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EVGA 9400 GTvideo card problem only 1x mode

I bought a EVGA 9400 GT 1 GB video card. I have installed the updated drivers as well as the Control Panel software. When I start my computer I receive an alert "PCi Express card is in 1x mode. Press F2 to go to set up or F1 to continue". I go to set up But I donot know what I'm supposed to do. The 9400 GT was resommended by Dell saying it's compatible with my 8400. I get video to work but some of the videos the sound is off by a scond or two. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Robert Castillo Feb 20, 2009

    I have a Pentium 4 3.40 GHz processor and the box says 300 watt minimum I believe i have a 350 watt power supply.It also requires minimum of 18 amps on the +12 volt rail. Could the amp requirement be the issue?

  • Robert Castillo Feb 20, 2009

    I just replaced 2 GB of PC3200 with Kingston 2GB PC5300. I purchased the card and the memory together.

  • Robert Castillo Feb 20, 2009

    If this helps I also forgot to mention I was replacing the ATI Radeon x1600 video card that I bought almost 3 years ago. I removed all the drivers and ATI software before I installed the 9400 GT.

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Sounds like the processor is not enough GHz to run the video card. If I am not mistaken the 9400 GT needs a 2.3GHz or higher processor and needs a 400 watt powersupply to run properly so if your computer is not set up to those specs the card will not work properly

Posted on Feb 20, 2009

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    Jeremy Reddick Feb 20, 2009

    Yes that was going to be my next fix. This computer that you have is a great computer. But Dell does not always know what is right or if you have changed anything. How much memory do you have in your computer? If you are under 2 GBs then I would upgrade your memory also. This will help take a load off of your computer itself

  • Jeremy Reddick
    Jeremy Reddick Feb 20, 2009

    Then upgrade your power supply to get the proper amps and everything should work fine. You are having a Amp problem

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