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Just wanted to know what do the red led lights mean on a ATi x1900 pci express 16bit vid card and how to fix. lights are located right behind the pci connector. Thanks

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Most red lights can mean theres a earth problem like when you change gpu cooler and it hits metal to metal some where or there is no power hooked up to card if its needed as well some cards draw so much power you need a 12volt rail just for the card and a very good psu and is the card seated tightly make sure you earth your self by touching matel in pc like psu case when the power is off and unpluged and after you have tried to turn on with no power to drain any power from pc first be for touching gpu

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My ATI firepro V7800 makes continuous beeping noise. PC does not boot when I turn it on.....pls help!!!


1) Believe the continuous beeping you hear is a BIOS Beep Code, stating you have a graphics problem. Computer, not video card, is beeping.

2) Do you have the external 6-pin PCI-Express power cable plugged into the graphics card, from the Power Supply?

3) IF, your Power Supply does not have a 6-pin PCI-Express power cable, are you using TWO 4-pin Peripheral power cables, connected to a 6-pin PCI-Express adapter power cable?

To wit;

6-pin PCI-Express power cable example, and also showing a 6-pin PCI-Express adapter power cable on the right,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#pciexpress

Example of a 4-pin Peripheral power cable,
(Misnomered by many as a 'Molex' power cable. Molex was the first company to make that type of connector. The name stuck, kind of like calling an adjustable open-end wrench a Crescent wrench),

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#peripheral

Note the color code of the wires used in a 4-pin Peripheral power cable, and a 6-pin PCI-Express power cable.

Red = 5 Volt wire
Yellow = 12 Volt wire
(All are DC Voltage)
Black = Ground wire. (ALL Black wires are Ground wires)

The 4-pin Peripheral power cable has ONE Yellow 12 Volt wire.
The 6-pin PCI-Express power cable has TWO Yellow 12 Volt wires.

The most power that a PCI-Express x16 expansion slot can deliver, is 75 Watts.

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#pciexpress

"This cable is used to provide extra 12 volt power to PCI Express expansion cards. PCI Express motherboard slots can provide a maximum of 75 watts."

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#pciexpress8

"The older 6 pin version officially provides a maximum of 75 watts (although unofficially it can usually provide much more)"


The ATI FirePro V7800 graphics card requires 150 Watts by itself.

The PCI-Express x16 expansion slot CANNOT deliver the recommended power (Wattage) needed, therefore an external power cable capable of delivering 75 Watts is needed.

What happens if you just use ONE 4-pin Peripheral power cable, in a 6-pin PCI-Express adapter power cable?

The PCI-Express x16 expansion slot contact pins -> BURN

The gold plated contact pins on the bottom of the graphics card -
BURN

The connection on the graphics card for the 6-pin PCI-Express power cable - BURNS

The contact pins in the 6-pin PCI-Express adapter power cable -
BURN

If it is too bad, and cannot be remedied by cleaning, the motherboard is TOAST, and so is the graphics card.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

Aug 30, 2012 | ATI TECHNO FIREPRO V7800 PCIE 2GB GDDR5...

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Hi, Is Asus ATI Radeon HD6450 Silence 1GB DDR3 VGA/DVI/HDMI Low Profile PCI-Express Video Card capable for my Compaq HP Presario SR2020NX? -thanks a lot.


You mean will the Asus ATI Radeon HD6450 with 1GB of graphics memory, work in a Compaq Presario SR2020NX Desktop PC?

Yes.

The Compaq Presario SR2020NX Desktop PC has a PCI-Express x16 expansion slot.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00757470&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&lc=en&product=3245048

{Motherboard illustration and photo are towards the bottom of the page}

Look at the specifications.
Scroll down to the heading - Expansion slots.

Three PCI. (PCI expansion slots)

One PCI Express x16 graphics.

NOTE*
Looking at the motherboard illustration, it is Wrong.
Shows - PCIEX1 (PCI E X1)
According to the specifications it is a PCIEX16 expansion slot. (PCI-E x16)

A PCI-Express x1 slot has 36 contact pins. 18 on each side.

In comparison a PCI slot {White} has 124 contact pins. 62 on each side.

Looking at the photo of the supposed PCI-E x1 slot they show, the black PCI-Ex1 slot is longer than the white PCI slots.

