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Is Video Card Compatible with Motherboard?

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April 10, 2012 5:09:45 PM

Hello,

Does anyone know if a Sapphire Technology AMD Radeon HD 6950 11188-05-50G will work on a Intel G33 Express mobo with an Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 / 2.5 GHz , DDR2 SDRAM?
a b V Motherboard
April 10, 2012 6:49:59 PM

I don't see a reason why it would not work. Just make sure you got enough juice going into that system to handle it.
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April 10, 2012 7:05:36 PM

Thank you for the reply. It's a Gateway FX7026 I bought off of Ebay. Came with a 400 watt psu, which I replaced with an Antec 650 watt psu. Added 4 more gigs of ram to the already existing 4 gigs. I also replaced the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT with the Radeon 6950. The last thing I did is replace the hd and loaded Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium. When I loaded windows, the 8800 GT was still on the mobo. After windows loaded sucessfully, I turned off the pc and put in the 6950. Now the pc boots up to the bios screen and stays there. Any suggestions on what I should do?
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a b V Motherboard
April 10, 2012 8:34:46 PM

Did you uninstall the old drives?
Is there any error/information showing on the bios?
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April 10, 2012 8:49:58 PM

I took out the old drive and put in a new one. I probably should of put the 6950 in there before loading windows on the new drive. Instead, I left the 8800 GT in there. Windows installed successfully, but when I powered down and installed the new card and turned the pc back on, that's when it got stuck on the screen that says Gateway Computer....Press F2 for Bios or F10 for Bios Boot. It just stays there. When it boots up normally, it goes to that screen for a couple of seconds and then launches into windows.
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a b V Motherboard
April 11, 2012 1:16:55 PM

I would suggest formatting the HDD with the hardware you will be using. It's probably not needed but it may solve your problem
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April 11, 2012 5:16:32 PM

I tried that, but it didn't work. I then unplugged the HDD and rebooted. It went into Bios and I changed the Native setting to Legacy, plugged in the HDD and rebooted. Started right up, passed the Bios screen and went into windows start-up. It also seems slower now when windows is starting. If I put it back to the Native setting, it will revert back to the freezing at the Gateway/Bios screen.
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April 20, 2012 11:56:54 PM

Best answer selected by Siar.
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