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jmge09
Journeyman III

HELP, MY NEW GRAPHICS CARD NO DISPLAY

Hello, good afternoon, I hope you are well. The reason why I am here is this: I bought a graphics card (AMD RADEON HD 5450 DDR3 2GB PCI-E), but it happens that when I install it on my computer, my computer does not turn on or show video to the screen. I used to have an NVIDIA graphics card but I decided to switch to AMD but it turns out that the graphics card does not show me an image on the screen. First it goes like this: The computer turns on, then the fan and the components inside it turn on, fixing that the processor fan tries a little, after a few seconds (between 4 to 5 seconds), the computer beeps , first two years ago, then wait a second more and do two more, and then repeat it. And in the end, the computer stays on, the fan working but nothing that shows me signal. Some help?

My specifications:

Lenovo A55

Pentium 4 631 Cedar Mill 3GHZ

1.5 GB RAM

Power Supply of 280Watts

I tried the graphics card on another computer of a family member (Intel Pentium Dual) and the card worked perfectly, and our computers are not so different. They are almost the same. It has 1.5 GB RAM just like me.

What can be?

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elstaci
MVP

Re: HELP, MY NEW GRAPHICS CARD NO DISPLAY

The HD 5450 requires at least a PSU of 300 watts to work correctly.  (from 3D GURU website):

The card requires you to have a 300 Watt power supply unit at minimum if you use it in a mainstream system. That power supply needs to have (in total accumulated) at least 30 Amps available on the +12 volts rails.Feb 3, 2010

According to this website on you constantly hearing two beeps during POST is due to either PSU or System board problem.: PC Hell: BIOS Error Beep Codes .

This seems to be the closest to the type of BIOS you have installed:

Standard Original IBM POST Error Codes

1 short beepNormal POST - system is ok
2 short beepsPOST Error - error code shown on screen
No beepPower supply or system board problem
Continuous beepPower supply, system board, or keyboard problem
Repeating short beepsPower supply or system board problem
1 long, 1 short beepSystem board problem
1 long, 2 short beepsDisplay adapter problem (MDA, CGA)
1 long, 3 short beepsEnhanced Graphics Adapter (EGA)
3 long beeps3270 keyboard card

I would check your PSU. It probably isn't strong enough to run the HD 5450 card you installed.

If you have a different BIOS than IBM than go further down the website to locate and see what the beeps mean. The others indicate Memory Problems with 2 short beeps.

Plus you have a very old computer system that had originally probably had Windows XP on it. Please post your computer specs : INFORMATION REQUIRED WHEN POSTING A QUESTION

jmge09
Journeyman III

Re: HELP, MY NEW GRAPHICS CARD NO DISPLAY

The specifications of my pc are:

lenovo a55 870

liteon ps 5281 7vw power supply

intel processor pentium 4 631 cedar mill

1.5 gb ram

windows 10 32bits

anything else?

The solution is buy the new power supply with more watts?, 500watts?, 400?

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elstaci
MVP

Re: HELP, MY NEW GRAPHICS CARD NO DISPLAY

What PSU did the other computer have installed when you installed the HD 5450 on there?

It is your decision. If you computer works with the OLD GPU card you had before and doesn't work with the HD 5450 and the HD 5450 works fine on another computer. Then obviously you have some Hardware problem that is preventing the computer from working with the HD 5450.

jmge09
Journeyman III

Re: HELP, MY NEW GRAPHICS CARD NO DISPLAY

the other computer have installed this psu:

liteon ps 5281 7vr and my pc have:

liteon ps 5281 7vw

They are almost the same. However I read that they have the same capacity (280w)

Is it because I have windows 10 on my computer and Windows 7 is installed on the other computer?

My cousin have this psu:

M57 280W POWER SUPPLY LITEON PS-5281-7VR 41A9737 41A9684 for IBM 6179 TOWER | eBay

And I have this psu:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-Lenovo-ThinkCentre-280W-POWER-SUPPLY-LITEON-PS-5281-7VW-for-7393-Deskto...

