The other thing you can do is you can get into BIOS and see if evrything checks out OK (without the card installed).See if detection of hardware is set to - auto or disabled.
PCI-e 2.1 is backwards compatible to 1.0 slots, so there's no issue with the slot. Here's something crazy to do - try taking one of your ram sticks out (i.e - have 1 Gb running on your system) and see if the PC boots up with the graphics card in your machine
I will try clearing the CMOS and the boot with the new card.
If the above doesn't work, then
2) Flash the BIOS
MSI has released drivers for the mainboard/motherboard (RS480m Socket 754) on 23 Feb 2006. Although old, this will repalce the emachines BIOS software and may help in proper implementation of the PCIe1.0a slot.
Hi, I have the same issue with my graphics card and computer. So yesterday we had a chance to try another card and my computer was booting. After that we tried another computer with my card (5770) and the other computer didn't boot at all. So it looks like it's a problem with the card (broken?!). I'll return my card and try a new one
I tried flashing the BIOS yesterday and got an error. Apparently, emachines have installed their own BIOS which I gather from the chatter on other forums is very buggy.
I will try and get another BIOS version from them, but I am more inclined to just go and change the card.
I had got a PCIe2.0 card before that worked. I was not happy with the fan in that card and hence returned that. Now I have the option of getting a silent PCIe2.0 graphics card, which is what I will get tonight.
hmmmm wierd , i havent heard of that problem before. Ofcourse there was a post that mentioned some older versions of PCI-e 1.0 slots being incompatible with 2.1 otherwise the ones after that bug were fine with PCI-e 2.1
I just wanted to update this thread a little. I just pulled an ATI(by ATI) Radeon 5670 after upgrading another computer, and put it in my Emachines T6410 with the exact same results. I've tried every combo of monitor cable and monitor, plus changed bios to check PCEie slot first. I also found another thread on another forum with no solution. I suspect that yes, PCIEx 2.1 cards are indeed not compatible with this computer. I REALLY want it to work, but I don't think it will.