Processor + Graphics Card

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  1. [.BC.] Birds

    [.BC.] Birds Well-Known Member

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    Ok, saturday midday I came back from a lan. went straight to sleep, in the evening I set up my PC to watch a movie, as my parents occupied the T. after several minutes spent on either my stomach or in bend position, I am ready to boot my baby. So I obviously do.... 3 minutes later I am beginning to wonder, why my screen stays blank.

    Well, I checked my monitor, cables everything set up. No settings changed, so the last possibility is the Graphics card. If anyone knows better tell, hadn't chance to find a gfx card to test it with.
    So now I am in desperate need for a new graphics card, but I alspo want to buy a new processor simultaneosly.

    My mainboard now is about 1.5 years old, socket 939 Asus AN8-sli. maybe abit not sure xDDD
    I want to spend between 300-400 euros for both, this should be enough. About 200-200. Dual-core maybe? Any one know something good?
     
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    .DeFuZioN Well-Known Member

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    what happens when you press the on button?
    Does it beep? double beep? not do anything? etc.

    You could always go into a local computer shop and say, hey for a few $$ can you chuck in a gfx card to see if mines broken.
     
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    [.BC.] Birds Well-Known Member

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    it boots normaly, thats the ptoblem. everything, even the gfx card starts, just the screen stays blank, but I know of people who had similiar problems, so I am positive its the gfx card.
     
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    xlink GR's Tech Enthusiast

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    it can also be the mainboard memory CPU or monitor ensure that all other components work first.
     
  5. johndapunk FTW

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    If it were a memory issue, I'd assume it would give beep error codes while POSTing. I doubt it is a CPU problem... I'd expect it not to even boot. I'm guessing two possibilities, the motherboard or gfx card. I dunno, hard to tell with out getting a test graphics card.
     
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    xlink GR's Tech Enthusiast

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    how do you know his system has the speaker setup? Several OEMs dont' do that.
     
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    My Dell had it...
     
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    [.BC.] Birds Well-Known Member

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    i have tested everything except my gfx card. i checked the beeps and all.
     
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    well if its the card than your comp would be beaping, but it could be your monitor? did you try a different monitor or somthing
     
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    read the first post first before answering, for a reason its called first post. well, actually not, but you should know what I mean...
     
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    all motherboards i have ever seen have beeping setups. For ram issues a repeated beep happens.

    I reckon though that it is your motherboard or graphics card.
     
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    Yes, but not every motherboard has an on-board speaker, so you can't always hear the beeps, if there's no speaker connected.

    This thing:
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    But mostly it's mounted on the mobo itself.
     

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