Hi everyone, I need some help pretty badly. :(
I am using:
Mobo: MSI K8M800-CE Socket 754 K8M800 Micro ATX AMD Model # K8MM-V
Video card: MSI Geforce NX6600GT-VTD128
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3400+ Newcastle 800Mhz FSB Socket 754
PSU: Antec True 430W
Memory: 2x512 Corsair DDR400 (PC3200)
Harddrive: A 120gb seagate from my last computer
So, here is my month-long journey into fixing my computer:
I set it up *joy*. We boot it up, nothing displays (no post). Restart, it works. Check it out, it works beautifully (benchmarked and all). Reset it to test something, doens't boot up. It works on and off for some awkward reason we can't figure out. Whatever, hopefully this will .. fix itself? I turn it off, take it to my place and turn it on the next morning.
The problem did fix itself. The computer wouldn't display anything on the monitor, even though the computer was running (HD noises/fan, cpu fan, vid card fan).
What the hell? I wonder! Okay, so I'm kind of upset, and I take it to my friends place...
We have no idea what's going on, but we try all sorts of things...
We take out my video card and put it in his computer (boots up.. was it a fluke? I don't know, only tried it once *bonk*) and put his video card in mine (nothing).
We take out the video card from my computer and use onboard video. It works. The BIOS look fine.
So I was pretty much confused at that point.
I RMA it in hopes that my mobo is just broken.
...a month passes.
I get it back *joy*. Set it up, test it out... wait... this is the same motherboard I sent in (as noted by the problem still being there and the sticker that was improperly placed on an onboard device :P). I'm furious now. What the hell! I call MSI and tell them that it's the same one and they reply that they found nothing wrong with it.
So now I'm even more confused.
I pretty much concluded that it wasn't my video card (although I'm about to go back and see if I was wrong. :()
But, today, I was reading through my video card manual and it had something about the power connector that it came with.
...this was new. I just plugged in the power cord from the PSU directly into the video card (as I did with previous computers). The manual read that I had to plug one end of the power connector into the video card and the other ends into PSU power cords. Now, I wasn't sure if they meant both of the other ends (there were two...) so I tried one and it didn't work. I meant to try both, but one was male and the other female, and my PSU only came with female cords (or, at least, I couldn't find any male ones). So, I'm pretty much back at point one.
It's been a month and no one has been able to help me out.
Keep in mind, I have no computer available to test out the motherboard directly...
Let me know what you think, thanks so much.