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I tried to upgrade my computer but now it won't boot!?

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Hi,
I've tried to make some hardware changes in my computer. I changed the graphic card to a crossfire system, added a new hard drive, add 4 GB RAM and removed my old floppy drive. Then I connect it with a display, and it starts and I can hear that it searches for windows on first the disk drive and then the hard drive but I get no output on the screen... Okay, then I removed the new graphic cards and put the old one back in. Still no output... Then I changed it all back to what it was and still no output? What could be wrong ?
I probably should mention that the display I was testing it on were not my standard display but an old Fujitsu-Siemens display, but still a VGA flat screen. I tested the display by connecting it to my laptop and it worked fine.

Old specs:
MSI K9A2 motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3,1 GHZ
Sapphire Radeon 3850 512 MB
4 GB RAM Kingston
Maxfactor(or something) harddrive 250 GB
Harddrive 80 GB
A DVD, a CD and a floppy drive.

New specs:
MSI K9A2 motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3,1 GHZ
2 x Sapphire Radeon 6950 dirt edition in crossfire
8 GB RAM Kingston (not exactly the same as the old ones, but they fit ? )
No floppy drive and added a 1 TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12

Hope you can help!!
post #2 of 3
First two things I'd say:

1. That cpu is far too slow for 2x6950s...you really need to upgrade your CPU and motherboard.

2. What PSU do you have? 2x6950s require at least a GOOD 650W power supply.

As for the boot issue, I'd have a look in the bios at device boot order and make sure you select your old hard drive. If that doesn't work, put the windows CD in and try recovery.

edit: reading that again I'm not sure if I'm being trolled here ...maxfactor hard drive haha "the hard drive of makeup artists."
Edited by fluxlite - 10/21/11 at 3:30am
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Try with just one 6950 and report back. If that doesn't work, try the next 6950 in the primary pci express slot and try again.
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