no video

By slackergare
May 30, 2006
  1. i have a k7N2 Delta
    AMD athlon
    9550 ati Radeon agp
    also 7500 ati
    any way switch cards (done many times before)
    boots up but no video ( i even tried switching back many times)
    I've tested video cards on other server and works fine.
    so does monitor
    what's odd is it boots up and logs into windows ( i can hear the windows theme song)
    also i have a D-Brackets witch also indicates that the system boots fine
    cablse are fine.
    i know the video cards work fine i've tested on other computer, including the monitor
    300W PSU
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    loose cable?
  3. paranoid guy

    paranoid guy TS Rookie Posts: 420

    You can't just switch cards, you'd need to uninstall/install the correct drivers too. Make sure you have the newest drivers installed, and that you have uninstalled the old drivers. I'm guessing you want to use the 7500, 'cause it's a bit better. If you have something lower than a 300w psu for that card I'd say that'd cause problems too. And, like Tedster said check the card is seated properly and the cable to the monitor is connected properly too.
  4. slackergare

    slackergare TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ye cables appear fine
  5. paranoid guy

    paranoid guy TS Rookie Posts: 420

    Do you have onboard graphics on the motherboard the cards won't work on?
    If you do, this needs to be disabled. If not then it's either a driver problem with the mobo or the cards or your psu doesn't have enough power, so let's eliminate that. Can you give us the amps on the 12v rail (this info is on your psu's sticker) I really don't think you should be having this problem, the cards you're trying to run aren't the most demanding, but if the amps on the 12v rail are less than 12 then I'd say that's the problem.
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