Graphics Card Installation Problem PLEASE HELP!

I cant install my GPU. I get this error- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIIyIqh483Y


Card- http://www.amazon.co.uk/CLUB-3D-CGNX-G612LX1-PCI-E-DL-DVI-I/dp/B008XKVFL2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1352066909&sr=8-1


My specs:

Pentium 4 3.00ghz
3gb ram
integrated graphics (standard vga graphics adapter)
windows 7 home premium 64bit

Online specs here- http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim3100/en/sm/specs0.htm#wp1052310

A person told me it wouldnt need even 100w to power and my psu is 230w but I get that error.


i tried it on a dell inspiron 530 and just got 6 beeps and no power on.


On this pc I get the error as I showed in that video.

Please help me! :cry:
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  1. Upgrade your PSU, Please.
  2. Vinaykumar53 is correct, the specs for that card call for a 300 watt PS. Insufficient power is probably giving the hardware failure errors.
  3. I doubt it's power issue. It should work as it consumes very little power.

    I'd take it back to the place you bought from and have them test whether the card is not faulty.
  4. The bigger problem is the Pentium 4, you should have upgraded that first instead of getting a new GPU.
  5. NV88 said:
    The bigger problem is the Pentium 4, you should have upgraded that first instead of getting a new GPU.


    Why? Pentium 4 is ok if you're not gaming. Maybe he just wanted to be able to watch HD videos, so what's wrong with getting a cheap graphics card in order to be able to do that?
  6. So what should I do?
  7. I'll quote myself:

    Sunius said:
    I'd take it back to the place you bought from and have them test whether the card is not faulty.
  8. Sunius said:
    Why? Pentium 4 is ok if you're not gaming. Maybe he just wanted to be able to watch HD videos, so what's wrong with getting a cheap graphics card in order to be able to do that?


    Do you really think a 50GB BD .iso would play on a Pentium 4? No. What about a 20GB 20MB/s rip. Nope. That 64 wouldn't help either. The old Pentium 4's belong in the tip. They are just useless in 2012.
  9. NV88 said:
    Do you really think a 50GB BD .iso would play on a Pentium 4? No. What about a 20GB 20MB/s rip. Nope. That 64 wouldn't help either. The old Pentium 4's belong in the tip. They are just useless in 2012.


    You're misinformed. Of course it would run HD videos with a proper graphics card for the job. After all, it's the graphics card that plays the video, not the CPU.

    Also, you've mixed up 1 zero. It's 2 MB/s, not 20 MB/s.
  10. Sunius said:
    You're misinformed. Of course it would run HD videos with a proper graphics card for the job. After all, it's the graphics card that plays the video, not the CPU.

    Also, you've mixed up 1 zero. It's 2 MB/s, not 20 MB/s.


    The CPU still has to do some work, and yes that is 20MB/s not 2MB/s. I'm talking about a fat BD rip that sink that system.
  11. 20 MB/s for 2 hour movie would take 20 MB * 60 * 120 = 140 GB. So yea, you've miscalculated.
  12. Rip a blu-ray and see the bitrate. Peaks at 20MB/s. Go look up x264 encoding.
  13. I don't rip blu-rays. That's illegal.

    And no, CPU doesn't need to do much job at all: it's all about GPU. I personally saw a pentium 4 machine with a low end modern GPU and it displayed blu ray discs just fine.

    And anyway, why are you even in this thread trolling? It's not like you're helping the OP.
  14. Sunius said:
    I don't rip blu-rays. That's illegal.

    And no, CPU doesn't need to do much job at all: it's all about GPU. I personally saw a pentium 4 machine with a low end modern GPU and it displayed blu ray discs just fine.

    And anyway, why are you even in this thread trolling? It's not like you're helping the OP.


    Illegal? :sarcastic:

    You obviously have no experience with x264.

    I'm done with this thread.
  15. Yes, I don't have any experience with what you call 'x264'. I think it has something to do with the fact that Blu rays are encoded in MPEG...
  16. sunius is correct. the gt610 should have no problem running on 230 watt psu. and the pentium 4 isnt to blame either.
    its either that the card is faulty in which case return to the seller or you are doing something wrong during the installation process. did you install the drivers properly?
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