I recently bought a new motherboard (ASRock K7VM3) to replace the one I bought last (2005) Christmas. The first one was a Mach Speed with a bad IDE connector, but the Video did work. I started up the new board with the CPU (Sempron +2400), RAM (512 MB PC 2700), and nothing else connected. I got no display on my monitor (an old one that goes back to about 1995, but which was working last week with the old MB). There were no beeps. I tried all the FSB settings, still nothing. I brought my known good monitor upstairs, started up, and the monitor gave me a message like "Is there a video cord connected?" or something like that. Brought the monitor back here, plugged it in and it works fine. The new board (the ASRock) has on board video and audio. Should I assume that the on board video is no good, or are there other avenues I can explore. The board has an AGP slot (up to 4X). I could try an AGP card (would need to buy, don't have one), but I am hesitant to spend more money when the board may already be defective in one way (and maybe others). Any input would be appreciated. FYI, I already tried clearing the CMOS, and the manufacturer's site is pretty spotty, at best.