Question about Intel Motherboard
Thanks for the response. First hint, I have no video signal at the monitor. (Possibly blown ATI Rage 128 card?). But I also have no power light on the front of the machine, or any activity on the hard drive light. I have tested both hard drives in another machine, and they are both, thankfully, fine. DVD drives are still searching, and I get 12 volts on the hard drive power lines, so I'm guessing the power supply is OK. Can't test the motherboard power leads 'cos I can't turn on the power supply with it un-attached - I don't think I can anyway.
I would assume you have double checked all the connections to the motherboard from the power supply, and all other wire connections as well.
How many watts is the power supply? Perhaps there is too much for it to handle?
Try connecting only the HDD and the motherboard/cpu/fan and graphics card and see if it boots up, If it does, your PSU is being overworked.
I will continue to think up some more things...
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My name is Todd and I'm with Dell's online outreach program. Have you tried that system with a different monitor, or is that monitor working correctly on another system? Just trying to confirm it's the video card and not the monitor itself.
Another step you can try is to go into the BIOS / System Setup of that GX 240 to see whether the problem is only happening as it tries to load the drivers. I sort of doubt that it is from your description but you can test it pretty quickly by tapping the <F2> button when the Dell logo would first appear. If the video is normal in the System Setup that would let you know if the basic video functions of the card are working correctly.
But to be honest it sounds like the video card is failing from your description. I assume your system's service contract has expired?
If you would like more detailed help feel free to email us at Customer_Advocate@Dell.com. Please include my first name, Todd, in the subject line of the email and reference this issue so I can pull up information to try to help you.
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