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HELP ME!! No Video on SINXP with 9700 pro

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March 29, 2003 4:06:13 AM

Please! help me. . .

I just put this system together tonight and I am going out of my mind! I got the gigabyte 8sq800 ultra 2, the sinxp, and I plugged everything in and nothing is happening. I get fans, and the ram led, and the power led, and the harddrive led flashes, and the cd rom looks for a cd, because the hd is empty, but I see nothing!!!! There is no regular bios beep either. . . . I got a 9700 pro all in wonder and I cannot get video to work on it at all. I tried a different monitor and nothing! I put the all in wonder in a different system and it works, so its not the video card. It will just never show video in the sinxp. I tried everything I read around like take out everything except cpu and see if i get anything, and all that and tried using only one stick of ram. nothing! I tried taking out the battery to reset bios and still nothing. This is a brand new bare system, nothing on the HD, i was going to load the os and partion everything tonight. Does this seem like a bad motherboard problem? Please help me, I want to get this thing running!

here are all the specs.

Gigabyte 8SQ800 Ultra 2
Intel Pentium 4 - 2.4GHz 533MHz
Corsair XMS Twin PC2700 256MB DDR
Western Digital 80GB 7200RPM 8MB Cache
Generic CD
Generic Floppy Drive
ATI Radeon All-In-Wonder 9700 Pro
Audigy 2 Platinum
U.S. Robotics 56k v.92 Internal FaxModem PCI
Nokia 445Xpro Monitor
Lian-Li PC-60 USB Case
Thermal Take Silent PurePower 420W


I would appreciate any suggestions!

•kc252•

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March 29, 2003 11:33:49 AM

Bump. Come On Guys, someone has to know. . I will try remounting the mobo today if it is some grounding issues, but please help me...

•kc252•
March 29, 2003 4:06:15 PM

Tried everything. . . It is a no go. . .

I am supposed to just be able to put in the agp card and have that boot right? there is no onboard video on the sinxp so I don't see how there would be any other way. Right? And I am not even getting any beeps or anything so it has to be the mobo right?

I guess I will RMA this and hope it works this time. .

•kc252•
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March 29, 2003 4:18:01 PM

I had this exact problem. Everything was on, no video nor post.


It was the ram, I would suggest trying new sticks.
March 29, 2003 4:30:50 PM

What kind of ram did you have to begin with?

And I don't have any other ddr, would i be able to test with some old sdram or is it not compatible

•kc252•
March 29, 2003 6:25:54 PM

I had ocz pc1066 rambus, they were peices of crap, and i stuck Kingston pc800 rambus in, and boom it works
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