Card 3. Still no go?

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I returned the other cards and got this:
Radeon HD5750 PCI Express 2.0 card and I can't get it to do anything.

I'm running this:
Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.100427-1636)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: BIOS Date: 09/11/09 11:40:54 Ver: 08.00.14
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4000+, MMX, 3DNow (2 CPUs), ~2.1GHz
Memory: 1024MB RAM
Page File: 354MB used, 2107MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode
PSU is 550W

The card fit's in the slot but I can't quite get the mounting screw to line up, seems there is a space. i don't know why, but it's sitting firmly into the slot.

My BIOS is a year old and I'm scared of messing with it. This card requires power and it is plugged in, so I know it's getting power. I got nothing on the last card too.
I'm trying to replace an 8500GT card with something better but so far, it seems to be the only card that works.

Any suggestions?

Thanks

B
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  1. What's it the Model and Make of your Motherboard?
    That's the most important thing you have not specified.....
    Need to see the systems specs :) 1GB of Ram is no go..... even for XP.....
  2. so what exactly is happening...your getting no display? no post? not booting to windows? what?
  3. What is your motherboard? case?
    Is your case is micro ATX or something?
  4. Sorry about the lack of info.

    It's an ASUS M3N78-VM board. I made a mistake on the PSU, it's 430W.
    That shouldn't be a problem as my son is running a much larger card and we have the same machines.
    The last couple of cards I have tried to install just do zero. Nothing boots up, black screen, the blue light on my monitor flashing like the CPU is off. Keyboard doesn't light up.....
    The case is an old e-machines case so I'm guessing it's a little smaller for the newer cards?
    I d/l ASUS updater and flashed the BIOS.

    Stumped.

    B
  5. mavityre said:
    Sorry about the lack of info.

    It's an ASUS M3N78-VM board. I made a mistake on the PSU, it's 430W.
    That shouldn't be a problem as my son is running a much larger card and we have the same machines.
    The last couple of cards I have tried to install just do zero. Nothing boots up, black screen, the blue light on my monitor flashing like the CPU is off. Keyboard doesn't light up.....
    The case is an old e-machines case so I'm guessing it's a little smaller for the newer cards?
    I d/l ASUS updater and flashed the BIOS.

    Stumped.

    B


    It could be a problem so use your son's psu to check if it boots.
  6. Hmmm......my board is a DDR2. Me thinks the new card has to be too.
  7. mavityre said:
    Hmmm......my board is a DDR2. Me thinks the new card has to be too.

    Wrong, the graphic card can be GDDR2, 3 or 5 it won't make any difference to the motherboard.
  8. OK
    Was looking for a simple answer. : )
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