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gamer105

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#1 12 years ago

So my eVGA Geforce 6600gt 128mb AGP 8x card arrived and my mom said that she didn't want that to be my present (couldn't convince her otherwise). So she said i could use it right away so she gave it to me and i put it in. I uninstalled my intergrated p.o.s unichrome video card and turned the computer off. Put the computer on two peices of wood, unplugged the power from the computer, touched a metal surface, and opened it up, then i just put the video card in the brown AGP slot pushed down to make sure it was in, screwed the holding thingy in the back to keep it down, and screwed the monitor plug in the back of the video card. Oh and i plugged in the power to the video card and ran the computer with it open and saw all of my fans running including the one on my card. And then TADDAA!!! black screen. Anyone know what i did wrong? And thank you very very much if you could help me.




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#2 12 years ago

D r i v e r s...

Connected proply?

Did you ram it in to hard and possibly break it?




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#3 12 years ago

Do you just get a black screen or also a beep code? Can you access BIOS or don't you see anything?

Make sure the card sits properly in the AGP slot and that the cables are connected.




Homer Gonerson

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#4 12 years ago

Are you sure the motherboard isn't and AGP PRO 4x/8x?




UNDIESRULES

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#5 12 years ago

Sure its plugged into the new graphics card and not the onboard one? Hey sounds silly but its often simple things.




jaximus88

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#6 12 years ago

driver are good things to have, if you want something to work. and you already uninstalled the drivers on the onboard so you cant plug it back in(nice). next time install the drivers first. plug-in and go.




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#7 12 years ago

Did u possibly put it in the wrong slot. also make sure the monitor is plugged into the card.




gamer105

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#8 12 years ago

First off, there are no beep, just a black screen.

UNDIESRULESSure its plugged into the new graphics card and not the onboard one? Hey sounds silly but its often simple things.[/quote]

I'm not to sure what you mean but I don't even have an onboard card my previous one is intergrated and you can't plug the monitor plug into an itergrated card.

[quote=jaximus88]driver are good things to have, if you want something to work. and you already uninstalled the drivers on the onboard so you cant plug it back in(nice). next time install the drivers first. plug-in and go.

Wait a minute, your saying that im not suppose to uninstall the old video card, install the drivers for the new one and turn off the computer and put the new one in and it should work. I always thought you put the card in first and then install the drivers but hey if this works i got no prob being wrong. As for uninstalling the onboard drivers thats no prob since i just turn the computer on (without the new video card) it goes into safe mode and it tells me i have new hardware which would be my old intergrated previously uninstalled card.




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#9 12 years ago
gamer105I'm not to sure what you mean but I don't even have an onboard card my previous one is intergrated and you can't plug the monitor plug into an itergrated card.

Erm, hate to be the bearer of bad news but a on board GPU and Intergrated GPU are the same thing




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#10 12 years ago

A completely black screen on boot usually means the card is bad as far as i know.

Can you get to the BIOS? you might have to disable your on board video and set AGP as the default. Try plugging the monitor back into your onboard video and see if you can get into the BIOS. If you get video, go into the BIOS and find the options for video and set it for AGP and see if your new card works then.