Well basically my brother has just sent me his old Asus 8800GT 512mb, and compared to my old Geforce 7500GT 256mb, i was excited. So i whacked it in, all cables connected, power supply cable connected to the card and the monitor cables connected. So i closed the chasis and switched on my pc. The result was nothing, i had no visual on my screen. Where my monitor's light normally shows green when everything is A-okay it showed orange which means its on standby or its not getting full power. Anyway i asked my bro and he told me it might be a problem with your card working with the motherboard, or maybe not enough power from your supply. So i came here to ask you people!
Why say my equipment is ***? I have no interest for expensive items as i cannot afford, so i simply "Make do". I was responding to your comment which had nothing to do with my query, so if you can help, i'd appreciate it.
Well thanks a lot, i'm going to have to try out one more thing and if it doesnt work, then i'm not sure. My psu hasn't got much to power though... It really doesnt make much sense to me... On output i have an external hardrive, inside i've got the 4gb, soundcard, 3 fans, hardrive (250gb) and a cd drive... Any ideas? Is it really sucking all that juice?
Well its stil not working. I had a cable which distributed power. Didnt work. I tried using another monitor, didn't work either. I don't understand how it could be a power supply problem as i can see everyhing working inside. The cards fan is working fine so i have no idea now. Does a psu lose its power over time, my computer is nearly 3 years old now... Any ideas?
usually the the most power hungry component inside a pc is graphic card. for high end card it is recommended to use a good quality psu with high efficiency output. by the way do you have another pc to try the card? if the same problem happen the the card might be the problem
Hmm... Well the only other desktop in my house is a HP compact one that is old old. Its my roommates. SO i can't try it. But the thing is my brother has just bought a new one to replace this, and so he sent this to me. So it has been working fine for him. there is no damage on it from delivery to my place, and i was careful with static charge so i really am clueless. Thing is, i dont want to have to buy a psu only to find it still doesnt work... You know?
yes i understand what you mean. that is why i'm asking you to check if the cards work with other pc. since your pc can't boot up when installing the card the we can't be really sure what is the real cause. do you have any friends with available pc to test the card?
Yeah, it does, and it is plugged in. I just read the manual for the card and i forgot to uninstall the previous drivers. So i've given that a go. But no luck... I might of done it wrong? I went to system, device managers, display adapters and clicked uninstall and restarted. Nothing happenned when i restarted it with the new card. I even disabled it and now i will re-enable it... This is so frustrating.
It can't be a psu problem then... Because im writing this on my computer using my 7950GT. And when i put the 8800GT there is power going to the card through the power supply cable connected to the card. But maybe it is also the fact that the quality of my power supply after having nearly 3 years of use, has deterhiated, maybe not enough to power the card...?
ALTHO these are the 9800gt specs they are the same as the 8800gt,check it out,all are the same ,if not O'Clocked..Seems that BFG is talking 26amp???..
That's for the entire system.
400W PCI Express®-compliant system power supply with a combined 12V current rating of 26A or more (Minimum system power requirement based on a PC configured with an Intel Core®2 Extreme X6800 processor)