After installing HIS 2600xt video card, computer will not boot
I wanted to upgrade from ATI 9600 to HIS 2600 xt. They both wotk via the agp slot. The HIS requires a power connection as if it were a drive. I uninstalled the old card and its drivers. I put the HIS card in and the machine will not boot. Starts to power up and red lighton the case stays on and nothing happens, not even powere to the keyboard or mouse. I am using a 400 watt power supply, pc 400 mobo, p4 1.6 processor. I tried clearing cmos and flashing bios, dowloading new drivers, nothing. I pop HIS card and insert old ATI and it fires right up no problems. Is there possibly a jumper have to be changed when you use a powered video card? Does anyone have any thoughts on this. I am ready to return the HIS card where I purchased it.
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I'm surprised that you can get this car into the slot, since from all I can find, the HIS 2600 xt is a PCI-E card and not AGP. In some cases, there is just a compatibility issue and since the MB manufacturers have moved to PCI-E from AGP, there are fewer options for new cards. Take it back and see if oyu can find a different card that will work wiht oyur motherboard.
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Hi, Chances are good that your third 1gig memory module is faulty. Windows blue screen of death at startup is a typical symptom of faulty RAM memory. Try replacing the third 1gig DIMM with another of the same type. Let me know if this works or not. Regards, Graemevm
Try to put it on another pci slot. if you are using the one right under the agp, then that is your culprit. the agp and the top pci slot share video resources. just put it on another pci slot, if you have to swap another non-video related card to the one just beneath the agp slot. Hope this helps.
Hi, i'm getting an ATI Radeon 2600XT for this system soon. But any AGP card *should* work fine (i'm hoping), just stick to midrange cards due to the low-grade power supply.
I will post after the install and let you know how it goes.
Hi, Im guessing that your motherboard has an intergrated video card & you installed the 9600 card into the opened AGP slot on the board. If you would have listed the model number of your motherboard I would't have to guess. What you need to do is enter your bios & make a change so your bios loads the AGP slot & not the intergrated video card. How to get into your bios? As soon as you turn on the Pc press the Delete key every two seconds. If your system fails to load the bios than you will need to try some of the others F keys. Let the PC finish loading. Re-start the PC. As it starts up try the F1 key every two seconds. Continue in this manner using these other F keys untill your system boots into the bios. F2, F10 or F12. One will work for you. Once in the bios use your manual if you have one. You are looking for Video display. You want the bios to load the AGP slot first, this will disable the intergrated video automatically. Your Pc will now see your 9600 video card & you will be able to load it's software. If the 9600 uses ATI's software you should update the Radeon software by going to ATI/AMD & update your video software with the latest drivers. Click the link I have posted below to upgrade your Radeon 9600XT card. Good idea to save the link. http://ati.amd.com/support/driver.html
Fill in the needed information to get to your driver software.
If your using Win XP Pro or Home click here: http://game.amd.com/us-en/drivers_catalyst.aspx?p=xp/radeonx-xp
To get your drivers follow these simply steps below:
First go to this website "CLICK HERE" - once
you've done that fill in all the details of your "Graphics Card" then
After you've completed the installation restart your computer
just to make everything work correctly.
Note: after you've installed the driver your resolution when you've restarted your computer will be diffrenrent and may need changing.
Good luck. Hope my solution was helpful in someway. Further problems of any kind just leave a message on here and i will get back to you a.s.a.p.