I just bought all of my components for this new computer. I'm using an ECS 945P-A Ver 1.1. Everything is connected and set, but whenever I turn on my computer, there is not display. Is this the motherboard or power supply? Thank you for your time.
I have pretty much the same problem. i had 4g of ram and a nvidia video card. i moved my computer to another room with a new monitor, and the monitor did not recognize a signal. i then reset and noticed my hard drives did not try to read, nor did my usb ports activate. my cd rom drive did boot up though, but that might only be because the power came on...which tells me the power supply isn't the problem. sounds like i'm going to need another 50 dollar motherboard... oh and i also have the 945 ver 1.1 same as yours.
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I don't believe that graphic cards of that level need PCI-EX power directly from the power supply (using a power supply cable with a PCI-EX connector). This is a good thing, but that's because this is a low-level card--one that likely needs nVidia legacy drivers: It's likely that active driver support has ended. (The same is true for legacy AMD/ATi cards--and other more ancient cards, as well. ((PCI or AGP) Sabre, 3DFX, etc.)
If you're using the VGA port--perhaps the card's DVI port is needed for initial install, instead--or vice-versa. (You'd need an adapter or different cord to run to a VGA monitor or TV's VGA port .)
Rarely, two VGA ports might exist on a card, instead. In any case, the port needed likely isn't the one connected (with a ribbon cable) to the PCB on the video card. (Once you get a workable video card driver installed, then you should be able to use either port.) Try all usable ports before finding another possible solution....