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Graphics Card Issues

by michaeljjt / June 4, 2008 7:48 AM PDT

Running a Pentium 4, AsusP4P800 MB with 1 GB RAM 500 Watt PS.

Was using an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro for the last 3-4 years with no problems, when suddenly graphic corruption started to hit me when I played games. ATI said the card was fried, time for a new one.

Upgraded to an ATI/Powercolor 3650 (AGP)...Having issues with this card from the get-go, and I just need help diagnosing if the problem is now the card, or some other issue.

Took the drivers out from the old card, took the old card out, put the new card in. Now my issue is: The system just wont boot up with the new card in. I tried to re-seat the card. Did not make a difference. Either the system does not start up at all (no beeps)(fans and HD are spinning, power is running), or the system hits POST then hangs, or occasionally it gets to the Windows logo/loading screen and then hangs. The computer either just freezes up where it is, or reboots back to startup. I made it into Windows one time, and 5 minutes later it froze up and attempted to reboot.

Just need help diagnosing if it is the card, or something else, please.

Thank you

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already is
by michaeljjt / June 4, 2008 10:35 AM PDT


But it already is connected to the power supply, as was my previous card....

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ignore me if this is too obvious
by squirtlewa / June 4, 2008 12:18 PM PDT
In reply to: already is

so I'm thinking the thing to do is take out the video card that's expected of being the problem.

See if you can run on the on-board video and/or the old card.
If no problems, then you've answered the question.
If problems still occur then . . .

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