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This is going to be a pain for you as the drivers that you are being asked for may be the MBs chipset drivers, does your friend have the disk for the MB.
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So I finished putting together my components that I upgraded from a couple months ago, into a new case. Everything was all plugged in and hooked up when I realized (upon plugging in my peripherials and power) that the motherboard has only a VGA port on it. That's all well and fine since I have a VGA monitor, but the port on the motherboard is MALE
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Just for reference the port you have isn't a VGA port but a serial port, you can confirm that on page 2-25 on the motherboard manual.
You can't connect the VGA monitor to that port using any converter.

Edited by SleepyDude, 23 September 2012 - 08:44 AM.

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So I finished putting together my components that I upgraded from a couple months ago, into a new case. Everything was all plugged in and hooked up when I realized (upon plugging in my peripherials and power) that the motherboard has only a VGA port on it. That's all well and fine since I have a VGA monitor, but the port on the motherboard is MALE
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Just for reference the port you have isn't a VGA port but a serial port, you can confirm that on page 2-25 on the motherboard manual.
You can't connect the VGA monitor to that port using any converter.


Then how am I supposed to connect a monitor to the mobo? :(

This is going to be a pain for you as the drivers that you are being asked for may be the MBs chipset drivers, does your friend have the disk for the MB.


I think they might. If I set up the hard drive on that PC though, will it work with my setup? My mobo is diff from theirs.

Edited by GhostLoad, 23 September 2012 - 08:51 AM.

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Good catch SleepyDude :thumbsup:
I missed the MB details in the OP :blush: the .jpeg below clearly shows that there is no VGA port!

What type of W7 disk/s are you attempting to use GhostLoad, full retail or OEM, if OEM are they for a specific brand such as Dell or HP as this would explain the lack of Windows generic drivers.
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Well, how is a monitor supposed to plug into that mobo in the first place? Also, as far as the disc goes, I'm not sure. I've loaded it on various different mobos though.
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When first used the MB will have had an add on video card fitted.

Re the Windows disks, are they genuine Microsoft disks, are they branded with a system builders name such as Dell - HP, are they ISOs or copies.
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Okay so it SHOULD be going right to my 9800GT? The discs are burned copies, of what specific kind, I am not sure.
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Okay so it SHOULD be going right to my 9800GT? The discs are burned copies, of what specific kind, I am not sure.


Yes.
Not knowing what the disks are is not helpful as they may be the OEM type and have drivers for a specific MB included which will prevent any kind of installation except for the specific MB they were intended for, there is also the legal aspect to be considered because if the disks are counterfeit you can be prosecuted + GTG cannot help you to use them, ditch the disks and get yourself a genuine XP disk and then check that the system is even compatible with W7.
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Windows 7 used to be installed on that hard drive, and Windows 7 is currently installed on the other computers hard drive (though it was unplugged while I tried to put Win7 on mine). If it's SUPPOSED to be going to the 9800GT then how come it's not? :/
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Is the card compatible with your friends MB, if yes try it and see if it works ok.

GTG cannot help you with the software as there is no way of confirming that it is legitimate, please see the GTG TOU;

p.The posting of links or references to warez or any other type of illegal software is strictly forbidden. By doing so you risk having your user account terminated without warning. We will NOT help anyone we suspect of having obtained their software or services illegally.


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Okay I won't ask you anything about the disc then, but no the card won't fit in the other computer. ALL of the components for my new (backup) PC, including the HDD, were ALL hooked up before and all ran fine. They were the exact same components.
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Time to put everything back in the other case, check that all connections are secure and make sure that the 6 pin power supply from the PSU is also plugged into the add on video card, let us know if you get a BIOS screen.
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Plugged it back in and still nothing....
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Plugged it back in and still nothing....


Please clarify, does the computer even turn on!
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Plugged it back in and still nothing....


Please clarify, does the computer even turn on!


Sorry. Yes, it powers on, but the monitor button is yellow as if the PC was shut off and hooked up. Powers on, lights up etc, nothing on any monitor. :(

The mobo got back from RMA from Asus, and this is the first time I've used it since. All the other components worked up until they day I took them out for my main rig's upgrade. Everything SHOULD be working.

Edited by GhostLoad, 23 September 2012 - 02:27 PM.

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