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Help with Installing A Graphics card...

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Insane Tadpole

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Hey, I just got a new GeForce 6600 PixelView AGP-8X 256MB Graphics card...I took my old graphics card out and put this one in and it started to make a loud high pitch nose...so I turned it off and started it again and it doesn't show anything on the screen....Can some one please help me....

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Check to see if the puter will boot with the old card. You may have recieved a bad card. Take it back and exchange it for a new one. Nvidia cards are picky about their drivers. Before you pull the old card out of the computer you should have removed the old nvidia drivers( or any other drivers for video). Install the new video card, let windows boot up( your display will be awful, 16 colors at 640x480), then install the new drivers for the card.

I've had various things happen by leaving the old drivers in the puter. Blank screens, continuous rebooting, odd colors, etc.

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Did the computer or the card make a high pitched noise.

Was it fan noise, like a wire touching the fan or a broken fan, or was it a capacitor that is broken(it would look mishsapen)
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