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When my graphics card is inserted my PC won't boot. Graphics card is XFX Radeon HD 5450.

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July 19, 2014 3:36:35 PM

Hello. First off these are my pc's specs:
OS - Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
CPU - AMD Athlon 64 3700+ (I know its old...)
RAM - 4.00GB Single-Channel DDR @ 157MHz
Motherboard - MS-7207 Version 2.0
Graphics - Onboard Currently, my new one is a XFX Radeon HD 5450 1GB and the drivers are not installed.
Storage - 186GB Seagate ST3200827A
PSU - Cooler Master Elite Power 460W ATX

Now by what I know my new graphics card needs either 400W or 450W. I have a 460W PSU so thats covered. I have tried disabling the onboard graphics and switching the primary graphics to the PCI-E x16 slot but it still doesn't make it to boot. The graphics card doesn't need a 6 pin power plug so thats not the problem. I'm worried that the card is dead because its out of the warranty period (I got it a couple of months ago but didn't have the PSU to handle it so I just left it off for a while. Idiot me huh...). The one thing I'm not too sure about is what version my PCI-E is so that may be the problem. If anyone could help that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
July 19, 2014 3:40:01 PM

are you pluging the display cable into the gpu or the motherboard?
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July 19, 2014 3:44:36 PM

Bollo3532 said:
are you pluging the display cable into the gpu or the motherboard?


I have tried both and neither of them work when the graphics card is inserted...
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July 19, 2014 3:49:18 PM

are you sure that the gpu works?
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July 19, 2014 3:53:06 PM

No but if I can have half an hour I might be able to check on my neighbors computer.
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July 19, 2014 3:56:09 PM

Uber_Squirtle said:
Bollo3532 said:
are you sure that the gpu works?

No but if I can have half an hour I might be able to check on my neighbors computer.



Sure because at this point that is the only thing that i can think of since it runs with the integrated gpu
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