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X1550 black screen

I recently built a new pc , and was supplied with a x1550 pcie graphics card.i built the pc in basic form ie no extras added just yet. then when it was up n running i installed my goodies .all went well til i tried to install the graphics card ,its fan runs and it overides the onboard graphics but all i have is a black screen nothing else. iremoved the card and installed the .net software and drivers etc of the supplied disc but still nothing.so i cant use my new pc unless i take the graphics card out of the case which i think you will agree ,sort of defeats the object of having a graphics card in the first place, please help

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You must change your adapter to PCI-E in your bios setup BEFORE installing this card. If the bios is set to onboard or PCI, you will get a black screen.

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Posted on Nov 09, 2009

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Buy another one

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