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Boot up issue

Added memory and added a SATA drive added new AGP Graphic card. when I boot up screen does not come on

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Re: boot up issue

Your monitor may not support the SATA drive or the graphics card you put in.

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Re: boot up issue

Either one of your new components are incompatible with your motherboard or you fried your motherboard.
Try taking out the graphics card to see if it boots with the sata drive and vice versa to make sure its not a compatability problem.

If you find it won't work after any situation then you fried your motherboard and you might as well buy a new motherboard or a new computer altogether.

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