i bought a new video card for my desktop a nvidia geforce 8400 gs 512mb ddr2
i put the new graphics card into the pci-e slot and plugged the monitor into the correct slot.
then restarted the computer and it freezes on the compaq startup page and wont do anything. i can select f1 to go into bios menu if i do it before it freezes and have done so and selected the computer to run graphics from the pci-e and then saving and exiting but still freezes.
i have tried to select onboard graphics from bios and then saving and running but still freezes.
i have removed the graphics card and then runs ok.
the graphics card gets warm.
my system meets the minimum requirements according to the box,
good was just checking, is there anything else it could be apart from bad card?
Maybe the PSU, but I believe that card needs a 250w, which I am pretty sure you would have at least that. What do you have? Also, it could be a bad PCI-E slot, but there really isn't anything you can do about that besides return it.
well i exchanged my card but they didnt have the same one so went for another model, this does the same and freezes at the start up page, it actually registers the card as when you start the computer up it shows the graphics cards details then goes to load page where you can select the bios page and freezes there again.
it cant be the pci-e slot as the card has a fan on it so i know power is getting to it