So Im no expert on computers, but I have in the past removed my graphics card and cleaned the dust out. So today my new card comes in the mail, and I remove the old one and put the new one in its place.... The new one is a bit bigger, and I had to rearrange the positions of a few cords but everything fit in place properly and so Im good. I reattach all the wires in back and turn on my computer. The screen stays black and I hear a super loud beep.....beep.....beep. It scared the *** out of me so I turned it off, triple checked that all the wires and stuff were attached properly and turned it on again. Again the screen stayed black and I heard the alarming super loud beeping again!
So at this point Im thinking great I broke my computer FML. I took out the new card, put the old one back in, and turned the computer on and everything is back to normal, computer works fine.
Whats causing my new card not to work? What the hell was that crazy beeping?!
I also think I should add, when the new card was in, and I turned on the computer, the fan turned on as well as a light from the inside of the card.
Its your BIOS warning you that something isn't right, it shouldnt really be damaging any components, but watch out for the PSU... could you supply us with any info? (will be on a sticker on the side of the PSU itself)
Also have you connected your 6 pci-e connectors up properly?
The PSU is a little low, although im sure it could supply the card enough to boot up, and as long as all the components are not being stressed... If it was me I would upgrade to a PSU more suited for gaming.... that one just isnt powerful enough
Am i right in thinking you only have 1 6pin pci-e connected to your card? If so then you need 2 plugged in at the same time..
You can use a dual molex to pci-e adapter to create an extra 6 pin, but I think a 350W PSU is cutting it a bit fine, you should look at getting a decent 500w PSU just for the extra wiggle room for overclocking etc.
It all depends but you usually have to look at 450w+ PSU's before you see 2+ 6pin leads... If you need help choosing one let me know... Stick to decent brands.... Seasonic, XFX, PC P&C, Antec, Corsair to name a few...
Ok well now that I need a new PSU, what would you suggest I get?
The community in these forums is amazing, but I did create a thread with detailed info about my computer, asked for a reccomendation on a new card that would fit my system and this is what I bought. If I get a new PSU it would suck to then be stuck again needing yet another new part....
Sorry to hear that someone recommended that card with that PSU they should have known better, In theory you could test the card using the adapter I mentioned just to see if it boots up correctly, I wouldn't game on it or run any programs that will put any stress on it though...
But to be honest I would just get the new PSU first..