serious problems for me here.
my screen is all black on my Dell M992 when i start windows XP.
i have just bought the computer and i tested it at the guy that sold it to me, it worked with his monitor (LCD).
i have an old one, Dell M992 and hoped it would still
work with my new computer - i am pretty poor nowadays
i hear one short beep while starting up and
even when the monitor is not plug in (tested that too)
AWARD BIOS beep codes says that one beep is a successfull startup.
what can be wrong? is it too old for the graphics card?
my monitor is blinking during the whole process.
and i connect it with a D-Sub on motherboard and take power with a other cable. im surfing with my old Dell machine right now.
have searched the net for a same problem but could not find one.
i don't know what to do when it's all dark, hard to trouble shoot for me.
or has it to do with the dvi - vga? my monitor is an old one.
do i need an adapter for the monitor then?
but why does the motherboard have a d-sub?
is it for a printer? but a printer nowadays uses USB's and
the computer is pretty new.
well, well... i wait if someone have some good answers
It has a d-sub connector because the motherboard has builtin graphics. Original owner added the 4850, then went into the BIOS and deactivated the onboard GPU. Get a dvi to vga adapter. Then your old monitor should work plugged into the video card.