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Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2004 5:20 pm
Regarding the video, I don't think that the BIOS setting for PCI or AGP makes much difference if you have only one video card. Its only real purpose (as far as I know) is to determine which is the primary display card if you have two graphics cards: an AGP card and a PCI card.
on some boards i have seen, if it is set to pci you will get a blank screen on the agp. most boards tend to auto set this now a days, but you never know... my abit IT7max3 was like that
Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2004 5:50 pm
Interesting, I didn't know that. Thanks for correcting me!
Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2004 6:28 pm
the K7S5A has a long history of problems. Try getting an adequate power supply. I had a K7, and thats what happened when i tried to boot from a 250watt PSU. If I was you I'd get another PSU.
Try taking everything out, even the processor and see if you get a beep or something. Also, it might be a good idea to get another mobo and test all the parts there.
Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2004 6:53 pm
Regarding the video issue, I set my K7S5A's "primary video adapter" setting in the BIOS to "PCI" (I'm using an AGP card) and rebooted a couple of times, and I still had video. Unless that feature was changed recently (i.e. in a BIOS update), I would guess that this setting isn't the cause of Matrixfan2004's problem.
Also, it might be interesting to try booting up without the video card. The machine should start beeping to indicate that there is no video card.
Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2004 7:15 pm
heres an update i've got another board coming so i plan to test all the bits and if it is the old board i'll send it back and get a refund