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Old 07-08-2010, 06:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone. I brought a new graphics card-- GeForce 9400 GT 1 GB DDR2 PCI Graphics Card--for my Dimension E310 PC. Unfortunately when I install the card into the pci slot and turn on the pc, I receive an error message--error allocating pmem bar for pci device. what does this error message mean? Dell said the graphics card would work in my pc. I was wondering if there isn't enough memory to run the card. I have 2GB of memory install. The card's power is 300 and my power supply is 230. Could that be the problem? Any assistance with this problem will be appreciated. maryhigginsrice

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Old 07-08-2010, 08:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You need a better power supply...

What graphics card did you have before? I remember when I installed an nVidia 8600GT graphics card about 2 years ago...I had to also put in a 500W power supply. 230W is outrageous.

You can get some pretty good deals on Newegg. Good luck Mary!

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yep, new power supply should do it.
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