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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:41 PM
Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:08 PM
While your troubles could lie in any of these areas, some are easier to eliminate than others. Display problems are most commonly down to the graphics card and its associated drivers or to the VDU itself.
The VDU can be checked most simply by just borrowing one off a friend and plugging it in instead of yours - but make sure that it is getting mains electricity of whatever is your local flavour of volts ( 240 in my part of the World, 110 in the USA and some other places ). Or take your screen round to a friend's and plug it in there.
Once you are certain you have a working screen, then you can substitute your Radeon by the on-board video driver - just plug the lead to the screen into the motherboard video output instead of the one on your graphics card. If you get a display from this, then the problem almost certainly lies with your video card. If you don't, then it is probably a motherboard problem. If you get a display from the motheboard, then I would also download the latest drivers for your card from the Radeon web-site and install them to see if that makes a difference when you switch back to your Radeon
You may well have to use a friend's computer and a memory stick to get the drivers !
Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:19 PM
Posted 09 March 2013 - 06:03 AM
Is your graphics card fan spinning up when you power up the system?
If so and its still not posting try the following steps.
If so check your warranty for that as well. PS sorry about the CPU:/
Posted 09 March 2013 - 10:39 AM
Well after my one friend tried reseating my CPU for whatever reason, some of the pins got bent and one snapped off while trying to fix it. So I'm already $100 in and can't do much till I get that replaced
What is the model of this Foxconn motherboard?
Leave the graphics card plugged into the PSU
I could be wrong, but in the pictures I was able to look at of this graphic card there doesn't look like the is a connector for the PSU. There is no mention of a connector in the spec.
See if the BIOS will post when the GPU is removed from the PCI slot
This could only work if the motherboard has integrated graphics. Without knowing the model of this Foxconn motherboard you can't find out if it does or does not have integrated graphcs.
Edited by dc3, 09 March 2013 - 10:47 AM.
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