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Graphics card help!

tankengine

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#1
Hi i need some help with graphics card ! i have bought an rc flight sim and my computer cant seem to cope with the game graphics, i then got a sapphire hd 5450 20r card but this just would not work at all in my nec powermate vl 350! it would not even turn on ! is my pc to old to take this card? and is there an older card that i can still buy that will run this sim?
here are the details of my pc and what i need to run the sim hope someone can help! kind regards Tom.

Nec Powermate vl350
processor : AMD Sempron(tm)3000+
Memory (ram) :1.00GB
Graphics : ATI Radon xpress 200 series
Gaming graphics : 287 MB Total available memory
Pimary Hard disc : 105GB Free (143GB Total)

To successfully use Phoenix, you will need the following:
• IBM-compatible PC computer with 1.0 Ghz Pentium 3/4 or AMD Athlon/64 compatible processor
• Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 operating system
• 256MB system memory (RAM)
• 1.5 GB free, uncompressed hard-disk space*
• ATI Radeon 9800/NVidia Geforce Ti4200 with at least 128MB memory
• Microsoft DirectX 9.0c or higher
• DVD-ROM Drive for installation
• 1 free USB 1.1/2.0 port
• 100% DirectX 9 compatible sound card (optional)
 
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Dalo Harkin

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#2
If your PC will not even install with the card in then its either the wrong type of card for the MOBO or the PSU cannot supply the power needed to make it function.

That spec is very low by todays standards and that card should be fine with it.
Check that you have connected all the power cables etc and supplied power to the GPU properly
 
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tankengine

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#3
Hi thanks for the reply, everything is conected correctly and the pc will start up but freezes, the screen will not come on and you can only turn off the pc by pulling the plug? i have replaced the card with a new one just to see if it was falty but i still have the same result! not sure were to go from here? how can i find out what card is compatable for the MOBO and if the GPU can supply correct power? The MOBO is Micro Star -7168. VER: IC if that helps? i am new to all this and am thinking "take it to the shop and let them look at it"? Many thanks Tom.
 

tankengine

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#6
Hi have foud out how to disable the on bourd graphics ! do you have to do this for any card to be able to work? have asked local shop and they told me my system may not have enough power to run the card? Tom.