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Old 18th February, 2002, 06:45 PM
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TNT M64 AGP with K7S5A ecs MOBO-No boot..

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Just built my first computer. Will not initialize boot up; Black Screen and AMI - 8 beeps, tells me Video Card memory or AGP slot issue. It is seated properly. All updated drivers loaded with the ECS K7S5A board . Bios is up to date . Tried 3 times. PCI card works fine. All OK with that PCI card, as I had it running 12 hours, no crashes. WIN98 SE installed fine. The TNT2 M64 Ultra card(new) was tested ok in another computer. An Ideas, with BIOS , maybe dead AGP slot ?
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Old 18th February, 2002, 10:25 PM
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could be the vid card or the board, prolly the vid card... BUT! try again and I aint tellin ya to break nuttin, but those AGP slots can be REAL tight. it wouldnt be the first time this happened
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could be the vid card or the board, prolly the vid card... BUT! try again and I aint tellin ya to break nuttin, but those AGP slots can be REAL tight. it wouldnt be the first time this happened
I agree... also, you're removing the PCI video card when using the AGP, right? One last thing, there should be a setting in the bios for a "first video device" that should be moved to AGP and is probably at PCI right now...
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Old 19th February, 2002, 08:10 PM
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Surlyjoe ; you were right. It was not seated properly . The local computer shop installed the card... said it went in ok..
I must have been too "gentle" with it.. I wish that I was there when he did it.. I tried 3 or 4 times with no success.
So the card was good , and so was the board.
GO figure ...
Take Care, and thanks for the help.
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Old 19th February, 2002, 10:01 PM
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Old salts recommend that you not "cinch down" a new mainboard's mounting screws before inserting a couple of PCI cards and the AGP card. This way, you don't have problems seating the cards properly.
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Old 20th February, 2002, 08:54 AM
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Surlyjoe ; you were right. It was not seated properly . The local computer shop installed the card... said it went in ok..
I must have been too "gentle" with it.. I wish that I was there when he did it.. I tried 3 or 4 times with no success.
So the card was good , and so was the board.
GO figure ...
Take Care, and thanks for the help.
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Old 20th February, 2002, 02:35 PM
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Excellent suggestion about installing the cards, then cinching up the mobo. I never saw that in the "official install guides...
Common sense rules! Live and learn , etc...
Anyway , my first system is up and running with gusto.
Windows 98 up in 15 seconds.. wow..
Is 46-47C CPU temp after 8 hours run time acceptable? Case temp is 77-78F .

XP1700+ Athalon retail w/ stock heatsink/fan
Front case fan
Micron 256DDR at Ultra setting
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TNT M64 AGP 32 video card (this will soon go)
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Old 21st February, 2002, 05:28 PM
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I learned that one the hard way also.
I must have installed the AGP card 10 times before I read somewhere to push until it "Clicked" in place.

Thanks for the tip cloasters. Never thought about that one but it makes perfect sense. I will never tighten mounting screws again until the cards are installed. Amazing what you can learn from listening to the "Old Salts".
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Old 21st February, 2002, 08:37 PM
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Thank heaven that there are old salts. I mean, the plethora of gear that they've installed, fixed or designed is unfreakin' believable! Their advise has saved my bacon a few times!
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Well done Suryjoe!
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