I have an ASUS A8N-SLI mobo that's been sitting on my shelf or a few years. I've built several machines since buying it and had just about forgotten I had it. I bought an AMD Athlon 64 Socket 939 processor and 4 1gb sticks of DDR-400. The board doesn't have on-board video o I installed an ASUS EN8400GS 512 DDR2 PCIe 2.0 16x video card. When I powered it up for the 1st time, I got no graphics, just a beep code. 1 long beep & 2 short beeps. I looked up the codes & the only thing it indicated was an issue with the video. I was told by a tech in a local shop that a 2.0 card wouldn't work in a 1.0 slot. All of the cards I've been able to find so far are low profile 1.0 x16. Tiger Direct had one but it was sold out. Does anyone know where I can get a high profile PCIe 1.0 x16 card that will work on this board.
I know they're schiesters, theirs was the last of 4 small shops I visited. They tried to get me to buy a generic card for $20 with no promise it would work & no return if it didn't. I should have known PCIe is backwards compatable, but I was outnumbered 3-1.
Anyway, this isn't my 1st build, but it is my 1st in a while without on-board video. So not being able to see the monitor light up right away is new to me.
The 1st thing I replaced was the cmos battery, the voltage was under 1v.
The CPU had 2 bent pins when it arrived so I broke out my loop & tweezers.
I just checked the card in another machine and it works fine.
I checked the link and no issues there. Still stuck.... Maybe it's the CPU???