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Well, the new monitor works but the new video card doesn't. *sigh* PC doesn't give the "no video card" beeps when I try to boot it with the new card, but it doesn't actually boot either. I wonder... the card is for a 4X/8X AGP bus, but this motherboard provides a 2X/4X. Am I SOL and this combination is simply unusable? (Seems a bit excessive for the card to refuse to start up though)

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dan_lane
Mar. 9th, 2004 02:02 pm (UTC)
I had a similar problem where my graphics card drew too much power from the cheap generic motherboard I was using, First I tried a new PSU and when that didn't work I got a decent motherboard and its fine now.

As a sweetener I got gigabit ethernet, SATA RAID and dolby 5.1 on the new board too ;P
araqnid
Mar. 10th, 2004 09:17 am (UTC)
well, I'm going to get a new motherboard on the grounds that it doesn't cost much to upgrade from my aging Asus KT7A-- I can get one that supoprts my existing processor/memory, but allows for a decent upgrade of them too. And has LAN, SATA, USB2 and sound onboard. I'll give it a go. Some people on hardware suggested just resetting the CMOS on the board, too.
araqnid
Mar. 10th, 2004 09:51 am (UTC)
Urnf, that's Abit KT7A, not Asus. I think. Odd, though, it doesn't claim to support a 1.4GHz Athlon or DDR memory. I hope I've not gone completely nuts trying to remember what type of memory I've got in there. /me tries to walk back through various bits of kit bought at various times...
dan_lane
Mar. 10th, 2004 10:02 am (UTC)
I upgraded to an ASUS A7V600.
araqnid
Mar. 10th, 2004 02:50 pm (UTC)
(actually, mine was the Abit KG7, now that I've got home and had a look).

Hey hey, I'm getting a Gigabyte board with the same VIA KT600 chipset on it :}

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