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Old 08-10-2006, 10:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Problem after PC transplant.

Ok, I bought a new case to put my gateway in, now I have everything working (as far as I can tell) except neither my video card nor my onboard video is sending anything out to my monitor, I don't know if my onboard video is enabled or not. My video card (Gigabyte 6600GT PCI-E) is definitely getting power as I can see the fan moving. Any ideas what this could be?

P.S. I'm sorry about this being my only post but I will return as soon as I can get my computer back up and running.

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Old 08-10-2006, 10:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Ensure that all cables are plugged in correctly and securely...IDE cables, molex power cables, and header cables for the power switch, reset switch and LED status lights (if any).

Also make sure that your RAM modules are firmly in place.

Try resetting your BIOS CMOS by removing the lithium battery on the motherboard for a minute or so, then placing it back in.

You could also try shifting your RAM modules around to different DIMM slots if you removed them.


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Old 08-10-2006, 11:04 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Got it, it was seated properly and all that jazz but the ATX 12V wasn't connected, my first build, what else is to be expected. Thanks alot for your help!
MOBO:Intel 915GAG
CPU:Pentium 4 3.2 GHz
Memory:2x Samsung 512MB DDR 184-Pin PC3200
Hard Drive:Western Digital 200GB
Optical Drives:Lite-On DVD-RW Dual Layer Burner, Lite-On DVD-ROM
GPU:Sapphire X1900GT PCI-E
PSU:Ultra X2 550W ATX Modular
Case:Ultra Aluminus ATX
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Old 08-10-2006, 08:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I was also testing my optical drives and one wouldn't work, so I opened it up, and wouldn't you know it, I had one end of my 3-head molex cable (I have an Ultra X2 Modular PSU) in one of my DVD drives but two were connected to the power supply, that's just a dumb move, I can't blame that on inexperience.
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