Help with Graphics Card

  Judge2 17:21 18 Oct 08

I recently bought a new graphics card an ATI HD 3850. when i turn the pc on i get the loading info and then the Windows screen loading but after that all i get is a blank screen the pc keeps running as if it was alright but the monitor doesnt register that there is a card.

I am guessing it is not the card as it shows images when loading so its probably my pc i have updated everything i know of what to update but am baffled by this, also i do have enough power and ram for it to run

Any one got any ideas or help would be much appreciated


  Technotiger 17:44 18 Oct 08

Is your motherboard PCI Express 2 capable?

  Judge2 19:16 18 Oct 08


it is agp and i tried starting in safe mode but still get the same problem

  rdave13 19:22 18 Oct 08

Try removing the card and re-seating it, make sure the clip is in position.

  Technotiger 19:31 18 Oct 08

These are the System requirements ...

PCI Express 2 based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard.

450 Watt or greater power supply with 75 Watt 6-pin PCI Express® power connector recommended (550 Watt and two 6-pin connectors for dual ATI CrossFireX™)

Have you connected Power supply as required?

  rdave13 19:40 18 Oct 08

Is this the card?; click here

  rdave13 19:46 18 Oct 08

Apologies for last post, tried using that awful google chrome browser, is this the card; click here , might just need reseating.

  Judge2 22:11 18 Oct 08

no this is the card

click here

  Judge2 22:11 18 Oct 08

and @ techno its agp and yes i connected the power supply as required i have a 550 w power supply so its more than capable

  Technotiger 22:18 18 Oct 08

Perhaps a faulty card, can you arrange a replacement?

  Judge2 23:07 18 Oct 08

i have brought 2 cards and the same thing happening cant surely be both ?

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