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Hello

Im trying to install my old geforce 7300le into my mates Dell optiplex 620 and its not working.

Here's what i did:

- turned pc on (using on board graphics)

- went to bios set video option to use a pci-e card if installed

- turned it off installed the 7300le in the pci-e slot

- connected 7300le to display with a dvi to vga cable

- tuned it on and pc started up but display just said "no pc connection"

Hes only got a 280W psu so i think that could be the problem but wouldnt the pc not even turn on if it was his weak psu?

any ideas what im doing wrong or you reckon its just the psu ?

Please help


NB i was running it with a 300w psu so i wouldnt of thought 20w would make a difference.
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post #2 of 5
Double check for any loose connections, so that's with the cables and even if it's firmly locked into the PCI-E slot. You might also want to try reseting your CMOS since you're bringing in new hardware into another PC.
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Ya double check for connections and reInstallation driver and CMOS

Good Luck !!!!
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when you say cable do you mean the dvi to vga cable?

i cant install the drivers till ive put the card in can i ?

What CMOS?

Thankyou.
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when you say cable do you mean the dvi to vga cable?

i cant install the drivers till ive put the card in can i ?

What CMOS?

Thankyou.
Yes, make sure it's properly secured in.

CMOS = http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixthe.../clearcmos.htm It'll basically revert to your motherboard's default settings so that it can boot properly, which in this case, should help, as you're bringing in new hardware.
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