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BiggerBen

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hi. i recently purchased a geforce4, and when i put it into the machine, the computer will not post.

however, if i swap the card out and put my old one back in, it works fine.

i am positive that my system meets the minimum requirements to run this card.

anyone have any ideas?

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dud

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What was your old card?
Are both it and the new one the same fitting, ie either PCI or AGP?
If they are different you will need to change the bios setting for initial video device anyway. If they are the same it migt be that you need to completely uninstall/remove the old one and then install the updated drivers for the new one. Does your PC boot to safe mode?
What other spec can you tell us?

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BiggerBen

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i upgraded from a geforce 2 mx 440 to a geforce 4 ti4600. both were agp.

there is no way i can boot into safe mode, seeing as how i cannot boot at all. i get no beep codes or anything. no signal is sent to the monitor at any time.

i uninstalled the windows drivers, powered down, put in the new card, then the computer refuses to boot. did i skip a step somewhere?
 

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Just a thought but double check you have seated the new one in the slot firmly?
Failing that pu the old one back, reboot and then go through the procedure again.
You will need to set your display adaptor to vga first
Open "My Computer"
Control Panel
Display
Properties
Settings
Advanced
Adapter
Click Change
Click Next
Change selection to display a list of all the drivers etc
Click Next
Change Selection to Show all Hardware
Now scroll to the top of the list and select Standard Display Adapter
Follow the prompts.
Before rebooting, remove the old card and re-insert the new one and re-boot.

Hopefully that will then find new hardware. Have your new driver disk ready.

Did you do it this way before?
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BiggerBen

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hmm..nope

i just uninstalled the drivers/adapter using add/remove programs in the control panel, then put the new card in. i'll give that a shot.
 

BiggerBen

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i don't see an option for "CHANGE" under the adapter settings. i am running win2k, would it be somewhere else?
 

BiggerBen

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nope...i'm pretty sure the card is dead. i just tried it in my friends computer and the exact same symptoms occur (no signal to monitor on boot, no post, no beeps). i guess i am going to have to return the card

thanks for your help.
 
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