Question about PC Desktops

1 Answer

Voltage How do I check the voltage of a video card that I bought. I know my motherboard requires 1.5v and not 3.3v. I bought a CHAINTECH LA-FX20-H GeForce FX 5200 128MB 64-bit DDR AGP 4X/8X Low Profile Video Card. Please comment....thanks

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,179 Answers

It should be listed on the package of the card. Hope this helps.

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

  • Roy Lonsinger
    Roy Lonsinger Dec 28, 2008

    Card should run fine for you. Hope this helps.

×

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My son saved up and bought a Gateway SX2855-UB12P. We have upgraded to 8MB of RAM and now are looking to upgrade the video card which currently is a PCI Express x16 Graphics. Given his machine is a en


Hope you mean upgraded ram to 8 GB 8 mb is not much ram to run a computer.

To upgrade your computer's graphics card, unfortunately you can't just simply purchase a card and install it to your computer. Before purchasing a card, you must first confirm what is compatible with your motherboard. Graphics cards use either AGP or PCI Express technology. Many older computers use AGP. AGP cards can vary in version and bandwidth, whereas PCI Express cards can vary based on their lane . Moreover, the card itself is not your only consideration when looking to upgrade your computer's graphics. You must also consider the strength of your computer's power supply as well, since most newer cards use a lot of power. Download, install and run SiSoftware's Sandra (see link Below) to find out information on your motherboard. http://download.cnet.com/SiSoftware-Sandra/3000-2086_4-10556571.html Click the "Mainboard Information" icon, then write down the information next to "Manufacturer" and "Model." Navigate to the motherboard manufacturer's website. If you are not sure of the website's URL, enter the manufacturer's name into a search engine to find the company's website. Go to the support page and enter your motherboard's model. Download the motherboard's manual or review the specifications. Search the manual or specifications for "Expansion slot," "AGP" or "PCI Express." If the expansion slot uses AGP, note the version (AGP comes in 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0), as well as the bandwidth (1x, 2x, 4x or 8x). If the expansion slot uses PCI Express, note the amount of lanes (x1, x4, x8 or x16). Search the manual or specifications for "Power," "PSU" or "Power Supply." Write down the power supply's voltage (3.3V, 5V or 12V) and amp rating (designated by "A"). Not all manufacturers list the amp rating in their documentation, so you may need to contact the manufacturer for more assistance. Compare the graphics card you want to buy to the motherboard's expansion slot. AGP cards won't work in motherboards using PCI Express, and vice versa. Similarly, AGP 3.0 cards won't work in motherboards using AGP 1.0. A PCI Express x8 card will not fit in a PCI Express x1 slot. Check the voltage and amperage of the video card to the voltage and amperage on your motherboard. A video card that requires a higher amp rating requires a powerful PSU. Hope this helps.

b>

Dec 24, 2012 | PC Desktops

2 Answers

Video Card won't work, just beeps.


This model video card requires 1Gb of system RAM for it to oerate properly.
Check your RAM modules they maybe faulty.
The specs for this graphics card are on this WEB site.
http://www.amd.com/la/products/desktop/graphics/ati-radeon-hd-2000/hd-2600-pro/Pages/ati-radeon-hd-2600-pro-specs.aspx

Mar 06, 2012 | PC Desktops

4 Answers

My Acer Aspier M1641-U1521A doesnt display on the monitor. The monitor works, the display cable works, I measured the voltage on the motherboard at 12.08 Volts, the cpu fan spins, I have power to the USB...


if none of beep sound from bios indicated system are working mean....

your processor is not working.
the power phase block to processor not working, maybe some of its capacitor are leaked.

you also can use this step.
eject all memory chips and VGA card
and turn on.
if you hear sound beep it mean system ok then.

it can be mean memory or vga is the source of problem.

hope it help
and please rate this solution if you like it.

Mar 05, 2011 | Acer Aspire M1641-U1521A PC Desktop

1 Answer

Why is my hp turn on. turn off. turn on. turnoff


Bad capacitors on the motherboard.

