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#1 tiwido

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 03:10 PM

Hey all! This is my first post and I truly hope you can help!

Just yesterday while running a PC game, the computer image seemed to lock requiring a forced shutdown. When a standard reboot was attempted as normal, no connection could be found between the monitor and PC, causing the monitor to go into "amber" stand-by mode. I've done various searches of other posts and the like and no other situation seems quite the same.
Here are some details.
-Purchased a new video card (Radeon x1300) about 3 weeks ago. It has been running fine since.
-Installed 1 GB of memory 2 days ago (Saturday) or one day before the issue.
-No monitor when plugged into the PC seems to work. It also appears as though it is not a cable issue as I've tried other cables.
-I have already opened it up and checked for connections. All seems fine. I even lifted the graphics card and reseated it. Still nothing

The entire situation, as I'm sure you can tell, is frustrating as I can't even get a display. The drivers are new, but even if I wanted to check that stuff, I couldn't! :thumbsup:

Anything anyone could do would be much appreciated. The thing that has stumped me is the "all-of-the-sudden" nature of the issue.

Thanks in advance! :flowers:

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#2 tiwido

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Posted 29 August 2006 - 09:57 AM

I know no ones posted yet, but I figure I'd add more info if anyone has advice.
-Processor Pentium 4
-Graphics card is AGP and needs seperate electric hookup.

Is it possible for new memory to have kicked the display?
Thanks again!

Edited by tiwido, 29 August 2006 - 05:24 PM.


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Posted 29 August 2006 - 10:50 AM

You could start by restting CMOS. You should find the instructions in your motherboard manual.

I does sound like something broke. You aren't getting any beep-codes?
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Posted 29 August 2006 - 01:53 PM

I too am having simal trouble with a radeon x1300.

mine will work with and OLD mb i have, but it will not work on my new MB

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/63671/video-card-installation-problem/

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Posted 29 August 2006 - 05:31 PM

ok so.
No beep codes. Everything seems to be running as normal except theres no display.

Is resetting the CMOS too risky? I mean the only way to do this without a display is to take out/replace the battery (if thats possible, i have yet to check)
Better to just put my old vid card in, then approach it the BIOS reset way?
Thanks again!

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 02:41 PM

ok so I forced a reset of the CMOS the remove battery way. Unfortunately, still no luck.
this is the most puzzling thing ive ever run across! haha.

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 01:02 PM

Did you unplug the computer from the wall before taking the CMOS battery out?

Can you put your old vid card back in and see if it works? If so, then it's probably the new vid card. Maybe the place you bought it from will let you return it?
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