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Issues after installing GeForce 210 Vid Card

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October 17, 2011 1:02:33 PM

Hi,
I need some help. I just put a PCI express GeForce 210 in my Dell Dimension 4700 and am having a issue when I go to boot the system up. When I turn it on, the fan for the power supply, 305w, runs really hard and nothing else starts up. The lights on the DVD drives flash. I turn it off and back on and the fan runs hard again, then runs normal and everything comes on. But then I get the error message Alert! PCI express card operating in X1 mode. F1 to continue, F2 for setup. I hit F1 and it runs just fine.

I just want to know what am I missing. I know that my bios is out of date, but can't seem to get the update to download to my system. I have been trying for 2 days to get it, and everytime, I have an issue getting to the FTP site.

Anyhelp would be appreciated.
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October 18, 2011 12:45:32 AM

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October 19, 2011 10:23:41 AM

LRW65 said:
Hi,
I need some help. I just put a PCI express GeForce 210 in my Dell Dimension 4700 and am having a issue when I go to boot the system up. When I turn it on, the fan for the power supply, 305w, runs really hard and nothing else starts up. The lights on the DVD drives flash. I turn it off and back on and the fan runs hard again, then runs normal and everything comes on. But then I get the error message Alert! PCI express card operating in X1 mode. F1 to continue, F2 for setup. I hit F1 and it runs just fine.

I just want to know what am I missing. I know that my bios is out of date, but can't seem to get the update to download to my system. I have been trying for 2 days to get it, and everytime, I have an issue getting to the FTP site.

Anyhelp would be appreciated.


How Much Ur PSU W available? Nvidia g210 requires 300W(minimum), u know, rite?
And the g210 u using, how many memory? i use 1 GB. Your's?
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October 21, 2011 8:15:35 PM

IRhythMz said:
How Much Ur PSU W available? Nvidia g210 requires 300W(minimum), u know, rite?
And the g210 u using, how many memory? i use 1 GB. Your's?





My PSU is 305w, and it is 1gb of memeory. I have cleaned out the express slot making sure it is clean and everything. And it is effecting my Sims 3Game as well.
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October 21, 2011 8:45:07 PM

Sounds like the PSU is not putting enough amperes.

Time and usage have dry the capacitors inside the PSU. Try to replace for a powerful one. If the PSU is custom made (can not be replaced) your only option is sending to a local repair shop and ask for a bad cap change.
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October 26, 2011 6:22:03 AM

do as wat as mamailo says...Agree wat he says.
and i also think that ur PSU Cant support enouf energy for the G210 u using,change a new PSU As well for future change. recommend 500 Or 550W PSU. Therefore, there will be not much problems for future upgrades.
And also ur bios post an error rite? It Said "PCI express card operating in X1 mode".
If im not wrong that ur MoBo configure the power of the PSU given to your G210. Only a little i guess?
Change a new PSU, sure no prob. But,so far so good rite?
Any other Error's Your recieve when u playing games or anything else?
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October 29, 2011 7:04:37 PM

Ive upgraded my PSU to 400W and I still have the same issue. Any other ideas?
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November 1, 2011 7:40:22 AM

Did you set anything at your bios system?
Wat bios are you using? Ur Mobo?
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November 5, 2011 4:35:18 AM

IRhythMz said:
Did you set anything at your bios system?
Wat bios are you using? Ur Mobo?




My Bios is Dell Inc. A10 and it is the most updated version there is. As for the setting there, the only one that is for the Express slot is already set to not force to 1X.
My Motherboard is an Intel LGA775. That's all I know about it.
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November 5, 2011 4:54:48 AM

sounds your mobo is damaged is your mobo's pci-e set or your mobo supports only 1X wiith that much no use of a g210 upgrade your mobo and get a good branded cpu
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November 5, 2011 5:04:24 PM

vada said:
sounds your mobo is damaged is your mobo's pci-e set or your mobo supports only 1X wiith that much no use of a g210 upgrade your mobo and get a good branded cpu




The PCI-E supports 16x so it may be that the board is bad. My CPU is good.
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November 7, 2011 6:51:59 AM

srry i ment psu not cpu .. :]
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November 7, 2011 2:21:13 PM

vada said:
srry i ment psu not cpu .. :]



I just updated it to a new PSU.
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