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I have a Dell Dimension 5100 and just bought a NVidia 8600 GT 256MB pci graphics card for it. But when I install it, my computer acts like it has a memory problem. The front error lights come on, the card's fan blows hard but the monitor doesn't respond, it's like it is still disconnected from the computer. The guys at my computer store said they looked up this card and it was supposed to be compatible, and I have seen some posts where folks seem to be running this card with this computer. Help!


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Hi

This seems like a hardware problem, the drivers, the machine will work without drivers, the drivers are always installed after the hardware, never before, well in printers yes you install the software first and then plug in, but with video cards, card in first then drivers.

So your machine is giving you a memory error code lights.. If this model has 4-6pin power plug on the back have you connected the cable?

the 8600gt I had didn't have that plug so it might not be there in yours either.

I see your machine has the required slot for the card. You seem to have everything required for the card, unless its a dead card or it broke while you tried installing it, test the card in another machine, if it doesn't work on another computer then its a faulty card.

As for the diagnostic lights, if you still get them after you have confirmed that the card is OK in another machine can you tell me which ones light up when you have it connected?

if the card doesn't work in another machine contact the dealer and get another one.
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