upgradinng/building pc

  preston 21:39 01 Jan 03
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  preston 21:39 01 Jan 03

i have just put together a base unit. when i connect the monitor it comes on and then goes off, so i can't see to add the OS or the drivers or check the BIOS.I have an old compaq P50 monitor. It works fine on the commputer i am using to write this. Someone has told me it might be a conflict between my monitor and my new graphics card a geforce mx4.Any help appreciated.

  howard60 21:45 01 Jan 03

is not seated correctly. try removing it and putting it back in. If it is an agp card without a back locking clip it is possible for the back to rise out of the socket when the screw is put in

  eddie937 22:06 01 Jan 03

i had a simular problem,it was also a geforce 4 and it was the psu,what is the psu wattage

  preston 17:12 02 Jan 03

i checked the graphics card it was fine. still same problem. the psu is 300 watts.

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