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June 1, 2013 5:52:07 AM

I have an ASRock G31M-GS RS2.0. My processor is an Intel Core 2 Duo and my PSU is 500W.

Here is the specs of my mobo:
http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/G31M-GS%20R2.0/

I recently acquired a Palit Geforce 210 (1024MB DDR3).

Here is the specs of my palit graphics card:
http://www.palit.biz/palit/vgapro.php?id=1410

When I plug in this graphics card to my PCIE slot, my computer won't boot.
I checked if the problem might be my PSU, but all are fine. My mobo fan and the gfx card fan are spinning fast and all the led lights are not flickering. So it seems there is no problem with the PSU being unable to accommodate the power demands of my gfx card. Besides, according to to the specs of my gfx card, it only requires 300W minimum.

My computer won't even arrive to the bios screen. When I turn on my cpu, my monitor remains in black screen.
Weird thing is when I remove my palit gfx card from my PCIE slot, and after resetting my bios via CMO battery on my mobo. My computer boots properly and works fine. I dunno what's the problem.

The problem could be:

1. Graphics card is not working
2. Problem with my PSU (my psu is very old. We bought it 6 years ago)
3. Or my mobo?

What should i do to make it work?

Please help me here. I would appreciate your suggestions.


Thanks!


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June 1, 2013 6:03:22 AM

Check your BIOS settings for Primary Graphics Adapter, which is under Advanced -->chipset Configuration. For some reason, the default value is PCI if you've never touched this setting. Change it to PCI Express. Hopefully the solutions that simple :-)
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June 1, 2013 6:04:34 AM

simple suggestion: make sure if the card has a onboard power connection that you connect it. ( i forgot this once myself )

If you have another pc try it in that one to eliminate your other board.
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June 1, 2013 6:06:55 AM

Hi
Have you plugged in the graphics card power cables{square 6 pin connectors).I only ask because it is an old power supply and may not have these connectors.You can get molex to these connectors if this is the case.
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June 1, 2013 8:53:41 AM

slight_leak said:
simple suggestion: make sure if the card has a onboard power connection that you connect it. ( i forgot this once myself )

If you have another pc try it in that one to eliminate your other board.


Thanks for the response!
By the way, this is my card:
http://www.palit.biz/palit/vgapro.php?id=1410

I think my card has no onboard power connector. It seems that I just have to plug it in my PCI E slot.
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June 1, 2013 8:57:35 AM

makkem said:
Hi
Have you plugged in the graphics card power cables{square 6 pin connectors).I only ask because it is an old power supply and may not have these connectors.You can get molex to these connectors if this is the case.


My gfx card which is this: http://www.palit.biz/palit/vgapro.php?id=1410
seems to have no power cables with it when I bought it. Looking at it physically there are no ports for these power cables, if ever there should be. Plugging it in my PCI E slot is the only obvious thing to do. It's really puzzling me.

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June 1, 2013 9:03:50 AM

cpatel1987 said:
Check your BIOS settings for Primary Graphics Adapter, which is under Advanced -->chipset Configuration. For some reason, the default value is PCI if you've never touched this setting. Change it to PCI Express. Hopefully the solutions that simple :-)


I have tried this one, but it's still not working.
What I did was I first open my pc without the gfx card, and change the BIOS settings config to PCI Express instead of PCI. I saved and turned off my pc, plugged in the PCI E and still not working. Computer wont load anything in my monitor except black screen. My monitor just keeps blinking, as it usually does whenever my pc is in standby mode. I'm really puzzled.

Thanks by the way for your response!


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