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Cleaned out the basement's cold room and found my old computer, it consist of am althon 64 some smpheron mobo... but problem is all fans are moving, but black screen, so the computer is working but the video card maybe dead?
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CMOS battery ran out? Some motherboards don't boot when it's too low. Same thing happend to my P4 tongue.gif
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It could be the video card. Did the fans stay spinning at a high rate?
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yep, the cpu fans are spinning fast i could try a new battery see how that goes
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how do i check what gpu i have? it ssome nvidia that uses a 4 pin connector and has a rec PCB, copper heat sink
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Originally Posted by Speced;14241100 
CMOS battery ran out? Some motherboards don't boot when it's too low. Same thing happend to my P4 tongue.gif

tried a different battery, it seems louder now. But st ill black screen could be a dead video card lol.. oh well wanted to use this for my little bro so he can watch netflix and some cartoon movies lol
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post #7 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by turbonerds;14241154 
how do i check what gpu i have? it ssome nvidia that uses a 4 pin connector and has a rec PCB, copper heat sink

Picture? smile.gif
post #8 of 15
I don't think it is a dead video card, Possibly the CMOS
If the graphics is dead, It would have lines going across the screen, So the computer would still boot up.

Do you also have the monitor connected?
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Originally Posted by uncholowapo;14241240 
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Originally Posted by AMDrocks;14241281 
I don't think it is a dead video card, Possibly the CMOS
If the graphics is dead, It would have lines going across the screen, So the computer would still boot up.

Do you also have the monitor connected?

ya i have the graphics connected, with the 4 pin connector still nothing on the monitor..what do you mean by CMOS? th e battery?
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