Hey guys, the other day i tried to replace an old video card (7900gt), and after i installed the new one (8600gt), nothing is turning on, i put back the old one and it wont come back on either, I tried reseting the cmos, stripping down to the bare essentials (cpu, single ram, and card) still nothing , the mobo makes the normal single beep, but the screen is blank.
System Manufacturer/Model Number Clone
OS windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
CPU athlon 64 3500+ Venice
Motherboard pc-partner RD580-SB450 ATI Xpress 3200 (RD580) Chipset
Memory 2GB OCZ dual-channel DDR @ 200MHZ 3-3-3-8
Graphics Card nvidia 8600 gt MB
Sound Card realtek
Monitor(s) Displays 3007fpw
Screen Resolution 2560x1600
PSU standard antec 380
Hard Drives 320 seagate st3320620AS ATA DRIVE
Other Info No connection tv out.
Sounds like the motherboard may have defaulted to using the on-board GPU. Have you tried plugging the monitor into your on-board GPU then going into the BIOS and disabling the on-board GPU? You should then be able to use the discreet card.