I just bought a new AGP PowerColor HD4670 card for my old PC, trying to get some more mileage from it. My old card was a Asus 6800GT.
I installed it and now nothing happens when I boot the PC, there's not even "beeps" coming out from the PC Speaker, which IIRC, it should happen if the PC doesn't recognize the card. All I get when I press the power button is the 3 lights from the keyboard blinking once. Monitor doesn't even turn on.
I doubt it's a PSU problem as I read my old 6800GT is actual needs more power (it even has 2 power plugs).
Any idea what the problem might be? Are there different "types" of AGP cards that my Motherboard might not accept?
Yes it does. I'm experiencing some really odd stuff even with my old card now though. I switched back to the new one to see if it worked, when I switched back to the old one I had to reboot like 6 times before it would go into windows. It would just get stuck after post, in the HDD raid detection screen. Once it got to Windows but immediatly got a BSOD, after that BSOD it finally reached windows. It worked fine after that again. It's almost like the PC is "getting used" to the hardware. lol
The thing is, wouldn't the PC Speaker beep continuously if the card was defected?
I just tried another PSU, same brand but more powerful, and I got the same result. Shame I don't know anyone with another AGP motherboard or I'd try that. Guess I'll just send it back to the store and ask for a new one.
Anyway, you guys have any idea why It took a couple of boots for everything to work fine after going back to the old card?
And yeah, it should do that, but it isn't. You can take that to mean that the AGP card is dead or the mobo slot is somehow dead and can't handle that much more power/data or something and you can't upgrade the old comp.