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Graphics Card Installation Help!

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February 13, 2012 11:12:37 PM

I really need help from anybody who knows about home built computers. Recently I just purchased a new PSU:

OCZ ZS Series 550W ATX12V V2.2 24PIN ATX SLI Ready 80PLUS Bronze Performance Power

This was to compensate for purchasing a new graphics card, an ASUS Radeon HD 6850.

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530BD8785&v...

After installing both devices on my computer, I booted it up initially and everything was fine, the specs on my screen were changed but it was still running. Then I installed the new drivers as recommended and when I restarted the computer and logged in, I got the blue screen of death.

I'm not sure what I need to do to fix this. My computer specs are

Acer AM3920 E4142.

Intel i7 2600
Intel HD 2000 Graphics
Intel H67 Express Chipset
4 GB RAM
1 TB Hard Drive
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Did I need to disable my integrated graphics before installing my video card? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
February 13, 2012 11:33:20 PM

I'm worried I may have messed something up. This is my first time installing anything into a pre-built computer.
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February 13, 2012 11:36:13 PM

make sure your updating your motherboard drivers, Direct X, make sure you have the correct power pins installed, make sure they are seated correctly.

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February 14, 2012 12:26:54 AM

I've checked all the pins and everything seems to be plugged correctly. There are 2 6 pin slots which I have connected from the PSU to the graphics card. I dont know what else exactly there is missing it just messes up when I reboot the computer. But I can access safe mode. I know its definitely my graphics card because the computer works when I switch to integrated graphics.
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a c 173 U Graphics card
February 14, 2012 12:37:47 AM

Try different GPU drivers?
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February 14, 2012 12:38:54 AM

should i be installing it from the cd that was provided or from a website? does it make a difference?
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February 14, 2012 1:08:50 AM

Wow seems to be working so far when I downloaded the drivers directly from amd than using the CD. Weird though. Thanks for the advice!
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February 14, 2012 1:09:05 AM

Best answer selected by sevinic.
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a c 173 U Graphics card
February 14, 2012 4:10:47 AM

Drivers on CD are old. Drivers from web will be the newest, and might contain fixes for known problems.
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February 14, 2012 9:30:52 AM

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