GFX card install Prob
Alright, I did my share of googling and I have to resort to you guys. I will try to describe my problem as carefully as possible. I hope yu guys have the patience to read through all of it.
New Vid Card : EVGA nVIDIA Geforce 6600GT, requires 350 watt power supply
I have a emachines computer I bought that runs on an intergrated video card. It has a nforce2 motherboard chipset and runs on a PHOENIX BIOS(manufacturer of the actual motherboard is by FIC)
SO I bought this card and in order to install it, I have to disable teh integrated video. If I don't disable the integrated video, only a black screen will show up and the computer will not boot up, remaining in the black screen. This is the exact thing thats been happening. However, I went into the motherboard bios and made sure i disabled the integrated video. SO now I don't understand why my new videocard won't work.
Well, then I've thought about it and the ONLY possible thing could be is that my computer's power supply is too low. I have a 300W PSU , when the new GFX card needs at least 350watt power supply. SO maybe the card isn't just getting enough juice to run.
But here's why I am skeptic: When I boot up, I clearly see and feel the FAN of the videocard running. So the card is atleast functioning.
And from what I've heard, even if a card is not adequatley supplied with enough power, it will still operate but just reboot or crash teh computer when it is under intensive activity like running FEAR on high settings. HOwever, my card just doesnt even boot up.
So I'm thinking its the power supply, but then I don't either.
What is your experience(if any) when you guys tried to run a videocard that require more power than what your current PSU can supply?