Here is the problem: My Sapphire 5770 came in the mail today. I threw it into my PC and nothing comes up on my monitor. Nothing will even come up onto my monitor if I try and use my onboard graphics. Once I take it out though, the onboard works fine. Here is the power supply I am currently using: http://www.rosewill.com/products/372/productDetail.htm ..
The current specs of my PC are a P4 3.0 gHz and 2Gb DDR ram. Next week though, I am ordering the i3 530. I already have 4GB of DDR3 1333 ram. Can someone please tell me what the problem is? And give me some advice on what power supply I should buy if that's my problem...
You can't have a separate video card installed while using onboard graphics. You have to choose which one you will be using. Once the card is installed, it's all you can use. I use the onboard cpu graphics for an i3 530 cpu, and it does the same thing.
Expecting other components soon, you may just want to wait and figure it out then. With the i3 purchase you will need a 1156 compatible motherboard.
As far as your current PC rejecting GFX card a couple things come to mind. The onboard GFX will likely need disabled within the BIOS. To do this; enter setup from initial boot screen, simply disable GFX from within the menus there, shutdown PC and then install new card and power on. System should recognize your new card then. If not, google any part or all these steps particular to your PC and you`ll get it. Have fun with your new card.