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when i installed my geforce 8400gs pci card my system is getting hanged and nothing is functioning unless its restarted.plz suggest what might be the prob?
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  1. List the rest of your system, please... :)
  2. Ignore Wa1's silly request! I'm going to use my psychic powers to figure this one out... hang on... it's coming to me. GOT IT!

    So here's your problem... you have an off-the-shelf computer... probably an HP... and it lacks the power necessary to power up your video card. Your computer gives video output initially, but when you go to game with it, things go wrong. This is because your video card doesn't use a lot of power until you start to game... and that's why your PC is locking up.

    If my psychic powers were off on this one, maybe you should just list your system specs like the other guy said and give us a little more information about when this is happening.
  3. wa1 said:
    List the rest of your system, please... :)

    I'm trying to get this video card properly installed on my computer.

    The video card was inserted and the drivers installed from the included CDrom. After shutdown, the monitor was then plugged into the video card and upon start up, the screen stayed black. After restarting again (this time with monitor plugged into orginal spot), the monitor worked this time, but after less than a minute, the screen would go black again. This happened repeatedly until the drivers were uninstalled

    More info:


    The motherboard only had pci slots. so this pci video card was purchased.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814187042


    Probable issues are the following:

    Updated drivers may be necessary, which ones and where to download them.

    There is a possible issue with disabling the on board graphics stuff
    to prevent issues with the video card. i can't seem to find
    instructions on how to disable it manually in favor of the video card.

    There is a possible issue with the power supply. not sure if it can
    handle the card as it's probably a stock piece of crap. (more so than
    the video card anyway)

    There is a possible issue with the video card receiving power. it came
    with no power cable in the box but it has a 2 pin power connector
    tucked under the heat sink visible in the picture on newegg. do i go
    buy this cable at radio shack or do i look for one inside of a
    computer at the 2nd hand store so it's 10 cents? if i need to do this,
    how would i go about plugging it onto the mother board? i only found
    pin slots on the mother board which read stuff like "LED" and
    "CaseFan". is that gonna carry enough juice?

    There is a possible future issue should this card get working. heat.
    this is a tiny little case without great air flow. what can i do to
    ensure the thing doesn't melt after 3 months or melt this summer when
    it gets really hot here? do i get a pci slot fan which works inside
    the case to blow case air onto the passive cooling thing for the video
    card? is it best to take the side of the case off and set up a giant
    fan pointed directly at the open case? what possible options are
    there?

    system specs are
    cpu:pentiumd 2.66ghz
    mb:mercury pi865d7
    ram:1 gb ddr1 ram
    power:400w
  4. rodney_ws said:
    Ignore Wa1's silly request! I'm going to use my psychic powers to figure this one out... hang on... it's coming to me. GOT IT!

    So here's your problem... you have an off-the-shelf computer... probably an HP... and it lacks the power necessary to power up your video card. Your computer gives video output initially, but when you go to game with it, things go wrong. This is because your video card doesn't use a lot of power until you start to game... and that's why your PC is locking up.

    If my psychic powers were off on this one, maybe you should just list your system specs like the other guy said and give us a little more information about when this is happening.


    I'm trying to get this video card properly installed on my computer.

    The video card was inserted and the drivers installed from the included CDrom. After shutdown, the monitor was then plugged into the video card and upon start up, the screen stayed black. After restarting again (this time with monitor plugged into orginal spot), the monitor worked this time, but after less than a minute, the screen would go black again. This happened repeatedly until the drivers were uninstalled

    More info:


    The motherboard only had pci slots. so this pci video card was purchased.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814187042


    Probable issues are the following:

    Updated drivers may be necessary, which ones and where to download them.

    There is a possible issue with disabling the on board graphics stuff
    to prevent issues with the video card. i can't seem to find
    instructions on how to disable it manually in favor of the video card.

    There is a possible issue with the power supply. not sure if it can
    handle the card as it's probably a stock piece of crap. (more so than
    the video card anyway)

    There is a possible issue with the video card receiving power. it came
    with no power cable in the box but it has a 2 pin power connector
    tucked under the heat sink visible in the picture on newegg. do i go
    buy this cable at radio shack or do i look for one inside of a
    computer at the 2nd hand store so it's 10 cents? if i need to do this,
    how would i go about plugging it onto the mother board? i only found
    pin slots on the mother board which read stuff like "LED" and
    "CaseFan". is that gonna carry enough juice?

    There is a possible future issue should this card get working. heat.
    this is a tiny little case without great air flow. what can i do to
    ensure the thing doesn't melt after 3 months or melt this summer when
    it gets really hot here? do i get a pci slot fan which works inside
    the case to blow case air onto the passive cooling thing for the video
    card? is it best to take the side of the case off and set up a giant
    fan pointed directly at the open case? what possible options are
    there?

    system specs are
    cpuentiumd 2.66ghz
    mb:mercury pi865d7
    ram:1 gb ddr1 ram
    power:400w
  5. Best answer
    Okay, your system's spec is considerably low, with only pentium D, ram ddr1 1gb and low powered PSU...
    Instead of buy something to upgrade, it's better u save money from now to buy a whole new system.
    About the onboard video card, u can disable it on BIOS.
    And the last thing u might want to try is to re-install your OS...
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