newbie in need of help! no video - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Overclocking and Modding
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-23-2004, 02:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 3
Default newbie in need of help! no video

i am currently making my first attempt at building a computer and i bought a mother board that was just that: a mother board, nothing else. no manuals no nuthin just the board wrapped in plastic. it was tested and nonreturnable unless d.o.a. installed it into the case and plugged every thing in. i also installed an amd athlon xp cpu.
now when i turn it on all the usual bells and wistles sound as though it is working properly but nothing shows up on the monitr. i tested the monitor and works on another computer. my question: why isnt the monitor working?

two notes:
the jp1 switch was set to Clear CMOS Memory when i got it and installed it. the computer will only turn on though when it is set this way. when set the cap on default and push the power button nothing happens. now i dont know much about these things but with what i can figure out that doesnt quite seem right to me.
second, the "Embeded 256-bit 3D AGP Graphics Accelerator" has a 64MB frame buffer i dont know what that means but i do know thati only have 64 mb of ram installed currenly (the wallet hurts) is this the cause? and am i a silly jack:freak:*** for even attempting to make this computer work with only 64mb of ram

thank you for your time, any advice/ridicules are much appreciatted. sorry about the lengh.


siliconjoe is offline  
Old 02-23-2004, 07:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
True Techie
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 171

Do you know the make of the motherboard?
Are you using on board graphics or do you have a card in it?
Do you have a graphics card that you can try in it?

Pentium 4 2.8 with M0 stepping.
Only air cooling tho
<a href=\"\"><b></b></a>
<a href=\"\">Aquamark03</a></center>
domwells is offline  
Old 02-23-2004, 02:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 3

i have tried both on board graphics and a card. neither work
the manufacturer of the board is pc-chips i have the model # but not with me. ive gotten the manual for the mother board and i cant tell anything that i did wrong. other than the cmos thing every thing seems to be in order.
siliconjoe is offline  
Old 02-23-2004, 04:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 3

is the lack of ram the cause of my ailment?
siliconjoe is offline  
Old 02-23-2004, 11:53 PM   #5 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 32

first off do you have an operating system installed on your HD, if it is XP I'm pretty sure there is a minimum ammount of ram needed to run it which under 128 could really bog down your system.
Admiral558 is offline  
Old 02-27-2004, 05:34 AM   #6 (permalink)
Monster Techie
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,124

So its intergrated video? You said i have tried both on board graphics and a card.If so remove the PCI card from the mobo .
See if you can get it operating with onborad video 1st.
You can look at the mobo to see what brand it is maybe
There should be some stampings or logo on it somewhere .
Try searching google with numbers that you find.You need to find out the manufacture of the mobo go to there website and download a manual so you can troubleshoot the board

Thermaltake Armor A90
Corsair HX1000W PS
i7 2600k / Cooler Master Hyper N 520
Asus P8Z68-V Pro / Gen 3
8 GIG Corsair Vengeance
eVGA GTX 570
SB Audigy2 Platinum
Kingston Hyper X120 SSD
WIN 7 - 64b
LG Blue Ray Super Multi Burrner
Logitech THX Z560
3x120mm - 1x200 mm case fans
Cappy is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:07 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.