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ATI Radeon X1300 *PCI*


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Hey
I just bought a ATI Radeon X1300 PCI Graphics card. It fits in my PCI slot, and I can hear the fan run when I have the computer cover removed, so I know its not faulty. Atleast I think. When I turn on my computer with the card plugged in, my screen is blank. All it shows is the color check (when I turn on my moniter itself a box with red green and blue bars pops up with some text I never pay attention to). I have no clue why it could be doing this, it doesnt even show BIOS. I have my other card removed and uninstalled it in Add/Remove Program. I have a CRT moniter and the connecting device im using is a VGA. If theres any more info. you need, I will supply it.
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Monitor is not receiving any video signal. Check the card is securely seated in the PCI slot and that the video cable is securely connected to it.
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thanks for the support
i also was told from someone else that the VGA was not set as default so i might have to buy a DVI converter? if that makes sense
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thanks for the support
i also was told from someone else that the VGA was not set as default so i might have to buy a DVI converter? if that makes sense





No, don't go buy a DVI converter, it will not solve your problem.



If you can, go test that video card in another machine. Make sure it actually works. Just because the fan works does not mean the card works.



Does your old card still work in your current machine? If so you can pretty much rule out other problems and focus on the video card.
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yes my old card works
and the box that it came in says that the card works with all computers
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Was your old card also PCI?
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yessur
but my new card look a little diffrent
give me a min. and ill show you what i mean
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Sure, while you are at it can you post the make and model of your motherboard?
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Here are both of the cards
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Heres the new
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The Old
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The new one has to little cut-outs and the old has one. could that possibly be the problem?

Heres an Everest Report of my mobo:

Motherboard:
CPU Type Intel Celeron, 2200 MHz (22 x 100)
Motherboard Name TriGem eMachines Imperial
Motherboard Chipset Intel Brookdale-G i845GL
System Memory 640 MB (DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type Phoenix (03/03/03)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Display:
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 (Microsoft Corporation) (128 MB)
3D Accelerator Intel Extreme Graphics
3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce FX 5200
Monitor Proview 772 [17" CRT] (1231228901)

Edited by xCASE, 28 December 2006 - 03:05 PM.

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heres a suggestion that ive been given:
"Most screens only give a "color test" or "check signal cable" message when they cannot sense the 75ohm capacitorbank on the graphicscard (the analog signal termination unit).
This means the card is prolly defective.
You could try a CMOS (cee-moss) reset, but I think your chances are slim that its going to work.
As a last resort you could try to put the card in another PC and test it there."

Does that make sense?
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Well at first I was thinking that maybe its an old old computer given you are using PCI for graphics in the first place, but being a 2.2 ghz its not THAT old. I thought maybe you didn't have PCI 2.2 slots or above, as these are required for the new card you bought (to get the 3.3v slot requirement).

While I can't find anything specific about your motherboard with the information you gave me, I don't imagine it would have PCI slots that predate PCI 2.2 but I could be wrong.

So, its likely the card you bought is defective, or requires PCI 2.2 slots or higher and your motherboard is limited by PCI 2.1 slots or older. If you have a manual for your motherboard or computer maybe it will tell you what version of PCI slots you have.

If you could read a model number from the motherboard itself maybe I could find out more.

But I think the bottom line is the card is either defective, or your computer does not have a current enough version of PCI to support that card.
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SiSoftware Sandra

System Buses
PCI Bus(es) : 3
Interface Version : 2.20

Interface Properties
Config space access mechanism 1 support : Yes
Config space access mechanism 2 support : No
Cycle generation mechanism 1 support : No
Cycle generation mechanism 2 support : No


help any?
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Since you are using Everest you could try expanding the computer menu on the left, then click on DMI, then on the right click on motherboard.

It should provide manufacturer, product (which is likely the model), version and serial number (dont need your serial number)
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hope this helps
couldnt find DMI

Motherboard Properties:
Motherboard ID 31891.EM.0000.D.0303031155
Motherboard Name TriGem eMachines Imperial

Front Side Bus Properties:
Bus Type Intel NetBurst
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 100 MHz (QDR)
Effective Clock 400 MHz
Bandwidth 3200 MB/s

Memory Bus Properties:
Bus Type DDR SDRAM
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 133 MHz (DDR)
Effective Clock 267 MHz
Bandwidth 2133 MB/s

Chipset Bus Properties:
Bus Type Intel Hub Interface
Bus Width 8-bit
Real Clock 67 MHz (QDR)
Effective Clock 267 MHz
Bandwidth 267 MB/s

Motherboard Manufacturer:
Company Name TriGem Computer Inc.
Product Information http://www.trigem.co...uct/new/new.asp
BIOS Download http://www.trigem.com
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Well, I cant seem to find information about the eMachine motherboard in your system anywhere. The manufacturer website is in korean so I can't read that heheh

I still think the most likely thing is a bad card. The one way to know if its a bad card, or if your computer is simply not compatible with the 3.3v PCI cards is to try the card out on another machine.

In either case, this card is not likely going to work in your computer and if it were me, I would just return it if possible.

Sorry I am unable to resolve your issue but I have tried all I know to try.

Goodluck.
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