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EVGA GeForce 8400GS won't initialize after installation

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2017/06/17 12:49:34 (permalink)
EVGA Geforce 8400 GS
 Won’t initialize after installation monitor says no signal, no bois screen
I had this issue when I first purchased this card, thought there was an issue with the card (guess not)
Steps I took
1) clear cmos
2) disable onboard video
3) Installed card
4) reboot computer
5) No signal on monitor
Any suggestions I'm at a lost
 
Specs if you need further please feel free to contact me
Acer Aspire T160
Windows 10 Pro
Amd Athlon 3500+ 2.200 GHz
3gb ram
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    Sajin
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    Re: EVGA GeForce 8400GS won't initialize after installation 2017/06/17 14:11:44 (permalink)
    Do you receive the no signal message when testing each output on the gpu?


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    Re: EVGA GeForce 8400GS won't initialize after installation 2017/06/17 16:53:05 (permalink)
    Yes
    no signal with black screen
    Dvi
    Vga
    didn't test hdmi
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    Re: EVGA GeForce 8400GS won't initialize after installation 2017/06/17 17:18:25 (permalink)
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    EVGA Geforce 8400 GS
     Won’t initialize after installation monitor says no signal, no bois screen
    I had this issue when I first purchased this card, thought there was an issue with the card (guess not)
    Steps I took
    1) clear cmos
    2) disable onboard video
    3) Installed card
    4) reboot computer
    5) No signal on monitor
    Any suggestions I'm at a lost
     
    Specs if you need further please feel free to contact me
    Acer Aspire T160
    Windows 10 Pro
    Amd Athlon 3500+ 2.200 GHz
    3gb ram




    Hello,
     
    I am sorry to hear that. Can you please remove the card and complete the steps below?
     
    Gateway/eMachine/Acer:
     
    The Gateway family, after entering the BIOS by hitting F2 or Delete, you will want to navigate to “Authentication”.
     
    Under Authentication you will see Secure Boot which you will want to Disable.
     
    Now, navigate over to the "Boot Options" menu at the top and enter in the "Launch CSM" option and set it to always.
     
    You may also want to verify that the "Video OpROM" is set to "Legacy" Once those settings are changed you will be able to save and exit.
     
    When the computer starts into Windows shut it down, and install the graphics card normally. The graphics should now be displaying through the video card.
     
     

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    Re: EVGA GeForce 8400GS won't initialize after installation 2017/06/17 18:29:22 (permalink)
    Hi
    Thank you for your guidance:
    I followed your instructions, going into the bios (Phoenix/Award bios)
    I could not find anything that said Authentication.
    so I could not go any further, Am I missing something where do I look for this (Authentication)  in the bios
    Thanks
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    Re: EVGA GeForce 8400GS won't initialize after installation 2017/06/17 18:59:58 (permalink)
    sandan310
    Hi
    Thank you for your guidance:
    I followed your instructions, going into the bios (Phoenix/Award bios)
    I could not find anything that said Authentication.
    so I could not go any further, Am I missing something where do I look for this (Authentication)  in the bios
    Thanks





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    Re: EVGA GeForce 8400GS won't initialize after installation 2017/06/18 07:36:40 (permalink)
    My Acer doesn't seem to have this, I've gone through the steps and didn't see anything to reference UEFI
    when I press delete at start up I enter the bios with no options to disable.
    This machine is dated 2006.any further help in this issue would be more then appreciated
    right now I spent money on a card I can't use
    post edited by sandan310 - 2017/06/18 07:38:45
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    Re: EVGA GeForce 8400GS won't initialize after installation 2017/06/18 10:37:58 (permalink)
    Download this bios and use the winflash.exe inside the file to update your motherboard bios.


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    Re: EVGA GeForce 8400GS won't initialize after installation 2017/06/18 10:55:54 (permalink)
    Hi Sajin
    Here are some specs from my machine
    Motherboard
     Manufacturer Acer
     Model FC51GM (Socket 939)
     Chipset Vendor NVIDIA
     Chipset Model GeForce 6100
     Chipset Revision A2
     Southbridge Vendor NVIDIA
     Southbridge Model nForce 410/430 MCP
     Southbridge Revision A2
     System Temperature 40 °C
      BIOS
       Brand Phoenix Technologies LTD
       Version R02-B1
       Date 7/14/2006.
    When I try to use winflash,I get this message Onboard bios not award bios.
    Or is this used from a boot device ?
    Thanks
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    Re: EVGA GeForce 8400GS won't initialize after installation 2017/06/18 11:00:46 (permalink)
    Looks like you're already running the R02-B1 bios. 


