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Nvidea geforce gt 640 graphics card issues

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April 16, 2013 7:49:36 AM

Okay so after recently getting my issues fixed up with my motherboard (NF520-A2 v6.1) i bought a new graphics card but when i install it into my PC my computer powers up but my monitor doesnt display anything, also i noticed when my computer powers up instead of making the usual single beep when it turned on it beeps around 5 times in a rapid succession. Can anyone advise me on whether or not ill be able to get this card to work in my PC,
as for specs
im running wondows 7 64 bit OS
5.00 GB RAM
AMD athlon 64 x2 Dual Core Processor 4000+ 2.10 GHz
550W PSU

advise/Aswers are as always greatly appriceated


UPDATE:
i noticed im actually running DDR2 RAM and on the packaging for the card it states what i presume is a minimum of 2gig DDR3 could this be the problem that i have overlooked and if so will my motherboard stated above be compatable with DDR3 RAM?
a b U Graphics card
April 16, 2013 7:53:34 AM

Try reseating the memory and rebooting
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April 16, 2013 8:05:51 AM

henydiah said:
Try reseating the memory and rebooting


i noticed im actually running DDR2 RAM and on the packaging for the card it states what i presume is a minimum of 2gig DDR3 could this be the problem that i have overlooked and if so will my motherboard stated above be compatable with DDR3 RAM?
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a b U Graphics card
April 16, 2013 9:19:03 AM

The type of system RAM is irrelevant to the card. It recommends 2GB to get optimal performance but the RAM type doesn't matter.
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a b U Graphics card
April 16, 2013 9:41:43 AM

reset clear cmos and use old RAM first of course .. the problem will fix
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April 16, 2013 1:32:05 PM

i tried that, it didnt change anything, im getting 8 AMI tones at boot screen any ideas
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a b U Graphics card
April 17, 2013 9:28:34 PM

I do not know what kind of ram you use, are clearly that the motherboard NF520-A2 v6.1 only just use AM2 and DDR2 and DDR3 support is not ..
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April 21, 2013 7:19:01 AM

henydiah said:
I do not know what kind of ram you use, are clearly that the motherboard NF520-A2 v6.1 only just use AM2 and DDR2 and DDR3 support is not ..


your last comment confused me abit sorry im not sure im following you
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a b U Graphics card
April 21, 2013 7:32:01 AM

motherboard NF520-A2 v6.1 use DRR2 only .. sorry
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April 21, 2013 3:53:34 PM

The card is DDR3 so it matters not with the system memory. Thats sort of like saying GDDR5 cards will not work in a DDR3 build. OP I recommend reseating everything from your ram to GFX card (dont bother with CPU) and seeing if it will boot. If it fails to boot then only try to boot using 1 stick of Ram and Graphics card to see if it works.
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