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By dji22 ·
I have a year old motherboard,(FIC)and a new video card, when I turned the system for the first time there is no signal coming out, I used a 3.0g 800mhz and 1mb cache cpu on it. please let me know if I have to change the board or the cpu, or upgrade the bios if it is posible to do that without any signal?

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by TheChas In reply to motherboard issue

Not enough information to give you a definitive answer.

First, we need to know the exact model of the motherboard, video card and CPU.

The first thing for you to check is does the motherboard support the AGP mode of the video card, and the front side bus speed of the CPU.

Next, did you just build up this system?
If so, check the motherboard for the clear CMOS jumper.
Often, motherboards are shipped with the clear CMOS jumper set to clear.
It needs to be set to normal for your PC to boot up.

Chas

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to motherboard issue

As Chas has quite rightly said you have provided no where enough information.

Does the CPU fan keep spinning when you turn on?

If it does you will have to check the type of AGP card against the M'Board supported cards. If it doesn't the power isn't being turned on so you'll have to check the connectors on the M'Board to the front of the case. Just a word of warning here I've seen a few cases recently with some badly molded buttons on the front so it could very easily be the reset button being in the ON position that is stopping the unit giving off a display. Similarly the AGP card might not be properly seated in the AGP slot. and again you will be getting no signal.

The possibilities are almost endless and without the make and Model of the M'Board and Video card it will be almost impossible to offer any more assistance.

If you would like to post back these details we will most likely be able to advise you but without these it is all just guess work.

Col

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by jkaras In reply to motherboard issue

The other guys have the right info for looking into the situation properly. Usually if there is no video you should hear a beep code. For no video card its usually three. All main components like memory, hdd, keyboard have them. It sounds like you need to clear the jumper, thats it. If it wasnt recognizing the hadware you would get the beeps. After the jumper isse fails, then you can boot pc with one piece at a time to rule out the failure hardware. You can even disconnect the video cable to get the monitors self test to show making sure the monitor works.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to motherboard issue

u got ram installed in there, yes?

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by hatman In reply to motherboard issue

If this system is a HP or a compaq build before spring 03 then the motherboard will have to be tatooed. what type and model is your computer? If it is you should be able tocontact HP and they will send you the correct tatoo program and setting that you will need to setup your motherboard.

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