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Radeon 5570 upgrade going all wrong . . .


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wirekid

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Let me preface by saying I'm ignorant of hardware in every sense.

Running Vista. I am attempting to upgrade my power supply (from 250wt to 600wt) cooling fan, add 2 gigs or ram and replace my integrated Intel GMA 950 with a Radeon HD5570. Everything works great except the new graphics card.

I simply plugged the new 5570 into my lone PCI slot and the computer won't boot up. I get power to the PC but it doesn't make any the normal noses (extremely quiet except for fan) and shuts down automatically in 2 minutes or so.

I then switched my graphics settings in BIOS from internal to PCI. I went into Device Manager and couldn't find my integrated Intel GMA 950 but saw a Intel 82945G Express Chipset Family under "Display Adapters"

I disabled it in Device Manager and shut down, popped in the 5570, plugged in my monitor to the cards VGA and tried again.

Same result.

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks!

-Adam

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iammykyl

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Hi wirekid, :D /

We need some more information before attempting to help you. Please supply,
The brand and model of the

Motherboard.
Processor.
Ram.
PSU.

Do you have any other add on cards installed?

Is the OS 32bit or 64bit?

Is Vista fully patched and up to date?
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wirekid

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Mobo: ASUS P5LP-LE (Leonite2)
Pro: Core 2 Duo E4400 DC 2.0 GHz
800 MHz front side bus
Socket 775
Ram: 4 GB
Vista is patched an updated (but is still Vista)

I hear grumblings that my mobo has trouble with PCI-E 2.1
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Did you install the drivers for the new card?

Does not appear to be an Issue with the PCI-e slot but rather the BIOS.

If your computer is an HP, go to there site and see if there is an update for your motherboard BIOS..
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