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#1 madnlooney

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Posted 14 January 2006 - 04:39 PM

ive just upgraded my girlfriends computer by puting an asrock P4 combo mobo in and also got a MSI GeForce FX5600 graphics card, but when i booted the computer up the monitor was blank like the graphics card wasnt working. ive checked it and the fan on the card seems to be moving and the guy i got it from said it had come straight from his machine and was working fine. ive been reading through the mobo manual and it says to use a 1.5V AGP card and not a 3.3V. ive tried looking for info about the card to see if its a 1.5V but i cant find the info anywhere. just woundered if anyone had any ideas why im geting a blank screen and also if the card is a 1.5V?

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Posted 14 January 2006 - 11:32 PM

Check you memory. Make sure it did not become unseated. Are you hearing any Beeps?
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Posted 15 January 2006 - 03:05 AM

yeah when i turn it on i get 3-4beeps, i take the graphic card out and i get one beep

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Posted 15 January 2006 - 04:43 AM

Go to newegg.com or a similar site, and check the voltage of the card, or ask teh guy you bought it from. If it's unsupported get a refund and and get a supported 1.5v graphics card.

Chances are the vid card isnt working with the chipset, (it always happens on the p4/nvidia systems)

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Posted 15 January 2006 - 06:09 AM

i got a 2.6 celeron on the motherboard.

tried to find out what voltage the card is but cant fins it anyway. i got the card of someone 2nd hand off ebay so if its not compatible looks like its my fault. it should work as the motherboard is compatable with 8x AGP

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Posted 15 January 2006 - 07:06 AM

Here are BIOS beep & POST codes. You will find the maker of your BIOS in the first or second screen after you turn on your computer. If it's not displayed run Everest Home, it should tell you.
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Posted 15 January 2006 - 07:09 AM

(After thought) Sometimes new is not better. Try an older driver set. If you notice several websites offer a progression of drivers. Never know how a BIOS will react to new software.
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Posted 15 January 2006 - 07:13 AM

looking at that beeping table it seems its something to do with the video card. i get a long beep and 2-3 beeps, but when i take the video card out i just get a start up beep. i dont get anything displayed on the monitor (just like if you was to disconnect the cable) so cant check what BIOS i have.

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Posted 15 January 2006 - 07:20 AM

When was the last time you change your MB battery?
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Posted 15 January 2006 - 07:33 AM

the motherboard is about 6months old i was told.

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 08:51 AM

well after finally finding some with a motherboard that will accept this card ive found out it is working fine. which seems to me that the card isnt compatable with the motherboard i have just got

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 10:31 AM

Check the motherboard's website and see if there is BIOS update.
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Posted 16 January 2006 - 12:39 PM

even if there was i dont have a graphics card that will work on this mobo to update it with. might have to get a proper cheap one to just so i can check the BIOS




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