This summer I bought a used but rebuilt HP Pavilion a1230n. I know it's not a great choice, but it has a legit install of Win7, 3gb of ram & a dual core Athlon processor - all the things I was looking for to do some video editing on a budget. The computer was only $100.
Took it home, started it up & everything works. Put it aside because I didn't have time to mess with it.
Picked up an ASUS HD 5450 silent/DI/512md3(LP) 16pin PCI-E card for it because I wanted the HDMI output to use with my LCD TV.
Installed the card & turned the computer on. CPU fan cycles & that's it. No boot, no display from the onboard (shared) video or the new card. Computer does not boot - front light is on, but nothing else. CD drive door doesn't open or anything.
Took the card out & it boots fine. Tried disconnecting the front memory card reader before installing (as recommended elsewhere). Same problem.
Tried pre-installing the drivers didn't work either. I'm fairly experienced with computers having built a couple, but this one has me stumped. I'd like to keep this one because it has the features I need (Firewire inputs, enough RAM & dual core for editing software)
The new card does not have an additional power input like some of the PCI-E cards do.
Hope you guys can help.
Edited by schaff70, 13 December 2011 - 07:39 PM.