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No POST after motherboard/graphics card upgrade.

Q: No POST after motherboard/graphics card upgrade.

I recently upgraded from a gigabyte GA-K NSC and a Radeon my GT recently died gt lt to an Asus A S-X and a GeForce GT Initially the computer worked fine and I booted motherboard/graphics upgrade. POST after card No up without problems and proceeded to install the drivers for the new components After a few reboots I was going into the control panel do uninstall something and the system froze I performed a hard reboot and the system powered up but refused to do anything My monitor does not get a signal all the fans etc are working and my DVD drive will eject POST never happens I thought it might be a PSU problem as I was using a -pin to -pin converter so I ordered a new PSU The problem persists and the computer works fine with the old components I followed the instructions in the quot Troubleshooting Guide for quot Problem Builds quot quot sticky and it did boot up - I tried using the bare minimum of components to have a usable system and it stopped working again I then took everything out so it was the way it worked previously - and once again it failed to boot I m at a loss here and I really hope it s not faulty components - - nbsp
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Preferred Solution: No POST after motherboard/graphics card upgrade.

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A:Upgrade motherboard or graphics card?

If you move to something newer, your old components might not work. Not only that but you'll still end up getting a graphics card, whether it's discreet or integrated, and it'll be more expensive to buy a new motherboard. How do you figure that you'll save money buying a new motherboard?

I have no idea why you would need to upgrade your card; you've only told us that someone else told you you need to upgrade your card. I can't say why they think you do, or if they're even right. Maybe you'll want to explain your issue in detail.
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A:Upgrade built in motherboard graphics with card?

Shane04 said:

I've been told by my local computer shop that I cannot upgrade my graphics by installing a graphics card as my motherboard has this built in.Click to expand...

That is a lie, the man at your computer shop should be fired.

But if you don't play games or do any video editing you don't really need a graphics card upgrade. Your motherboard graphics should be enough.

RAM doesn't make your computer any faster, it only makes a difference if you have lots of bulky applications open at the same time. For you 4GB is fine, 12GB is a waste to be honest. Also your mobo only supports DDR2 so if you bought DDR3 RAM it wouldn't work.

If you want to make your computer faster I would suggest a clean install of Windows on an SSD!
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A:Need to upgrade my graphics card or motherboard, any suggestions?

Hi Androider86, Welcome to Sevenforums.

I am sure you will get the best suggestion here for the upgrade you are looking for.
first of all, tell us what is your budget? If you want to buy a top range motherboard, you can. But, if you are planning to install the same CPU that you currently have, it won't work. You need to but a good CPU with that as well.

If you are planning to buy PC for gaming. Then I will suggest you to have good motherboard, CPU, GPU, 8 GB RAM, a good cabinet to put all these in and most important a good power supply to give enough power to all these components.

But, we can suggest the hardware once you give us your budget.
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A:Graphics card doesn't post any graphics to my monitor, computer boots up fine

Its usually just the graphics cards, they do fail especially if they overheat - then video card fan not speeding up might have been the problem - most are dynamic and should actually speed up under load. Depending on the manufacturer of your 8800GTX you might be able to get it replaced under warranty if they have a 3 year or greater warranty.
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A:System will not post with upgraded graphics card


Is this the right place to post this issue?

I have basically decided to replace the motherboard. Unfortunately being a socket 1155 processor it also means I need a new processor as very few boards are now available in 1155 socket. I think I'll recycle the old processor into another computer, I can pick up a cheap 1155 board quite easily to make a PC for my mother in law.

The reasoning is that it'll only boot with the old card, a couple of times it refused to boot with old card and I played with the monting plate screws to ensure it didn't side load the card and after that it booted, seems like a problem with the PCI-E 16x socket. I also tried with now graphics card after enabling on board graphics and it also refused to boot.

Any further thoughts?


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A:Graphics card causing hang in Post?

Sounds like time for a removal in Device Manager or Add and Remove, then a registry edit, then a reinstall will be needed to fix it.
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A:How to use both graphics card and motherboard graphics at once?

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A:Motherboard/Graphics card

I will not get into the merits of each motherboard, but the one in your reference has an AGP slot that would take the graphics card - but you mention a PCI card in your sig?

