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Sapphire Radeon HD 5450 Not Working!

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December 1, 2011 12:00:06 AM



Hi all,

Very recently i bought a SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 5450 graphics card. I bought it based on recommendations given by Tom's Hardware community.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/319416-33-nvidia-8400...

But it seems that graphic card is not working. I followed the proper installation guidance to install the device.

It works fine until windows log on screen appears. But soon after it reached to the desktop the entire screen goes BLUE with some serious error message and restarts the computer.

The graphic card heats up rapidly. :ouch: 

I logged on to the computer in safe mode to see the status of the graphic card through device manager and I understood that graphic card was not detected by the computer.

Since graphic cards are plug and play devices I believe it should be auto detected.

Here is my computer configurations.

Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 2.13Ghz
2512Mb of Ram (2Gb + 512mb)
Intel D945GCNL Motherboard
500Gb Hard disk SATA (Maxtor)
Mercury 300watt PSU with 15amps at 12V rail
On board graphics
Windows 7pro

Please help me............................... :cry: 

At the moment I think that it is a issue of power. But with the on board graphics computer works fine.
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December 1, 2011 12:12:48 AM

It is possible that you could have received a defective HD 5450.

Can you install it in another PC to confirm it is the card and not the rest of your computer?
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December 3, 2011 3:48:54 PM

I have checked it with a computer. The VGA card is perfectly working.

Previously I had a Asus Nvidia 6600LLE GPU. It was burned 2 years ago. After that I continued to use on board graphics until this time.

So I believe that it might be my Mother board is not supporting a newer VGA card or PCIe x 16 isn't working..... :( 

Therefore I decided to buy a new mother board. If that is the case can anyone recommend me a good motherboard that can support Intel core 2 duo E6400 processor. :wahoo: 

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_775/P5G41...

This is what I'm currently looking for and which I can easily find from a local store.

I just want to know that is it better than what I'm already having. That is Intel G945GCNL motherboard.

http://allaboutmotherboards.com/intelmotherboards-26112...

Thanks...................... :) 
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December 4, 2011 1:44:52 AM

jaguarskx said:
It is possible that you could have received a defective HD 5450.

Can you install it in another PC to confirm it is the card and not the rest of your computer?



Hi..........

I have checked it with a computer. The VGA card is perfectly working.

Previously I had a Asus Nvidia 6600LLE GPU. It was burned 2 years ago. After that I continued to use on board graphics until this time.

So I believe that it might be my Mother board is not supporting a newer VGA card or PCIe x 16 isn't working..... :( 

Therefore I decided to buy a new mother board. If that is the case can anyone recommend me a good motherboard that can support Intel core 2 duo E6400 processor. :wahoo: 

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/I [...] /#overview

This is what I'm currently looking for and which I can easily find from a local store.

I just want to know that is it better than what I'm already having. That is Intel G945GCNL motherboard.

http://allaboutmotherboards.com/in [...] 13-1.shtml

Thanks...................... :) 
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July 25, 2013 3:54:20 AM

Don't Worry! EVEN I HAD THE SAME ISSUE WITH THE SAME CARD.
The thing is, first go to your BIOS and set the init video first to PCI-e (There should be 3 options Onboard, PCI, PCI-e, SELECT PCI-e). This would ensure that your card is used instead of your motherboard.
Next, download the latest drivers. Or if you want windows to do stuff, open device manager (right click computer and click manage. In that from left panel select device manager). Unlock display adapters and right click on the standard vga monitor (or whichever comes on the drop down list) and click update driver software.
Please try this before buying a new motherboard. If it works then great!
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July 25, 2013 4:09:04 AM

I forgot to mention. Before you do that BIOS thing, run your PC using the video connection onboard (from the mobo). Then select the init display first to pci-e and then turn off, install card, connect it, and switch it on. That should detect it.
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