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#1 Dual

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 11:58 AM

I tried installing a AGP card on my Gateway 510 and when doing so, my computer turns on with no picture but gives a red blinking light at the very bottom of the motherboard, right under the last pci slot. I have a 400 wat power supply and the new card takes 270. Any Ideas?

this is the link for how the motherboard looks like http://support.gateway.com/s/MOTHERBD/Inte...2520285nv.shtml

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 12:31 PM

What video card? What does the blinking light do when you go back to your old onboard video setup? Does your previous config work?

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 12:36 PM

VisionTek - ATI RADEON HD2400 Pro 512MB DDR2 AGP Graphics Card http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?sk...d=1203815723741
When I go back that red light turns on once and turns off and my computer runs fine. I also checked in the bios to make my AGP the primarry and that didn't work. My primary card that I have been using has been just a standard PCI and havn't used the AGP slot in over 2 years due to me Moving the whole computer into a new case and the AGP card broke in the process.
My computer right now is a pent 4 processor, 2 1/2gb ddr ram, 160gb hard drive

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 12:48 PM

Does the card have an additional power plug? Is it plugged into a spare connector?

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 12:54 PM

yes its plugged in

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 12:58 PM

If it is seated correctly, then you might have a faulty videocard. That motherboard automatically disables the onboard video if the AGP slot is occupied. Do you get any video from the onboard/motherboard video port if the AGP card is plugged in? If you do, the videocard is not seated right.

Edited by dpunisher, 15 February 2009 - 12:59 PM.

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 01:01 PM

No there is no video at all when the card is in.

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 01:08 PM

also I exchanged the card for a new one and still got the same problem, because I thought it might be a bad card. It seems like when the AGP card is in the computer turns on and I don't think the computer boots up, yes everything is running inside, but it seems like it runs really fast and does not slow down like when you normally turn on the computer.

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 01:37 PM

Besides throwing a motherboard at it, I am out of ideas.

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 01:40 PM

ok, thanks for the help, Ill play around with it some more

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 03:58 PM

Check the System Requirements for the video card & then check the power supply in the computer.
It sounds like the power supply simply isn't strong enough to make the video card work .
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Posted 15 February 2009 - 06:30 PM

You mentioned "My primary card that I have been using has been just a standard PCI and havn't used the AGP slot in over 2 years due to me Moving the whole computer into a new case and the AGP card broke in the process." What exactly happen? could the slot have been damaged in the process.
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