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A:want to upgrade my graphic card see post for more

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A:emachines new graphics card, now black screen, no POST, no BIOS

trljcl said:

2) Clear the CMOS via the motherboard jumpers to reset to default settings - but not sure what this will do.Click to expand...

You should perform this step, but remove the Radeon PCI card first.

The Clear CMOS jumpers are precisely for this kind of mischief- to return BIOS to a known/working state in case the system can't get to or complete it's POST tests.

Once you've cleared the CMOS, you'll need to immediately go into the BIOS setup screens and redo all your settings, date, time, HD's, etc.etc.

At that point, you may reset video to PCI (disable onboard) and re-insert your Radeon. With any luck, Windows will boot and the drivers will still be intact and working.

As far as the pause you are describing before the BIOS fun.. did you install .NET and Catalyst Control Center version of the ATI drivers? These are very likely the cause of your pause/longer boot time and user switching.
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A:emachines new graphics card, now black screen, no POST, no BIOS

Start by resetting the cmos. This will reset the bios to the default settings.

Remove the new card from the machine. Hopefully your computer will now boot up ok, using the onboard graphics.

Is your psu putting out enough power for your new graphics card?

Regards Howard
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A:New monitor and graphics card, POST screen not displaying during boot

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A:Graphics Card Change, Strange Booting Before Bios POST

Hello mileztyler1205. Welcome to the Forum.

Because you say that when you take the 5450 card out of the PC you still get video that leads me to assume that the motherboard has on-board graphics.
It is necessary to disable the on-board graphics chip in order to use a video card. Newer motherboards switch the on-board chip off automatically, but some older boards required you to do so manually in the BIOS settings. That is where you should start.

The "click" sound is interesting. Most PCs beep, not click. Here I am going to guess that the speaker on the motherboard or computer case is defective and rather that beep you are just getting an electronic snap (or click).

As for the second machine it sounds like the video driver did not install correctly.
Completely uninstall all graphics card software and the driver. Then restart and try again.

And it is always better to write 2 posts. Otherwise it gets very confusing as to what question is being addressed.
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A:Solved: Will my graphics card fit in my motherboard

Yes it work
Video Benchmark

But I would suggest if it is $50 different better go for 6850 instead of 6770 and if you're a Gamer
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A:Graphics Card on my Motherboard - will it work?

It won't interfere with the RAM slots.

The components on a PCI-E card mount on the side that's away from the CPU. The 7950 is a dual slot card, so you'd cover the PCI-E X1 slot that's nearest the X16 slot.

Two questions:

What kind of power supply do you have? You'd need at least 500W, with two 6 pin PCI-E auxiliary power connectors.

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A:Graphics Card - Motherboard Compatibility

It should be compatible, my only concern would be this is a double-height card so if you had something in the adjacent slot space could be an issue.
A bigger concern is your power supply - does it have the required connectors and does it meet the power requirements of the card? It requires a 500w PSU, but you would be better off with a qood quality higher wattage unit.

edit: it looks like it comes with the molex to six-pin adapters, but you still need four free molex connectors.
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A:Can this motherboard support this graphics card?

I assume you already have the motherboard..if so the card should be fine..if not its also fine.Don't have to be anything over the top to run CS.
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A:Help! Graphics card incompatible with Motherboard?

how are you trying to connect VGA or HDMI also you might want to check if you have the VGA connected to the DVI because there not the same
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You can buy any brand you want.
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A:motherboard and Graphics card advice

What advice are you wanting?

All 3 motherboards old and have no relationship to each other. 1 uses old AMD, 2 use old core2 cpus.

The 9400GT isn't much of a gaming card... almost might as well use a good onboard video from a decent motherboard... something like the AMD 785G board... a 760G is a bit slower for onboard graphics.

They are bad choices for a "new" system. Not good for gaming and odd-ball for a basic computer.

So what are you trying to do? Work with used parts you have on hand? Are the PSUs you have now compatible?
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A:graphics card + motherboard compatibility

Ive heard of alot of people having problems trying to run 6600GT at 4x. But the best match for your system would be a 9800 Pro.
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A:Graphics card / Motherboard Problem

Prolly need to plug a power jumper into the back of vid card. If you don't have a power supply with the correct connection you may need to get a molex to 6 pin jumper. has them for like 3 bucks.
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A:Is my graphics card compatible with my motherboard?

