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AGP card causes computer to not boot?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Software & Troubleshooting' started by Arcturus, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. Arcturus

    Arcturus Not From Bloody Starcraft

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    I recently got myself a new desktop box to tide me over until I get some better stuff. It's not great, Celeron-D, 512mb RAM, and no graphics card. I got an old GeForce FX 5200 AGP graphics card to make it at least usable in the mean time. Trouble is, inserting the card causes the computer to not boot or post. The fans seem to spin up, but there's no life after that. I swapped out the PSU for a 450w one I had, so the card has more than enough power, but still no joy. I can't see any options in the BIOS for disabling the onboard graphics, either. The card was recently gotten off of eBay from a reputable seller who said it was working.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Bi()ha2arD

    Bi()ha2arD Toxic!

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    Any BIOS beep codes you could check? If it has onboard graphics, does it boot with that?
     
  3. dr.flay

    dr.flay Dr.Flay™

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    1) You are going to have to test it in another PC.
    Check to see if there is any history of your mix of MoBo/chipset and that or all nVidia cards misbehaving.

    2) Boot with the card in, but plug the monitor to the onboard to see if it is stopping everything.

    3) If there is no option to disable the onboard GFX, check if it has a priority option.
     
  4. Arcturus

    Arcturus Not From Bloody Starcraft

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    Okay, that graphics card was meant to tie me over until I got a proper new computer, but I got one earlier than expected, so it's all sorted now. Thanks for the help anyway though. :)
     

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