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January 8, 2010 9:43:42 PM

So I decided to do an "upgrade" on my Graphics Card, mind you I didn't have the money at the time so I went with what I could get used or bought.

I had and currently have a Intel GMA 950 the onboard chipset on this board:
ASUS P5GC-MX/1333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

Now I have a BFG NVIDIA GeForce 6600 OC 512MB PCIe http://www.bfgtech.com/bfgr66512oce.aspx

My issue is that the onboard works fine, but im having problems with the 6600 , I've tested the card in another computer and it is working fine. When the external card is plugged in, and onboard is disabled the screen remains black and I can hear windows startup. Ive also tried not disabling the onboard and I get the same result with the vga cable plugged into ethier slot. After failed attempts, I have to remove the external video card and reboot the system to restore my video.

My thoughts were it could be the power supply, I am not sure what the wattage is on the one I have cause like a mystery can of food theres no wattage wrote on it...

Any help is appreiciated.
a c 107 U Graphics card
January 9, 2010 12:00:25 AM

it's no name and very cheap...... providing just enough to run what's in the case before the card. Did you pull the power supply ? It's gotta have information on it somewhere.... perhaps hidden from view. This is your home build or a "factory" job ?
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a c 189 U Graphics card
January 9, 2010 2:36:08 AM

GF6600 wouldn't take much power, a cheap 350W will be fine since the card doesn't required a power connector... :) 
Also, when u plugged in your 6600, have u connect the monitor's cable to the card instead on the board?
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a c 107 U Graphics card
January 9, 2010 2:54:10 AM


"Also, when u plugged in your 6600, have u connect the monitor's cable to the card instead on the board?"[/quotemsg]

HAH....... I did that my first time out...... lol
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