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new video card error AND old card error


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hambone34

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System specs i can remeber:
OS: Win Xp
RAM: 512 MB
Power Supply: 500W (pretty sure)
Motherboard: fairly new, top of the line in 2003
I recently got a new ati x700 pro video card for christmas. i followed all the instructions in the manual and replaced my old geforce2 with it. i boot up my computer and everything is going fine. the windows screen comes up with the blue bar moving left to right for a while, then my computer restarts on its own. it does that for a while and then after a few times a new screen comes up with safe mode and return to last working state ect. so i try safe mode and a whole bunch of words go flashing across the screen, it pauses, then restarts into the cycle again.
i got fed up with that and put my old card in. i booted up and the screen stayed black and it gave one long beep followed by two short beeps. (video error im pretty sure)
BTW i read in the manual about updating drivers so an AGP card could run, i figured i already had an AGP card in and didnt need to update. (in order to post on this website i had to fire up my old computer)
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Hi,

Yea thats a video error, reseat the card and try again with what ever card works. If you can get into safe mode then get http://drivercleaner.net/ and run it and remove any drivers that are related to video, then reinstall the drivers for the new card.

if you canot get into windows I would try a repair install of XP

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Also I noticed you switched from nvidia to ati. Just to make shure uninstall any of the nvidia drivers for the old video card. You should only have the new cards video drivers installed which would be for the ati.
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do that it should work.
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Hey all, umm I am in need of a new video driver, because my intel integrated one doesn't have aplha blending. This is a brand new computer and it is very fast and so far the video cards done very well, but my old computer has a radeon srry dont know what version of radeon but it was purchased at least a year ago. So what I would like to know is wether or not it would be better, to use my old video card that can do aplha blending, only when necessary(if thts possible) or just install the old one and not use the new one at all.
thanks for your time
Mike
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1ive tried reinserting it a few times already, and same beeping noise happened, is there something else i could do?
2yes i uninstalled the old nvidia drivers, was i supposed to install the ati drivers before switching cards?
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I don't know what else you can do, does the beeping continue with both cards? If so the slot maybe damaged its either that or 2 bad video cards.

When you first installed the ati card the system tried to boot but was unable to probably because of a driver issue, in other words windows got messed up. This means that card was working.

Are you taking precautions for static electricity?
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Are you absolutely certain you have an agp x700 pro?

98 percent of these comes as pci-express---and no way a motherboard that was made in 2003 has a pci-express slot

To the best of my knowledge, the ONLY x700 pro card in agp comes straight from ATI.
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