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    Default Help with XFX Geforce6800Ultra Plz

    Apologies to mods if in wrong forum!!!, I am building myself a new system from scratch with a ASUS SK8V mobo 1GB RAM (2x512mb sticks) 500 watt PSU and 2 serial ATA drives, and two pioneer DVD writers, each DVD drive is in a separate IDE channel and all the connections are good to all drives and cards, im now trying to boot the system for the first time, the CPU (AMD FX53) cooling fan starts and the cooling fan on the geforce 6800 all start up, there are no nasty sounding beeps or anything, and everything seems ok, however when i plug my VGA connector to monitor i get an error sayin "no input signal" The geforce does not have a VGA connector but a DVI and a gender adapter for changin it to VGA which i am using, the system has no OS installed and i connected the additional power connectors to the geforce. I am totally stumped on what the problem is??, i suspect the graphics card but as this is my first "new build" i am unsure what to do, can anyone offer me any advice???

    Altho there is no OS or drivers for the Gefrorce installed i expected to at leat see a bios boot screen?!?!?!?


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    Default Re: Help with XFX Geforce6800Ultra Plz

    It sounds like you're not getting into the bootup sequence at all. Double check all peripherals for a solid connection. Memory, CPU, graphics board, and PCI peripherals... pull everything out and clean the edges or pins as appropriate and reseat them. More times than not this will be the problem. Another trick of the trade is to lay the case on its side during this process and do not use any screws to secure the AGP/PCI peripherals into place. Though rare, you can sometimes get a card where the retention bracket is out of line slightly. When you place a screw in the bracket to secure it to the case, you pull the rear part of the card out of the slot (making it a non-usable device).

    Alternatively, if you have some sort of digital display on the mainboard itself (I don't know about your model), this can give you a code letting you know where potential problems are.
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    Default Re: Help with XFX Geforce6800Ultra Plz

    Quote Originally Posted by Darthtanion
    Another trick of the trade is to lay the case on its side during this process and do not use any screws to secure the AGP/PCI peripherals into place. Though rare, you can sometimes get a card where the retention bracket is out of line slightly. When you place a screw in the bracket to secure it to the case, you pull the rear part of the card out of the slot (making it a non-usable device).
    I have encountered this more than once before where the case dimentions were wrong and ended up using washers UNDER the standoffs(not touching the mobo) to raise the mobo a bit.
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    Default Re: Help with XFX Geforce6800Ultra Plz

    Have you cleared the CMOS?

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    Default Re: Help with XFX Geforce6800Ultra Plz

    Thanks, for advice all, will try all this when i get in from work later tonight and will let you know how it goes!!, One quick question tho, how do i clear the CMOS and what does it do???
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    Default Re: Help with XFX Geforce6800Ultra Plz

    Your mainboard manual will have the necessary directions for your particular model as this can vary and its usually at or near the begining of the BIOS chapter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tranceboy
    Apologies to mods if in wrong forum!!!, I am building myself a new system from scratch with a ASUS SK8V mobo 1GB RAM (2x512mb sticks) 500 watt PSU and 2 serial ATA drives, and two pioneer DVD writers, each DVD drive is in a separate IDE channel and all the connections are good to all drives and cards, im now trying to boot the system for the first time, the CPU (AMD FX53) cooling fan starts and the cooling fan on the geforce 6800 all start up, there are no nasty sounding beeps or anything, and everything seems ok, however when i plug my VGA connector to monitor i get an error sayin "no input signal" The geforce does not have a VGA connector but a DVI and a gender adapter for changin it to VGA which i am using, the system has no OS installed and i connected the additional power connectors to the geforce. I am totally stumped on what the problem is??, i suspect the graphics card but as this is my first "new build" i am unsure what to do, can anyone offer me any advice???

    Altho there is no OS or drivers for the Gefrorce installed i expected to at leat see a bios boot screen?!?!?!?


    All help\advice gratefully recieved!!!
    are u saying ur plugging in the monitor while the system is turned off?
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    Default Re: Help with XFX Geforce6800Ultra Plz

    Quote Originally Posted by Eaglee
    are u saying ur plugging in the monitor while the system is turned off?
    If you would read his post better you would know that that's a not-so-smart remark.

    Clearing CMOS resets all your settings in the bios to fail-safe settings.

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    Default Re: Help with XFX Geforce6800Ultra Plz

    Something similar to this happened to me. I had just built my system, first bootup. Nothing was going on my screen. My monitor wouldn't even act like it was plugged into the VGA, IDE devices weren't working (CDroms wouldn't open/close) etc... Turned out it was the 12v on my PSU. Go figure... I RMA'd it and had to pay shipping (adalkjsdf).
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    Default Re: Help with XFX Geforce6800Ultra Plz

    Quote Originally Posted by amd_man2003
    If you would read his post better you would know that that's a not-so-smart remark.
    to me it sounds like he's plugging it in when its already on
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