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Broken pci-ex16 slot or graphic card issues!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by baller87, Dec 13, 2007.

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  1. baller87

    baller87 Thread Starter

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    I just placed a 7900gtx on a fairly old computer. I connected the card with the extra power cable and everything but as soon as i start the computer i get no picture, there's nothing on screen. The fan on the card is spinning and i can feel it getting warm, also i hear the loading sound through speakers so window loads up fine. I have an integrated graphic card so my computer is still usable, but i can't game or anything with it. I was just wondering if its the card or the pci-ex16 slot thats broken.

    my specs, its an mdg computer

    intel motherboard, d101ggc http://www.intel.com/products/motherboard/d101ggc/index.htm

    2gb of ram ddr400
    500watt power supply with 28a on the 12v rail
    250gb hardrive
    18X DVD-RW drive
     
  2. steven1350

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    try disabling the onboard graphics in the bios, see if anything changes.

    **PS - I love those MDG's. I'm using a VisionBook as we speak


    Also, keep track of your keystrokes (or locates the CMOS reset button) in case it still doesnt work, and you are unable to see anything at all
     
  3. baller87

    baller87 Thread Starter

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    i did try disabling my onboard card, the problem was still there

    i can't stand mdg's they ripped me off, bought a $800 computer that i couldve gotten build for 500
     
  4. steven1350

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    true enough bout the $500.

    But with all manufactors like HP, Dell, etc.... this is generally also the case.



    Back to the problem, go back to the place you bought the card from, and get an exchange. Say that the card doesnt work. If the newer one still wont work, the your PCI-e might have problems
     
  5. baller87

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    yea i'll try that
     
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