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Last response: in Motherboards
December 29, 2012 8:29:59 PM

Is my mobo
capable of running this card?
MSI GT 620 1024mb GDDR3/LP?

I tried installing the card in the PCIE slot but there was no POST display and my motherboard was beeping so I took the card back out and went back to using the onboard GFX...

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My current system specs are

Model : Leadtek MCP61M2MA
Chassis : Leadtek Desktop
Mainboard : Leadtek MCP61M2MA
BIOS : Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 11/27/2008
Total Memory : 2GB DIMM DDR2

Processor : AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+ (2C 2.21GHz, 2.21GHz IMC, 2x 512kB L2)
Socket/Slot : Socket AM2/ASB1

Memory Controller : nVidia MCP61 Memory Controller 2x 1GHz (2GHz)
Memory Controller : AMD Athlon 64/Opteron HT Hub 2x 1GHz (2GHz), 2x 1GB DIMM DDR2 632MHz 128-bit

Memory Module(s)
Memory Module : Crucial RM12864AA6678FE 1GB DIMM DDR2 PC2-5300U DDR2-666 (5-5-5-15 3-20-5-3)
Memory Module : Crucial RM12864AA6678FE 1GB DIMM DDR2 PC2-5300U DDR2-666 (5-5-5-15 3-20-5-3)

Video System
Monitor/Panel : Hansol Electronics Hansol Mazellan 17ax (1280x1024, 15.7")
Video Adapter : NVIDIA GeForce 6100 nForce 405 (4 PS3.0, 1 VS3.0, 64MB 128-bit, PCI)

Graphics Processor

Storage Devices
MAXTOR STM3320820AS (320.1GB, SATA150, 3.5", 8MB Cache) : 298GB (C:) 

Logical Storage Devices
Hard Disk (C:)  : 298GB (NTFS) @ MAXTOR STM3320820AS (320.1GB, SATA150, 3.5", 8MB Cache)
Optical Drive (D:)  : N/A @ HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH22LS50 (ATAPI, DVD+-RW, CD-RW)

LPC Hub Controller 1 : Foxconn MCP61 LPC Bridge
LPC Legacy Controller 1 : ITE IT8716F
Audio Device : Foxconn MCP61 High Definition Audio
Audio Codec : Realtek Semi 861 High Definition Audio
Serial Port(s) : 2
Parallel Port(s) : 1
Disk Controller : nVidia MCP61 Memory Controller
Disk Controller : Foxconn MCP61 Memory Controller
Disk Controller : Foxconn MCP61 IDE
Disk Controller : Foxconn MCP61 SATA Controller
USB Controller 1 : Foxconn MCP61 USB Controller
USB Controller 2 : Foxconn MCP61 USB Controller
SMBus/i2c Controller 1 : nVidia MCP5 SMBus 1
SMBus/i2c Controller 2 : nVidia MCP5 SMBus 2

Network Services
Network Adapter : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller #3 (Ethernet, 100Mbps)

Operating System
Windows System : Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.01.2600 (Service Pack 3)
Platform Compliance : x86

PSU is 500 watts

Thanku in advance of any help....

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December 29, 2012 9:11:38 PM

Hard to say what the issue is; I recommend you wait for a cpu/board/ram upgrade or try selling the card; the board slot only reads at 8x; I doubt the power supply is the problem; the 620 is a low end card.
December 30, 2012 1:16:04 AM

Well the card was only bought less than two weeks ago from Novatech. It was actually recommended to me by one of thier sales team. The Motherboard, cpu, heatsink and the RAM were also bought from them quite a while ago as a pre built bundle... That is why I took them at thier word when they said the card would suit my system.
I have already emailed thier techs about this but all I got back from them was a list of procdures to check if the card was faulty but the list wasn`t specific to my card and had a lot of info that wasn`t relevent to mine (AGP card info etc..) So I thought that by asking here I might find some info more helpful and if indeed the card is no good to me I could then go back to Novatech and insist on my money back as I only bought it on their recommendations... It`s the first time i have had a problem with any goods they provided but i have a suspicion that the salesman was only interested in boosting his Christmas commision on this occasion.....