I recently upgraded my system with a new mainboard/cpu/ graphics card. Everything APPEARED to go smoothly and i shut down my computer with a smile.
The next day however it failed to boot, the mainboard gives me 3 beeps meaning no graphics card detected, yet it was clearly firmly in the slot.
Now this particular card has 3 diagnostic LED's #1 is an ERR led (whatever that means, the manual doesnt even mention it, error probably) #2 is 4x AGP check and #3 is the power led. If all goes well the # 2 + 3 are lit and the system boots fine, but here only 1 + 2 are lit meaning SOMETHING is wrong.
I suspect its maybe not getting enough power( i have a 300W psu), but how do i fix that ? Do i even want to try ?
Abit KT7A mainboard
T-bird 1.2 Ghz 266FSB
Leadtek Geforce 2 Pro 64MB
512 MB PC133 RAM
SB LIVE! player 1024
My wife's computer (same Mboard & Vcard as yours) has the Exact same problem. I also suspect the PSU (cheap 300w).
But If it fails to get a green light...I just hit the pwr SW and it usually gets going. Since I can get it to boot anyway, I haven't replaced the PSU…..BUT, if you figure out what's causing that problem, PSU or whatever, be sure and let us know. Funny thing was that the AsusGF256 I had in that machine previously had no problems...maybe it's leadtek?
"Get the facts first. You can distort them later." - Mark Twain
I have the KT7A-Raid Mainboard with a Radeon 32MB DDR card. I think the problem may be with the board-video combination because I only have a 250W PSU and my computer always boots fine. Except for the time I closed my L1 bridges wrong, but that is a whole other story... .
Don't get me wrong.... I am not trying to say that Radeon is better than GF2 because I know that that is a debated topic and I don't really want to get into that.... I am just saying that I have an almost identical set-up to yours with a different video card and mine works fine. Or... maybe since my PSU was the best on the market when I bought it, it can supply the power the AGP socket needs.