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Nvidia GEforce 8600gt 1gb compatible problem?

this is my video card
here is my psu

And here is my problem, I install the video card, everything powers up, including the video card, the fan comes on, the HDD and cpu fans kick on. Mouse and Keyboard never power up, so i'm not sure if the comp is locking up on the bios screen, or what? but, the monitor stays blank, the light never changes, just stays in "sleep" mode. I have tried 2 different monitors and 2 different computers. Also I am using a 512 pci-e video card now and everythings works just fine when I reequip this video card. Main concern is "Is this video card compatible, if so, then my assumption of a faulty card is correct", Unless someone has any other advice that I am completely open to, and/or suggestions. This is my motherboard info.

Computer: Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition OS Service Pack Service Pack 2 DirectX (DirectX 9.0c) Computer Name EARL (Main) User Name Owner Motherboard: CPU Type AMD Athlon 64, 2000 MHz (10 x 200) 3000+ Motherboard Name Unknown Motherboard Chipset ATI Radeon Xpress 200, AMD Hammer System Memory 2048 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM) BIOS Type Award (06/12/05) Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)
Motherboard 06/12/2005-RS480-SB400-6A666M4HC-00 Motherboard DMIMOBO: MICRO-STAR MS-7145 Motherboard DMISYS: Gateway W3400 Motherboard W7145AE7 V1.09 061205 16:43:47 PCI/AGP 10DE-0422: NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS [NoDB]

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  • zarthelas Apr 22, 2008

    1 more question, can I use this instead of the normal 4pin connector that the psu provides, and convert a 6pin 12v connector to a 4pin connector and connect it to the motherboard without frying anything?

  • bigpuppy4u Jun 29, 2008

    I have the same problem, But I am running windows Vista Home basic and everything boots up just fine but I still get a blank screen. I am trying to install a GeForce 8600GT 1GB Vid card. I can the computer boots up perfect, I can even here the sounds when it boots into windows. Nothing locks up. Just a blank screen when all is done.

  • Anonymous Jul 22, 2008

    I have the same problem with the XFX Geforce 8600GT 1GB. I bought a new PSU because I thought that is the problem: 430 Watts.
    The fan is running, the computer boots, but the screen stays black.

  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2009

    I have this problem and they told me to buy a 400 watt power supply which I didn't. I knew that wasn't problem as mentioned.

    Posted by Guest on Jul 22, 2008

    Proved otherwise.

    I'm going to get another card and never buy XFX again and refer people to a different company.



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