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How to upgrade hp pavillion \ to ati hd 4670

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February 9, 2011 11:37:43 PM

Hello,
i have a hp pav. a6000. Just got a ati hd 4670. i have a 600w power supply. i am stumped. when i put the card into my pci slot, it boots up i get no display whatsoever? any help?
February 9, 2011 11:41:05 PM

Tell us step by step how you installed the card
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February 9, 2011 11:43:56 PM

K. There is no 4 prong connections or anything. I just power it off, install the graphics card into the pci slot. When I try to boot it up to install the drivers etc, I get nothing. Just a black screen. Ive tried to install the drivers first without the card in, but it wont let me, as there is no card... I might add, that I have tried both connections to connect my display, both to the ati card, and the onboard display. Neither will bring up a display.
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February 10, 2011 12:00:36 AM

Is there anything further I could provide to help?
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February 10, 2011 12:05:48 AM

OK. Lemme try, take out the 4670 so the computer returned to its original state, and then plug in your monitor using the IGP. If that brings back your monitor, it could mean that you need to turn the IGP off. That's all I can really say right now as it is hard to help over the internet without any visual
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February 10, 2011 12:08:51 AM

Ya its running now, thats what i did. so am i correct> safemode>mycomp>rightclick>props>device>display>intel ect>disable?
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February 10, 2011 12:14:07 AM

So the 4670 is working now? Yep that's how you do it
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February 10, 2011 12:14:58 AM

No im gonna try it and see. ill log on my other comp. let me check back in in 5. im gonna try.
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February 10, 2011 12:18:41 AM

Do you have to be admin too?
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February 10, 2011 12:20:05 AM

Just be admin to be sure
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February 10, 2011 12:23:14 AM

One step closer. My display isnt shutting off now because its not thinking that nothing is attached. do i need to connect it to the norm igp port to download and setup the drivers before swithing the display to the new gc?
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February 10, 2011 12:26:20 AM

Which one is the monitor connected to now?
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February 10, 2011 12:31:48 AM

i tried booting it connected to the hd4670, the first boot my monitor recognized something because it turned on, but just black screen. im gonna try as admin, see if it makes a diff. i am perplexed. the amd tech said it was cuz my power supply wasnt enough, so i bought a 600. but it looks as thought thats not it. he also said it should boot fine with the hd4670 connected and my cable pluugged into the igp, but it looks like he was wrong.. or were missin something..

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February 10, 2011 12:34:15 AM

ok try this. Take out 4670 > turn on monitor with IGP > Go to safemode and disable IGP > turn off > install 4670 > install 4670 drivers
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February 10, 2011 12:38:05 AM

see thats the problem. I follow that to a t. but i get no display. should it be connected to the hd or igp? great, now its giving me an error when i go into safemode saying i need the boot disc or whatever....
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February 10, 2011 12:40:02 AM

when you have disabled IGP you have to connect the monitor to the HD 4670
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February 10, 2011 12:41:30 AM

yup, now its just lagging on the microsoft loading screen...
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February 10, 2011 12:43:11 AM

so the 4670 works?
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February 10, 2011 12:48:00 AM

no it wont turn my display on with it. i plugged it back into igp. now its saying windows failed to start missing req hardware etc....i try to start normall but nada....just lags on the loading screen. when i connect to the hd4670 it doesnt even recognize its connected...now i cant even turn it on, and i dont have a boot disc! great!
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February 10, 2011 12:56:09 AM

Sorry man Im just trying to help but ended up causing this mess! If everything was perfect, the HD 4670 should have gotten recognised even without disabling the IGP but it turned out like this. We need more people in the thread
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February 10, 2011 1:00:59 AM

so am i sol without the install disc?
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February 10, 2011 1:08:37 AM

i dont get why it would show the loading screen and not boot up if i just disabled the igp. wouldnt i get no display at all if that was the cause?
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February 10, 2011 1:15:07 AM

Ok, so the Hd4670 works, i am getting display out of it, however I am still getting the same windows error, and it times out on the loading screen. does anyone know how to get an installation disc burned?
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February 10, 2011 1:45:22 AM

ty king.
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February 10, 2011 1:48:55 AM

okay on the computer you are on now, download a bootable windows xp/vista/7 iso and then you can burn it to a CD/DVD using a number of softwares, i normally use ImgBurn. I guess something just happened to ur windows installation so reinstalling it would solve the problem
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February 10, 2011 1:51:13 AM

i just did that, and i guess i got a bad file, it says something is missing ima try again.
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February 10, 2011 2:01:19 AM

i dowloaded it, burned it, and it said it was missing some install file..one more time...thank you guys, if any can point me to a legit dl, itd be much appreciated.
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February 10, 2011 5:22:14 PM

Well, I said screw it and went and bought a new tower. I just wanted to thank you guys for trying to help. The one I have now is a new hp slim (. I am wondering if the igp (nvidia gforce w/ cuda) is better than the HD 4670 I bought yesterday? anyone know?
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February 10, 2011 6:43:26 PM

No intergrated graphics solutions are better than a HD 4670
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