PB AGP with Abit KT7A

Hello,

I've got a big problem while installing my new graphic card :

my PC (equiped with a Abit KT7A mobo), worked perfectly with my old Voodoo5 AGP graphic card.
I installed my new Powercolor All In Wonder 9700pro graphic card, but it doesn't boot : no sound, no image , even no bios !

So I proceed these tests :
- the new 9700pro GC worked perfectly 2 month on an other PC,
- when I plug my old GC, the PC boots fine,
- when I unplugged the disks and CDROM with my new GC, no boot, no bios.
- I have plug the "power-cable" (same as floppy) on the GC
- I have activated AGP x4 in the bios

Before buying this card, I take a look on both specifications (mobo and GC):
My KT7A mobo got a V2 AGP port, compatible x4.
My 9700proAIW GC got a V3 AGP port (x8), compatible x4.

So, it should works, no ?

Someone got an idea , an other test to tell ?
Can someone help me ?

Thanks a lot for your help,
Naurore
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  1. You said you have the 4-pin power connector plugged in, so the next most likely cause is a weak power supply.

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  2. Thanks for your response.

    But as I wrote, I allready unplugged the Hard Disks's and Cd-Rom's supply cables, just to see if I can see the bios boot on the screen :
    but when I try to boot, no sound, no bios on the screen !

    So my power supply seems not to be the cause of my tricky problem.

    Have you an other idea ?

    Thanks,
    Aurore
  3. Not offhand, but I'm sure someone will chime in with some more advice.

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  4. Your graphics card is the pro version, which requires .89 volts. Your mobo probably won't work with it.
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