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Monitor Won't Turn On

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
October 28, 2009 7:46:24 PM

hi i bought a new graphics card an Nvidia 6800gt 512mb ddr2 but after i installed it and powered the PC up the light on my monitor stays orange the fan on the card is spinning away quite happily so its receiving power and when i switched back to onboard graphics it all booted up fine any ideas as to what the problem may be


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October 30, 2009 12:36:41 PM

hi again wasn't at home when i posted this so didn't know my specs off hand

system specs:
Board: American Megatrends K7S41
CPU: AMD Athlon XP 3000+ (Barton Core)
Memory: 1.5Gb PC3200 DDR at 2000Mhz
PSU: ATX300GTF 300w
a b U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
October 31, 2009 11:16:22 PM

Well it seem it should work everything seems fine, and 300w is enough to use a 9500Gt
so it cant be the psu, Check if you put it in the slot proppaly?
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November 3, 2009 4:20:46 PM

yeah i've taken it out and put in back in about five times to check that because somone else i know said the same thing
a b Î Nvidia
a c 147 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
November 3, 2009 4:47:35 PM

I had a 6800gt AGP card and if I remember correctly it was more like a 350 w requirement. I remember because I fried my PSU on this card and ended up getting a nicer 500W and then ran fine.

Also, it should have a power connector on the card, is it plugged in?
November 3, 2009 10:29:25 PM

yeah i had connected the power connector but thanks for the advice was thinking of upgraging the psu. so it ran fine on a 500w then cheers