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No Video on monitor

By Andrew_j_simp@h
Jul 20, 2008
  1. Just bought a whole bunch of new computer parts.
    I assembled the whole thing, but have no video from the graphics card.

    Specs:

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 2.66 Ghz
    Asus P5Q motherboard
    Nvidia 9800GTX H2OC
    2Gb of RAM (I have 2 more, but will save for later)
    320Gb Hard-Drive with Windows XP Home installed.
    500W power

    *i installed Windows onto the hard-drive with a different computer

    So i turn on the power, and it boots up everything is running, but i get nothing to my moniter.

    since my moniter only has a VGA cable i am using the adapter that came in to box, but that is not the problem because i used an S-video cable to plug it into my T.V but i get nothing.

    What should i do?
     
  2. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    just as a side note, it is fortunate that it will even boot with the OS loaded on another computer unless they are identical.
     
  3. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    *I installed Windows onto the hard-drive with a different computer"...

    Unless the "different" computer was identical to the new computer, this method of installing an OS won't work. Do you see anything on the monitor when it is first started? Things like memory count or hard drive detection? This is called a "POST" Power on Self Test
     
  4. Andrew_j_simp@h

    Andrew_j_simp@h TS Rookie Topic Starter

    oh really. i did not know that about the OS.

    well no the screen does not even turn on. even before i installed the OS on the other computer nothing came on.

    do you think my video card is no good?
     
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Yes, I really think that the card is bad...
     
  6. Andrew_j_simp@h

    Andrew_j_simp@h TS Rookie Topic Starter

    never mind found the problem.
    it just needed some more power to connect to the card, it was not receiving it
     
  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Ah yes, that extra 4-pin power connector that many forget to connect... I never thought the simple PCI video cards needed them
     
  8. Andrew_j_simp@h

    Andrew_j_simp@h TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i broke the card
    :(

    i broke off one of those cylinder things

    oh well its probably fixable.
    just kinda pisses me off cuz that was like $350 card.
     
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