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No picture with new video card

By kathos696
Jul 24, 2005
  1. after frying my old motherboard i got a new one http://www.asrock.com/product/product_K7Upgrade600.htm and found out that my old video card didn't work in it, so i ordered a new one http://www.sapphiretech.com/vga/9250.asp and when i boot up the computer i dont have a signal. i know the video card is not defective because i tried it in my stepdads new dell and it worked fine. i am out of ideas so if anyone could help it would be greatly appriceated. My computer specs are:

    512 MB DDR (256 x 2)
    1.2 GHz athlon CPU (Thunderbird) running at 266 FSB
     
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,980   +362

    Just checking. You should have two power connectors to your motherboard from the power supply. Are they both connected?
     
  3. kathos696

    kathos696 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

    no i have another plug in from my power supply with 4 slots but i didn't know where it pluged in
     
  4. kathos696

    kathos696 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,980   +362

    My mistake. I read the product specifications at the link you provided in your first post and saw a 12V, 4 pin connector listed. But after looking at the picture you linked to, I looked at the manual for your mobo at the ASRock site and did not see the square, 2X2 connector on your mobo. In short, ignore my question as it doesn't apply.

    I see you have onboard audio. Do you happen to have a separate PCI soundcard too?
     
  6. kathos696

    kathos696 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

    yes its a creative soundblaster audigy but i have striped my computer down to the bare minimum and started it up and still nothing
     
  7. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,980   +362

    So soundcard is not installed. I was looking for a conflict between the two. Maybe your RAM memory or power supply were damaged when you fried your old motherboard.
     
  8. kathos696

    kathos696 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

    i dont even have windows installed, just a blank hard drive. i have access to computers so i can test the ram but not the cpu. so i guess i will just keep asking around. hopefully the e-mail i sent to asrock will help. tnx 4 ur help.
     
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