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How can i tell if a motherboard is posting without a video card

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September 4, 2012 6:55:37 AM

i found an old computer i had in my garage and i was thinking of using as a htpc sorta thing but because i dont have a video card and it doesnt have onboard video i dont know whether it is working or not. when i connect the psu and boot it the cpu fan runs and i can tell its running but i dont know if its posting. specs below

cpu: amd athlon 64 x2
mobo: gigabyte ga-ma770-ds3
ram: g-skill 1x2gb ddr2 800
power suppy: some generic 300w
cpu cooler: thermaltake something
September 4, 2012 8:10:37 AM

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September 4, 2012 9:03:56 AM

you are asking the impossible, There's no way to know without a display of some sort.
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September 4, 2012 10:02:40 AM

ohk, looks like im just gonna buy a cheap graphics card and find out
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September 4, 2012 12:12:29 PM

If it has integrated graphics then the motherboard should have some sort of video connector and if it doesn't then it would not have such a connector.
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September 4, 2012 12:32:15 PM

If it has a speaker listen for a single beep that it passed POST.
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September 4, 2012 1:04:38 PM

it posted (after about 20 mins of niggling with stuff). turns out the gpu i found wasn't in properly, im smart. but after booting past bios and getting to a windows screen it locked up and hasn't booted again :/ . the one thing i noticed was the fact that the thing that covers the north bridge was fairly hot and a little loose. dont know it this is normal.
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September 8, 2012 10:35:21 AM

i have rev 1.0 and mines like bent and ***. (dont ask me how you do that :D  )
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