Did you see said card work in any machine?
If not, it's suspect.
Most common issue? Many don't install such a lot and don't get the card fully seated.
Hi All, and happy new year.
I installed a new graphics card on my PC today, but ran into a problem. Here are the details:
I have a Dell P4 3.0 GHz Precision 360 Workstation with Hyperthreading.
I bought an NVidia GE Force 6800 card, made by MSI (A Japanese company-I live in Japan, and dread the upgrading game because of compatibility issues with English OS)
The card fit in the AGP slot without a hitch, after which I closed everything up, connected the cables and turned on the PC.
I was immediately rewarded with a high pitched tone, sort of like a smoke alarm, and the screen stayed black (meaning I didn't get the usual Dell splash screen start-up)...
I switched out the cards and everything is back to normal. I seem to have been lucky and not toasted my motherboard or anything...
My question is... Why the tone? Was it motherboard incompatability, do you suspect a bad card? Could it be the hyperthreading system? On a further note, there was an interesting incident in the store. While I was discussing the card with the salesman at the electronics shop, he took out the card and we looked it over. He was wearing a big ring of keys on a lanyard around his neck. As he was putting the card back this ring of keys brushed across the pins and fan housing on the card.
I pointed this out but he said that it would cause no problems... Since it was the last one in the shop, I went ahead and bought it, against my better judgement. If I have to return this (and I am sure I will), I am looking for causes. Almost always the shop claims it was a user/installer error, but I take all of the appropriate precautions, i.e. grounding myself and so on, so what could have happened?
Sorry this went on forever,