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  1. HutchyUK

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    Hi guys, i've just built my second pc ever and have encountered a problem i hope you can help with. I assembled the system in much the same way as i did my first system with very similar specs, however when i turned the pc on for the first time the fans start up and i can open the cd trays etc, but there is nothing on the screen. I had a similar problem with the first system i built and solved it by removing the ATI graphics card and replacing it with an older nvidia card until i could install an os and subsequently the drivers for the newer card. I thought the problem would be solved again in much the same way, but when i attempt to do so, i still have nothing on the monitor. I have tried 3 different monitors to see if the problem could lie there, but nothing. I also attempted to use the s-video out to a television but i just get a blank white screen with the older card and nothing with the newer ATI card. When the power is turned on i get a single beep, which when i checked out i find to mean that everything is ok. I'm pretty sure this must be a graphics card problem, but have used all 3 of my available ones and still no luck. I have tried to reseat the card numerous times and have also reseated the ram. I have disconnected everything except the graphics cards and the ram and the cpu and fan etc, but still no luck. Could really do with some help.

    Specs:
    Abit KV7 motherboard
    AMD XP 2600 Barton Core
    512 Mb DDR400 SDRam
    160 Gb hard disk
    ATI Radeon 9600 pro 256Mb
    350W Psu (came with the case)
     
  2. zeddy

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    The AGP slot on the Kv7 is really tight with the latch against capacitors, really make sure you seat the card in fully.
     
  3. n2gun

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    Also are you getting any beeps when trying to boot up?
     
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