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Old 04-30-2005, 03:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

I am kind of new to computer Assembly.
This was my second one.

I assembled the following config system yesterday.

- VisionTek XTASY VTK9600XT256 Radeon 9600XT 256MB 128-bit DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card - Retail
- Pentium 3.2Ghz HT
- 512*2MB PNY RAM
- Creative Audigy2
- ECS 848P-A V2.0 Socket 478 Intel 848P ATX Intel Motherboard

When I connect everything perfectly, I connect my monitor to the Video Card (installed in the AGP Slot).

and when I boot up, everything looks to be just fine (with all fans working .. even the Graphics card), but I don't see anything on my monitor.
Its power Indicator just blinks..

what does this mean?

is the Graphics card not working? The monitor works as I have tried it on my laptop.can anybody suggest me how to trouble shoot from here?
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Old 04-30-2005, 04:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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make sure you pushed the gfx card into the AGP slot all the way in

btw, the 9600xt is worth no more than $100 and is a pretty damn old card; how much did you pay for it?
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Old 04-30-2005, 05:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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well, I have pushed it real hard.

The fan on the card works fine, so I am assuming that it is well connected. But ill give it a shot.

any other things to look at?
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