L4s5mg651+ video card question

By Kelye68
Sep 25, 2007
  1. I have a L4s5g651+ mother board that I am beginning to use as a "lab rat". I turned this on the other day and got one single long beep (repeating) and no video. I checked my ram, checked the connections and came to the conclusion it was the video card as I had no display. Kind of new to this, and with it being a "lab rat" decided I would pick up a cheap video card on Ebay and put it in the AGP slot. BINGO! Got lucky.........for a brief time. It worked fine (although I have to admit - I don't think I researched my video cards well enough as it didn't fit the way I am sure it should). I used a nVida TNT2 Riva Vanta 16mg video card. After a couple of uses, I am now back at that one long beep (repeating) and "no input" blinking on my monitor. I finally got ahold of my mobo manual, but not seeing info on video card. Do I have to disable in cmos if it has onboard? What video card should I get for it? Just a cheap fix - nothing fancy. Am I completely in left field with even targeting video? Thanks for any advice that can be given to this newbie and her "lab rat"!
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    "I don't think I researched my video cards well enough as it didn't fit the way I am sure it should"...

    You may have damaged the motherboard by installing an ill-fitting video card.

    What is a L4s5g651+ motherboard? Gigabyte, Asus, Biostar... I can't find any info on it at all
  3. Kelye68

    Kelye68 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Sorry. Elitegroup. I am attaching the specs!

    Socket 478 board that supports Intel® Pentium® 4 processor up to 533MHz FSB

    Integrated with the most advanced technologies:

    Suspend to RAM
    Internal/external AGP
    USB 2.0 (SiS® 962L)

    Socket 478 supports the Intel® Pentium® 4 processor

    SiS® 651 & SiS® 962L chipset
    SiS® 651 host/memory controller with AGP 4X north bridget single chipset
    Built-in high quality 3D accelerator
    Integrated USB 2.0 host controller in SiS® 962L
    SiS® 962L MuTIOL media I/O
    LPC I/O - ITE IT8705F
    System hardware monitor: Built-in ITE IT8705F
    LAN: 10/100 Mbps faster Ethernet (optional)
    AC97 audio codec: Compliant with AC97 2.2 specification

    Award 2Mb Flash EEPROM
    Supports Plug and Play 1.0A, AMP 1.2, multi boot, DMI
    Support for ACPI revision 1.0 specification

    2 DDR DIMM sockets for 2.5V DDR333 SDRAM
    Maximum: 2GB

    Supports Plug and Play function
    PS/2 keyboard and PS/2 mouse connectors
    4 USB ports and LAN connector
    1 EPP/ECP mode parallel port
    1 16550 high-speed serial I/O ports
    VGA connector
    Audio ports (Line-in, Line-out, Mic-in, CD-in and game port)
    4 PCI IDE interfaces - support four IDE devices (PIO mode 4, DMA mode 2, Ultra DMA 66/100/133)
    Supports 360K~2.88M Byte, 3 mode FDDs or LS120
    ATX power supply connectors
    Ports, headers and others:
    IrDA header (STR)
    Front panel mic./line-out header
    4 extra USB ports (USB2 and USB3)
    HDD LED, Reset switch, Power switch headers
    CPU, power and case fan headers
    LAN card wake up / Modem ring wake up headers

    SiS® 962L built-in 256 bytes of CMOS SRAM
    With CMOS hardware clear jumper

    3 PCI slots, 1 AGP slot, 1 CNR slot

    microATX (244mm*244mm), 4 Layers
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Does the on-board video still work? Of course, if you still get that long beep... I don't know. Long beeps and no video, not good
  5. Kelye68

    Kelye68 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well, it didn't work before I stuck the nVida in - but no, the on board doesn't work. I knew better than to try that - but unfortunately I am one of those who has 20/20 hind-sight.

    Should I try a new video card, or how do I know for sure if I blew the mobo? If I should try a cheap vid card, can you reccommend one?

  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

  7. Kelye68

    Kelye68 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    This new found hobby may prove to be expensive if I don't pay attention! Thanks for your input!
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Good luck Kelye68,
    Let us know how this turns out ;)
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