Here is my problem: My computer works fine, infact i'm using it now to type this thread however the problem is I'm having to use my old PNY 256mb GFX card as I get no signal with my new one.
I know my card works as I've tried it in other machines.. What I've done so far:
Updated the BIOS to latest version
Removed Battery Cleared Cmos Tried card in PCIe slot 1.. No video signal.. Monitor light remains amber Tried card in PCIe slot 2.. It works! and can get to bios Tried card in PCIe slot 3.. It works! and can get to bios ATX power from PSU is plugged in ATX 12v power from PSU is plugged in Tried different memory and just 1 gig I've ran power from the 6 pins located at back of Video card direct to PSU
When the card is in slot 2 or 3 when booting the machine it tells me to move it back to slot 1.. However When I put my old PNY 256mb card into PCIe slot 1 it works fine with no problems.. I'm now at a point where I've had to make a decision!
decision..1 ask for help as I have no more hair left to pull out decision..2 Throw it out the window and drop my weights on it
However I don't want to do decision 2 just "YET" but I am very close!
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Re: No signal in PCIe slot 1 With new graphics card
Have you checked how the BIOS is setup to recognize the added video card? You may have to change a setting in there. It could be that it thinks the old card is still there or you may need to uninstall the old cards drivers and then install the new cards drivers after reboot.
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hi. The amd semprom has similar to an intel celeron. These cpu's are not gaming cpu's. The graphics card you are using is now quite old- very few agp graphics cards are made now. I would say that the cpu and gpu may be the problem but it depends what game you are playing. New video cards use pci express slot and new cpu's are dual core and quad core. If you are serious abot games then you could do with a new motherboard- maybe one supporting an intel core 2 duo cpu, to that add at least a Nvidia 9600gt 512mb gddr3 video card and have 3-3 gb's of ram.
Yes it does seem like the Mother Board might not take the video card, but it will. The memory slots are going to be very close to the video card, but if you look at the two products (mobo and video card) you'll see that the video cards PCIe insert fin is on one side of the mammoth card, and there is plenty of room below the PCIe slot on the board to accompany this video card. What you might want to do is just make sure you have the proper PSU wattage to handle that killer card.
Unless you have a laptop built for gaming you can't. They run between $1800 to $5000. , build a desktop system for gaming and keep the laptop for other stuff. My desktop has twin 7950's in sli mode. you need a faster hd and graphics card along with 2 gigs of ram and at least a 2gig dual core, now they run 3 gig quad cores.
2GB RAM should be about $100, the same for installation. Your current graphics card meets the specs you provided. An upgraded video card will be about $200 for one that will work, $300 for one that will work well.
just out of curiosity confirm that the power switch is set to 115/120 and not 230/240 (assuming you are the states)
Try These please
1- if the motherboard has a built in video card, plug the monitor unto that to test .
2- remove the video card from its slot then reseat it, then power on system
3- remove the memory and reseat, then piower on system
1. ATX Case
2. Intel Motherboard with PCIE 2.0
3. SATA Hard Drive
4. Quad Core Processor
5. 2G or 4G of 800mhz or 1066mhz RAM
6. CPU Cooler
7. 80mm Case Fans
8. Creative Sound Blaster Sound Card
10. Newegg is a good cheap place to get this stuff. Or tigerdirect.