Hi, I'm not exactly a noob when it comes to building computers, as I've built about 3-4 computers, and upgraded so many, I can't even keep count.
Here's my situation:
I'm building my little brother a computer, so I ordered, all but the parts I already had (CPU, RAM, & GPU) from amazon. They all finally arrived today so I assembled them. Upon completion, I noticed that it wouldn't post, or beep. After some messing arround I realised it would boot when the graphics card (Radeon HD 6570) wasn't present. I've done every test I can think of (read below), and have come to the conclusion that motherboard(ASRock G41CGS) Will only boot with an Nvidia gpu.
I've swapped between 4 GPUs (Radeon HD 4850, Radeon HD 6570, GTX 660, GeForce 8400gs), only the two nvidia cards will boot.
I've tried all the cards in another build (PC in my specs), they all worked without a hitch.
I swapped power supplies, between the two builds, which changed nothing on either build
I updated the bios, to no avail
It seems the mother board will only accept an NVIDIA GPU, which wouldn't be a problem if one of my NVDIA cards wasnt my personal card, and the other so weak. I also wouldn't mind swapping Motherboards, if they weren't two different socket types.
If anyone has any ideas, I'd be glad to try them, because I really dont want to return the
MB, & have to pay a S&H.