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Master Geek

# 140979 25-Feb-2014 22:43
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In an effort to enhance my hp 1240t I have purchased an Ausus Gt 630 graphic card and inserted it into my PCIe 16 slot on my Pegatron 2AD5 motherboard powered by a 300 watt psu.  The motherboard has integrated graphics.  I have checked the bios settings as well as ensuring there are no jumpers on the board to disable the integrated graphics but have not had any success in firing up my new Asus card.  From my reading, the integrated graphics are supposed to automatically disable once the PCIe slot is populated.  

SiSofteware Sandra lite is unable to detect the card and Windows 8.1 doesn't see it either.  If I disable the integrated graphics card in windows I am concerned that I'll have nothing upon rebooting.

Either my new card is faulty or I suspect my 300 watt psu may be inadequate.  The card is rated at 75 watts with no fan.  I am not a gamer and don't have large power requirements (i7 2600 chip) and before purchase I used an online power calculator that indicated everything should work.

Does anyone have experience with this sort of thing, specifically if a card is not powered adequately, should it simply not boot?  I would have thought it should operate and the psu get a bit upset if the draw off is too great.

Any help is appreciated before I open my wallet again and purchase a new PSU or return the video card

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Ultimate Geek


  # 994550 25-Feb-2014 23:56
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Have you tried reseating the card?

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Master Geek

  # 994576 26-Feb-2014 06:34
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Tried reseating the card a couple of times thanks Lurker


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Uber Geek

  # 994603 26-Feb-2014 08:23
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Does the video card require a PCI-E power connecter be connected to the back of it in order to operate properly? If you don't have one on your current power supply, you will either need an adapter from somewhere, or a new power supply. Otherwise, it sounds like it is either a faulty board or faulty card.

If you could find a lesser PCI-E card to test with, this would be ideal to check the board's slot is OK. If not, try your card in another computer which you know will support the card.

EDIT: Just looked at the card on the ASUS website you linked, unless they are using a stock image that does not look anything like the card, I think you can forget the bit about the PCI-E power connector.  I think you should focus more on testing that the card works in another machine.  If not, return it to the manufacturer/retailer.

Sometimes what you don't get is a blessing in disguise!

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Master Geek

  # 996072 28-Feb-2014 09:29
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The card I had purchased is incompatible with my system according to HP.  Many thanks to Ascent for accepting it back.

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