I'll keep it simple. I install my Radeon 2600 into the pcie slot and turn on my computer. Everything powers on, but it will not boot and the monitor stays black. It runs for a few seconds and then shuts itself off....then it turns back on by itself. It goes through this on/off process 3 times and on the 3rd "cycle", it stays on but still nothing on the monitor. No error beeps either. Just...nothing! Everything is powered on. I remove the card and it boots with no problem. I tried this card in my brother's PC and it works perfectly. What am I missing here?
Ok some 2.1 cards will work in a 1.0 slot and some not. It all depends if the bios is up dated. Even though the PC's are the same is bios is up to par and your's isn't. So I think that is the case.
Or your PCIe slot is broken or something wrong with the MOBO but that can't be because when you use the integrated GPU it works fine. So either it is what I stated above or the slot is broken.
We know it isn't the card because it works in your brothers rig. We know it isn't the PSU because both rigs run just fine. So it kinda of narrows it down a bit. Have you had any other card before this one?
You could try to up date your bios and up date the drivers in your system then try your card. One more question does your brother us a card in his rig? Get back to us with the answers. Good luck.
My bro has a Radeon 4350 in his rig.....and no, this is the first card I've had in mine. All of my drivers are up-to-date as of right now. 2 questions: How do I update my bios and how can I tell if the slot is broken? I looked at it and everything seems alright.
I just took a hammer to the damn thing. Screw it. Thanks for your time, DM186. I've got a new 4350 on order now, lol. When it gets in, I'll let you know the outcome. If it does the same crap, I'm gonna order a replacement mobo.