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Upgrading Graphic Card SIMPLE HELP NEEDED

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by NoIdeaWhatsoever, Dec 11, 2011.

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  1. NoIdeaWhatsoever

    NoIdeaWhatsoever Thread Starter

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    ATI Radeon HD 3450 Upgrading to AMD Radeon HD 6570

    Unistalled old card via "Programs & Features" in Control Panel

    Restarted Cpu. Took out old card, put in new one.

    I do not know if i have this "PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard"
    Nor do i know much about HDMI, VGA, DVI

    So, i start up cpu & use CD to install card. Went flawlessly and installed nicely.. Restarted CPU and was in excitement to see new graphics on Black Ops, so i started the game to come across a message, and same with GTA. Then it also has other errors. Pictures here: http://imageshack.us/g/815/20111210192531.jpg/

    I restarted CPU, after facing the Black Ops error. Then started getting "No ATI graphic card installed" but it's in there and was installed with CD properly..

    I used the regular VGA cord to connect to display screen (21.5 inches), Do i need more? HDMI + DVI?
    Because, it would make sense. Says on the box " VGA, HDMI, DVI"

    So, right now. I tried to reinstall old graphic card but no luck as i am not experienced in this kind of stuff..I restarted CPU and windows automatically found my old graphic card so it installed it... So i restart cpu then it says "No ATI card" Like wtf?

    CPU SPECS: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4800+
    3.00GB Ram
    Vista 32 bit operating system

    Anyone have any insight on how to fix this.. Any help would be appreciated thanks
     
  2. crjdriver

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    First of all, we have no idea what we are working on; post your exact system specs; ie make and model of mb, exact pw supply installed, etc.

    Next here is how to properly install a new video card;
    1 Uninstall ALL software related to the card using control panel; ie driver, any editing software, any control app, etc
    2 When prompted to reboot, do not. Just shutdown the system and pull out your old card
    3 Install new card and pw ON the system. Do not use any supplied CD. Go to the amd/ati site and download the latest driver for your card. Install the driver and reboot when prompted. Note you can download the driver prior to removing the old card; just do not attempt an install until your new card is installed.

    Note for ati cards, I never install all of the stuff that comes on a CD. I install just the driver files downloaded from ati. IMO the CCC is problematic at best and often causes problems.
     
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