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The problem is my sister computer which does not boot with the graphics card in, all it does is when you turn it on is, the cpu fan stay 100% speed when you take it out the computer boots normally.

1st thought, ok so we need a new graphics card, tried my mates old nvidia 8800gs and same problem does not boot and just keeps cpu fan at 100%.

Since the motherboard only uses VGA and she needs DVI i brought in an old monitor and hooked it up to the on board graphics and it worked fine.

Im stumped as to what else this could actually be. Tried resetting the bios just to check but no joy. Any ideas?

Cheers chris
post #2 of 10
dont tell me its a ****en dell optiplex 320 if not tell us mobo model and specs
     
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Id never buy a dell. ever. Its an HP and i dont know the specs its about 5 years old, Amd Athlon 3800+, 2gb ram, and its a ATi based chipset motherboard but no model number or make
post #4 of 10
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Id never buy a dell. ever. Its an HP and i dont know the specs its about 5 years old, Amd Athlon 3800+, 2gb ram, and its a ATi based chipset motherboard but no model number or make
The PSU maybe cant handle it, or the slot is broken.
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So did it work with a graphics card in before, and doesn't now?

Could be a problem with the board if so.

If it's just a particular graphics card you're having trouble with, chances are the PSU can't power it. That sounds like a pretty old system, and I wouldn't be suprised if it hasn't even got a PCI-E PSU connector.
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Does the motherboard have onboard video? If it does you need to disable it.
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post #7 of 10
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The graphics card has always wored in it one day it just went funny and stopped working.

Its all graphics cards thats dont work in it and the power supply was bought cause old one failed about 6 months ago.

The BIOS has always been set to primary adapter PCI-E, had no reason to change since it has always had a PCI-E graphics card.
post #8 of 10
Stupid question, have you connected the pci-e 6-pin power connectors to the card?
post #9 of 10
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Well the graphics card that was orignally in the computer didnt need the 6 pin connection because it was just there for the DVI connectivity
post #10 of 10
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Id never buy a dell. ever. Its an HP and i dont know the specs its about 5 years old, Amd Athlon 3800+, 2gb ram, and its a ATi based chipset motherboard but no model number or make
hahahah same mobo as the dell optiplex 320 either 2gb plus GPU or 4gb with onboard graphics if dont work use only 1 dimm its will work
     
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