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#1 marinevetoif

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Posted 07 May 2006 - 02:12 AM

Hi, I would like to start out with my problem. I have a HP pavillion a747c computer with an integrated grapics media accelerator. I recently puchased a Evga geforce 6800xt pci-e card. At first things were ok. I was having a little bit of problems with it resuming from hibernation, but not that big. Now the computer wont even boot up. It boots to the windows loading screen but then turns black with a cursor that changes into an hourglass, and thats where it stops. I messed with the whole drivers thing downloading everything I could for the computer, monitor, and graphics card, but that hasn't worked. I disabled the onboard video in the device manager and in the bios, but that didnt help either. I have removed and tried just about everything. I'm a little new to all this stuff, but I am eager to learn. Please could someone help me get my video card to work. my system specs are as follows....pentium 4 htp, 512 mb ddr sdram, and 160 gb hd. This system is stock with the exception of the video card. It is not in my machine right now. please help. My computer is set up for pci express.

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Posted 07 May 2006 - 01:28 PM

Three things...

1. What kind of Power Supply do you have? Also..How many watt's is it pumping.

2. Do you have an IRQ reserved for the Card (if not..make sure nothing is conflicting with it.)

3. Make sure it is not overheating.

-The most important are the first two...

-Regards.

#3 marinevetoif

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Posted 07 May 2006 - 09:58 PM

My power supply is the stock 300 wt and i have no idea what an Irq is. I guess I spent time in Iraq. If thats what it means I dont want my video card to have anything to do with Iraq. here are the specs for my power supply.AC input voltage (47-63Hz):
100-127V/8A
200-240V/4A
DC output wattage: 300 Watts

I do not know what an IRQ is and how to see if I have one reserved or if there is a conflict.

Also how do you check the temperature. and what are the optimal settings for that...Thank you

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Posted 08 May 2006 - 01:30 PM

I do not know what an IRQ is and how to see if I have one reserved or if there is a conflict.


Open your Device Manager by pressing the Windows Key + the Pause/Break key on your keyboard. Then choose the Hardware Tab and the Device Manager button.

Find the video card, usually in Sound, video and game controllers, double-click on it, choose the Resources tab, and there will be information on where your Interrupt Request is and at the bottom whether there are any conflicts.




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