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Problem with GeForce 4 Ti4200

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Michael Bauer
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2002 - 7:57 pm:   

This one is a doozy. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I bought a nice new GeForce Ti4200 (128) from Prolink. It arrived, I installed, no problem.
The card produced no signal - though it did power up. The monitor remained blank, and the motherboard beeped 4-5 times, signaling a video error. The system then powered itself off.

I replaced the old card (GeForce 2 MX400) and it worked fine - ruling out a AGP slot problem.
I repeated installing the new card 3 times, same result. I assumed the card was dead and set it back.

The manufacturer was wonderful in taking the card back (Prolink is a good company in my book), tested the card - and suprised me by saying that it worked great. They tested it on a Pentium, and it functions well. So they are sending me a new one free of charge. Nice, eh?

Problem is, it will not work on my system as far as I know. Does anyone have any ideas? The motherboard is a VIA based ASUS A7V133 with a Athlon 1.33 Ghz processor on it. Everything still works well with my old card (also a GeForce) so I have no idea what the problem could be.

Thanks for any help you can offer!
Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2002 - 10:12 am:   

resource conflict is what it sounds like to me. is there anything in the next slot?
Michael Bauer
Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2002 - 4:15 pm:   

You mean in the PCI slot under the AGP (next to)?

Nope, nothing. Hrmm. Would it have a problem just with my new AGP card, even though the old one works fine in that slot?

I am boggled.
Posted on Sunday, May 19, 2002 - 12:59 pm:   

it' possible, yes.

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