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October 20, 2010 8:02:24 PM

I have a compaq sr2170nx and I uprgraded the PSU to Corsair TX650W and I put in a ATI XFX 5750 and it wont turn on. But when I unplug the PCI-E cord from the graphics card it runs fine. The box says for the graphics card it requires a 400w psu or greater. What is wrong?

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October 20, 2010 10:36:08 PM

Arterus said:
I have a compaq sr2170nx and I uprgraded the PSU to Corsair TX650W and I put in a ATI XFX 5750 and it wont turn on. But when I unplug the PCI-E cord from the graphics card it runs fine. The box says for the graphics card it requires a 400w psu or greater. What is wrong?


I'm guessing it wont work with my pc becuase it has a pentium 4 and it kind of old. I know the PSU is strong enough. But I will save up for a new motherboard because my freind says he has a i7 processor he can give me. Any suggestions on a motherboard for my xfx ati 5750 and i7 proccesor?
a c 235 U Graphics card
October 20, 2010 10:47:33 PM

i know the mobo's PCI-E x16 slot is a 1.0 if the CPU is a P4

and im guessing the xfx 5750 is a 2.1 card so there is your issue, you need a 2.0 slot or better

your friend is very nice to give you that CPU, do you know which one it is? don't forget you will need new DDR3 RAM and cheap 1366 (i7 9xx) mobo's start at $160. the i7 8xx use more budget friendly 1156 mobos
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October 20, 2010 10:50:16 PM

Mmmm ct has a point, with the i7 ude need to know what one it is.. the 800 i7's are socket 1156 whereas the 900 are socket 1366 ... the 1156 socket would probably save you cash on the motherboard, unless you want a super flash one lol.
October 20, 2010 10:50:52 PM

Try reseating the card and make sure you plug the power conecter in right. If all else fails. Buy an Msi or gigabyte board.
October 21, 2010 2:58:50 PM

ct1615 said:
i know the mobo's PCI-E x16 slot is a 1.0 if the CPU is a P4

and im guessing the xfx 5750 is a 2.1 card so there is your issue, you need a 2.0 slot or better

your friend is very nice to give you that CPU, do you know which one it is? don't forget you will need new DDR3 RAM and cheap 1366 (i7 9xx) mobo's start at $160. the i7 8xx use more budget friendly 1156 mobos


I think he said it is a 820 if I can remember right.
a c 235 U Graphics card
October 21, 2010 3:16:11 PM

you mean 920? that is a socket 1366 chip

the i7-820 is a mobile chip for laptops
a b U Graphics card
October 21, 2010 4:15:44 PM

ct1615 said:
i know the mobo's PCI-E x16 slot is a 1.0 if the CPU is a P4

and im guessing the xfx 5750 is a 2.1 card so there is your issue, you need a 2.0 slot or better

All PCI-E slots are backwards compatible. You don't need a PCI-E 2.0 or greater slot to run a PCI-E 1.0 based card.



As for a motherboard, Gigabyte and Asus are your best bets. Without knowing more about the other components in your system, I can't narrow your options down any further.
October 21, 2010 5:35:35 PM



I used to have a PNY Nvidia 7600gs 512mb, it worked fine. It did have a on board graphics but it didn't interfere with the Nvidia. But for some reason the xfx ati 5750 does not want to work with the compaq.
Here is a link with my pc specs.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00...

I have no problem buying a new motherboard, I guess the i7 820 was the wrong one, I'll ask my friend the which one it was. I do have a E8500 at my house that I can use, I just need a good motherboard I can use that will work with the graphics card I have.
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October 21, 2010 6:21:01 PM

Arterus said:
I used to have a PNY Nvidia 7600gs 512mb, it worked fine. It did have a on board graphics but it didn't interfere with the Nvidia. But for some reason the xfx ati 5750 does not want to work with the compaq.
Here is a link with my pc specs.


you can check the HP site to see if their is a BIOS update for you but more then likely they don't have one, they prefer you purchase a new PC rather then upgrade...its more profitable that way...for them
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