Graphics card incompatibility?
A friend and I just finished building my new PC with the following specs:
Abit P35 Pro motherboard
Intel Q6600 Quad Core processor
3GB Crucial Ballistix DDR2-800 RAM
WD Raptor 150GB HD
Seasonic S12 650W Power Supply
Windows XP SP2
For my graphics card, I have selected the NVidia Quadro NVS 440. I have two of them.
My monitor is an HP LP1965 19" LCD.
Here's my problem:
When I install the NVS 440 card into the PCIe slot and try to boot up windows, I get a blank screen. Nothing happens. I know windows is booting properly, I just can't see it.
So I went out and bought a PNY NVidia GeForce FX5200. When yank the NVS 440 and replace it with the FX5200 (In the same PCI slot), the comptuer boots, I can see the screen, windows loads, and I'm ready to go, no problems whatsoever.
I am using the latest BIOS from Abit. I'm using the latest everything, considering we built it yesterday and today. I've also updated windows with all patches and service packs, etc.
I have NOT installed the FX5200 drivers.
What could be the problem? Is the NVS 440 graphics card incompatible with my motherboard (It is a 2-D workstation card, no 3-D capabilities)? Could the cards be faulty?
Should I try installing the NVidia drivers and THEN install the NVS 440?
Any help is appreciated!