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Installed PCI-e vid card

I installed a new vid card, XFX Fatal1ty 8500GT 512mb PCI-e, to meet specs i had to replace the power supply as well. the power supply works fine but when i install the new card the system will not turn on. Do i need to disable the onboard vid card, if so how do i accomplish that? Any help will be greatly apperciated.

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  • Rictor Jun 05, 2008

    Did you get this working? What power supply did you use to fit the case? I need a new power supply for my case and I don't want to pay the insane prices for the proprietary Sony PSU.

  • Suresh Sundaramurthy May 11, 2010

    whats the model number of your Computer and the Make of the Motherboard ??


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U need to insure that the new Vid card is compatible to Ur pc. Does the pc power up without the new Vid card? If so it sounds like the card may be defective and shorts out the pc power supply.

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Can i run new ati radeon 512mb video memory with 5.0 shader card on acer ACER AST690-U-P925A

1) How much Ram Memory do you have installed? If I have the spec's right, your motherboard's maximum amount of Ram Memory is 2GB.
(PC2-5300 would be best, but the amount is what matters, not the 'speed')

2) What is the Maximum Wattage for your Power Supply?
Takes power for each hardware component in the computer.
Motherboard, Processor, Ram Memory, Harddrive, Optical Drive/s, Graphics Card, etc.

When purchasing a graphics card, this is one of the minimum system requirements you need to know.

Spec's I looked up indicate a 300 Watt power supply.
This is the problem. That, and power supply's Acer uses are low quality.

If you had at least a 400 Watt power supply, you could use this,

Slap that game around, and make it bark.

You could also run this if you had the above Power Supply,

No. It does not matter if you are using DDR2 Sdram ram memory, and the graphics card has GDDR5 graphics memory.
A graphics card runs independent of the system resources.
(Processor and Ram Memory ]

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

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Bought a PCI-E 2.0 x16 Graphics Card and wondering if my 250W Power Supply will be able to Handle it? the Graphics card is a XFX Radeon HD 5450 1GB GDDR3 PCI Express Video Card, can my 250W Power Supply...

250 is way to low for just about any graphics card. I would grab at least a 500watt to be safe. You can pick them up really cheap online.
Power supplies are pretty easy to install. Follow this link and your install shouldn't deviate much from this guide.
Comment if you need additional assistance.

Aug 06, 2011 | Acer Aspire AM1100-B1410A Refurbished AMD...

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Looking for a new video card for this model, having trouble finding one that will fit, any ideas?

any low profile video card with do. Try the following:
A) XFX NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GS Low Profile (Part # PV-T72G-WAN7, PV-T72G-****) $55

B) Visiontek Radeon X1650 Pro HD Low Profile (Part # V261-4038) $70

C) MSI NX8500GT-MTD256EH GeForce 8500GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported HDMI HDCP Silent Heatsink Video Card - Retail $76.99

D) Leadtek WinFast PX8500 GT TDH Low Profile $131 (Available in Passive or with Fan versions)

E) Sapphire ATI 256MB X1600PRO HDMI PCI-E (TVO, DVI), Low profile (brackets included) $139

Mar 09, 2011 | HP Pavilion Slimline s3600z Desktop PC

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Having trouble upgrading to xfx radeon 5570 graphics card

1) Did you upgrade your power supply? The x300se was a low power graphics card. The new card needs at least a 400W power supply and that is what I find in the specs. However, the exact power needs depend on the rest of the specs for the computer (use a power supply calculator to get an estimate: ). (Optical drive, hard drive, etc)
2) Did you uninstall the driver for the original card before removing it?
3) Check for updated drivers (newer than on the supplied card). Download and install those.

The original card was a low-profile card. Do you have enough space for this card in the box? (Similar question comes in with the power supply - make sure it fits in the case.) Also make sure that you are not getting overheating issues with the new graphics card. There are slot cooler fans and fans that can be mounted above all of the card slots. The best choice for your needs depends on the case and the temperature causing instability.

If you provide more details on where you are having trouble, I'll try to provide more assistance.

Cindy Wells
(at least this graphics card doesn't require a pci/e power connection to the PSU, as far as I knowm so that is one less thing to go wrong. Note: PSU are often rated by the max peak power that they can supply; it is the mean (average) power supplied to all devices that matters. Otherwise, a gaming session will pull too much power and shut the system down.)

Oct 16, 2010 | HP m7170n PC Desktop

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Compatibility of PCI-EXpress card for Dell GX280 (Small Dextop)

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

Mar 24, 2009 | Dell OptiPlex GX280 PC Desktop

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Motherboard problem

These more up to date cards have a special PCI-E connector actually on the card which you have to connect to your psu too.

It shouldnt beep if theres no problems

If you cant get video or anything , make sure that the cardrs power conenctor is plugged into the psu

Jan 07, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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How do i install a better graphics card

Start by Identifying what type of Card you need to buy. The Manual would be Extremely helpful in identifying What type of Video card slot you have. If that option is out you can look in the device manager and that should tell you what type.

There are many types For any modern Cards your Hoping for an AGP or PCIe Slot bare minimum you need a pci slot.

If you have a Vesa or ISA slot you'd be better off spending money on a new Motherboard & CPU

Once you know what type of card to buy PCI, AGP, or PCIe go out and look for the best card that fits your budget and that your PC meets its requirements

Most new Vid cards require a power supply connection or sometimes two or a special power supply adapter in addition to the available card slot PCIe comes in different speeds x1 x8 an x16 Make sure you have the right one that your card needs before buying. AGP likewise comes in 2 varieties AGP and AGP2 they have a different pin count on their edge connector so make sure what connector it has. PCI just about every semi modern PC has at least 2 PCI slots question is are the currently filled with other cards

Once you've purchased your card, you need to determine if you have an integrated video card.
This would be a video connection that is built into your motherboard.
If you do then you need to look up how to enter your BIOS to disable it (Usually pressing<Delete> or <F12> during boot up. Then go through and change the on board video card to disabled

press <F10> to save and exit
power down PC
Unplug power cord
Remove case cover and install new Video card
Replace case cover and plug back in
Boot up PC
Get Operating system up
insert the CD that came with the new card to install drivers and utilities (Another alternative is to go to the website for the GPU or card manufacturer and get the latest drivers) [ often times the drivers on the install disc are already outdated]

reboot ....... Congratulations your need Vid Card is install Now go play that game your dying to beat ;)

Hope this helps

Nov 07, 2008 | Gateway Computers & Internet

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Your solution

Well, according to your link to the specs of your PC, the processor should not be a problem since it's a dual core. However, after thinking about it, an nVidia 8600 or 8800 both use power from the PCI ex16 and an extra connector from power supply. If the wattage on the power supply is to low, the video card could strain it. An nVidia Gforce 8500gt does not use an extra connection from the power supply. I would go with one of those.

Jun 06, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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