I have just built a new system and something seems to be wrong. I installed vista and started it up works perfect. So i took it apart and put in an ATi4890 and when i try to start it up, it acts as if theres not enough power and it wont boot. heres what i have
Asus M4A78t-e mboard
phenom 2 4x 3.0 processor
4 gb cosair ram
1tb sata drive
1 dvd burner
and the 4890.
i have a 750 w cosair power supply with the propper connections. It doesnt make sense that this doesnt work does it? As soon as i plug it in and turn it on it just starts some fans, chuggs a bit and the idles with a few fans running.(3) any ideas would be helpful.
i did what you said and disabled the onboard video, but since i cant get the card to work then now i cant see anything when i boot nomatter what i do, not even the post, but i can hear it booting...
no unfortuantely i have no other pc to check it on currently. Im thinking its the card so im sending it back doe i guess. Its weird to me though that the whole system sounds and acts like it has too little power (it starts fast then slows to a quiet lull where only a few fans are running. We'll see because for now im stuck with this power supply.
youre right proximon. Ive got it working and it still does that. I am an idiot and i didnt go into vista and disable the drivers for the asus video part of the motherboard. thats why it wasnt working but it does now. thanks for your help.