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#1 schaff70

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 07:39 PM

I'm about at my wits end which brought me here.
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.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 08:15 PM

My guess is is probably the power supply unit. Most factory computers come with a 250 watt to 350 watt most PSU, while the 5450 requires a minimum of a 400 watt PSU (to handle the card and all your other components) and I say minimum, because with a good quality 400 watt will run it, your better off with a 450-500 watt PSU to handle that system with that card. Something similar to this should be able to handle it.

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 09:32 PM

I'll give it a try. It's cheaper than starting over. I had a feeling it might be the power supply at one point, but I've never come across an issue like this one before. Thanks for the advice.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 11:03 PM

Not a problem-if its not the cause or you have more issues feel free to ask. :thumbup2:

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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