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No picture on monitor and regular beep from PC Case

Hi I recently had a system crash where my old motherboard literally fell apart. I decided it was time to try building my own, using a combination of cannibalised parts from the old system and new components. Connected to the motherboard on first boot attempt were; 2 SATA hard drives, 1 with XP installed, the other re-formatted 1 DVD RW drive on primary IDE 1 3.5' floppy AMD 6000+ Processor (using packaged heatsink and fan) - This was a returned, previously opened product and may be part of the problem 1Gb DDR2 PC2-4300 533MHz RAM - Again, returned goods 2 80mm case fans ATI Radeon 800 PCI Express 128Mb graphics card (originally bundled with previous PC) First problem encountered is a lack of signal to the monitor. I suspect this may be due to an incompatibility between mobo and card but it's hard to tell with no picture! Meanwhile, a bleep from the case speaker is repeated at around 3 second intervals. Hard drive seems to be being accessed but, again, hard to tell without picture. Processor fan appears to be spinning normally and, as far as I can tell, heatsink and fan are installed properly (however, I did not apply any thermal grease before installing heatsink as install instructions advised a thermal layer already applied.) Have tried various combinations of the above list, and also tried using a PATA hard drive on the primary IDE, but all with identical results. Also tried boot with no graphics card at all installed - same result. I have also tried swapping the slot in which the RAM is installed. Again, no difference. There are no obstructions to any of the moving parts, all fans are functioning normally and, as far as I can tell with no monitor, the hard drives are running OK. The first question is obviously is the ATI Radeon card simply incompatible with the motherboard? If so, is the graphic card incompatibility / unavailability likely to be the reason for the case beep? And can anyone recommend a cheap, compatible replacement card? If not, can anyone suggest anything I may have overlooked? Thanks in advance for any assistance anyone is able to offer. Cheers! Sharaz

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Hi, in my workshop I have struck similar problems and have almost always found it to be the RAM that is at fault, try a completely diferent RAM stick and see what happens. Regards mistyman

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