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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by soopafly, Aug 17, 2003.

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  1. soopafly

    soopafly Thread Starter

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    hi..

    i just recently bought a new case (case )

    a motherboard (albatron KX400 -8XV)

    a processor (AMD XP 2.8ghz)

    and a PNY 128MB DDR AGP 8X Video Card with nVidia's Verto GeForce FX 5200 3D Chip

    so i installed the mobo and the hd and everything else the way i should

    so i plug in the power and plug in the monitor cable... and i boot up.. i hear everything whirring and i see the fans working... but the monitor says "no signal"

    i was wondering what could be causing this...

    i tried using my old Nvidia TNT2 Riva AGP card in the AGP slot, and i got teh same "no signal" message...

    is this a motherboard problem?? or is this a problem of another kind?

    i would appreciate all the help you can offer.. thank you
     
  2. brianF

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    I take it there is no os installed, do you here a beep indicating the post completed.
    Try booting it with only processor, memory, video card, will it post.
    Are you sure the motherboard is jumpered correctly for the processor
     
  3. soopafly

    soopafly Thread Starter

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    i am using my old harddrive with windows 2000 professional installed.

    yes, the motherboard is jumpered correctly. ive checked the jumpers quite a few times

    the fan on the graphics card isnot working... does this mean that the agp slot is "broken" or somethings wrong with it?
    i am considering returning the motherboard, because my trusty old TNT2 Riva isnt even working with the motherboard
     
  4. brianF

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    try disconnecting the hard drive and booting it, win2k isn't going to like that motherboard change at all

    The fan should be working as long as the slot gets power, something is not right
     
  5. soopafly

    soopafly Thread Starter

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    ok

    a friend of mine reccomended installing the drivers onto the hd first (he had the same problem a while back), but that did nothing to help me

    so now the drivers are installed on the HD, and i still get a "no signal" message on my monitor


    i dont know what the problem is at all....


    both the new video card and the old video card do not work on the AGP slot...
     
  6. Triple6

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    The No Signal error comes up way before any O/S even comes into play - hence it is not a sofware issue.

    Also, not likely a video card problem if you've tried two different video cards.

    Firstly, Try a different monitor or check the cable and pins on the monitor - it may have been damaged - the No Signal error means the monitor is not recieving anything from the computer.

    Next,double, then triple check all jumpers - FSB, Multiplier, CLEAR CMOS and any others. If ok, try resetting the CMOS by using the CLR CMOS jumper - put in back in the normal after afew seconds.

    If this fails take the computer to the bare minimum with parts - The CPU, Video card, and one stick of RAM and set it up outside the case. Do not attach any drives or any PCI cards or any LEDS. Connect the powersupply, Powerswitch and speaker and try it. make note of any beeps - these beeps can indicate the problem.
     
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