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#1 spiddy2004

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 04:30 AM

Computer sarts up, but nothing shows up on screan.I'm useing
Nvidias' PC Express card. What could be wrong?

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#2 putasolutions

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 04:55 AM

How many beeps?

Check that the card is seated correctly and that the monitor is properly plugged in

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 07:35 AM

also post your bios type and beeps pattern. just saying beeps would not help in any way.

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 02:19 PM

Check that the card is seated correctly and that the monitor is properly plugged in

I'm with putasolution's advice. Seems I recall being startled by the same thing when I installed a vid card and (I guess by habit) plugged the monitor into the old port that connects to the onboard video. :thumbsup: I stared at a black screen at least a couple minutes longer than I'd like to admit. :flowers:

Those beeps are generally POST (PowerOnSelfTest) results, and depending on the sequence, duration, number of them, etc. it might mean some component isn't operating properly and you're being told details. If you are not getting your BIOS screen in the normal way you would, it further indicates a POST problem, since BIOS itself will not load properly if the computer fails the check for physical connection/component operation integrity.

Edited by phawgg, 21 April 2005 - 02:22 PM.

patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

#5 LoLucky

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 03:15 PM

I stared at a black screen at least a couple minutes longer than I'd like to admit.

HaHa don't let him fool you, he still is! Just kidding!! :thumbsup:

I agree with all the post if you name the BIOS we could look up the beep codes, if we have the beep pattern. Also could be your RAM isn't seated correctly not just the Video.

Edited by LoLucky, 21 April 2005 - 03:19 PM.


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Posted 22 April 2005 - 01:28 AM

Dear Spiddy,

I agree seating seems to be the problem with most new installations.

May I ask you a side question?

What kind of memory are you using with the PCI Express board?

Do you know the voltage?

If you have the time to answer I would be thankful. :thumbsup:

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