Topic Title: No video output when Graphics card installed.
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 04/27/2014 01:05 AM
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MICsteven
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I have a custom built PC I bought off craigslist.

Parts are as follows:

1)Radeon HD 3870 512M Graphics Card.

2)AMD Athlon X2 Dual Core Be-2400 Processor

3) Windows XP 32-bit Service Pack 3

4) Bios Version P-02

5) Orion Power supply Model Number HP585D

6) The motherboard is made by Foxconn. Thats the only identifiable mark on it.

 

My problem is when the graphics card is plugged in, the computer has no video output. If I start the pc with the card out, it has video.

The graphics card is getting power, because when its plugged in and the computer is on, the fan mounted to the graphics card spins up.

Is this a dead card, or is there a way to fix it? How do I find out?

HELP please.

 04/27/2014 01:36 PM
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That is a relatively old system.  Hardware will not likely be supported by new drivers.  May need to search "legacy" drivers for it.

 

Go into BIOS on startup (press delete key or F8, etc.) and search to see if unknown motherboard has integrated video on it.  Disable.  Make sure power cable is connected to graphics card...



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 04/27/2014 02:24 PM
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MICsteven
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If I disabled the integrated video, if that didn't work, would that mean I would be SOL? Becuase if I have no video output at all with the graphics card installed, and I disable the onboard graphics, would that not leave me blind?

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