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Help with PNY NVIDIA GeForce GT 440

I have an old Inspiron 531 that my son has used for his everyday PC needs.He was recently turned on to WoW and would like to put in the PNY NVIDIA GeForce GT 440(1GB DDR5) that was given to him.Now i'm no expert and neither is he.We installed the card and can hear the PC run through the boot up process as well as the fan on the card itself running but receive a black screen.Any tips or help would be greatly appreciated.

AMD Athlon 64X 2 Dual Core Processor 5000+ 2.60 GHz
4GB RAM
WIN 7 Home Premium 32-bit

300W PSU

Not sure if the system is just too old for the card or what.
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  1. Is the video cable fitted in properly?
  2. Yes we have made sure all cables are snug and that the card is seated properly.
  3. Make sure the monitor is plugged in.

    Put the card in another PC and see if it works.

    Perhaps put another card in this PC and see if the issue persists.


  4. On Amazon it states that the 440 requires a minimum of a 300 W PSU with a minimum 12V current rating of 22A.Would it be safe to assume by the picture of my PSU that it is not enough and that's the issue?
  5. Unlikely to be the problem to be honest, just booting windows the load will be very light.

    Are you making sure you plug the monitor into the new card (not the motherboard like before)?
  6. Yep plugged into card windows boots but black screen.
  7. Does anything display on the screen pre boot, like the bios screen etc?
  8. It's probably just incompatible. Old prebuilt Dell, old GPU.
  9. No BIOS displays just black screen.
  10. Is the card a known working one?
  11. Yes the card was pulled from an old pc that his friend no longer used,but did still boot up and run with the card installed.
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    turkey3_scratch said:
    It's probably just incompatible. Old prebuilt Dell, old GPU.


    It's a ASUS M2N61-AX mobo.

    Seems like a perfectly normal PCIE16 slot, nothing to be incompatible there.

    The most likely culprit is the PSU I'd say.
  13. If I was to upgrade the PSU anybody have any recommendations?
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