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New system, no video display

By Scrub
Oct 23, 2009
  1. I'm in the process of setting up a new system, right now im just trying to get it running.

    new asus mobo
    new amd chip
    new Gskill ram
    new gigabyte nvidia 9600 card (pcie 2.0 x16)
    new 450w psu

    Its on my old hard drives right now

    but I am not getting any usable display, it just shows some random moving colors and shapes. everything else looks like it is working properly.

    no actual display so I cannot even get into the bios to adjust.

    any ideas what the problem could be?
     
  2. WinXPert

    WinXPert TS Guru Posts: 445

    Try changing the video card for starters.
     
  3. Scrub

    Scrub TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thats kinda my main problem I dont have any other video cards that I can throw in there, and I dont really want to buy another one.
     
  4. WinXPert

    WinXPert TS Guru Posts: 445

    Can you borrow an from a friend? Do you have an on-board video card?
     
  5. Scrub

    Scrub TS Rookie Topic Starter

    all of my friends are running old systems non compatible video.

    and no onboard unfortunately.

    I might go buy a cheap video card tomorrow just to see if i can get it working.

    Any thing else I can try?
     
  6. WinXPert

    WinXPert TS Guru Posts: 445

    How about your monitor? Is it in good shape?
     
  7. Scrub

    Scrub TS Rookie Topic Starter

    monitor is just an old school 17" crt for the moment, hooked it up to my old comp and it works fine no problems
     
  8. WinXPert

    WinXPert TS Guru Posts: 445

    I have an NVIDIA FX5500 connected to an old 14" monitor. My monitor is not up to spec with my card so at higher resolutions my screen is garbled. I'm stuck with 800x600 16bit. I can go for 32bit but display is dark, It has to do with the refresh rate it has to be lower. Check your monitor if it is up to spec with your card. And in selecting a video card to replace yours try something like 125Mb I recommend against 256 or higher.
     
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