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June 2, 2012 5:12:49 AM

well i have a question as im still learning i love electronics its my biggest interest and im a maintnance man but anyways i recently ordered a Rosewell 500watt power supply as we had a storm and i knew right when i got home there was no power to my Gateway so i ordered a Rosewell 500Watt power supply i know got it running however i suspect maybe something bigger is wrong i was reading that when you hit the power button you should atleast hear a beep i hear my hard drive but i hear nothing else im thinking mother board am i right ? cuss i hooked up the new power supplies to my 9800PNY GT Graphics card hit the power button and it i had power restored but no picture Can anyone with better knowledge help me out i have learned the hard ways of installing ram installing power supplies and the brain and learned my path but i am puzzled on no picture its not my monitor cuss my other pc has picture anyways anyone think my motherboard could it be screwed

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a c 291 U Graphics card
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June 2, 2012 5:39:56 AM

Please, use punctuation. It's pretty impossible to read what you're trying to say.

First of all, there are two main power connectors without which no computer will work.

First one is 20/24 pin motherboard power connector:


Secondly, there's 4/8 pin CPU power connector (depending on your motherboard, it may be either 4 pin or 8 pin version):

4-pin:


8-pin:


If those two are connected, your computer should at least do something when you push the power button.

Thirdly, there are power connectors for the graphics card:

It goes here:


After those, there are two more power connectors: one goes into your hard drive and another one into your CD/DVD drive.
They look like this:


If you connected all of that, it should work.
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June 2, 2012 5:30:22 PM

Hey thanks so much but i crushed my hand at work and i just type as fast as i can with 1 hand it kinda sux so i saw the diagram and yes i do get power however there is still no picture i will try and upload pictures there was no 6 pin pci e power plug on the motherboard but i do have the 8pin
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a c 291 U Graphics card
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June 2, 2012 5:43:55 PM

The 6-pin power plug is on graphics card, not on the motherboard.

And aw, I feel sorry for your hand :( .
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June 2, 2012 8:37:38 PM

Ya i have to do physical theropy alot and i looked at my graphics card and there is no 6 pin pci-e plug no where found on the graphics card
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a c 291 U Graphics card
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June 2, 2012 8:44:04 PM

Is this your graphics card?
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June 3, 2012 8:44:21 AM

its a GeForce 9800 GT GDDR3 1GB pci e 2.0
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June 3, 2012 9:04:33 AM

dang i cant post a picture wierd
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a c 291 U Graphics card
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June 3, 2012 9:44:21 AM

You can upload the picture to www.imageshack.us and post the link here. Make sure to select 'not to resize' option.
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a c 291 U Graphics card
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June 4, 2012 5:36:18 AM

Damnit the picture quality is very poor - can't really see anything. But if you really say that it has no 6-pin - maybe there isn't one, might be a power saver version or something.

Does your motherboard have on board graphics?
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June 4, 2012 9:03:43 PM

Yes but i already tried the onboard display it also wait a minute it actually has 2 connections for onboard built in graphics 1 VGA and 1 HDMi do you think my motherboard fries i really think its the motherboard
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June 5, 2012 12:37:15 AM

Sorry i knotticed i messed up my sentence i actually just got 30 stiches removed today i really wonder if that motherboard is any good how can you tell a good motherboard and a bad 1?
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June 5, 2012 12:38:35 AM

Ohh ya 1 more thing my friend ya your right it is a power efficient graphics card
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a c 99 U Graphics card
June 5, 2012 12:53:37 AM

Have you tried another PCI-E slot on the motherboard? Don't know if your motherboard has more than one PCI-E slot. If you do have one, the slot should be directly below where you installed your graphics card.
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a c 291 U Graphics card
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June 5, 2012 8:58:33 AM

You said your motherboard had an onboard graphics. Why don't you take your 9800 GT out and try booting up with just onboard?
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