Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Eolis, Jun 23, 2002.

  1. Eolis

    Eolis Guest

    Ok, just purchased a Visiontek Xtacy GF4 Ti4200 128mb DDR. Had a GF2 MX400 64mb. I put the new card in, and powered up, and right off the bat, the monitor is wondering if it's plugged into the card. Also, I can see it booting behind that, but it's "flickering". I took the first card back and exchanged it for the same thing, but got the same results......


    AMD Duron 900mhz
    350w Power Supply
    Soyo SY-K7VTA-B Mainboard
    512mb PC133

    I tried it with the fan unplugged to see if it was a power drain thing, but it's not......

    Any ideas???
  2. Eolis

    Eolis Guest

    Yeah, that's what I'm using now, and it sucks with a GF4 sittin' there staring me in the face.....:p
  3. Eolis

    Eolis Guest

    I'm gonna head over to Soyo and see if there's a BIOS update or somethin'. Be back soon........
  4. Eolis

    Eolis Guest

    Yeah, I thought about that, too. Guess I have no choice but to try, eh?!

    I'll be back and let ya know.........;)

  5. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

    That Nvidia GPU would be stroking to some GTA3 if you had a P4 leading the way!:D
  6. Pythro

    Pythro Guest

    Make sure its in the slot all the way.
  7. Eolis

    Eolis Guest

    Believe it or not, I was a tech for quite a few years, until the overhead got too small for building PC's, and got laid off. I'm aware of quite a bit of the normal stuff, and haven't heard that the GF4 would act up this way. The card is in all the way. I was hoping that someone else with a GF4 may have had a problem similar and be able to advise. i'm all for constructive guesses, though...

    Except the P4 thing....PFFT:rolleyes:

    I'll be back soon. No fighting while I'm gone........:D
  8. AlanPlum

    AlanPlum Guest

    I bought a Visiontek XTASY GeForce4 Ti4600 to replace my GF3.

    I had a similar problem where it wouldn't show anything on my monitor. Phoned the company up and they said you must have at LEAST a 350W PSU to run it. I had a 250W. One phone call to DELL, my 350 PSU was here the next day.

    Would you believe it, it started working and has been working ever since. :rolleyes:

    Hope this helps
  9. zoloto

    zoloto Guest


    amd, what a joke.
    you want something that works get an Intel.
    The stuff programs were built on. New CPU, new instruction sets. Hell. Even windows needs a special patch for most AMD processor/mobos just to keep stable without BSOD'ing or giving you some sort of kernel error.

    Intel Pentium 4 - 2.4 Ghz
    2 Gigs Pc2700 DDR
    2x 200Gig HDD
    Sony DVD
    Sony CDRW
    2x Linksys 10/100 LNE100Tx v5
    nVidia GeForce4 Ti4600 128Meg
    21" Sony Flatscreen (not LCD)

    AMD will always be second rate.
    Crusoe processors are going to beat them and head up the 2nd place mark so watch your back.
  10. mudguts

    mudguts Guest

    How did you go..... Eolis ?
    Did you get that gf4 up and running.

  11. Gary Pandher

    Gary Pandher Moderator

    if that vid card still doesn't work
    u could send it on to me for some...testing....:D :p
  12. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

  13. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

    Quote Catch23: "Snookbooger: he has been asking for help getting the card to work, he wants help, not to be told what he should buy to make it better in another's opinion...your comments are not helpful, leave them out of the threads requiring help."

    Alright then, don't forget to wear your ground strap!:)
  14. Eolis

    Eolis Guest

    Well, I tried with just the video and nothing else, except HD of course, and same thing. AlanPlum, I do have a 350w power supply. Weird thing is that I can see the startup screen (DOS), but it's flickering and small, and it's behind the blue monitor popup that is asking if the monitor is plugged in (as if you unplugged the monitor and turned it on.) This is real irritating....:mad:
  15. Eolis

    Eolis Guest

    Came with the case. Qmax or something like that. Pretty much no name. I'm thinking I may need a bigger one. Antec or something......

    I'll be back .......
  16. Eolis

    Eolis Guest

    May try CompUSA tonight and see what's there. I'll be back with results......

    Thanks, everyone (except the P4 fanatic).....just kiddin', dude. To each their own......:D
  17. Eolis

    Eolis Guest

    Ok, talked with my old boss (still at the PC shop) and he's putting GF4's in systems with 300w supplys. Makes you go hmmmmmmmmmmm...........
  18. GOTO10

    GOTO10 Guest

    Some brands of 300W PS are more powerful/reliable than other brands 350's.... The number doesn't mean one is necessarily better... Quality is very important.
  19. Eolis

    Eolis Guest

    I wondered about that, too...

    I just called Best Buy, and they have a PNY 64mb 4200 for the same price as the Xtacy 128mb 4200 I just bought. Should I go and get it and try it out, do you think?????
  20. mudguts

    mudguts Guest

    you may find that particular graphic card is not compatible with your mobo. I have experienced this prob b4 ( Some Asus boards dont like generic graphics cards that draw more power through the agp slot than the mobo will allow )

    You could also try a different gf4 card