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    New build problems

    Just built:

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    80GB HDD
    Windows MCE
    500W PSU

    I had this running fine roughly a week ago, however I took it to my friends last night and plugged verything but couldnt get any display on the monitor we were using.

    We were using 2 CRT monitors, one 21" and one 15", both had standard VGA adaptors and using a DVI to VGA adaptor.

    Anyone got any ideas what could be causing it? I tried to see if the GFX card was working by removing the cooler, running it for about 30 seconds and making sure it heated up which it did.

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    Are these the same monitor(s) you were using before you moved the system to your friends?

    If not have you tried taking the system back and re-testing on the original set-up?

    Rather radical test for the GPU - not one I would recommend....., more likely to help kill it off rather than confirm it works.
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    Have you tried taking out the graphics card and then re-seating it into the motherboard, it may of come loose or something silly when you moved the system.

    Have you tried the monitors with another PC at all, could be an issue with both monitors (God knows I've had stranger happen, 3 PCI Lan cards that I try in a row broken... 4th worked :s)

    Try re-seating your ram as well just in-case

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    UPDATE: Gfx card works in my PC, any idea what the problem could be ? dodgy adaptor ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by daniel.phillips View Post
    I tried to see if the GFX card was working by removing the cooler, running it for about 30 seconds and making sure it heated up which it did.

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    did you get the boot screen or just absolutely nothing?


    first thing id do is if you can test your monitor using a VGA lead then you can discount both the other monitors being duff if that doesnt work. then your going to have to ge another adapter from somewhere. unless itworks of course then both his monitors are dead, which is really the kind of thing he should know....
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    Quote Originally Posted by daniel.phillips View Post
    UPDATE: Gfx card works in my PC, any idea what the problem could be ? dodgy adaptor ?
    Which is 'my PC' , is this a different PC to the one you had the problem? What adapter, where?? Have you tried a different monitor cable - I had one go duff recently and initially thought I had a GPU or Monitor problem.

    You need to explain more clearly if we are to understand what is happening...
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    Quote Originally Posted by EtheAv8r View Post
    Which is 'my PC' , is this a different PC to the one you had the problem? What adapter, where?? Have you tried a different monitor cable - I had one go duff recently and initially thought I had a GPU or Monitor problem.

    You need to explain more clearly if we are to understand what is happening...
    My PC is my PC, different to the one I built for my friend. I used the adaptor I described earlier, my friend has two VGA monitors and the graphics card has two DVI connections, thereofre I used a DVI to VGA adaptor. I haven't tried different monitor cables as theyre hard wired into the monitors but I have tried two different monitors.

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