Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:53
So today I have a little story for you. My Cousins fiancee brought his computer to me and asked me to fix it. Through some testing it turned out his GPU (9800gt) BIOS had been corrupted (I assume he tried flashing and screwed it up and just won't admit to it). I replaced it with an old 9500gt I had in my spare parts box. I quoted him a price, returned his PC and he asked if I wanted to keep the 9800gt, maybe fix it. So I did.
I first tried it in my system as is. Of course it didn't post, just gave a beep code and hung. So I took it out, plugged in my second monitor into my IGP, and started it up, went into the BIOS and chose to the IGP instead of PCI-e card. I started all the way to Windows just to be sure it would work properly, restarted and put the 9800gt back in without connecting the monitors to it. Even though the BIOS was set to load from IGP, and the monitor was connected to on-board. I had no video feed.
I could hear the normal start-up beep codes after the GPU codes, and all my peripherals started up, my HDD's loaded into Windows, but yet I still have no video from on-board. I also tried setting the BIOS to load into my Ubuntu partition instead to make sure it wasn't a driver error, and still nothing. Any thoughts on what's going on? Thanks in advance.
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
CPU: AMD Athlon II X2 215 29 °C
Regor 45nm Technology
RAM: 3.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 334MHz (5-5-5-15)
Motherboard: MSI MS-7309 (CPU 1) 41 °C <--BIOS AMI v9.9
HP S2031 (1600x900@60Hz)
1023MB GeForce GT 430 (PNY) 42 °C <-- My normal Graphics card
699GB Western Digital WDC WD75 02AAEX-00Y9A SCSI Disk Device (ATA)
466GB Western Digital WDC WD50 00AAKS-00UU3 SCSI Disk Device (ATA)
No optical disk drives detected
Realtek High Definition Audio