Need Help with dell e510, new card, and flashing light
Alright i just got an old e510 and i dropped in a new 500watt psu that works fine and is overkill for this system really. Anyway everything was stock inside until i swapped out the psu. Anyway then i wanted to upgrade from the x600 to a 9800GT. Both these cards worked fine I've repeatedly tested both on different systems. I can remove the x600 and it will boot. But the second I hookup the 9800GT i get that amber light of doom. So i unplugged all peripherals and even took out the tv tuner(no rationale behind that really just desperation) and still the amber light kept mocking me and my incompetence. I swapped out the mobo battery. Though it wouldnt have booted the first time around without the card. Were that the case. I reset the password jumper on the board and basically attempted every know fix for the amber light problem. But if i plug the x600 in it works fine. Put the 9800 in another computer and it works fine. Hoping that somebody out there knows what this insanely annoying problem is.
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Despite the power rating of 500W, perhaps Dell designed your PSU to power only the x600? The 9800GT has a significantly higher power requirement, and needs more consistent and clean power delivery; maybe your current PSU provides neither.
Despite the power rating of 500W, perhaps Dell designed your PSU to power only the x600