I'm trying to install a new video card I bought today. It is a GeForce MX4000 (64mb PCI). Whenever the card is in, my monitor does not detect it (the monitor acts as if the computer is off: the power button blinks). The processor does not make any noise and the processing indicator doesn't flash: it appears as though the computer does not even boot up.
Here's what i've done:
I uninstalled the drivers for my old card, which I'm 99% sure is an AGP. It is a Rage IIC (4mb).. old old card.
So after uninstalling the driver for the old card, I shutdown my computer then unplugged the old card, and plugged in the new PCI card. I start it up and nothing happens, as described earlier.
The new card's box says it requires 300 watts of power. My computer only has 253 or 254 watts. This may be the problem, but then again, that's less than 50 watts away.. is the 300 watts absolutely required, or is it an estimation? I figured it may be "close enough" but I'm not sure because I'm mostly new to installing computer hardware.
Someone please reply as soon as possible.