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Desperatley looking for help.. Computer won't boot with new video card

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September 29, 2010 8:30:47 PM

Hey there!
I'm new here, And I'm desperately seeking for help..
I recently purchased a new graphics card ( GeForce 210 ) from eBay..
It got delivered today and I opened it up, tried to install it and a problem occurred!
My screen got stuck at the Logo Screen and I literally spent 4 hours trying to fix it but still.. no soulution
After all my attempts to fix it, I called Evga and they said it was either my motherboard PCI-E slot or the card was broken.
The card I ordered was brand new, even with the original wrapper..
What's the problem? The card or my motherboard?
I did EVERYTHING to fix it.. unistalled drivers, went into bios and set it to PCI-e, ( there wasn't a disable onboard function )
Is there still a way to fix it? Please help me out here!~!~
I called EVGA, told him my power supply details and he said my power supply is fine..
I currently have a ATI intergraded card..
Please please please help me out here, I'm ready to give up and ask for a refund

Specs:
HP Pavilion a1320n Media Center Edition
Memory: 1024mb ddr2 x1
Current Video Card: ATI Radeon xpress 220
Processor: Intel Pantium 4

Thanks in advance,
-SneakyNoob
September 29, 2010 8:36:33 PM

Why did you get a GeForce 210? Just letting you know, that card is not for gaming and anything graphically intense.
But i think it might be a driver issue with your old ATI drivers and the new nvidia card. You should go into safe mode and use something like DriverSweeper to get rid of all the ATI drivers. Once you do that try booting up normally.
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September 29, 2010 9:04:01 PM

I'm on a budget + don't wanna invest lots of monies on a old computer
thanks for your advice, I'll try driversweeper
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September 29, 2010 11:17:27 PM

Tried driver sweeper, still no help..
fix this problem pleaseeee!!!
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September 29, 2010 11:41:24 PM

I tried to do everything!
I uninstalled my old drivers for my intergraded,
tried to disable onboard display from bios but there isn't a option!
So i just set the display to pci-e
and still.. computer doesn't boot!!
It's stuck at the logo screen, it won't get to xp loading screen..
How do i fix this?
And yes, I have enough power supply, I called evga support and they told me I should have enough..
I'm trying to install geforce 210
Help me pleaaaaasssee!
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a b U Graphics card
September 30, 2010 12:11:20 AM

can you try to test the video card on someone else PC?

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September 30, 2010 12:11:32 AM

Hello,

Some things to try first:

- Reseat the graphics card &/OR make sure that it is seated properly.
- Set the BIOS to load optimized OR fail-safe defaults.
- Check the specifications of the graphics card and compare them with the specifications of your motherboard to make sure that the card is compatible.

Make sure to note what happens after each respective step and reply with results.

Good luck!
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September 30, 2010 12:15:03 AM

See my post in your other thread and we will try to fix this issue.
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September 30, 2010 12:41:37 AM

theArchitect said:
Hello,

Some things to try first:

- Reseat the graphics card &/OR make sure that it is seated properly.
- Set the BIOS to load optimized OR fail-safe defaults.
- Check the specifications of the graphics card and compare them with the specifications of your motherboard to make sure that the card is compatible.

Make sure to note what happens after each respective step and reply with results.

Good luck!


hmm I tried reseating it, it's completely fit,
I tried resetting to defaults,
I have enough power supply ton run this card
( req. 12+v 18a+, I got 19a )
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September 30, 2010 12:56:58 AM

Well it did come in a package that was completely smashed..
I also ha a history of my pci-e slot getting burnt out on because of a previous card fan malfunction.. I'm not sure :S
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a c 271 U Graphics card
September 30, 2010 3:28:09 AM

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  • Motherboard Problem or Graphics Card Problem?
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    September 30, 2010 6:19:10 AM

    Sneakynoob,

    I know you have enough power to run the card. Do you know what interface your card is running?

    For example, in order to run my graphics card I'm required to have a "PCI Express or PCI Express 2.0-compliant motherboard... ...x16 graphics slot."

    My motherboard has three PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots, so I am able to support three graphics cards with a PCI Express 2.0 x16 interface OR PCI Express interface. Do you know if your graphics card is compatible with your motherboard in this way?
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    a c 191 U Graphics card
    September 30, 2010 2:24:23 PM

    Bought from Ebay...there's your problem right there.
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    September 30, 2010 3:11:45 PM

    Ahh.. Thanks Guys.. Looks like I bought a bad card..
    I learned lesson.. I'll try to buy my next card from newegg.com
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    September 30, 2010 3:12:46 PM

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    a c 271 U Graphics card
    September 30, 2010 3:38:44 PM

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