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Tried to upgrade, something went wrong PLEASE HELP

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May 13, 2004 8:52:26 PM

Yesterday I went and ought an Athlon 2500+, Abit NF7-S, 2x256 OCZ PC3200 and a new case. I took a GeForce 4 Ti4200, Maxtor HD, CD-R/W, and a 450PSU from my old case at put it in the new one. When I turned on the computer everything seemed fine until I looked at the monitor and saw it got no signal. I tried putting in my old Voodoo3 and had the same effect. Then I tried a diffrent monitor and still got no signal. I put the GeForce4 back into the old computer and it's running fine.

Anyone know what's going on? My only thought is that both PCI and AGP slots are screwed up on this mobo. The computer seems to boot fine, the CD-R/W flashes as in a normal boot and there are no beeps.

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May 13, 2004 8:57:49 PM

Yeah, sounds like slots are screwed. But you might try to post w/o the vid card and see if it gives the proper beep code. Don't know for sure, but I'm guessing if the slots are bad you w/n get the beep code.

Get the beep codes here if you don't already have 'em. I don't think they're in the manual.

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Barton 2500+
Abit NF7-S v 2.0
Maxtor 60GB ATA 133 7200RPM
512MB Corsair Twinx 3200LL
BBA 9800 Pro
Enermax Noisetaker 420 watts
Win98SE<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Coyote on 05/13/04 04:58 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
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May 14, 2004 4:00:37 AM

Read the first post in this forum, it sounds like you assembled something wrong.

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May 14, 2004 11:05:55 AM

Uh, what? Did you even read my post? I looked at the first topic (Motherboard FAQ) and it has nothing related to what my problem is.


Coyote: Thanks for the help. I took out the video card and turned it on and still no beep. I'm taking it back tomarrow, unfortunatly it's gunna be awhile until I can rebuild it. I'm going to have them check the CPU and RAM also, incase the faulty mobo did something to them.
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by KMFDMAddict on 05/14/04 07:11 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
May 14, 2004 11:59:35 AM

I had exactly the same problem which was caused by...RAM.
If u haven't taken it back yet try working it with each
of those two DIMMs separately.
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May 14, 2004 9:11:40 PM

Yes, I read your post. From what I gather you turned the system on and all you got was a black screen. This can be caused by several things, including not having the square ATX 12v connector attached to the board (old power supplies didn't have that connector), a grounded board, or a drive cable problem. All that stuff was in the post I referred to.

It could also be a RAM problem, a board problem, or a CPU problem. But those are less likely to be the issue that the first things I referred to.

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May 16, 2004 5:23:23 PM

If U had one, I woulda tried a PCI gfx card & seen what happended then...

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May 16, 2004 7:16:57 PM

Crash, what great patience and grace you have developed when dealing with unpleasant circumstances. You should be commended.
Good Luck,
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