I have a problem installing my Diamond Radeon HD 5550 GPU onto my HP Pavilion A6010N Desktop PC
Whenever I turn on my PC with the card is in the PCI Express slot, I get a black screen. this happens when i have the VGA in the onboard or GPU, Have disabled the onboard graphic through BIOS and/or Device Manager, already have the drivers installed
I have tried everything i could think of doing without putting more money in, because I don't even know the problem.
I got the card last summer as a birthday present to make this pretty crappy pc last a little longer, but it's giving me such a big problem I literally want to throw my pc out of my 2nd story window.
Upgraded power supply so it would not be an issue.
I upgraded to Win7 before trying the card, and when I tried to set the PCI Express slot as the primary video adapter in the BIOS, there was no option for it, just onboard and PCI. So I went on the HP website and saw there was a BIOS update. Tried to install it, but it wouldn't let me on Windows 7.
Needed to find my vista recovery disks(took a while) and when I tried to re-install vista, one of the disks was corrupt (Yayy!)
So I got a hold of another copy of vista and fresh installed it. I then downloaded the BIOS update and installed it, but there is still not a option in the BIOS for PCI Express (seemed very odd) but i continued on, installing the Drivers for the 5550 HD and disabling the onboard graphics in the BIOS and device manager. popped in the card and still nothing!
I know the card isn't dead (fan spins)
I may have forgotten some details, I will best answer anything i can if you are to try and help me. I'm still on Vista until i get this to work by the way.
Now I am thinking I may be stupid, I thought it was compatible, but the card requirements say
System CPU : Pentium Intel Duo, AMD X64 or higher
CPU Speed : 2.4 GHz or higher CPU
I have the stock Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor E4300 Intel® Viiv™ Technology
• 1.8GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 800MHz Front Side Bus
could the CPU be the problem? if it is, is there one I can get to make this work. (im fine with spending $ as long as it will work, don't want to drop $100ish for it to be a lost cause)
Thank you all so much, I have tried all I could think of, so I come to this community because you seem to be very helpful