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Topic # 67036 27-Aug-2010 11:05
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Hi I have been trying to upgade my card for a while now,
I have try'd a second hand geforce 6600 and all I got was no signal on my moniter,also the fan did not spin. (could be the card?)

Also try'd a brand new geforce 6200, no signal on moniter again?

My system is as follows.

Processor -  Intel(R) pentium(R) 4 cpu 3.20GHz 

Motherboard -
                      model -asustek p4p800
                     chipset- intel
              southbridge- intel
                     LPCIO- winbond

                brand- american megatrends
               version- 080009
                  date- 02/23/2004

graphic interface-

                  version- agp 3.0
           transfer rate- 8x  max 8x
              side band- enabled

memory-  ddr
               2 x 512 mb corsair
               1 x 1024 mb transcend

Hard drives-
                 1x 80gig internal 
                 1x 40gig internal
                 1x 250gig external

Graphics card(thats working)
                geforce fx 5900xt

350w power supply
running windows xp and 7
Please help me work this out as I just cant understand it.
Im looking at buying a Power Color HD3650 512MB DDR2 AGP Graphic Card next.
do you think it will work?
Why would the other 2 not work?

Thanks for any help.

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  Reply # 373509 27-Aug-2010 11:33
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What's your goal with upgrading? Is it to play particular games better, if so which games?

How much do you want to spend max?

The reason I ask is this is all really old hardware, the motherboard model for example was first released about 7 years ago, only has an AGP slot and not PCI-E.

If you want to play recently released modern games, I'd scrap the whole system it's too old and slow.

If you just want to play older games better, then the 2 other cards you have should work. I would double check you have seated the video cards in the AGP slot correctly.

Also check that you have connected any additional power connectors to the video card, if I remember rightly the 6600 requires power from then PSU via a connector on card as the AGP slot can't provide enough power.

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  Reply # 373613 27-Aug-2010 14:45
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Im upgrading for games, I would love to go out and buy a new system but cant afford it.
I can put $100 to a new graphics card, Im not looking to play the latest games just some good ones will do me.

How do I check there seated properly, when i put them in they click and i have pushed down a bit to make sure there in.
Yes the 6600 had the power conector pluged in.
I read somewhere that it could be the memory so i tryed moving that around, also tryed resetting the mb by taking the batery out.

Any ideas on what else I could try?


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  Reply # 373664 27-Aug-2010 16:42
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Are you able to check the 6600 works in a different machine? If so then you can suspect the motherboard or power supply is the issue.

You may need to update the motherboard bios/firmware to run the card for example.

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  Reply # 373839 28-Aug-2010 08:31
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Yes the 6200 works in another system but havnt tryed the 6600.
I was going to update the bios with - P4P800-ASUS-1021.006 -
But I havent looked into how to do it yet.
Might reserch today.

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  Reply # 373895 28-Aug-2010 11:25
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I updated my bios to the latest version for my mb, its still 2005 tho.

Graphics card still didnt work :(

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  Reply # 373937 28-Aug-2010 15:06
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My google fu says:

Looks like there are issues with that board and some 8x agp video cards, possibly to do with voltage issues.

Check what voltage those cards need, and try manualyl tweaking the bios settings for the AGp slot before installing them?

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