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Radeon X800 PRO 256MB PRO AGP compatibility issues

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November 22, 2006 1:04:53 AM

Hi all!

I've just got a ATI Radeon X800 PRO 256MB AGP and I'm having a major problem: my computer doesn't even startup. When I press the power button, I hear a few beeps and no display is coming out. I make sure that I've plugged a power supply cable into the graphic card.

Here are my hardware spec:

CPU: Athlon XP 2800+
M/B: MSI KT6V-LSR w/ VIA KT600 Chipset
Memory: 2 x 512MB 400DDR Kingston
Sound Card: Creative Audigy 4
Old video Card: ATI Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT 128 MB AGP (work fine presently)
PSU: ... 350W

Is 350W for the power supply enough? I have a doubt about this...
Is there anyone who can help me on this? I'm really disapointed of my last buy!!! I would really appreciate your help!

Thanks in advance,

Max who's trying to keep :) 
November 22, 2006 1:35:03 AM

Quote:
Hi all!

I've just got a ATI Radeon X800 PRO 256MB AGP and I'm having a major problem: my computer doesn't even startup. When I press the power button, I hear a few beeps and no display is coming out. I make sure that I've plugged a power supply cable into the graphic card.

Here are my hardware spec:

CPU: Athlon XP 2800+
M/B: MSI KT6V-LSR w/ VIA KT600 Chipset
Memory: 2 x 512MB 400DDR Kingston
Sound Card: Creative Audigy 4
Old video Card: ATI Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT 128 MB AGP (work fine presently)
PSU: ... 350W

Is 350W for the power supply enough? I have a doubt about this...
Is there anyone who can help me on this? I'm really disapointed of my last buy!!! I would really appreciate your help!

Thanks in advance,

Max who's trying to keep :) 


Did you plug the power adapter into the video card?
November 22, 2006 1:58:03 AM

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I hear a few beeps and no display is coming out. I make sure that I've plugged a power supply cable into the graphic card.


Did you plug the power adapter into the video card?

Did you read his post? :roll:

To the OP: pay close attention to your beep codes and look them up online. There is a certain order to the type of beep that you're getting, and it should help give us more information on where the problem lies. IE a long, single beep that doesn't stop, or 3 beeps in rapid succession, etc.

Is the video card new/retail? Or did you buy it used? Where did you buy it from? It's possible that your card is dead. Another thing to check would be the seating. Make sure the card is slotted in all the way, or take it out entirely and reseat it after you make sure there isn't anything in the slot itself like dust.
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November 22, 2006 2:39:00 AM

Thanks for the answer!

I'll try to find out what is the error code when it starts.

Card is used and bought on eBay. But I've tried it in my roomate's computer and it works. He has a Intel mother board, so it's why I suspect compatibility issue.

What about my PSU? Should I have more than 350W?

Thanks again!

Max
November 22, 2006 2:58:14 AM

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What about my PSU? Should I have more than 350W?


yes it would be a good idea.

now it should work but dont try to play any games.
November 22, 2006 2:59:03 AM

Your PSU seems fine to me, but I could be mistaken. What brand is it?
I've had an athlon xp 3200, 2x512 ddr400 corsair, 9800 pro 128mb, audigy 2, 2 optical drives and 3 hard drives running off an antec 350w before. It did start to buckle under some strain over time though. You might just be on the edge, especially if it's an older psu...but I'm not exactly sure how likely that is.
November 22, 2006 3:05:08 AM

Well my PSU is almost 3 years old I think, if it's not 4, and it's a Enermax EG365P-VE. I'll definetly try to change PSU to see if it solve my problem.

Thanks a lot for your advice!
November 22, 2006 9:41:49 PM

:evil:  Bad news for me... I've tried a 450W PSU and I have the same problem, no post. I still hear the AMI beep code: 1 long and 8 short --> Display/Retrace test failed (see http://www.msicomputer.com/support/sup_tshoot.asp#1_4 )

Is there anyone who have heard of compatibility issue with my setup? MSI KT6V mobos and Radeon X800 Pro AGP

Thanks for your help!
November 22, 2006 10:23:45 PM

Haven't heard of it, but then again I've never been too keen on keeping up with compatibility issues. What's the difference between your roomate's comp and yours?
November 22, 2006 11:25:41 PM

My roomate has a Intel D865 Pearl motherboard with a 3 GHz Pentium 4. Don't know how much Watts he have in his PSU, can't see it without removing it... I'm still trying to find a solution other than selling my new card!!!

Thanks again for your advice Siba!
November 22, 2006 11:53:38 PM

You're welcome, though I don't feel like my advice has been of any huge help. Sorry I can't help more
November 23, 2006 1:06:16 AM

Your power supply is at the minimum recommended for that card. Also make sure the card is seated all the way into the AGP slot. Pop it out then back in once or twice to make sure it is all the way in there.

You could try to clear the CMOS and see what happens.
November 27, 2006 10:49:09 PM

Well, I think I really got a compatibility issue... or my video card is fu**ed-up!!! I've tried it with my brothers motherboard (also a MSI KT6V, but another model) and I've got the same problem, same beep code!

Is it possible that a 3D card looses a part of its firmware so it will not work for different motherboards?
November 28, 2006 2:08:49 AM

Anything is possible. You might want to Google it and see if you can find any other problems with that board.
November 28, 2006 9:12:01 PM

I tried this without success... anyway, I've almost sell the card to a guy a my job, it's working in it's computer! So it ends my problem for now :lol: 

Think I'm gonna switch to a PCI-E mobos instead!
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