I hope someone can help me out with this problem. Let me give you some background.
Currently running a ASUS P4S800 board with a Pentium 4 2.66GHz processor, 2.5GB DDR PC3200 RAM, NVIDIA GeForce FX5200 and an 80GB Samsung IDE hard drive (I know its small!) with Windows 7 Ultimate.
This all works ok but I wanted a larger HD and quicker pc.........so.......
I was given a computer (without a hard drive) by a friend who says it was working, as far as they can remember, it is an ASUS P5VD2-VM which has a Pentium Dual Core 1.8GHz processor installed, 1GB DDR2 PC5300 RAM.
So I bought a 1TB sata hard drive and cloned my 80GB drive to my 1TB drive with Paragon partition manager 10 (left the 80gb in the current machine and used a USB connected caddy for the 1TB drive). It seemed to work fine and cloned everything when I looked in the 1TB drive.
So I connected the 1TB to the P5VD2-VM board via sata cable thinking it would be a case of: put the drive in, put my windows disc in the DVD drive and repair windows OS so it works with the new board. If only it would have been that simple.
I get no output from the boards video out, the monitor goes to sleep straight away when plugged in, take the cable out and I get the message check cable. BTW I'm using the monitor ok on the P4 board.
So I think, maybe the on board video if naff or has a problem working with win7.
I then get a nVidia GeForce 210 1034MB DDR3 PCIe (VGA/DVI/HDMI) thinking it will resolve the problem, but no, still no video output from ALL 3 outputs!
I ring ASUS to see if they can help, they suggest trying different RAM and processors,
so these are the different combinations I have tried:
dual core with 2x512MB DDR2 RAM
dual core with 1GB DDR2 RAM
pentium 4 2.8GHz with 2x512MB DDR2 RAM
pentium 4 2.8GHz with 1GB DDR2 RAM
pentium 4 2.93GHz with 2x512MB DDR2 RAM
pentium 4 2.93GHz with 1GB DDR2 RAM
Sadly nothing at all being output with or without the video card installed
I'm pulling my hair out here trying to work out what the problem could be as the board and caps look fine
Oh one last thing, I don't hear any beeps from the boards speaker (which is there), hard drive powers up ok and CPU fan is also runs.
So if anyone can please help me getting this P5 board running properly with the dual core, I would be extremely grateful.
Thank you for taking the time to read my problem.