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I have recently obtained a VIA mainboard, and an ATI Rage XL GPU. Both function properly in other hardware configs, but when I try to combine them, the GPU does not seem to work. All cabling and power is okay, but there is no signal to the monitor.
Does anybody know what might be the cause of this, and how could I at least temporarily solve it? I'm getting another mainboard in next month or so, as this one has also got a faulty IDE, but for the time being I'd like to use what I've got at hand.
I have two older GPU's, one with 1 MB memory, other with 2 MB, but this one has 8 and for my own reasonss I need it to be installed in my hardware.
Make sure you uninstall your old GPU (Graphics Processing unit?) "Graphics card".
Your computer might be trying to use old drivers to get the new card to work witch may be causing problems. Reinsert your old card, uninstall the drivers, this will probably set you into 16bit mode, then install the new card and it should detect the new card.
Hope it works.
Problem is that the thing does not even boot up. Black screen. If there were any driver problems that would not be that hard...
I saw something like this happen to my friends computer, he tried to turn it on but nothing happened, it turned out that the motherboard was fried, are you sure the motherboard supports the graphics card?
Either the motherboard is broken or it could be something very simple like a wire out of place inside the computer.
From previous info it didnâ€™t sound like their was a power issue. So youâ€™re saying you press the power button and nothing happens? No fans starting up, no blinking green lights?
If that is the case and the PC works just fine with the old card, then I would try what I stated in my last post.
If the PC is still dead then I would try taking out everything attached to the bored, including memory, and only leave the power supply attached. (It wouldnâ€™t hurt to unplug and re-plug every connection.) If it boots up (not all the way with ought memory) then you know the power supply and MoBo are still ok. I would then start re-attaching items and booting up after each item is attached. When it stops booting up you have found the problem.
Witch ever item causes the computer not to boot up should probably be replaced, as it is probably breaking the circuit somewhere and causing your PC to go brain dead.
Also you might want to check the ampage switch on the back of the Power supply. (The little red switch that is hard to switch) Sometimes when you work on a PC this could get switched to the improper setting and cause too little power to get to your PC.
If all else fails try using another wall socket to plug in your PC, as the problem might be with the fuse in the wall.
Everything works properly on the old card. That's the problem.