I have an older p4 that works like a charm (until today). My rig: CPU P4 dual 530J, MOBO intel 915G chipset LGA775, OS WinXP sp3, 4G ram, HD2600pro video card.
I decided to get a slightly better video card. evga gt220.
What I did:
*Uninstalled ATI driver for my graphic card and restarted (still worked after reboot, I just got a warning screen of not having driver). Power down completely
*disconnected all outside connection and opened side panel.
*removed hd2600 and installed gt220. (not very difficult just one screw and nothing in the way).
*turn on pc and no longer works, does not boot up, no beeps just fans running at 100%.
*Placed the old card back and same deal.
*restarted without any video card and same deal. reverified and checked all connections just in case I pulled something by accident.
*I replaced my PSU with an old PSU that I know works. Same deal.
*Removed BIOS battery to reset BIOS. Hoping in switches video back to on-board, same deal.
I am currently getting together parts to build a new pc (taking my time). For the meanwhile, I need my old rig to work. I'm at a loss. Last time this happened was after installing a new video card that was DOA. Place my old card and was back to normal. I follows Tom's guide sticky of not booting up. I followed everything and all fans (case, cpu and video card fans) turn on 100%.
Is your PSU's power set to 115V? There's a little slider switch on the back of the PSU, it's commonly red-colored and changes between 115V to 220V I think. Make sure it's at 115V if you're in the US and then try again.
Yes the power is set correctly. Now I am trying to play musical ram stick. Trying to boot up with only 1 ram. Still no succes. What weird is that the mobo is getting power and fans do turn on but no beeps! Fans stay at 100% and thats it.
Im using my iPhone to go online I know the old card is good, the new card could be DOA. I took my pc to computer central and the guy told me my mobo could be going bad. He didnt charge me for taking a look. What im thinking is buying a cheap asrock mobo ($40) and reaplacing it. My question would be, will it boot up with my currently installed windows?? I really dont wanna spend a whole lot of money on this rig since Im building a new one. But I can give this one to my daughter.