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Radeon X1650 Hi psionics I've bought a less grunty card than I originally asked about. Now I'm having non-geek issues about installing it... I hope you will/can help. OK... I can get the hardwear into the AGP slot just fine, but get no blank monitor and can't install software. What happens if I disable integrated graphics card before I've installed the new one? Is that what I'm supposed to do? I haven't done this because I thought I would then not have a graphics display. I'm very confused, have never before thought of myself as a ditz, but I'm willing to reconsider :o)

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  • Delphian Apr 17, 2008

    First one is a typo, sorry. Blank monitor, no post.

    Yes, booting from new card.

    There are no 'beeps' at all when I try to boot with new card in.



    Went back in and made sure new card was seated properly, all good there.



    Double checked cables etc, everyone where they should be.



    I gave the cards supplier my motherboard details and my requirements, so I'm assuming that it should be sweet with my computer.



    TIA Psionics

  • Delphian Apr 20, 2008

    Thanks for your help Psionics. Have taken the card back to the supplier, and they have confirmed that is is faulty. I not going mad (woot).

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Hi,

before doing anything.. What do you mean you get no blank monitor? Do you see anything at all? Do you see the POST running? Also, when you put in the AGP, did you plug your monitor into the new card? Or are you trying to boot from the old intergrated one?

You can change your graphics input in the BIOS from integrated to AGP (after putting in the new card). But, It should pick it up fine without changing it. And if it doesn't work after doing so, your motherboard may keep the settings, and then a deeper problem arises..

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    Dave MacPhee Apr 19, 2008

    have you tried booting with the monitor plugged into the default integrated card (with your new card installed)? Does the screen come on ok?

  • Dave MacPhee
    Dave MacPhee Apr 19, 2008

    Also, if you go into the BIOS, and choose advanced menu, and then choose chipset, then choose AGP Bridge configuration. What is your Primary graphics adapter set to? And what is your AGP mode set to?

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    Dave MacPhee Apr 22, 2008

    Well, that's a good sign.. I thought I was going to go mad as well. Seemed odd that it didn't work.. At least we know why now.



    Have fun with your new card!

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