Specifically, Electrolytic Capacitors used on the motherboard.
(Radial Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitor),
in the Voltage Regulator Circuit.

Part of what the motherboard Voltage Regulator Circuit does, is to provide steady, 'clean' voltage to the Processor, and within a certain tolerance range.

If a Processor does not receive voltage within a certain tight tolerance range, it turns off. (BIOS turns it off)

Check for visual signs of bad capacitors. (Computer off, unplugged from power, Anti-Static Precautions observed. Your inspection may also require using a flashlight)

1) http://www.capacitorlab.com/visible-failures/

2) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KN6_-8fYHo0 (Starts at 0:04)

Sep 22, 2010 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

Powers on but only power to all fans cpu,case,video card nothing els and no beeps


leave only the motherboard and power supply connected. power on. listen for beeps....then put in the processor, check for beeps, memory, then video card,, then hard drive. test power supply voltage, or try with a known working power supply. if you still cant find the problem its most likely the motherboard

Jul 15, 2010 | Gateway GT5670 Desktop PC

3 Answers

Machine powers itself off and then eventually restarts


it must be due to ur pc's on/off switch faulty.... try to change the switch. or open the cover of ur cpu and change the on/off switch cables with restart cable. i.e. swap the cables of on/off and restart (remove the on/off cable don't fix it when checking)

Jun 25, 2010 | Dell Dimension 5100 (D51L1) PC Desktop

1 Answer

Need new video card


that is a 4x AGP motherboard..about the best graphics card I"ve used for that would be a nvidia 6600gt-AGP.. it will run circles around the 5200 or 5500 and you can find them for close to the same price.
hope this helps in your decision..

Mar 31, 2009 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

Where can I find the spec of the ptgd-vx sony Vaio


Not sure really what you are asking.
As a general rule, I use a 350-400 watt power supply in my systems.
This is adequate power for most modern machines (gaming machines would be higher). The motherboard doesn't care what size power supply you put into the machine. It gets the same voltage from any of them. The power supply must have the proper power plugs to fit the motherboard, however. All modern power supplies will have what you need.
Check out your graphics card, too. It may require power from the power supply.

If this helps, be sure to rate the answer, please.

Mar 14, 2009 | Sony PC Desktops

1 Answer

Faulty motherboard?


bullnosestep


It is possible that the new (secondhand graphics card) was faulty and sent an incorrect voltage to part of your motherboard (frying it). However in my experiance it is not likely, I have installed and un-installed 100's of video cards over the last 10 years many of them faulty and only on one ocassion did it ever damage the board.
Things to try:
Double check (triple check) that your card is seated properly in the pci-e slot, this is one of the most overlooked things and is one of the most common problems when installing a new video cards. It may be drawing power from the slot but could still be slightly out of line.

Also most new ish psi-e card require an additional power supply direct from the PSU, did you connect this up if needed. (don't know what make the graphics card is so just in case)

Remove the cards and check the slot for dust and dirt, quite often when you remove an old existing card you can dislodge dust/durt from around the slot pushing it into it, thus making a bad connection to the video card. Blow the slot clean with a compressed air cleaner, can should cost £5-£10, don't use vacuum on the motherboard as this can cause extreme levels of static.

Are you sure you didn't knock a component on the motherboard during installation?

If you have tried all these things then you may have a damaged board. You could take it to a repair outlet to check the board over. They would be able to check the voltages etc... and may be able to locate the trouble.
The Pci-e slots can be replaced and re-soldered but it is a very skilled operation, to be fair you would be much better off buying another board. Lets face it, the slot is probably ok, you may have blown something elsewhere on the board.

Hope this helps and let me know if you solve the problem
Bri

Feb 01, 2009 | PC Desktops

Not finding what you are looking for?
PC Desktops Logo

Related Topics:

74 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top PC Desktops Experts

joecoolvette
joecoolvette

Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18298 Answers

Are you a PC Desktop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...