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    Re: EVGA GeForce 8400GS won't initialize after installation 2017/06/18 11:14:19 (permalink)
    Hi Sajin
    Any other ideas or a approach I could use, should I try reflashing from boot up
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    Re: EVGA GeForce 8400GS won't initialize after installation 2017/06/18 17:34:36 (permalink)
    i dont think a board that old would have uefi bios, nor would the gpu bios be. try pulling the cmos battery and hold down the power button for 30 seconds, those machines were always quirky

                                   
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    Re: EVGA GeForce 8400GS won't initialize after installation 2017/06/18 17:53:00 (permalink)
    Hi
    That's one of the first things I did.
    Here is something strange the computer is booting in the back ground, with the 8400gs installed  if I connect to the onboard video  the screen is visible with the OS present
    I reverted back to the card I was using ATI 4350 512mb until I can figure out what needs to be done
    I installed the ATI card and rebooted the screen came up. ( I did notice a difference in the pin configuration don't know if that makes a difference) I have a picture of them both if that helps
     
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    Re: EVGA GeForce 8400GS won't initialize after installation 2017/06/18 18:42:14 (permalink)
    Does the 8400 work fine in another system?


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    Re: EVGA GeForce 8400GS won't initialize after installation 2017/06/18 19:00:22 (permalink)
    Yes when I installed the first card which cause me to get a RMA.
    Both older machines
    This is the second card with the same issue so it might be something I missed.
    That's why I am asking for guidance an input trying to resolve the issue with the acer
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    Re: EVGA GeForce 8400GS won't initialize after installation 2017/06/18 19:22:54 (permalink)
    So just to clarify you tested the second card from rma in another system and it works without any issues?


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    Re: EVGA GeForce 8400GS won't initialize after installation 2017/06/18 21:19:16 (permalink)
    so if you are getting video from the onboard video but not on the 8400 it sounds like for what ever reason the system is not seeing the card, i would say the system is good since the AMD/ATI card shows video, and there is a issue with the nvida card. but could be one of those strange things that that board just does not like that card.

                                   
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    Re: EVGA GeForce 8400GS won't initialize after installation 2017/06/19 01:34:31 (permalink)
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    Here is something strange the computer is booting in the back ground, with the 8400gs installed  if I connect to the onboard video  the screen is visible with the OS present

     
    This sounds to me like the motherboard isn't auto-switching to the 8400 GS like it should..When using onboard video, does the 8400 GS show up in Windows Device Manager under Display adapters like it should?

    There should be a setting in the BIOS PNP/PCI Configurations (or somewhere in BIOS) that allows you to select Init Display First (or something similar to that) that you should be able to set to  [PCIEx], instead of [Auto] which is normally the default setting..Using the onboard graphics, make the change and restart, and connect the monitor cable to the 8400 GS and see what happens.
     
     
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    Re: EVGA GeForce 8400GS won't initialize after installation 2017/06/19 07:28:03 (permalink)
    Hi bob16314,Quadlatte,sajin
    The card is not visible in device manager when attempting to install drivers a message of no graphic card found
    The fan is working on the card if that helps
    I did go into the bios to see if there was a switch and there is, it is selected to initialize on pcie-x first.
    I have disabled the onboard and completed the process with the same results
    this was when the 8400 was installed. I spent an entire day trying to resolve this issue.
    I will install this in another machine and see what happens.
    although I prefer to get it working in the machine I bought it for.
    will post back with results
     
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    Re: EVGA GeForce 8400GS won't initialize after installation 2017/06/19 13:27:48 (permalink)
    Hi All
    Well I installed the 8400GS in my old Emachine T5082 instantly screen on the monitor shows a big E.
    So the card works, now why doesn't work in the Acer T160 windows 10 any input would be great
    I received a lot of good direction just have to investigate further and see why
    Emachine windows 7
    MB Intel
    Cpu Pentium 4 631 3.000ghz
    2gb ram
    Thanks to everyone for your input
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    Re: EVGA GeForce 8400GS won't initialize after installation 2017/06/19 13:37:40 (permalink)
    The Acer Aspire T160 just has bios issues. Time to find a different card that will work with the Acer Aspire T160.


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    Re: EVGA GeForce 8400GS won't initialize after installation 2017/06/19 14:09:19 (permalink)
    Hi Sajin
    Good thought, I am considering ordering a new bios chip plcc32 with the R02-B1 bios
    This way I can swap out the chip and not worry about bricking my machine.
    That will eliminate the final question
    Thanks again
    will post when this is done
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    Re: EVGA GeForce 8400GS won't initialize after installation 2017/06/19 14:12:30 (permalink)
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    will post when this is done




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