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#1 sSn

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Posted 12 May 2007 - 02:28 PM

i recently bought a new graphic card...
sapphire ATI Radeon 9550 (256Mb RAM) ...
my previous graphic card was a GeForceFx 5200 (128Mb RAM)..
my slot is an AGP slot...
the problem that i have is after removin d old graphic card and then installing the new graphic card
my pc doesnt power up..
i try 2 press d power button but nothing turns up...
but if i remove d graphic card and press d power button my pc starts...
my old graphic card works fine...
d new one givin this kinda problem..
could it b graphic card faulty or the card is not compatible wit my pc???

my pc specs:
Pentium 4
2.40Ghz
512Mb RAM
motherboard is a MSI

help me plzz.....

Edited by sSn, 12 May 2007 - 02:32 PM.

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Posted 12 May 2007 - 02:44 PM

Are they the same AGP speed 8x or 4x? and what kind of MSI board is it?

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Posted 12 May 2007 - 05:15 PM

Also, make sure you've seated that new card properly.


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Posted 12 May 2007 - 09:06 PM

Are they the same AGP speed 8x or 4x? and what kind of MSI board is it?


my old one is a 8x
so it shudnt matter whether d new one is 4x or 8x rite...

d card is seated properly
i tried so many times...

i dunt know wat MSI board izzit...

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Posted 13 May 2007 - 02:33 AM

Hey,even i face the same problem.
but the PC does turn on properly.only problem is with monitor.
i tried changing BIOS settings,installing new drivers in VGA mode and everything i cud think of....but no success till now :thumbsup:

so now i think i cud b0e one of the following probs.
1]bleeped up video card
2]PSU problem{gfx card needs loads of power}
3]some serious incompatability issue b/n my card n motherboard
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Posted 13 May 2007 - 12:20 PM

:thumbsup: I am stumped at the moment

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Posted 13 May 2007 - 04:08 PM

If you can try that new card in another PC, you may be able to determine if it is a good card.

Not enough power from the PS surely could be your problem, too.

I'm sure we've all seen where certain newer video cards will not work in some systemboards as well.

You probably should try to eliminate these possibilities if you can.


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Posted 14 May 2007 - 01:58 AM

128-Bit video card in 32-bit AGP slot
how much is that bottlenecking my video card?

a lot? a little?
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Posted 14 May 2007 - 04:11 AM

The thing about 32 bit this and 128 bit that is that they are measurements. In this case they are measurements of two completely unrelated things. 32 bit is the width of the AGP interface, and this may limit your cards communication to the rest of the system. 128 bit is the width of the memory interface between the memory and the graphics processor, both of which are on board the card. The memory interface is not limited by the AGP interface because it doesn't pass over the AGP interface.
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