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This needs to be connected to the power supply. You can get adapters do this.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
PCI-E is backwards convertible with any other version. Don't worry about mixing versions up. Instead ensure you select the right size. x 16 is the standard right now. Just pick up any card that is a x16 and you'll be fine.
Posted on Nov 16, 2008
SOURCE: faulty motherboard?
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
Posted on Feb 04, 2009
So if this is a slimline pc you are kind of limited in upgrade options
space being the biggest , then being followed with cooling ability, the best advice I can give you if specs say 350 is needed i wouldn't chance having the card pull more of a load off of the PSU than what is rated for it. Hope this helps
Posted on Mar 24, 2009
WHAT? Friday is beer, and CS:S night??
Well why didn't you say that BEFORE?
We gotta get this thing Fixed!
(I'm just kidding around a little, don't be hatin'. By the way, my GATEWAY 7200X is 6 years old, and still kickin' booty, with an ATI Radeon X600XT graphics card.
No, Adobe Photoshop, not gamin')
From your diagnosis so far it sounds like you have a driver conflict.
When you install a hardware device, Windows breaks it's neck to find compatible drivers.
If, THE, drivers are not there Windows will search through it's thousands of generic drivers, and choose one.
You come along, and install THE drivers the graphics card needs.
Now you will have a driver conflict.
Windows: "Which drivers do I use? These or THESE?"
1) I would like you to unplug your computer from power. (Computer off of course)
Observe anti-static precautions.
Your body carries Static electricity.
Static WILL fry out the delicate hardware components of a computer.
You may not even see it, or feel it.
Your computer will. POOF!
Working on a table, computer unplugged from power, computer case open. Touch the metal frame of the open computer case to relieve your body of Static.
(Or wear an ESD wrist strap, and connect the alligator clip to the metal frame of the open computer case. They're about $6)
If you get up in the middle of working on your computer, and leave, upon your return Touch the metal frame again.
2) Remove the ATI graphics card.
3) Plug your monitor back into the integrated graphics port. (VGA port on motherboard.
4) Push the Power On button in, and hold it in. Hold it in for a count of Five seconds. (Count 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005)
Let go of the Power On button.
Do this procedure two more times.
What you are doing is setting BIOS back to the factory default settings, and clearing CMOS Error Codes.
5) Plug the computer back into power. WAIT 1 minute.
Turn the computer on.
Left-click on Start, Control Panel, then on Add/Remove Programs.
Remove anything you see associated with ATI in it.
If upon removing the ATI software, you are asked if you want to restart your computer, NO.
Close all windows, go back to your desktop screen.
Pull out the CD disk, that came with the Radeon X800XT graphics card.
Put it in your optical drive, and install the software from that disk.
It contains the Drivers.
A Driver is a small piece of software that allows 'communication' between a device, (Such as a graphics card), and the computer.
If you are asked to restart your computer, NO.
Shut your computer down normally.
(Start>Turn Off Computer>Turn Off)
Unplug your computer from power. Observe anti-static precautions.
Reinstall the ATI graphics card.
Plug your monitor into the graphics card.
Now, before we go further let's discuss the additional power cable you are plugging into the X800XT.
I wasn't aware that the old X800XT's needed an additional power cable.
I read the ATI Radeon X800 PCI Express Series User's Guide, and it seems it does use one,
[Radeon X800 PCI Express Series User's Guide - 729.51 KB (pdf) -12/31/2003]
What I want to know is what kind of power cable is it? The 300 Watt power supply in the Gateway 420GR, doesn't have any specialized power cables, other than a 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable, and SATA power cable.
A specialized power cable for a graphics card would be a 6-pin PCI Express power cable, or an 8-pin PCI Express power cable.
Continued in an additional Comment.
Posted on Jun 08, 2010
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