I Installed my new Sapphire ATI Radeon X1550, 256MB AGP Card into its slot and i only get a Blank White Screen, I Don't even see Dos. the Card specs on the box are ok for my motherbourd, AGP 8X (0.8v), 4X (1.5). I think the card may be fubard. But would like comformation or a fix. thanks Dave54
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The ATI Rage XL 8MB PCI video card is a very old and low power video card.
PCI graphics cards are not as fast as AGP graphics cards so if your motherboard has an AGP slot (it's the slot closest to the CPU and is usually coloured brown) then that would give you better performance.
These days AGP has been superceded by PCI-Express but since your motherboard does not have a PCI-Express slot then the best graphics card for it would be something like this one:
Yes the card does support the screen. If you have blank screen right from turn on, chack that you have not plugged the monitor into the onboard graphics port instead of your Radeon. If you have plugged it into the right port then you have hardware problems. Could be any of the following:
2. Video Card
3. System memory
Try a different monitor and get back to me if you want troubleshooting tips.
Hi porkchop_66_ , if you uninstalled factory graphics drivers, chances are you uninstalled the motherboards built in graphics card driver. Since you haven't provided your motherboard model & manufactures name I can't be 100% your weren't using an onboard graphics card. So I'll cover both. If you added the X1300 AGP card, (Not replacing an older AGP card), you'll need to enter the motherboards bios menu & set the bios to boot to the AGP slot. If you replaced an older AGP card, its possible you have the monitor plugged into the wrong VGA out-put on the Radeon. There are two ports. One DVI & one VGA. Try each & check for display. Lastly, the Radeon X1300 card you have runs in an AGP port that supports 1.5volts. Check your, motherboard manual. Check if your motherboard supports AGP cards of 1.5v. If all this does not make sense, post back with your motherboards model number & the manufacture name & I'll be able to help further. Post here.
Good luck porkchop_66_! Thank you for using fixya. Mike
Some motherboards require a separate AGP port driver to be installed before the drivers of the AGP video card could be recognized. This is specially so for 8X. Perhaps the solution requires that you install the complete motherboard drivers including the AGP port before installing the ATI 9600XT drivers.
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