Graphics card conflict?
March 4, 2008 10:18 PM Subscribe
Why might my computer be rejecting my new video card?
posted by Spike to computers & internet (19 answers total)
It'd been almost 3 years since I built my current machine, and I thought it was time for some upgrades to squeeze a couple more years out of it before relegating it to fileserver duty. Things were going more or less smoothly until I put the new video card in. And that's when this happened:
When I boot the computer, nothing is displayed on the screen at all. Shortly into the POST, the internal speaker emits a series of tones -- long-short-short -- and then, if the displayed POST codes are accurate, proceeds to boot normally. For reference, this is the same behavior it exhibits when I attempt to boot it with no video card installed at all. When I swap in my old video card (ATi Radeon X800), everything works fine. What I'd like to know is why this what's happening, why, and ultimately how to get it working again.
Relevant machine specifications:
Abit AX8 motherboard
AMD Opteron 175 CPU
XFX GeForce 8800GT model no. PV-T88P-YDE4 (I had no idea how many 8800GTs XFX made before I looked this up)