Posted 27 August 2011 - 03:53 AM
Posted 27 August 2011 - 05:48 AM
If the computer needs cleaning out, first remove the power cord from the wall and open up the case, take anti static precautions before touching anything inside, you can do this by touching a bare metal part of the case, remove the video card, blow out the slot and re-seat the card securely, do the same with the memory sticks, clean all internal fans, if you use canned compressed air do not let any fan spin freely this can damage them, use something like a clean lollipop stick to hold the fan still.
Make sure all internal connections are secure and that there are no loose components, write down the psu details (make and model) re-assemble the computer, boot up and see how it goes.
For future reference when you install an add on video card unless the facility has been disabled in the BIOS the add on video card automatically disables the motherboards integrated video chip.
Link to your PC to assist you http://bizsupport1.a...rodTypeId=12454 and a picture of the MB identifying where the new video card goes, a word of caution if you use canned compressed air for the cleaning do not turn the can upside down as it is possible for fluid to be emitted.
NB: I am always happy to help but I am even more happy if I can save people money
Posted 28 August 2011 - 08:09 AM
Posted 28 August 2011 - 09:02 AM
The version that is widely available in the US lists the power supply requirements as 425W which means the 300W PSU in your computer will not power it, see below where it lists the power requirements for the card;
Full specs @ http://www.geeks.com...3P-FDL&cpc=RESX can you confirm if this is your new card.
512 MB of system memory
CD or DVD-ROM drive
100 MB of available HDD space for basic driver installation
Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, or 7
PCI Express or PCI Express 2.0
Available PCI Express x16 slot
425W PCI Express-compliant system power supply
Posted 28 August 2011 - 09:36 AM
Posted 28 August 2011 - 10:24 AM
Good luck and let us know how you get on or if we can assist you with anything.
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