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I'm building a media center computer with

A8N-SLI Deluxe mobo
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ 512K 90nm (939) w/ Zalman CNPS7000B-Cu heat sink
MSI NX6600GT-TD128E RT Graphics Card
1GB DDR PC3200 (400) OCZ Premier Memory

On first boot I had the graphics card DVI output connected to Sanyo HDTV HDMI and the BIOS screen was scrambled so I was unable to load OS. Then I thought I needed to set up OS and settings first before connecting to HDTV set. So I removed the graphics card and cleared RTC RAM on mobo. Then I connected a standard CRT monitor to the graphics card and rebooted, same output, the screen still scrambled. Any suggestions?
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Have you tried reseating the video card?

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Yes, I have reseated it twice.
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Do you have another video card you could try.

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Thats a problem, I don't have another PCI-E card to try and I don't have another motherboard with PCI-E to try either.

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This as you must realize is going to be hard to isolate unless you can get your hands on another vid card.

Does the computer give you a post beep (single beep) when it starts up? I know the screen is scrambled, but you should still get a beep if the ram, vid card, and cpu checks are good.

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Edited by makai, 21 July 2005 - 06:07 AM.

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