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Is my Motherboard compatible?

I want to install the GeForce 6800 GT graphics card onto my computer, but when I uninstall my current graphics card (GeForce3 Ti 300 :]), put in the GeForce 6800 GT, and plug my moniter adapter into the graphics card, my monitor acts as if there is nothing plugged in. Also if I plug my monitor into the motherboard's monitor adapter with my GF3, it works, but not with the GeForce 6800 GT. My motherboard is an Intel D815EEA.

I have a Dell Dimension 4300 computer with a 1.60 Gig Intel Pentium 4 processor.
I already have a Nvidia GeForce 2 mx/mx 400 graphics card installed. When i try and install my new graphics card (Nvidia Geforce 7300 GT 512mb, GDDR2, 128-Bit, AGP x8) and plug the monitor into it, there is no screen as if it is switched off.
When i switch back to my original Graphics Card it works fine, have tried installing numerous times with no success.

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  • Joey007 Mar 08, 2008

    StuartB

    Thanks for the help, can you tell me where i can find the voltage for both the new graphics card and the AGP voltage in my motherboard.

  • Anonymous Aug 03, 2008

    I installed an ATI9200SE 128M in my computer, unfortunately there was no picture coming to my monitor. I am presently using the on-board VGA port of my motherboard, PM8M3-V.

  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2009

    I also have a I have a Dell Dimension 4300 computer with a 1.60 Gig Intel Pentium 4 processor and recently replaced my GForce MX 400 card with a Sapphire HD 2400 PRO 512 MB with DDR2 Memory. I recently bought a BenQ e2400HD 24 inch monitor. Everything works fine. I did this 5 hours ago. I don't know if I am getting the full benefits and HD experience so far so good. Any suggests. I also pimped out the RAM to 768 mb.

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    "PNY GeForce 9800 GT EE GDDR3 1GB PCIe (2 cards ) one has a bad fan and overheats . If I remove it and ony try to use the other card it wont boot or even try to boot . If I put the bad card back it boots fine until it over heats again . first it only overheated if I play videos now it overheats before i can load windows . Can I use one of the two cards or am I forced to use the 2 . do I need to replace one or can I buy a totally diferent brand graphic card I need my pC asap help

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    I want to use it for my high - mid setting games

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Try to find out what the AGP voltage is on the motherboard.
Some graphics cards use 1.5 volts and some use 3.
If it's a 1.5 volt AGP slot and you plug a 3 volt graphics card in, it either wont work or you could permanantly damage both card and motherboard.

Posted on Mar 07, 2008

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    Stuart Mar 08, 2008

    Some motherboards have it printed on the the board at the side of the AGP slot. If not you would have to find out from the board manufacturer. You will have to ask the graphics card manufacturer unless it's in any of the paperwork/manual that came with it, or look for a support forum for that make of card. A lot of different manufacturers make the same type of board using the same GPU chip. Like ATI, there are ATI manufactured boards and ATI Powered boards. It just means the powered boards use ATI GPU's.



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