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Old 12-11-2005, 01:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Radeon 9800se installation issues

I am upgrading my vid card to a PowerColor Radeom 9800SE AGP. When I the card into the AGP slot with the power cable connected. My computer starts just long enough to give my fans a quick spin and then shuts down. The LED indication on the MB stays lit however. My previous card was a recycled ATI Rage 32 MB AGP card. My specs are:

Abit NF8-V MB
350W PSU
Sempron 2800+
1gb PC3200 Ram
Radeon 9800+ which renders my comp dead.

Thanks for any troubleshooting help. Dead card, weak PSU, help me find out!

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Old 12-11-2005, 02:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Put in your other card and see if the problem continues, if your comp starts up with it then the 9800 has issues and you should return it.

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Old 12-11-2005, 02:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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When I install the old card all is back to normal. I will RMA it tomorrow
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