need motherboard help please

By argoth
Nov 21, 2004
  1. I just got the new amd64 fx with the a7n8x-e motherboard and i hooked everythin up and it does run but the video doesn't come up on the screen. I've tried 2 different known good video cards but neither one of them seem to work. I was hoping someone could tell me some things to try to see if something is wrong or i'm just being stupid. Thanks
  2. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    Maybe your agp slot is bad? (just a thought)
  3. argoth

    argoth TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i thought that too but that isn't what i wanted to hear lol how do u know if it's bad because i'll send it back if i'm sure
  4. The Best Alias

    The Best Alias TS Rookie Posts: 113

    Howard's Beep list might bee of use to you:

    My guess if it's beeping no video, then the board is OK and the AGP card isn't sitting just right, or the mobo is refusing to befriend it. If there isn't a beep sequence and there is no video, then it's certainly time to return the board and pray that it hasn't dammaged either of the video cards you tested.
  5. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    A7N8X-E is an Athlon XP mainboard, not for Athlon 64s.
  6. argoth

    argoth TS Rookie Topic Starter

    sorry about that

    my motherboard is a sk8v motherbaord i was looking at my brother's book because it was right by
  7. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    That motherboard is meant to run a Socket-940 CPU, is that what you have ? It will not run with a Socket-939 Athlon64-FX.
  8. argoth

    argoth TS Rookie Topic Starter

    about the video thing

    it doesn't give me any video beeps or anything like that i hooked up speakers to the onboard sound and that didn't tell me what was wrong either. I'm running a 400 wat power supply so it should be enough power to run the computer
  9. argoth

    argoth TS Rookie Topic Starter


    it's the 940 it's the 64 fx 53
  10. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Try doing a ClearCMOS. & btw, are you using Registered memory ?
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