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PeterW2

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#62746 14-Jun-2010 11:44
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Good morning people, I'm a 'newbe' here, and this is the 3rd time I've tried to post this question - hopefully it'll show up this time!! - lol

I'm hoping someone can help me please?.
I have a desktop computer here, with a Foxconn 661FX4MR-ES motherboard running Win2000. Some while ago the computer refused to start-up, after running for years without any trouble at all. I deduced that the power supply had crapped itself, so I replaced it (450 watt) with a new Thermaltake 600 watt ATX unit. Since then, the computer hasn't shown any display on the monitor, yet the computer seems to start up, (and shut down with the keyboard (and the computers own) power button). It makes all the right noises etc, just no display. The monitor (a Proview) displays 'Self Test, Monitor is Working' 'Check your PC or Signal Cable'. I have connected this monitor to another working computer, and it works fine, and I have also connected another working monitor to the Foxconn computer - still no display, so I'm dead sure it's a computer fault. I'm assuming that the power supply 'fried' the onboard video 'card'.Now, the question is: Can I plug in a separate graphics/video card into a spare PCI slot?, and what video/graphics card could/should I be using?

Thank you (in advance)
Peter

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  #341500 14-Jun-2010 13:01
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Is this PC a must have? IMO you would be better off putting money towards a new PC.

What you need to buy is a PCI graphics card, you must not confuse this with a PCI-E (express) card as they are not compatible.

http://www.ascent.co.nz/Category.aspx?majorcatID=64&minorCatID=159

But, how are you do know that will fix the problem, so again, you are probably best to get a new PC.

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  #341581 14-Jun-2010 16:24
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Hi there

Thanks for your reply. You're dead right - I have no idea whether this will fix it, or not, but I'm willing to give the computer one more go, then if that doesn't work, I'll buy another one. Then I'll be back here asking how to retrieve the data off the old hard drive - lol.

Thanks for the information regarding the PCI and PCI-E too. I didn't know that

Peter

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