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Still Doesn't Work

What I don't understand is the power issue.  I keep hearing to "plug the power into the PCI-E slot."  I don't see any power cables from the PSU that fit into the PCI-E power slots.  I don't see any connections on the GeForce 8600 card itself. How can I tell if it's a power issue with the video card?

I disconnected all peripherals and also reset the CMOS. Still get nothing on the monitor.


I just installed the Intel DP35DP with an Intel Core Duo processor, I also added the required DDR2 RAM. I also upgraded the power supply.  When I turn on the computer nothing happens.  The monitor says No Video Detected and the USB ports don't work (i.e., I plug in any USB device like my lighted keyboard and nothing happens).  I also have a new GeForce 7600 PCI-E graphics card.


The first time I turned it on after installation the initial Intel screen asking me whether I wanted to use F2 to configure the system. I couldn't do it because my USB keyboard, USB mouse, etc doesn't work. When I powered off and on again I get absolutely nothing but the blank video screen.

Comment by TonyBuenger, posted on Oct 12, 2007

Unfortunately the DP35DP doesn't come with PS/2 connections for the mouse and keyboard. Strictly USB.

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By  enuro12
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Wow ;) LOL

So you wont need USB drivers in dos. Your bios will enable usb support on its own. It is called USB/Legacy support.

As for the system not booting. Your keyboard wont stop it from booting.

So lets start with some basic TS Steps.

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Re: Still Doesn't Work

You needed to configure bios (F2) when you first installed the processor,


now the Bios hangs before anything can happen,  You need to remove the Bios Battery (looks like a coin on the mobo) for about 30 secs (with the power disconnected)  then re-insert the battery and power on.


you should get the same power on message as you did the 1st time (maybe with a missings settings error too but this is expected)


Enuro12 is right about legacy USB in that your keyboard should work in BIOS (setup)

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