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computer does not boot with GeForce 9800GT in.


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#1 mncim

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 04:50 AM

This is pretty much the same email I wrote to bfgtech yesterday, but no reply has arrived yet.

I recently purchased a GeForce 9800GT. I have an added PSU that says at 12v it is capable of 552A and 25A. I have put the graphics card into my Advent t9408 and the computer does not boot. The 'beep' I usually hear as an indication of the BIOS (I think) starting does not happen. Instead, the fans and the hard drives spin up, then slow down, spin up, then slow down etc...
here are the minimum requirements of the GeForce 9800GT:

1GB of system memory
CDR or DVD-ROM deive
150MB of available hard disk drive space for basic driver installation
Miscrosoft windows vista or XP OS
PCI express or PCI Express 2 complaint system with one vacant PCI-E x16 slot
350w PCI express complaint system power supply with a combined 12v rating of 22A or more


for reference, there are the specs of the advent t9408:
CPU Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 (1.80GHz)
Motherboard ECS P4M900T-M
Memory 1GB DDR2 PC2-4200 (2 memory slots. Max 4GB) [!upgraded to 4 gb!]
Hard Drive 320GB SATA II
CD Drive Dual layer DVD±RW
Card Reader Flash Memory Card Drive (8 in 1)
Video Card nVIDIA GeForce 7100GS PCI-E 128MB dedicated (up to 512MB hypermemory)
Sound Card VIA HDA VT1708 audio
Modem Not Installed
Network Card VIA Rhine II VT6103
Ports (front) 1x Card Reader
2x USB 2.0
1x Headphone
1x Microphone
Keyboard Advent USB keyboard
Mouse Advent USB optical mouse

Motherboard Information

* Form Factor: Micro-ATX Size, 244mm x 244mm
* CPU Support:
o LGA775 socket for latest Intel Core 2 Duo / Pentium D / Pentium 4 / Celeron D processor
o FSB 1066/800/533 MHz
o Support Hyper-Threading Technology
* Chipset: VIA P4M900 & VIA 8237A
* Graphics: Integrated Chrome9TM HC IGP. 256MB shared memory
* Memory:
o Single-channel DDR2 memory architecture
o 2x 240-pin DDR2 DIMM socket support up to 4 GB
o Support DDR2 667/533/400 DDR2 SDRAM
* Expansion Slots:
o 1x PCI Express x16 slot
o 1x PCI Express x1 slot
o 2x PCI slots
* Storage:
o 4x Ultra DMA133/100/66 devices
o 2x Serial ATA devices
o RAID0 & RAID1 configuration
* Audio: VIA VT1708A 6-channel High Definition audio CODEC
* LAN: VIA VT6103L 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet PHY
* Rear Panel:
o 1x PS/2 keyboard & PS/2 mouse connectors
o 1x Parallel port (LPT)
o 1x Serial port (COM1)
o 1x VGA port
o 4x USB ports
o 1x RJ45 LAN connector
o 1x Audio port (Line-in, Line-out, Mic-in, Rear-our, Side-out, Center/Sub-out)

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 01:51 PM

I personally do not think your PSU is capable of supplying enough wattage to properly power this video card.

350w PCI express complaint system power supply with a combined 12v rating of 22A or more

You would need a PSU with at least a minimum of 500 watts or more to have enough wattage on your 12v rail to power this card flawlessly.
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Posted 28 March 2010 - 02:18 PM

I would also like you to check out the card in another computer if that is at all possible, because there has been a bad run on Nvidia adapter cards from time to time, specially bad solder joints.
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Posted 29 March 2010 - 01:17 AM

the PSU is capable of 540w

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 11:47 AM

Also, I have managed to get the card working in another PC, with a lower wattage anyway. It's great but I really want it in the PC I am using, or at least know what is wrong with this one.

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 01:49 PM

Ok I downloaded a copy of your owners manual to get a better idea of what your motherboard's layout is.

According to your motherboard manual, you have on-board video which is Integrated Chrome9 HC 3D/2D Graphics & Video Controller

Have you tried disabling this card in your BIOS setup utility to see if this allows you to boot into windows?
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Posted 29 March 2010 - 02:03 PM

I would check to see if you have the latest chipset drivers for the VT8237A/VT8237S chipset. From http://www.via.com.tw/en/index.jsp

Also check if there is a BIOS update available from http://www.ami.com as your motherboard has an AMI BIOS firmware.
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