My specs: Asus Crosshair III / AMD 720 BE / 4gb 1600mhz / ATI 4870 by XFX / Antec 750 watt
I Built this system about 6 months ago and haven't had any problems with it. Last week I ordered a Zalman VF1000 VGA Cooler because the load temps on the stock xfx cooler came close to 90c with 100% fan speed. The Installation was no problem what-so-ever. Got it back in the case plugged the fan into the mobo and powered on.
The computer seemed to start up just like normal... Except for the fact that there was no output on the video card. I played around a little and found out I could change settings in the bios because I know it almost like the back of my hand and it reboots after i hit f10 and save. But still no video output. I reset the cmos and took the battery out for 10 mins. After that I started it up again and now the lcd poster stays stuck on
"CMOS error". Before I reset the CMOS the poster just ran through all the steps like usual and the displayed the time after a few seconds.
I've tried everything I can think of. I would really appreciate any help possible. Thanks for taking the time to read this and have a good one
There is no video output on the monitor. It displays "CMOS error" through the lcd poster that came with the crosshair III. I just tried a ATI 5750 from my friends computer and I get the same errors. I'll test the other components again.. maybe i just missed something the first time. Thanks for the reply.
Okay... Found part of the problem. The computer starts up if I use a DVI/VGA adapter, but it doesn't output video if I use plain DVI. Both the 4870 and the 5750 do this... So it doesn't seem like I damaged anything but I'm still trying to figure out how to start up with DVI.