I'm not sure where exactly this should be posted as I don't know what exactly the issue is...
I have a computer, probably about five years old now (specs to follow,) which seems to boot up fine but will not bring up a display on my monitor. Monitor works fine having been tested with laptop, so monitor issues can be discounted. I used to have a Nvidia GeForce 6600GT 256MB graphics card installed, which worked find for several years (installed PCIe,) which was replaced with an AGP ATI Radeon 9200SE 128MB.
I started having issues where both the sound and display would cut off (fans, hard disks, etc were still running,) which developed into a situation whereby my monitor was receiving no signal.
Assuming (or at least considering,) that this was a fault with the graphics card I went ahead and purchased a replacement Nvidia GeForce 6600GT 128MB PCIe, (since I'm not especially handy with computers but figured since this was virtually the same card as I had previously installed, it ought to work and be compatiable, etc.)
I still get no display signal.
Can someone please advise what is likely to be causing this issue? Is it worth getting someone to take a look at it?
ECS K8T890-A Version 1.0 Motherboard
AMD Athlon 3500+
MS Windows XP Home
I have an even older monstrocity that I could give it a try on; though I can't remember if it even has the same slots!
I'm hoping its not a motherboard issue since I know that they can be quite pricey and there could be compatiability issues; I think I saw the same model, etc for around £40, which wasn't too terrible but still not fun since I'm *whispers* currently unemployed.