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Hi guys,
Today I added 4 gig of ram to my pc and changed my card from a 9500gt to a gf9800gt now all I'm getting is a black screen what have I done or what do I need to do?
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post #2 of 18
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Hi guys,
Today I added 4 gig of ram to my pc and changed my card from a 9500gt to a gf9800gt now all I'm getting is a black screen what have I done or what do I need to do?
Thanks guys
pull the video card to varify its not the ram, and vice versa, varify all drivers are up to date and if no luck still, RTS or RMA
post #3 of 18
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chucked in the old graphics card but left the ram in and its all good im typing on it now...
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post #4 of 18
Are you getting any beeps codes when you boot?
Check those against your manual to see what the problem is.

Also try re-seating your GPU and RAM as well as the above mentioned swapping in and out of the previous GPU and then the RAM.
post #5 of 18
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I think my problem is i was given the card and I dont have the CD so I cant install the drivers. I was hoping the PC would recognize it and then let me install the drivers of the internet but no luck...any ideas, probably a newbie thing but thats what I am
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post #6 of 18
Go to nvidia.com and get the current driver set! =P
But you should have a least gotten VGA picture to start with. >_<
post #7 of 18
Hate to be the one asking insulting questions but...

Did the old card have a power connector, and does the new one have it connected?
post #8 of 18
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lol and just install that and plug the card in, or do i need to uninstall the old 9500gt drivers?
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post #9 of 18
I would uninstall the old drivers and then switch the cards and install the new drivers when it when you get back into windows.

Still the biggest concern is that you had no video to start with the new card.
post #10 of 18
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so even though nothing was installed I still should have got something?
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