blank screen when installed

By mrcrow777
Nov 29, 2005
  1. i just bought a radeon 9250, when i install it i get a blank screen, even if i connect to the old vga port. Also a beep dosent come on when i turn it on. when i remove it it works fine again. I have a P4vmm2 mainboard, with savage pro in built graphics, I've tried turing it off in bios, but i cant find where it is. Help please
  2. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,404

    Have you uninstalled the drivers for the integrated video?

    Boot up in safe mode, go to your device manager and uninstall.
    Shut down and install new card - attach monitor to new card
    Fire up, and system SHOULD auto detect new hardware - ask you about drivers.

    If this isn't working, please post your motherboard make/model.
  3. mrcrow777

    mrcrow777 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    same thing

    The same thing happened again, after booting in safe mode and uninstalling in built graphics. My mother board is a ECS Elitegroup P4VMM2 v1.1 mainboard.
  4. StoneAgeTech

    StoneAgeTech TS Rookie

    Same Here.

    I figure I am having the same problem. Here is what's happening for me.

    My computer runs fine normally.
    I just bought a new ATI Radeon 9250 256mb card, to replace my VERRY old GeForce2 MX 400.
    I am useing a "Gigabyte" Brand Motherboard, so I don't think that has anything to do with this, as mine is different to the previously stated board.

    Anyway, I turn on the computer with my GeForce MX 400, and BIOS starts, and everything works perfectly. I then turn off the computer, and replace the GeForce with my new Radeon. Now, this time when I start the computer, I get no image. My monitor is on, but doesn't recieve a signal. I also get an irregular 3 PC Speaker beeps, and then nothing, but the low and quiet hums of the PC Fans.

    I am using a Viewmaster Monitor, but it seems to me the problem is in the PC, not the monitor, as the entire system freaks out.

    Shorthand: GeForce= Works normally. Radeon= 3 Beeps, No Image.

    EDIT: Is there perhaps a setting in the BIOS that could be causing this?

    EDIT AGAIN: Oh yeah. I forgot to mention. I'm useing the PCI Card, not an AGP as I don't have AGP slots. (I'm an occasional Gamer, not a Hardcore bottomless pockets one :p)
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