That's one power hungry video card. Did your machine have the chops to power it?
Ok, first off, sorry if this is posted in the wrong place, i hardly visit this forum, but it looks like the right place.
Here's the problem:
I have recently bought a new graphics card (new) from eBay, i checked and double checked over all of my computer specs to make sure it was compatible. It didn't work giving a beep code of 2 short 1 long. I looked up the error code and got:
"Diagnosis: This is usually caused by a problem with the video card, or the memory on the video card. It can also be a motherboard issue."
So, i told the person the graphics card must be faulty as my old one worked. He took it back and says he has tested it and its working perfectly fine, which after some more troubleshooting leaves my motherboard. What i ask is are these two compatible?
Manufacturer: Packard Bell BV
Model: Cuba MS-7031 (1.0)
BFG NVidia GeForce 8800GT OC2 512MB 8800 GT (sorry if links aren't aloud: http://www.bfgtech.com/bfgr88512gtoc2e.aspx
It would be greatly appreciated if anyone would be kind enough to let me know if these two together are compatible, as i dont want to go out and buy a new motherboard to find out the graphics card is actually faulty.