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ok i just install it on my friends P4. (3ghz)

everything is pretty old but new enough to have a PCIe 16x
(also SATAs)

the bios loads but after the black windows loading screen

everything goes black and says black.
when i took out the card and hooked up the onboard video card it was running fine.

anyways when i first installed it it was doing fine. I was using the DVI port.
the thing is...its not hooked up to a monitor. its hooked up to a 42" 1080p LCD...
but when i first installed it, it was doing fine. (i had it at 1440 X 900 *anything bigger would mess up the letters*)

also the card recommend a 300w PSU and his is exactly...
im not sure if its enough thought since the system might eat up most of the power.

should i get a newer power supply for it? 380w? 450w?
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Does it work when connected to a monitor?
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Did you uninstall the old onboard drivers before installing these new card drivers.

Make sure you use drivercleanerpro
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i dont think so O.O
didnt bother the check since i was pretty sure it was over heating...just wanted a second option just in case temps arent the problem.

i'll try it on my computer to see if it works on a 19" monitor.

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Did you uninstall the old onboard drivers before installing these new card drivers.

Make sure you use drivercleanerpro
i thought it bypasses the old driver??

btw how can i uninstall the old driver if the new card doesnt work? uninstall it while im on the driver im going to uninstall? will it let me?
Edited by Coolwaters - 5/26/08 at 12:35am
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post #5 of 9
I assume you disabled the onboard card, I always have issues with them.
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disabled as in its not hooked up...?
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post #7 of 9
no disable the onboard graphics in your bios.
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omg you need to do that?
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omg you need to do that?
Sometimes, most of the time you can get away with insuring peg is the first video look up in bios.
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