ive been trying to install my new VTX 3d Radeon HD 6850 graphics card for the past hour or so however i cant figure out why i keep recieveing the beep code:
2 short beeps 1 long beep
on start up
now ive been looking up on google etc and it says:
"unable to initialize video or video card required but not installed
now i know that the card is seated correctly but the main though i am having is that it could be do with insufficent power to the card, would that cause this beep code sequence? mainly because therre is an avaliable 6 pin power supply port on the top of the card.
if anyone has any ideas on this matter id appreciate the feedback
ill be watching this thread closely
yes i found the PSU sticker and no i currently do not have a 6 pin cable present within the graphics card, i have just completed ordering one
hopefully i can get this all sorted out once it arrives on wednsday
thanks for you help guys i really do appreciate it!
Having the 6-pin connector is not going to make a difference in whether you can run it or not. Running a 6850 on 300W is taking a risk, and a big one. I seriously recommend a power supply upgrade to support the new graphics card you have purchased.
What kind of computer do you have?
On max load, the 6850 uses 125W. That doesnt leave much left on the 12V rail for your other things, namely the processor and such.