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I have an HP Kayak 350 PC.  When I attempt to boot the system I get three beeps.  The RAM checks out fine and when I put a PCI Video card in the PC works as well.  However, when I put the AGP card in another PC I did not get the beep codes but the monitor was blank.
Three questions:
1.  Are there general compatability problems between AGP cards and older monitors?
2.  Could the AGP slot be bad on the PC?
3.  Would installing NT on the Kayak cause the beep codes?
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have you tried another AGP card.
You say if you put your AGP card in another computer the montior is blank.
Sounds like the card could be suspect.

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Try to push harder the AGP card in the slot. If it's still not working try another card and if it's not working too.. so it must be the slot!

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"Are there general compatability problems between AGP cards and older monitors?"
Not at all.Any type of VGA card will produce video on any type of VGA monitor.

"Could the AGP slot be bad on the PC?"
More likely the card has simply gone south.If the second PC was already using an AGP video card before you swapped in this one,then this is almost surely the case - bad card.

"Would installing NT on the Kayak cause the beep codes?"
No.As mentioned,these beeps are produced by BIOS,before any OS software comes into play.

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It is the card but your comments helped me to make sure.

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