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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by cel7230, Oct 3, 2008.

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  1. cel7230

    cel7230 Thread Starter

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    I have a dc7100 SFF windows XP that the video card does not work. I have bought a new card and installed it and it still does not work. I took the hard drive out and put it in a different computer with the card and it works great. Is there something else I can try.
     
  2. Severcool

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    I need more info about the video card. Is it PCI or AGP or PCIe? You may have to check the BIOS settings, set it to AGP instead of PCI or vice versa.
     
  3. cel7230

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    Its a Nvidia GE force 7300.
     
  4. Severcool

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    Well, the nVidia website says that's an PCIe card. Go into your BIOS (F10 at startup) and change your default video adapter to the PCIe adapter.
     
  5. cel7230

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    The only problem with that is that I cannot see anything on the screen to go into the bios.
     
  6. Severcool

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    Do you have an on-board video port? Use that while you make the changes.
     
  7. cel7230

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    It does have an onboard video port that is not working thats why I bought the new video card.
     
  8. cel7230

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    Any other suggestions on what the problem could be?
     
  9. RootbeaR

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    Try hooking your monitor to a different PC to ensure it isn't the monitor.
     
  10. cel7230

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    I have already tried that.
     
  11. afcwhizzer

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    Have you checked your power supply.
     
  12. cel7230

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    I have not tried a different power supply. Could that be the problem even though its running?
     
  13. elvla2

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    have you tried resetting the bios??? Because it is probably set to AGP instead of PCI in the bios and you need to reset that option.
     
  14. cel7230

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    I just tried to reset the bios and that did not work either.
     
  15. afcwhizzer

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    not sure cell, i'm not an expert, I did stumble on your thread whilst looking for advice about power supplys, coz I know my power supply isnt good enough to run a good graph card.

    i got the impresion yours wasnt working, just out of interest tho, what is your max output wattage?

    Keith
     
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