They are practically the same sources. Will it be windows 10?

Or some other hardware?

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jmge09
Journeyman III

Re: HELP, MY NEW GRAPHICS CARD NO DISPLAY

the other computer have installed this psu:

liteon ps 5281 7vr and my pc have:

liteon ps 5281 7vw

They are almost the same. However I read that they have the same capacity (280w)

Is it because I have windows 10 on my computer and Windows 7 is installed on the other computer?

My cousin have this psu:

M57 280W POWER SUPPLY LITEON PS-5281-7VR 41A9737 41A9684 for IBM 6179 TOWER | eBay

And I have this psu:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-Lenovo-ThinkCentre-280W-POWER-SUPPLY-LITEON-PS-5281-7VW-for-7393-Deskto...

They are practically the same sources. Will it be windows 10?

Or some other hardware?

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elstaci
MVP

Re: HELP, MY NEW GRAPHICS CARD NO DISPLAY

I don't believe it is Windows since Windows hasn't loaded up yet when you have the Error messages during POST. I don't want to say go purchase a new PSU and find out it has the same problem. But regardless, your PSU is still not strong enough for the HD 5450 which requires a minimum of 300 watt PSU installed. But even though, it should still boot up since the GPU card is not under heavy load and doesn't require much wattage.

How much RAM does the other computer have installed? the same as yours 1.5 gbytes?  That is almost the minimum amount of RAM needed to run Windows 10 x 32 bit computer (minimum is 1 gbyte of RAM).

See what is different, hardware wise between your computer and the other computer. Could be your PSU went bad. If possible you can always switch PSU from the other computer and install it on yours to see if it starts working. If it does, then that is a good indication your PSU went bad. I know it is a hassle, but switching a small PSU like yours shouldn't be that difficult.

With the other PSU install and still has the same problem, than use the RAM from the other computer and install it and see if it works. If not, than it could be your motherboard is damaged.

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jmge09
Journeyman III

Re: HELP, MY NEW GRAPHICS CARD NO DISPLAY

If we have 1.5gb of ram equal. Anyway, I'll do this test: I'll put the HD5450 and disconnect the hard drive or a song that answered me. The PSU honestly do not believe. It can also be the motherboard, I think my cousin's board has a motherboard with the yellow PCI-EX16 port and the port of my PC in black

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elstaci
MVP

Re: HELP, MY NEW GRAPHICS CARD NO DISPLAY

do you know what type of PCIe slot your motherboard has? The HD 5450 requires PCIe 2.1 x 16 slot. Here the Specs for the HD 5450 from AMD Support: ATI Radeon™ HD 5450 Graphics . Copied from the link:

ATI RADEON™
HD 5450 GPU
ENGINE CLOCK400 MHz 650 MHz
MEMORYGDDR5
MEMORY CLOCK400 MHz DDR2 or 800 MHz DDR3
MEMORY BANDWIDTH6.4 GB/s DDR2 or 12.8 GB/s DDR3
SINGLE PRECISION COMPUTE POWER104 GFLOPs
TERASCALE 2 UNIFIED PROCESSING ARCHITECTURE
  • 80 Stream Processing Units
  • 8 Texture Units
  • 16 Z/Stencil ROP Units
  • 4 Color ROP Units
BUS INTERFACEPCI Express 2.1 x16

Is your HD 5450 AGP or PCIe?

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jmge09
Journeyman III

Re: HELP, MY NEW GRAPHICS CARD NO DISPLAY

my hd 5450 is pci-e

hd radeon ddr3 2gb pci-e

My port pci-e is 1.1

however, it is rare that it does not work for me, because my cousin's PC is also version 1.1

This is my pc:

https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/cy/es/products/desktops-and-all-in-ones/thinkcentre-a-series-desktops/t...

My cousin pc:

Detailed specifications - ThinkCentre A57 (type 9702, 9708, 9789, 9851) / M57e (type 9356, 9357, 943...

The pc of my cousin it has another motherboard, and its PCI port is yellow as I said

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