Quote: Originally Posted by Campbell
Quote: Originally Posted by irbeel
Do you have the computer on when switching video cards? Sorry if I'm confused.
Tried it both ways.
so you plugged it in the pc-i with no power connecters plugged in the card? maybe the whining was from the lack of power the card was getting ,anyway
whatever you do dont ever try adding a new gpu when computer is on
switch off and turn off power at plug socket
make sure you uninstall all of ure drivers for ure last card
shut computer completely down.
add gpu make sure its seated properly in pc-i slot add power connecters.
boot up hopefully it should boot and then you can add ure 5870 drivers.
you need to always reboot when adding hardware because ure bios need to load all the hardware etc..
that whining noise is common with high end graphics card
but it usually only happens when its really being stressed out
im not too sure the damage that could of happened by just adding it when pc is on ,if any
also if still not working try putting it in someone elses pc to make sure the gpu isnt DOA