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Richteralan
01-16-04, 07:40 PM
I recently bought a BFG FX5900 non-Ultra.
When I insert it in my mobo:
ASUS A7N8X-X Rev2.0

Vertical lines appears on the screen during POST messages
but
no vertical lines on SCSI Card messages

Then Vertical lines appear again in Windows XP boot logo.
Then after that, monitor said sync out of range: 0Hz
and I get no screen at all....computer seems also stopped responding.

Tried safe mode, but the same, sync out of range
Tried turn off AGP8X, Fast Writes, the same
Tried flash an older BIOS, the same
Tried normal clock frequencies(no overclocking), the same
Tried flash a FX5950 Ultra BIOS in my FX 5900 non-Ultra, interesting things happen:

I still get vertical lines, same places.
BUT
I can boot into Windows and computer detected a new VGA Adapter.
When the bubble tool-tip popup says Nvidia Geforce FX 5950, then my PC will suddenly restart and my HDD will stop spinning and spin again....duh~~

Looks like my mobo's problem more than the video card's problem....

Are you guys encountered similar problems before???

Thanks in advance...


Best,

Richteralan
01-16-04, 07:44 PM
OK, here's my detailed PRESENT(before FX5900) config:

AMD Athlon XP 1600+
ASUS A7N8X-X Rev 2.0
Elixir DDR333 512MB
Albatron Geforce FX 5600
Creative Soundblaster Audigy 2
Adaptec AHA-2940U2W SCSI Controller
3Com Earthlink 3C905CX-TX-M NIC
Western Digital WD800JB
IBM DNES-309170W
LiteON LTD-166S DVD-ROM
Ricoh RW7200A CD-RW

OS:
Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2 Beta


Bunch of cables and a case.

The Baron
01-16-04, 07:49 PM
reflash it with the original BIOS NOW. when you're dealing with something that might need to be sent back for an RMA, you don't flash it with another BIOS unless you're INSANE.

as for the problem... mmmm... tried it in another machine?

Richteralan
01-16-04, 07:51 PM
Originally posted by The Baron
reflash it with the original BIOS NOW. when you're dealing with something that might need to be sent back for an RMA, you don't flash it with another BIOS unless you're INSANE.

as for the problem... mmmm... tried it in another machine?

Of course I re-flashed back my original BIOS.
I do that is just give it a try to fix my problem not for overclocking(well..anyway...lol)...

Seems nobody in my school now usin' desktop.....heh.....all usin' laptop.....lol