Help: Getting Graphics Card to Work


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Searcher7

I've just spent three hours trying to get my video card working.

I had a system put together minus a graphics card because I wanted to
install a Jetway Radeon 9550(95LXAD256C) card that I have.

Unfortunately, I'm having problems. With the card plugged into the AGP
slot, when I get one beep, followed by three quick beeps when I power
up, and there is no signal whatsoever going to the display.

Since I get no signal to the monitor at all, my options seem limited.

When the system was built, a Diamond Stealth II G460 8MB was used, and
then taken out before the system was given to me.

The motherboard is an Asus CUV4X and all of the chips on the video card
itself are hard-wired.(For what it's worth, I see a bank of 8 dip
switches on the motherboard. All positioned upwards, except #4.)

I know nothing about IRQ conflicts, and would be nervous about messing
with them since the guy who put the system together knew what he was
doing, and I don't.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks a lot.

Darren Harris
Staten Island, New York.
 
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B

Bob Noble

I think there is a good chance the video card is not seated properly.
It's likely not pushed in all the way. Check carefully and see if the video
card is all the way in the socket.
 
J

jdgill

1 beep, 3 beeps, 1 beep is a code for bad
or invalid memory. You might want to check
the memory to make sure that is good and
fits this motherboard.
John
 
A

Anymous

My first instinct would be to try whipping out that MB manual and
looking up what the beep code(s) means...
 
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S

Searcher7

This is my 8th time attempting to post this since Google screwed up
everything.

I know the video card is seated correctly, and the beeps indicate what
John said.

The motherboard supports AGP/AGP Pro 4X. And the video card's
documentation says that it supports AGP Universal Bus 8X.

I just noticed that the three 4-pin male connectors(white, green, and
black) on the motherboard to the left of PCI slots 1 & 2. Page 14 in
the motherboard's manual says they are "AUX", "Video", and "CD". It
obviously slipped out of the CD ROM connection, so I put it
back(hopefully the right way).

Like I mentioned, all chips on the card are hardwired, so no chips can
be added or taken away. And the card worked in a different computer.

Any more ideas?

Thanks a lot.

Darren Harris
Staten Island, New York.
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S

Searcher7

This is my 8th time attempting to post this since Google screwed up
everything.

I know the video card is seated correctly, and the beeps indicate what
John said.

The motherboard supports AGP/AGP Pro 4X. And the video card's
documentation says that it supports AGP Universal Bus 8X.

I just noticed that the three 4-pin male connectors(white, green, and
black) on the motherboard to the left of PCI slots 1 & 2. Page 14 in
the motherboard's manual says they are "AUX", "Video", and "CD". It
obviously slipped out of the CD ROM connection, so I put it
back(hopefully the right way).

Like I mentioned, all chips on the card are hardwired, so no chips can
be added or taken away. And the card worked in a different computer.

Any more ideas?

Thanks a lot.

Darren Harris
Staten Island, New York.
****************************************************************
 
S

Searcher7

This is my 8th time attempting to post this since Google screwed up
everything.

I know the video card is seated correctly, and the beeps indicate what
John said.

The motherboard supports AGP/AGP Pro 4X. And the video card's
documentation says that it supports AGP Universal Bus 8X.

I just noticed that the three 4-pin male connectors(white, green, and
black) on the motherboard to the left of PCI slots 1 & 2. Page 14 in
the motherboard's manual says they are "AUX", "Video", and "CD". It
obviously slipped out of the CD ROM connection, so I put it
back(hopefully the right way).

Like I mentioned, all chips on the card are hardwired, so no chips can
be added or taken away. And the card worked in a different computer.

Any more ideas?

Thanks a lot.

Darren Harris
Staten Island, New York.
****************************************************************
 
S

Searcher7

This is my 8th time attempting to post this since Google screwed up
everything.

I know the video card is seated correctly, and the beeps indicate what
John said.

