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new dedicated video card not recognized

By muddratt ·
I've looked everywhere i can think of and can't figure out whats wrong. i have an 8400 GS PCi-e card i installed. and i can only get graphics from my onboard video.

steps taken -
disable onboard graphics through device manager
change video priority to PCI-e through BIOS
installed drivers for new cards from provided disk and website

computer stats -
motherboard - geforce 6100 am2 v1.3 (biostar)
power supply 380 watt (card asks for 300)
OS windows XP
processor AMD athlon 64 2.21
RAM 512 DDR 2 800

any other info you need let me know. i'm stumped

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this should be in the Q&A not the discussions - and try a larger PSU - nt

by Deadly Ernest In reply to new dedicated video card ...
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Repost as 'Q&A'

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to new dedicated video card ...

Try reposting this in the 'Q&A' forum. The 'Discussion' forum is for matters of general discussion, not specific problems in search of a solution. The 'Water Cooler' is for non-technical discussions. You can submit a question to 'Q&A' here:;content

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Though in the mean time check to make sure that the Video Card is actually fully inserted into the Socket on the M'Board and make sure that it's actually in the x 16 PCI E socket apparently these seem to be more than one PCIE socket on this M'Board.

Some cases hold the Plug In Cards slightly out of the socket and you need to adjust the Back Bracket and M'Board height from the base of the case.

Also if the Video Card had a Power Socket make sure that you plug the Power Supply lead to the Power Socket.


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by muddratt In reply to new dedicated video card ...

oh oops thanks guys. obviously new to the site. i'll repost it there

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