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Video card upgrade

When I installed my other card, (ATI Radeon HD 3650, etc...) The system refuses to boot, and all fans in the case resort to "full power." The fan on the upgraded graphics card spins, but the case will not boot. (Nothing on screen, no POST beep, and all fans on 100%.)

I thought about perhaps that the power supply (which is a silent 364.7W Delta Electronics P/N DPS-400LBA) would be the culprit, but I'm not sure, and I'm reluctant to start replacing everything in the case (going against original design philosophy of near silent operation, liquid cooling, etc..)

Does anyone have any ideas what all my options are, to get stronger video in this computer, without ripping everything out? If I have to replace power supply and video card(s)

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  • jab3030 Aug 28, 2008

    when i put my old card back in it works, it does not support the 6 pin connector either (computer or card). I think it has more to do with the system setup since I have been looking for an answer I've read other forums with people having the same problem but nobody has provided an answer... :(

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Can you try your old card? does your card have a 6 pin connector on it for power? Does your power supply have a 6 pin connector for video card power?

Lou

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

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    Louis Davidson Aug 28, 2008

    I would suggest a new power supply or test the card in another pc if you can. It sounds like either the card is bad, (should beep if video fails) or more likely the ps is not strong enough for the new card. Newer video cards normally recommend 400w and above.

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