Posted 25 March 2006 - 05:43 PM
Boopme, and others,
Sorry for the late late reply - I thought I had already posted the solution.
Switching PCI slots didn't help but while I was in there I thought I might as well un-install / re-install
the G-force video card. (I have an Intel 865G Chipset with Intel Extreme Graphics 2 on board).
According to Intel info installing the AGP board automatically disables the on board video and that
had been the case until I installed the PCI 1394. I've no idea why that should interfere with
the on board video or the AGP card other than that I maybe jostled the video card while installing
the PCI and somehow managed to introduce a shorted signal at start-up. Once I was able to
see the monitor again, I checked the BIOS and as it should have been, it remained set so that the
monitor should NEVER go to sleep.
Anyway I'm up and running - Monitors OK, sleep has gone and new additional RAM installed OK.
Thanks for all the help,