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I was trying to upgrade an older computer of mine (http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2355939,00.asp) with the Nvidia 9800gtx+. The PC has a different psu than original (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...sunbeam%20780w). I plug everything in, and i get no display from the card. Without the card plugged in the system works fine. Are there any compatibility problems between the card and the computer? or is it just a bad psu.
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go in to bios and make sure the right video driver is enabled, highly doubt its a psu error
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Well I noticed how the CONs for that computer is that it had integrated graphics.

Did you disable the onboard video first?

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go in to bios and make sure the right video driver is enabled, highly doubt its a psu error
You don't check drivers in the bios.
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You don't check drivers in the bios.
i made an oversimplification i am assuming he can use common sense to figure out what i ment
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i made an oversimplification i am assuming he can use common sense to figure out what i ment
You would be surprised.
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Its set to have the primary video adapter as the pci-e x16 adapter. As for disabling the onboard graphics, i would like to be in safe mode when doing that. But for some other reason, i don't get any display when booted in safe mode (another problem i need to fix).
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huh? you should be able to go into all modes of windows through your card.....
are all your drivers uptodate and installed? and when in windows in normal mode is your card being recognized?
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The card isn't being seen at all, with or without the extra power. And yes, i've checked the drivers multiple times for everything.
Edited by Gbruenin - 4/10/11 at 8:30pm
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Its set to have the primary video adapter as the pci-e x16 adapter. As for disabling the onboard graphics, i would like to be in safe mode when doing that. But for some other reason, i don't get any display when booted in safe mode (another problem i need to fix).
You don't disable the on-board graphics in safe mode or any other windows mode, you disable it in the bios.
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You don't disable the on-board graphics in safe mode or any other windows mode, you disable it in the bios.
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