The motherboard supports AGP/AGP Pro 4X. And the video card's
documentation says that it supports AGP Universal Bus 8X.

I just noticed that the three 4-pin male connectors(white, green, and
black) on the motherboard to the left of PCI slots 1 & 2. Page 14 in
the motherboard's manual says they are "AUX", "Video", and "CD". It
obviously slipped out of the CD ROM connection, so I put it
back(hopefully the right way).

Like I mentioned, all chips on the card are hardwired, so no chips can
be added or taken away. And the card worked in a different computer.

Any more ideas?

Thanks a lot.

Darren Harris
Staten Island, New York.
****************************************************************
 
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D

Donald Link

A better suggestion would be to have the person who put the systems
together give you the awnser. Or if local take it to him.
 
S

Searcher7

I was just told that it is common that a video card can be incompatable
with one's display, and that manufacturers intentionally leave this
fact out of the manuals. Is this true?

I tried it with a Dell P990, and an IBM 7097-593.
Thanks.

Darren Harris
Staten Island, New York.
 
G

Gary L.

I was just told that it is common that a video card can be incompatable
with one's display, and that manufacturers intentionally leave this
fact out of the manuals. Is this true?
No.

The beep code indicates that the problem is with the computer and not
the monitor. Did you look up the beep code as suggested?
- -
Gary L.
Reply to the newsgroup only
 
S

Searcher7

No.
The beep code indicates that the problem is with the computer and not
the monitor. Did you look up the beep code as suggested?

As I mentioned the beeps indicate what John said. The problem is with
the graphics card.(Which actually doesn't say much). Specifically A)
Bad video ram or B) No card installed. Now since the card works in a
different system, it can't be either of those two options. I'm thinking
that there is a compatibility issue that one won't find just by reading
the motherboard and video card manuals.

Anyway, there is obviously no answer to this problem.
Thanks.

Darren Harris
Staten Island, New York.
 
B

Big Bill

As I mentioned the beeps indicate what John said. The problem is with
the graphics card.(Which actually doesn't say much). Specifically A)
Bad video ram or B) No card installed. Now since the card works in a
different system, it can't be either of those two options. I'm thinking
that there is a compatibility issue that one won't find just by reading
the motherboard and video card manuals.

Anyway, there is obviously no answer to this problem.
Thanks.

Darren Harris
Staten Island, New York.
There may be.
If the slot the card is in isn't connecting to all of its traces on
thre MOBO, the card may not work, while it will work in another
computer.
 
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S

Searcher7

There may be.
If the slot the card is in isn't connecting to all of its traces on
thre MOBO, the card may not work, while it will work in another
computer.
I have no idea how all of the connections cannot be made, since I have
another video card that does work perfectly in this system, and the
Jetway video card that I can't get to work in it works perfectly in
another system.

So the problem stems from this specific system *with* this specific
video card.

Thanks.

Darren Harris
Staten Island, New York.
 
B

Big Bill

I have no idea how all of the connections cannot be made, since I have
another video card that does work perfectly in this system, and the
Jetway video card that I can't get to work in it works perfectly in
another system.
Sorry, I misunderstood you to say the card worked in another syste.
Maybe another card is in order.
 
S

Searcher7

Sorry, I misunderstood you to say the card worked in another syste.
Maybe another card is in order.
Yes. The card did work in another system.

Anyway, I'll have to get another video card, and cross my fingers.
Thanks.

Darren Harris
Staten Island, New York.
 
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F

friesian

I don't know if this will help any. Does your video card have its own
plug for the monitor?

I just installed a new card in my nephew's computer, and I didn't
realize the cards had their own plug. So, I kept plugging the monitor
into the regular plug. Everytime the card was in, the monitor got no
signal. Take the card out - just fine. And repeat.

I finally noticed the card had its own slot, plugged it, and everything
was great. I spent over an hour wading through the FAQs on company's
website and searching the archives here. Never did see anything that
covered the issue.
 

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