Do you have this board? If so, then the card should run just fine.
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A:can i install a graphics card to this motherboard?

Gigabyte makes a good board
And yes that card will install just fine. (PCI Express) I don't know Nvidia drivers so much perhaps someone that does can chime in.
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A:Is my PSU/Graphics Card/Motherboard dying?

Stat by replacing the power supply with a quality supply of 650 watts or better
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A:Graphics card or Motherboard problem?

silly question, but does the AGP/PCI-e slot have a sliding card lock on it? If so, make sure its being used.

Also, as above, use the motherboard as a variable: put the card in another PC. If it works, then its the mother board. If it doesnt, then its the card.
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A:motherboard/agp/graphics card/bios?

Make sure that you installed the VIA AGP driver in 'Turbo' mode - otherwise you will be restricted to AGP1X only
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A:Motherboard / Graphics Card Compatibility

Inertia22 said:

I have a Gigabyte Technology GA-8IPE1000 AGP 8X / DUEL CHANNEL DDR
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check the games website. it should tell you min performance specs for the computer/card to run the game.

it sounds like you're using onboard video and it depends if you have an agp and or pci slots as to what will be available.

a lot of computers with ob video/sound don't have a lot of options for upgrades.
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A:My motherboard isn't registering my graphics card

The graphics card should show a display without installing drivers. Initially it should work in a basic mode with the Windows generic graphic drivers.

Did you connect the external power connectors to the graphics card?
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A:Motherboard/Graphics Card Problems!Help please!

Something there in that relationship between the board and the video card.
Sounds like time to go back to the most simple install, then add components until the problem reappears.
Have you thoroughly checked out the video graphics driver, even going back to a previous driver?
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How good is the quality of the power supply?
All plugs and cable been removed and reseated. Memory been tested in another board? Or one at a time on that board?
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A:PSU, Motherboard or Graphics card problem

read the "NO post" guide in the guides forum.
ensure your case can fit a PSU of adequate size. Do not try to use an underpowered PSU on a new system - you can fry stuff.
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You can only use the new video card.

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NVIDIA Quadro K620

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Thanks Rick

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A:BlueScreen due to older graphics card or motherboard

Quote: Originally Posted by pestul

I'm currently using an older P4 motherboard ASUS P4S800D-X and Radeon 9800 AIW with Windows 7 Pro 32bit. Whenever I run a game for a certain length of time (usually a minute or two).. or something graphically intensive I get a blue screen error. I've tried just about every solution going.

- BIOS - newest is 2006
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- Turned down W7 graphics features

Games will play for a little while (Battlefield 2/2142) and then the system will lock up. Multitasking with graphics and Video will lock it up, or right into reboot. Upon reboot I'll get a Blue Screen Kernel-Power event id:6 (something about firmware needs to be updated for BIOS etc). Also a WHEA-Logger I just noticed in Event Viewer (Processor Core - Internal Timer Error).

"Some processor performance power management features have been disabled due to a known firmware problem. Check with the computer manufacturer for updated firmware." <-- That's the kernel power event.

None of this happens under Windows XP Pro under vigorous stress testing. I've tried all the power management settings in BIOS and 7 (performance mode). From what I've read on these forums, it's probably just better to give up as ASUS doesn't seem to be providing the BIOS required to work with Windows 7. It's just strange that it seems linked closely to graphics as opposed to all the warnings about processor. I've stress-tested the cpu and memory and they're fine. Again, graphics card is fine under Windows XP.

Any help would be greatly appreciated though.. but I'm close to giving up.

Hi and welcome

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It may cause permanent damage!


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I have looked at the cards printed circuit - and the manuals on the CD but no joy.

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ASRock - 4Core Dual - SATA2

Any help or advice welcome.

Thank you in advance- Stephen

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Supported cards for that board can be found HERE ??question?? you have a PCIE slot why not get a PCIE Graphics card instead.
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Please download and install Who Crashed -->
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I just downloaded and had a quick read through your user's manual, and it sounds to me like your motherboard SHOULD be automatically changing that "Int Display First" option for you once you install the new card....

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Take the new card out.

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