Trying to install an old gpu into Dell Vostro 260s

Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.
D

Deleted member 1013184

Thread Starter
So I had an old pre-build system (Dell Vostro 260s) which I've been thinking of gifting for my niece for his exam results. The pc doesn't have any graphics card (only using integrated graphics) so I decided to order a cheap used oem card (AMD Radeon HD 8490) and plug it into the pc. The thing is after plugging in the graphics card the pc just won't boot even though the fans of both the pc and gpu were both running. When I remove the card the pc just boots up normally.

I've tried a couple of things such as:
- Cleaning the PCIe slot with an air compressor
- Checking if there's any visible damage on the motherboard
- Resetting the CMOS by reseating the battery
- Swapping the ram into a different slot
- Plugging the vga cable on both the card and motherboard ports

I'm not sure if the gpu is faulty or just not compatible with the pc which I doubt since they're both were old models and the gpu only requires a 200w PSU to work. I want to find out if there's anything that I can do before refunding the card back.

Specs:
System model - Dell Vostro 260s
OS - Microsoft windows 10 pro version 10.0.19043 Build 19043
Processor - Intel core i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz
Motherboard - 0GDG8Y
Memory - 4gb DDR3 single channel
Power supply - Dell D250AD-00 (250 W)

The gpu I was trying to add - AMD Radeon HD 8490 OEM 1024 MB DDR3
 

Cookiegal

Karen
Administrator
Malware Specialist Coordinator
Joined
Aug 27, 2003
Messages
121,255
You asked for your account to be deleted. You no longer wish to get assistance with this issue?
 
Last edited:

Cookiegal

Karen
Administrator
Malware Specialist Coordinator
Joined
Aug 27, 2003
Messages
121,255
OK, I'll go ahead and do that.
 
Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 807,865 other people just like you!

Latest posts

Members online

Top