I am attempting my first system build and I am running into an issue. I have everything hooked up (as far as I know) and when I power up the system, I get a long continuous beep. According to my motherboard manual, this indicates a video card problem.
I am confident that the video card is seated correctly. I have screwed it in with the bracket screw. But when I boot I get the sound and there is no video input on the monitor.
I have an old PCI card that I plugged into the pci slot. I powered on the machine and there were no beeps. However, there is no video output monitor through the pci slot either.
What should I try next. Is it possible my video card is DOA? I really hope not.
For reference, here is the motherboard and the video card:
It is a 500W, Antec TruePower. There is a plug in on the back of the card, with 8 prongs. I found a cord to into the back of it, but no where to put the end of it. Does it need to plug directly into the power supply?
I got everything plugged in. There is no longer the long continuous beep. There is no beep at all. The manual indicates the short beep will sound with a successful boot. The monitor is also not getting a signal.