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ATI Radeon 5570 on 945GCT-HM motherboard

Hello guys,

I have been surfing the net for 2 days now, without coming up with an answer. Maybe somebody out there could help out?

I just bought an ATI Radeon 5570 and installed it as specified in the instructions. However there is no signal at all from the graphics card. The screen is blank, even at the BIOS prompt. I have a 945GCT-HM motherboard which support PCI-Express x16. I have updated the BIOS, and changed the default graphic adapter to PCI-E (i currently have an onboard graphic adapter). I have an Bestec ATC-300-12Z power supply - 300 W. I have calculated the power consumption, and 300W should be enough, since the 5570 uses pretty cheap in power usage. Is the problem the power supply, or could it be something else? I´m really thankfull for any help.

Best regards
Michael
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  1. Do u checked the gfx card with another computer?and ur PSU is more than enuf, wats your pc's full specs?
  2. Hi!

    I have not yet tried it in another computer, I will do that as soon as possible.

    My Spec:

    HP Pavillion a6230.sc
    Intel Celeron 420 1,6 Ghz (yes, I know it sucks, just ordered an core 2 duo upgrade)
    1,5 Gb DDR2 RAM
    Integrated gfx Intel 82945 Express Chipset


    So you are sure it's not the PSU?

    /Mike
  3. Here's an update:

    I checked the gfx card on another computer, and it worked there.

    So it was either compatability issues or a defective PCI-E port.

    So, I borrowed a Nvidia Geforce card from a friend and that worked!

    So, the 945GCT-HM somehow does not supper the 5570. So I guess problem solved...I will swap it for a Nvidia card...any suggestions?
  4. Motherboard description Motherboard manufacturer's name: ECS 945GCT-HM
    HP/Compaq name: Livermore-GL6
    CPU/Processor Socket: 775
    Supports the following processors:
    Core 2 Duo (Conroe) up to E4300
    Pentium D (Presler) up to 960 (3.6 GHz)
    Pentium 4 (Cedar Mill) up to 661 (3.6 GHz)
    Celeron D (Cedar Mill) up to 365 (3.6 GHz)
    Celeron D (Prescott) up to 355 (3.33GHz)
    Front-side bus (FSB) (Processor Dependent) 800/533 MHz
    Chipset Intel 945GC
    BIOS features System BIOS core brand: AMI
    Keyboard combination to used to enter BIOS: F10
    Form factor Micro-ATX: 9.6 in X 9.6 in
    Memory Dual channel memory architecture
    Two 240-pin DDR2 DIMM sockets
    Supported DIMM types:
    PC2-3200 (400 MHz)
    PC2-4200 (533 MHz)
    PC2-5300 (667 MHz, runs at 533 MHz)
    Non-ECC memory only, unbuffered
    supports 1 GB DDR2 DIMMs
    Supports up to 2 GB
    Expansion slots Two PCI
    One PCI Express x16 graphics (for graphics cards)
    One PCI Express x1 (for cards such as network, sound, tv-tuner)
    Video graphics Integrated graphics using Intel GMA 950
    Use up to 256MB of PC memory (with 512MB or more total PC memory)
    Also supports PCI Express x16 graphics cards

    NOTE: Either integrated graphics or the PCI Express x16 slot are usable at one time; they are not usable concurrently.

    Parallel ATA One 40-pin UltraDMA 100/66/33 connector
    Supports PIO, multi-word DMA modes
    Supports two PATA disk drives on one PATA ribbon cable (two drives total)
    Serial ATA Two SATA connectors:
    SATA1 = Black
    SATA2 = White

    NOTE: Each SATA connector is the same color across different manufacturers.


    Supports 1 SATA-150 or SATA-300 disk drive on each SATA connector
    Speed up to 1.5Gb/sec or 3.0Gb/sec, complying with SATA 1.0 and SATA 2.0 specifications

    NOTE: The faster rate of 3.0Gb/sec requires that both the hard drive and the motherboard support it. If one or the other does not support 3.0 Gb/sec, the PC negotiates down to the slower 1.5 Gb/sec.

    Onboard audio 6-channel high-definition audio
    Audio CODEC: ALC888
    Onboard LAN PCI Realtek RTL8201E 10/100Mbps
    Onboard USB USB 2.0
    Six ports total
    Two connectors on back panel
    additional headers on motherboard support 4 additional ports/devices

    NOTE: Some USB ports may not be available externally for customer use. For more information, see model specifications.

    Back panel I/0 One PS/2 mouse port (green)
    One PS/2 keyboard port (purple)
    One VGA port
    Two USB 2.0
    One RJ-45 networking port
    Three Stereo-mini audio jacks for:
    Line-in (light blue)
    Microphone-in (pink)
    Line-out (lime)
    Internal connectors One 24-pin ATX power connector
    One 4-pin ATX power connector
    One PATA connector
    Two SATA connectors
    One floppy drive connector
    Two 12v fan connectors for CPU fan and PC fan
    One 9-pin header for power button, reset button, power LED, and HDD LED
    One line input connector (white, Vista capable, requires matching front audio jack module)
    One 9-pin audio header for headphone-out and microphone-in (yellow, Vista capable, requires matching front audio jack module)
    Two USB headers supporting 4 USB 2.0 ports or devices
    One Intel high-definition Audio/Modem Link (Not used by HP)
    One jumper for resetting BIOS settings
    One jumper to disable BIOS password checking

    But this is your motherboard,According to this HD 5570 will support,Try aftr changing the psu!
  5. Yes, that is my motherboard!

    I just tried it with another PSU, and it still didn't work...

    so I went back to the store and traded my 5570 for a Nvidia Geforce GT240...will try it right now and see what happens... :)
  6. mikaelbj said:
    Yes, that is my motherboard!

    I just tried it with another PSU, and it still didn't work...

    so I went back to the store and traded my 5570 for a Nvidia Geforce GT240...will try it right now and see what happens... :)



    Ok,I think the GT240 has little more power than the 5570!
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