I wanted to upgrade my computer so i decided to buy :
Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0
AMD 8-core 8350
and a 850 watt psu.
G. Skill F3-10666cl7d-8gbxh
I bought these off of newegg.
So i set up my new configuration. I already have an AMD radeon 7970. Amazing card. i hooked up my old hard drive, cd drive, and inserted my old card in. Upon doing so and booting up my computer, i received numerous beeps. Consulting the user manual to the mobo, i found out that it was telling me no VGA detected and also major hardware failure. I went ahead and sent in an RMA for the mobo.
However something weird happen. I set up my old setup and then my video card would not read. luckily i have onboard graphics for my old foxconn motherboard. The fan still spins on the card though.
1. Is my card dead?
2. Reading the user manual i could not find the specific RAM sticks that i have under the compatibility chart. will i have to buy new sticks of RAM?
3. Could my board really be good and the card cause those errors?
4. How can i test if my CPU is good? should i send it back as well?
You wrote, "hooked up my old hard drive and booted up received numerous errors". You need to do a clean install of your operating system otherwise you will have massive driver confusion. You can delete old partitions on your hard drive and make new partitions with a clean installation of Windows.
The FX-8350 CPU supports the use of DDR3-1866MHz memory with one DIMM per channel. So you can use two sticks of DDR3-1866MHz memory on a dual channel memory motherboard with no overclocking. With four sticks of memory, you can use DDR3-1600MHz memory.