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Your mainboard has a PCI-Express x16 v1.0 graphics card. You can use any PCIE v1.0 or version 2.0 card. Make sure that the power requirements for the card are met. Check the specs, most will at least tell you a minimum wattage (400W PSU recommended) Too little power will shorten the life of the card, or kill it instantly. You can find the information on your current power supply on a sticker on the side of the PSU. Check this out and either
stay within the power supply's specs when selecting a new card
plan to replace the power supply when you install the video card
As you can see from the image above the molex power from the PSU is connected to the card for additional power. from your post "Where as the power cable is duly connected" like the image?. If you connected the supplementary power, you have to consider the peripherals connected to your desktop and the brand of your power supply.
The link would help you if your power supply wattage is sufficient. Link
If you are using generic power supply, for example a 500 watt power supply the real wattage can be 300-400 watts only.
Using a tru rated supply might fix the problem. try to test a different power supply for your system or try to turn off or remove additional devices that consumes power that might help.
Hello limkweenan, the "Minimum Power Suppy" requirements for the [XFX - 7 Series] is 350 Watts, the 'Minimum Power Supply" requirements for the "Newer" [XFX - AGP Series] is 1000 Watts. "I hope this information is helpful? Thanks for using FixYa, paul7of9"
This sounds like your power supply is not powerful enough to provide all of the power required for the boards you have added. If the system crashes when you launch a graphics intensive program, your power supply does not have enough reserve capacity. The Pinnacle Graphics cards require additional video cards. Depending on the card used, it can draw as much as 120 watts when first accessed and more than 50 watts when running. You should check the specifications on your power supply. It probably needs replacing if you are going to continue to use the Pinnacle Graphics Card.
Verify that your Power Supply meets the requirements of the video card. Some Video Cards require a 400 Watt Video card. In some cases its always good to go higher than that, depending on how many devices are in your computer.
How old is your power supply? Some power supply's over time will not produce the same amount of wattage when it was new.
Is it possible for you to try the video card on another computer? It could have arrived DOA. In which case you may need to return it.
Microsoft Windows Vista -or- Windows XP
CD or DVD-ROM drive
100MB of available hard disk drive space for basic driver installation
425W PCI Express-compliant system power supply with a combined 12V current rating of 28A or more (Minimum system power requirement based on a standard PC configured with an Intel® Core™2 Extreme X6800 processor)
PCI Express-compliant motherboard with one vacant PCI Express x16 slot.
One 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connector -or- Two 4-pin Molex supplementary power connectors
> 512 MB of system memory http://www.directron.com/slireadymb.html heres a list of SLI ready motherboards. dont gotta use this site to buy it just giving you and idea of whats out there for you.
Seems from what i gathered that as long as its an SLI ready motherboard with a open 16x PCI-E compliant slot and of course its gotta fit your tower. Find out the form factor of the tower then also make sure that it fits the correct type of ram that you have and prosesser. Then u should be good to go!
the x1650 card requires extra amperage, not extra voltage. It runs on the same 12 volts as the rest of the computer. The issue is that if you have an underpowered power supply, of if you have a lot of other devices hooked up, you may need a better power supply to provide enough wattage to the card. As long as you have at least a 400w power supply, I would expect you to be alright.
check and see if your pc has the recommended power requirements, a lot of the generic power supply's can't support anywhere near the posted wattage. A good power supply is very heavy with big heat sinks. Also check and make sure that the graphics card does not require any extra power connectors. A lot of the newer card require you to either plug in a pci-e power connector, molex plug, or floppy drive power cable.