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Top Gunn

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#1 13 years ago

I recently bought a X800GTO2 PCI E card and an extra 512 for my computer so i come home Im in a huge rush to get gaming on this card so I hit the power button and install my components. All hyped up I fire the thing up and it wont boot. I can go into the BIOS but I have tried everything it just says Pentium with the logo, then has a blank screen with a flashing "_". What can I do!!! I wanna play on my new card soo bad.:bawl:




Komrad_B

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#2 13 years ago

How powerful is your power supply?




marvinmatthew

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#3 13 years ago

By the way you say what you did, it makes it sound as though the computer was actually on when you installed the new components.




*The.Doctor

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#4 13 years ago
marvinmatthewBy the way you say what you did, it makes it sound as though the computer was actually on when you installed the new components.

:eek: That is what it sounds like..... I hope thats not what he did....




Dr.SharK

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#5 13 years ago
-StaticX-:eek: That is what it sounds like..... I hope thats not what he did....

yea, that would be immensively stupid... lol




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#6 13 years ago

Heh...I just thought that. It's not the smartest of things to do. If you did...well, you can probably say goodbye to your motherboard, GPU and possibly the CPU.




Kozmo

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#7 13 years ago
Top GunnI recently bought a X800GTO2 PCI E card and an extra 512 for my computer so i come home Im in a huge rush to get gaming on this card so I hit the power button and install my components. All hyped up I fire the thing up and it wont boot. I can go into the BIOS but I have tried everything it just says Pentium with the logo, then has a blank screen with a flashing "_". What can I do!!! I wanna play on my new card soo bad.:bawl:

I don't think he did since he said he fired it up. Try removing the extra ram you bought, see if it boots. If it doesn't add the ram you bought and re-install your old card and see if it boots. Lets narrow it down to one new installed item.




Top Gunn

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#8 13 years ago

Where did I ever say I had the computer on when I was putting parts in?

I unplugged the thing and set it on the desk. Anyways I moved my soundcard down one slot (which must not have been PCI) and it woudlnt let the computer boot. So now were all good to go and damn does this card preform.




carl4286

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#9 13 years ago

Try clearing your CMOS and/or updating your BIOS. To clear your CMOS, theres usually a little jumper that you remove from two pins on your mobo and place on two other pins. :p Sorry I can't be more helpful... check your manual. Also, try the good 'ole process of elimination. Take out the RAM and see if it works. Stick the video card in another computer and see if it works.




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#10 13 years ago

Top GunnWhere did I ever say I had the computer on when I was putting parts in?[/quote]

Top GunnIm in a huge rush to get gaming on this card so I hit the power button and install my components

It was just the way that you said it, looked like you turned it on, then installed everything. Which could of potentially killed you, or your PC.

[QUOTE=Top Gunn]I unplugged the thing and set it on the desk. Anyways I moved my soundcard down one slot (which must not have been PCI) and it woudlnt let the computer boot. So now were all good to go and damn does this card preform.

If the card was PCI, it would only fit into a PCI slot. It will NOT fit into any other slot. Odds are, the PCI slot you moved it into was faulty.