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No Monitor display with P4VMA-M Motherboard cpu...

I have a desktop with a Biostar P4VMA-M motherboard, was working fine until recently. I turned it on, it had a beeping sound for a few seconds and the monitor just says "check your pc and signal cable, monitor is working."
Everything else seems to be working normal. I believe the video display is integrated. What would you recommend to fix this problem? Thanks in advance and God Bless.

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    Willie Diaz Oct 19, 2008

    Thanks for your very helpful advice. Since it is an intergrated unichrome 2D/3D card and the vga output is apparently not working, would you recommend installing just a PCI slot with vga out? It's a P4 with HT, so honestly I really do not know how much mb's is recommended. I thank you for helping me in this matter. God Bless.

  • Willie Diaz
    Willie Diaz Oct 19, 2008

    Thanks a bunch!!! you've been extremely helpful. God bless you and yours always.

  • its_destiny4 Feb 26, 2009

    my pc when rebooting it go to biostar and i put widow cd in to boot from every time what can i do


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Good day,

have you tried unplugging and replugging the cable connecting from the monitor to the video card? if after trying that it your video card is still not functioning, try installing a separate video card in its appropriate slot and try if this will work. better yet, have it checked by a competent technician in your area to verify other possible causes of this problem.

i hope this will help

Posted on Oct 13, 2008

  • Ian-Kent Famador Oct 19, 2008

    good day,

    your motherboard has 3 PCI and 1 AGP expansion slot available, and yes you can use a PCI video card for PCI your PCI slot. however it is recommended to use an AGP 8X . the following are AGP video cards were tested by the manufacturer of your motherboard and were found compatible.

    ASUS Geforce 4 Ti 4200-8X AGP 8X
    ASUS 5600XT AGP 8X
    ASUS ATi 9800 XT AGP 8X
    Biostar VN400XXB3N64MB/128Bit AGP 4X
    Biostar VN4000XC2T128MB/64Bit AGP 8X
    Biostar VN4000XB2T64MB/64Bit AGP 8X
    Biostar VN4000XB1T64MB/32Bit AGP 8X
    Biostar VN520XXC3B128MB/128Bit AGP 8X
    Biostar VN520XXC2B128MB/64Bit AGP 8X
    Biostar VN570LED3B256MB/128Bit AGP 8X
    Biostar VN570LEC3B128MB/128Bit AGP 8X
    Biostar VN570LEC2B128MB/64Bit AGP 8X
    TRANSCEND ATi RADEON 8500 AGP 8X
    TRANSCEND ATi RADEON 9100 8X
    GIGABYTE ATi RADEON 9000 AGP 8X
    GIGABYTE ATi RADEON 9500 AGP 8X
    GIGABYTE ATi RADEON 9700 AGP 8X
    ELSA 920FX AGP 8X
    ELSA ATi 9800 Pro AGP 8X
    ELSA FX 5900 Pro AGP 8X
    ELSA Geforce 4 MX460 AGP 4X
    ELSA Geforce 4 Ti 4200 AGP 4X
    MSI Geforce 4 Ti 4600 AGP 4X
    MSI Geforce 4 MX440-8X AGP 8X
    WinFast Geforce 4 Ti 4400 AGP 4X
    WinFast FX 5200 AGP 8X
    WinFast FX 5600 AGP 8X
    WinFast FX 5700 AGP 8X
    WinFast FX 5950 Ultra AGP 8X
    Joytech ATi 9200 128M AGP 8X
    Joytech FX 5200 128M 128bit AGP 8X
    Joytech FX 5200 128M 64bit AGP 8X
    Joytech MX 4000 128M 64bit AGP 8X
    Joytech MX 4000 64M 64bit AGP 8X
    Joytech MX 4000 64M 32bit AGP 8X
    Joytech MX 400 64M 128bit 4X
    Joytech 5700 LE 256M 128bit AGP 8X
    Joytech 5700 LE 128M 64bit AGP 8X
    Joytech 5700 LE 128M 128bit AGP 8X
    Sparkle FX 5900 XT AGP 8X

    just check with your local computer shop for availability of such video cards.

    as for the memory capacity of your video card, i suggest that you get the highest memory that you can afford. however, it depends on how you will use your computer. if you will use it for photo editing, graphics layouting, high resolution gaming, you should opt for a higher memory video card.

    i hope this helps


  • Ian-Kent Famador Oct 20, 2008

    thank you very much @ecsracing33

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