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Hello

I have had this pc for a while now it was prebuilt one for pc world
i believe it was a Packard Bell iXtreme

My current specs are
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad Cpu Q8300 @2.50GHz
Ram 7 gb
64 bit operating system
GeForce GT 320

My Motherboard is this
http://www.findlaptopdriver.com/specs-acer-g43t-am-v2-0/

My problem was my graphics card stopped working so i went to get some advice from the tech support at pc world
and they told me to get Sapphire Radeon hd 6670 and a new psu

Now my problem is i've unistalled my old graphics card and inserted the new one however my computer doesnt seem to be picking it up :(

I was wondering if anyone knew what the problem is?

I have a rough understanding how things work but not a pro knowledge

Thank you

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Last Post by Rik_
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Check the power supply. Some of these cards pull a LOT of current, and many system power supplies are unable to handle it. Also, trade the AMD card back in for an nVidia one... Since pcworld support also suggested a new PSU (power supply), did you follow that advice?

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Thanks for replying

I brought a

OCZ ZS series 650 watt it has a 6+2pin PCI-express Connector and 6 pin PCI Express Connector
i cant seem to locate the connector on the motherboard. i can see a 4 pin next to the fan but that would be the cpu connector?

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Hi there !
You have a G43 chipset which contains Intel graphics controlller. When your system failed, chipset could be reverted to the on-board graphics, and disable the PCI-E card.
So:
- pull the monitor cable from the Radeon and insert it into the onboard connector (seems you have HDMI and VGA)
- enter the bios, and set "Init Display First" to PCI-E card.
- reboot, and put cable back to Radeon

You should check the old GT320, might not be dead as well. Check if auxiliary power is conncted to the card.

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OCZ ZS series 650 watt it has a 6+2pin PCI-express Connector and 6 pin PCI Express Connector
i cant seem to locate the connector on the motherboard. i can see a 4 pin next to the fan but that would be the cpu connector?

Those connectors are for pci-e graphics cards that require them. I googled your radeon and it doesn't require them.

Just for clarification, do you get no screen output with the new card or do you mean it won't show it as a radeon HD6670 in device manager?

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Hi Thanks for both replying much appreciated!

my computer loads up fine with screen its in device manager it doesnt show up

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Sorry to double post being an idiot

i get no screen output with the new card/it isn't showing up in the device manager as well its currently
shows the onboard graphic set

Intel(r) g45/g43 express chipset

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In that case you need to do what ada.devcsaba suggested in the 4th post in this thread.

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I did exactly like ada.devcsaba said but its still not working!

i opened it up to check the graphics card and the fan on it is spinning so it must be working?

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please, if you can take some pictures with a camera of the bios screen , where the chipset and/or video settings are, and post it here

best luck

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Try removing and re-seating the graphics card. If that makes no difference then you may have a faulty card in which case it'd be best to take it back to PC world and get another.

One other thought, if you have a local independant computer repair shop it might be worth getting them to check things out for you. I work in a local independant computer repair shop and we do that kind of thing.

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