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Old December 17, 2009, 06:26 PM
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I just purchased this HD 4670 NCIX.com - Buy ASUS Radeon HD 4670 512MB DDR3 PCI-E DVI HDMI VGA Video Card - EAH4670/DI/512MD3 In Canada.

I'm running XP 32-bit Home on an X2 4600+ with 2GB on this motherboard ASRock > Products > AM2NF6G-VSTA
I'm also using a SyncMaster 2343 and currently using a 350 Watt Power Supply.

I followed all the instructions in the quick setup guide and when I plugged everything back in and turned my computer on it would get to the desktop and say found new hardware, looking for drivers and then reboot and would do the same thing every time without fail. I originally plugged in the DVI plug as I've never used one before, but changed that to the older plug and the same thing happened.

It wouldn't allow me to do anything like look for drivers or anything it would just get to that spot and reboot. I'm using the integrated video and audio from my motherboard and I neeeeeeed help! I'm completely clueless when it comes to this and I've never used a seperate video card with a seperate GPU.

I'm going to need step by step instructions if anyone would be so kind as to help.
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Old December 17, 2009, 06:34 PM
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First thing is to go into your bios when your rig boots up and find the integrated video and turn it off. Usually you can enter bios by hitting 'delete" while booting up. Look in your mobo info book or find it online. I will go out on a limb here and suggest that your psu is too small and may be in need of an upgrade. Can you list all your components please?
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Old December 17, 2009, 06:45 PM
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First thing is to go into your bios when your rig boots up and find the integrated video and turn it off. Usually you can enter bios by hitting 'delete" while booting up. Look in your mobo info book or find it online. I will go out on a limb here and suggest that your psu is too small and may be in need of an upgrade. Can you list all your components please?
Which components are you referring to? Could you please be a little more specific and I'll find the information if I can. I'm using a 350 Watt Power supply and people have mentioned using this with 300 Watts that's actually why I bought it.

As for the integrated video, where do I find that. I looked through my bios, could you please give more detailed instructions.
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Old December 17, 2009, 07:11 PM
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ram, make of psu, fans, hdd, dvd; In your bios there should be a reference to onboard devices or peripherals. Your vidoe will be listed with the option to use it...or not; It may be confusing at first but look carefully at each screen until you find it.
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Old December 17, 2009, 08:08 PM
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If it's a good quality 350Watt PSU then maybe.... with todays PSU prices being so cheap no real reason to have a good quality unit in the 400+ range
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Old December 18, 2009, 12:39 AM
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The screen goes blank when trying to load my desktop and then just reboots itself. So I should pick up a 400-550 Watt Power Supply? I bought this card because I'd heard it would run on a stock power supply. A little frustrating having to buy one after all. Any cheap recommendations? I live in Burnaby, BC if that makes things easier.
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Old December 18, 2009, 12:48 AM
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–PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard
–400 Watt or greater power supply (550 Watt for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode) is recommended
Yup, it's the PSU.
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Old December 18, 2009, 01:27 AM
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Any recommendations, preferrably relatively cheap? Less than 50 would be nice but definitely under $70 as I'm probably going to have to pay for shipping. Also is there any reason for me to go over 550 Watts?
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I will only be using it to multi-table poker, video chat with friends/family and watch High Def TV and Movies smoothly and to watch High Def streams as well. Oh, and also to run Team Viewer and Mikogo for coaching/sweat sessions. Would 400 be alright or would you recommend more. I'm quite the newbie when it comes to this stuff as you can see.
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p/s you can consider;
BFG GS-450 450W (BFGR450WGSPSU) $32.96 at BD , or PM NCIX listed at $39.99
Coolermaster Extreme Power Plus 500W (RS-500PCAR-A3) $40.70 at BD , or PM NCIX listed at $64.99.
BFG GS-550 550W (BFGR550WGSPSU) $49.99 at DC.
500w OCZ Modstream / OCZ Stealthstream are ~ $50 (AR)
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