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AGP 8X graphics Card won't send signal

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I have just built a new computer to upgrade my 7 year old Aptiva E5U
everything seems to work you can hear everything running

but the board(which came bundled with AN AMDsempron 64 2600) I am using doesn't have onboard video I am using this case and the Powersupply which came with it(maybe thats a mistake)

so a friend gave me a spare 64MB GeForce 4 MX440 card (AGP 8X) that he had (which works in his computer).

when I placed the card in the monitor didn't recieve signal.

so I diecied to check if it was the board's fault. I turned it off pulled out the card and rebooted the system and got the "no video card or bad video memory" warning beeps

then I thought it might be a Power problem so I unpluged all other drives and extra USB ports and put the card back in still no signal I tried the same thing and switched the power supply up to 350Watts and it still didn't work.

SO what I'm thinking is that it may be a bios thing and the default display adapter is set to PCI or somthing and if thats not the case then maybe its a bad power supply but I douhgt that becasue of the fact that I can hear the booting of the computer and the Hard drive LED is blinking and all if anyone has any suggestions then please post I don't knpow where to go from here and I don't want to pay someone to fix it this system was supposed to be dirt cheap :tazz:

and yes I've already tried reseating everything and uniing outside the case

Edited by idiotinabarrel, 07 January 2006 - 08:33 AM.

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Hi and welcome to Geeks to Go. Have you reviewed the motherboard manual for details of its default bios settings, and how to set it back to default? I checked out link you provided, no on board video so I would expect the default setting to be AGP. You have the right idea, strip it down to barebones and troubleshoot. I have an excellent guide for that (credit The Elder Geek):
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