Video Card Problems

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  1. Cloud Strife

    Cloud Strife 01000011 01000101 0101010

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    I am working on replacing the video card on my computer. it is currently using the onboard video card.The reason i am replacing the onboard is not because of gaming or anything like that, i was stupid when i first got the compuer from the local thrift store and broke the video connector. it still works but i have to hold the video connector to see any video. i am using:

    HP Pavillion a305w
    2.7 gig celleron proccesor
    500 MB of ram
    450W power supply
    XP Pro SP 2

    the video card is:

    BFG
    Nvidia GeForce 6200 OC PCI

    it requires:

    128 MB of ram
    CD or DVD-ROM
    available PCI 2.0 slot
    35 MB of hard drive space
    XP or Vista
    250W power supply

    far as i can tell i should have no problems installing it right?
    well when i put the card in and turn on the computer, i get the post code, "long, short, short" which means video card problems. what is the deal? i have switched bios to look for the PCI video card instead of onboard. is the card just not compabible withe the motherboard? is there any thing i can do to fix it? such as flashing BIOS?
     
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    OmegaScourge Custom Made TFW2005 Supporter

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    before you installed the new card, you might have to install the drivers first....dont remember if i had to do it when i did mines...but i did have to do it for my sound card though
     
  3. Cloud Strife

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    the instructions for this one said to install the card first, but it couldn't hurt to install the drivers first(but i don't think not having drivers would cause a POST error). it's worth a shot,i'll try it tomarrow night.
     

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