It is a PCI-Express x16 slot with 164 pins. 82 on each side.



The Asus ATI Radeon HD6450 uses a PCI-Express x16 expansion slot.

So you know the graphics card will fit. Low-profile to boot.

Power requirement:
The Compaq Presario SR2020NX desktop computer comes with a 300 Watt power supply.
(Although in actuality it's more like 70 percent of the maximum rated wattage. 210 Watts)

Enough power for the computer, and the graphics card.
ATI graphics cards do not use as much power as a comparable Nvidia graphics card.

Concerned that the Asus graphics card uses DDR3 graphics ram memory, and the Presario SR2020NX uses DDR2 Sdram ram memory?

Don't be. The graphics cards graphics memory runs independent of the computer's ram memory.

Information on PCI-Express,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI-Express

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
(Top right of your page, blue Comment)

Regards,
joecoolvette

Sep 15, 2011 | HP Compaq Presario SR2020NX PC Desktop

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I want to upgrade my video card,what type should i use?


Hello

It depends on the motherboard and what is compatible with it.

Most newer,meaning last 5 to 7 yrs..motherboards have a pci express slot.

So a pci express 16 type vid card would be a place to start.Nvidia,and Ati Are the two top cards on the market.Price range is from $70 to $500 dollars.

If your doing alot of gaming or heavy graphics then get a 512mb or 1gig vid card.

Consult with your pc manufacturer before you buy one.It really is bad to get one and find out you cant use it.Save the recipt.

Jan 06, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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How do i install my ati x1900 video card on my mac pro


That card needs extra power - more than it can get thru the PCI-E socket - so do exactly what it's said : connect an extra power cable from the power source to the card.

Feb 22, 2010 | Apple ATI RADEON X1900 XT Graphics Upgrade...

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Sims 3? new card?


No, a 9000 will not be enough. You'll need something from this list, and it will have to be AGP.
NVIDIA GeForce series
    FX 5900, FX 5950
    6200, 6500, 6600, 6800
    7200, 7300, 7600, 7800, 7900, 7950
    8400, 8500, 8600, 8800
    9300, 9400, 9500, 9600, 9800
    G100, GT 120, GT 130, GTS 150
    GTS 250, GTX 260, GTX 280, GTX 285, GTX 295
ATI Radeon™ series
    9500, 9600, 9800
    X300, X600, X700, X800, X850
    X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950
    2400, 2600, 2900
    3450, 3650, 3850, 3870
    4850, 4870

Jun 27, 2009 | ASUS ATI RADEON HD3450, PCI Express Video...

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I need help choosing a video card.


Hi there.
Any PCI Express card will do as long as its DDR2, DDR3 is not supported by your motherboard.
You have a choice between ATI or Nvidia graphics cards and your system should support up to 1GB of graphics memory.

Good luck and thanks for using FixYa!!

May 13, 2009 | Intel D101GGC Motherboard

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Is My Computer Compatible With New Graphics Card?


You need to know if *********** board supports PCI-E, since your new VC is an PCI-E device. Check the mobo's manual if this can support PCI-E, if it is then it will be compatible (the next thing is the OS, check if the card supports your OS).

Jun 07, 2008 | ATI RADEON X1650 Pro, (512 MB) PCI...

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Motherboard


New motherboards cost like 35 pounds, so repair is out of the question, when replacement will give you up to date technology, and much more features.

I can see your motherboard supports only 'AGP' video cards, which are both older, of lower performance, and quite often more expensive. If you choose to upgrade your motherboard, choose one with 'PCI-Express' video card capability.

In addittion, your board supports only Intel Socket 478 CPU's, these are beginning to show their age in performance terms now, so I'd suggest you consider a CPU & Motherboard bundle, which saves you money, and you can even get one that can use your old DDR memory from the other motherboard.

As a video card choice, there is only ATI, and Nvidia chips out there, so if ATI, you need at least an X1900 series or better, if Nvidia, you need at least an 8700 GT series or better.

Good luck.

May 19, 2008 | Syntax SVX400 (SYSVX400) Motherboard

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X1900GT Problem


Sounds like a setting issue. You could try enabling triple buffering, waiting for vertical sync, etc. It is most likely an issue with the game you are playing and the card.

Dec 20, 2007 | Connect3D RADEON® X1900 XTX, (512 MB) PCI...

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