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Having problems installing ati radeon hd 540 graphics card

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
May 16, 2012 1:52:19 PM

i recently bought an ati radeon hd 5450 graphics card from amazon and i checked to see if my computer has the right pcie slot which it does (pciex16) but when i turned my computer on the screen stayed black untill i turned the computer off again and plugged the monitor back into the intergrated graphics card. :??: 
a c 1318 U Graphics card
May 16, 2012 3:10:52 PM

In bios is the PCIe set as primary display device? (newer boards usually disable onboard with a discrete card installed)
May 16, 2012 3:12:09 PM

how do i get to bios?
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May 16, 2012 3:13:55 PM

Acorner123 said:
how do i get to bios?

If you don't know how to get in your bios, you probably shouldn't be installing ANYTHING in your computer.

Hit delete repeatedly on boot up, that will enter bios.
May 16, 2012 3:15:22 PM

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