I have fitted a new Asus A8V deluxe motherboard with a new Athlon 64 chip as part of a rebuild. I am using my esixting AGPx4 NVidia Graphics card and Samsung TFT monitor. The new board powered up and all drives are working but nothing appears on the monitor. The green light on the monitor switch just keeps blinking. The monitor and graphics card work having tested them on another PC. The graphics card fits perfectly in the new motherboard and has the right number of slots. I have checked all connections but cannot see any reason why the monitor won't display anything. Suggestions veery welcome
Presume monitor has been OK before upgrade. Green light indicates no power problem. Therefore monitor not receiving signal. If new motherboard has 'on board' graphics this may be the prob. if monitor is connected to graphics card and not direct to motherboard. Try connecting Monitor to any suitable sockets in turn with a boot up in between. If you get a picture you can take a look in device manager to get a clue or two. If you get ANYTHING on screen during boot up - try to get into the BIOS (if you are experienced and confident). By the way - you say that you have tried the new components in another computer and they are OK.? Then before you do anything try your monitor on a different computer, just to make sure it is OK.
You have probably done all this - forgive me if I am teaching my granma to suck eggs. Cheers
Thanks for this rapid response. In answer to the various queries New mobo has no on board graphics so no alternative monitor connection. I have checked the monitor and graphics card again in an old pc and both are fine. I have checked the GFX card is properly seated. As regards the voltage the card has the same number of slots as the AGP fitting on the mobo and I assume this means it is compatible.I thought the 3.3v cards would not fit into a 1.5v slot. How can you tell what voltage a card is?
I have found and looked at the manual for your motherboard. It does not support 3.3v graphics cards, it will work with 1.5v cards only. Looks like you will have to replace your graphics card. You can find the manual here click here