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Graphics Card/Boot Up Problem


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I've solved my initial problem (see below) by taking everytihng apart and putting it back together again.

So it all runs and keep running without turning off. However when I plug in the monitor there is no output and the monitor just says no signal.

The card is a Inno3D Geforce 7600 PCI-Express.

This is the earlier problem now fixed hardware is at the bottom.

Again, any help is greatly appreciated

I built my PC earlier got it all ready, switched it on and it worked for about 5 seconds hn turned itself off.

So I took each component out bit by bit and it still didnt work until I was left with Motherboard, CPU and RAM left in, then when i switched it on it jsut kept going, well stayed turned on and the fan kept running. So I presume it isn't an overheating problem.

So I reattached the SATA HDD (Power and Data Cable) and it kept working. So tried putting in the grpahics card and then were back to the usual problem. Now taking it all out again and it still doesn't work.

I know it's going to happen because when i turn it on at the wall it will automatically start the computer (no swich on back) then kill it after about 5 second. Other times it waited until I hit the ON button and then it kept gonig all the time.

This is my first time at this so I'm not really sure what to try now.

System Hardware is:

AMD Athlon 64 939 CPU
Asus A8N5X Motherboard
2 x Corsair 512MB DDR400 ValueRAM
Inno3d GeForce 7600 GS Graphics card
Lite-On CDRW/DVDRW
Western Digital 250GB SATA HDD


Edited by mosmosmos, 01 September 2006 - 06:44 PM.

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Hi. Have you tried updating your drivers for that card model from NVIDIA's website?
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This is the first time I've turned the computer on since it was built so I havent got anywhere near that yet.
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It could be a bad video card. Do you have access to another computer where you can test the card? Or do you have another card that you know works, that you could plug into the system to see if it works?

Edited by kidnova, 01 September 2006 - 04:39 PM.

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No I don't

The motherboard on this computer only allows AGP. And I don't think I have a PCI card to test in the PCI Slots

The fan is spinning by the way on the card, just no output

Edited by mosmosmos, 01 September 2006 - 05:05 PM.

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I'm confused. You stated in your first post that the video card was PCI Express. Which are you using? PCI-E or AGP?
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Sorry my mistake I was replying about this computer as a possible means of testing which is AGP.

The new one is PCI-E so I have no means of testing it on this motherboard to see if it works

Edited by mosmosmos, 01 September 2006 - 05:12 PM.

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OK, let me see if I've got this right then...
You switch the computer on & it powers up ok but the screen remains blank, right?

If so, does the LED on the monitor stay amber the whole time or does it turn green?
Do you hear any beeps at all from the computer just after powering on?
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Problem is now sorted.

Apparently the Graphics Card doesnt accept VGA directly into it so I had to use the DVI-VGA adapter and it now works.

Thanks for you help anyway.

But yes, you were right about that, didnt go green.

No beeps because I couldn't be bothered fitting the little speaker to the motherboard :whistling:

Edited by mosmosmos, 01 September 2006 - 05:53 PM.

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Glad you've managed to resolved the problem :whistling:
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Well it did work, now it doesn't again! :whistling:

Althoguh I think it must be something with the boot up as the light on the CD-ROM just stays on instead of the usual flashing like it will.

Topic open again!
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OK, can you try the following :

Disconnect the power from the motherboard (i.e the 24 pin ATX connector)

disconnect ALL the drive cabling from the motherboard end (leave the power connected to the optical drive though)

check that the clear cmos jumper is set to normal, not clear (i.e should be jumpered on pins 1-2, not 2-3)

Reseat the video card. It must be in the black PCI-E slot, not the white one

Connect the little case speaker

Reconnect the 24pin power connector & check that the 4 pin ATX12V power connector is plugged in to the board.

Let me know if this makes any difference
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Just got your reply.

Before I read it i just ripped the CMOS battery out of an old computer and replaced it with the current one as the jumpers didnt seem to be working.

So far so good. Although your theiry is next for when I undoubtedly mess up again!
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Not sure what you mean by the jumpers don't seem to be working?!
Let me know how you get on....
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Brilliant, jsut brilliant.

Thanks for your help.

The idiot I am had it in the rong PCI-E slot. Strange it manage to work first time for a while :whistling:

Anyway, I didn't realise the black slot had a continuing bit off the back, thought it just stopped there.

Anyway thanks for you time. Lets hope no more problems.

Edited by mosmosmos, 02 September 2006 - 07:23 AM.

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