I bought a brabd new video card (FX5500) and installed it to my mobo. the computer gets power.. the power led is on the hard drives and fans are all on. i do not see anything on the monitor.. i installed a brand new video card and still nothing on the monitor.. there is no beep to indicate that it is booting up
Did you have onboard video before? What is the video card? AGP8x, AGP4x, PCIe?
If you had onboard video, you'll need to change the settings in the BIOS and disable the onboard video. You'll have to plug in at the onboard to access the BIOS.
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I found the user manual here :
Your motherboard provides 1 pci-express x16 slot, so you will need to install a pci-express video card.
Try to get a video card that doesn't need to be powered by the power supply. There are some out there that don't need to be powered, but .....
Most, but not all, pci-e video cards need to be plugged into your main computer power supply to work. If your power supply was designed to power a pci-e video card, it will have a 6 pin pci-e power connector to connect to a pci-e video card. If your power supply doesn't have this connector, you should replace the power supply with one with the pci-e power connector.
you may have dislodged something as you carried out the upgrade - Check all the cables are seated correctly - also check the memory is correctly seated
does the machine bleep at all this will give an indication of what the problem may be ------ the number and pattern of the bleeps
the next step would be to remove all unnecessary devices, like the CD , DVD , spare drives - getthe machine to a minimum state of just PSU, MOBO, CPU, Memory, harddrive, graphics and see if that boots
also as you have upgraded the video card can you put the old one back in....
probably that your power supply is not sufficient to handle geforce fx5500. you may try to install the latest driver for this video card or if not, try to check if upgrading your power supply will help
your going to have to reboot the computer with the reboot disk ,,
once thats done turn off computer and install the video card and then also insert the drivers disk that came with the video card this should work has for me and i have done 100s of video cards Although if you bought a good video card and still have a 400w power supply your going to run into trouble make sure you have a 500w power suplpy or better to run a good video card ,,,,,
no, its working as you said. try to uninstall your video if you installed to expansion slot (agp) then use the on board. that is one of the most common problems of pc specially when you're moving this from one place to another. if it boots from your onboard vga clean your uninstalled video card then reinstall to your agp. i hope that this helps you
I'm going to assume you supplied the proper 8pin 12v connector besides the necessary 24pin, right?
Unplug all cables to any internal peripherals, even data cables.
Since you're getting random LED errors, I would remove the video card, open up one of those ancient computers to remove a PCI video card, install it on this board and boot to CMOS.
I'd also prepare a Memtest86+ boot diskette and check each memory stick individually (that is if you have a PCI video card output). Keep monitoring/logging those LED errors (to note any type of pattern).
The onboard MOLEX power connector, used to provide additional power to the PCI-Express slots when using x16 cards in SLI mode, is located between PCI slot 2 and the board's edge, as a last ditch effort, try powering it up when the Single SLI card is installed.
Otherwise, you have either a mal-performing power supply (regardless the total wattage), a funky video card or a DOA motherboard.
Always need to carry a known good PCI video card, I use a Matrox Millenium.
OH... and take a good slug of your favorite liquor.
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