Greetings: Please bear with me if you have heard this before. I have checked around on forums for an answer, all good ones but none have worked.I just built a new computer (details to follow)I was using the onboard graphics until I got around to using a previous Nvidia 9600GT card from last computer. I followed all directions to disable onboard graphic and install, I even unistalled the drivers,confirmed the BIOS settings were correct, all I get is a black screen when I boot. Thinking the card is bad I tried it on another computer and the same thing,sooo it must be the card right? I purchased a EVGA 9800GTX and the same thing happened again! I checked the Device manager and it does not even reconize the hardware.One thing that is interesting is the 9600GT powers up (the fan comes on)but the 9800GTX does not. Lastly I took an old 7600GT card I had laying around and it fired right up. I have run out of ideas! Any help from any of you sharp guys sure would be appreciated.
ASUS M4A78T-E PCI-E 2.0 MOBO
AMD Phenom II x4 CPU
2 gigs Corsair Extreme ram
2 SATA HDDs
Ultra Modular 600 Watt power supply with dedicated 12v rail supplying 37amps
WinXP Pro Service pack 3
I thought I would give an update to my recent graphics card problem. Just to recap I tried to upgrade my on-board graphics with a Nvidia 9600GT card I had and all I got was a black screen, thinking the card was bad I bought a new Nvidia 9800 GTX and it did not work either. I called EVGA and they said the card was DOA so I sent it back and got another and much to my horror that one didn't work either! After placing the card in both PCI-e slots and still not working I had to conclude the PCI-e slots were not working. So as of today the ASUS MOBO is winging it's way back to the folks at ASUS to replace the PCI-e slots.
For anyone who cares I will keep you posted.
P.S. I don't know if this just bad luck or something else but this is the second ASUS board I have had in the last 2 years. The last one lasted just 2 years almost to the day and now this problem. It may be a long time before I buy another ASUS board.