What the..... How can chaging the graphics card screw up my Motherboard???
Posted on 2004-08-07
My dad's pc is all up the creak - i have posted a thread on here about it trying to find out why it suddenly restarts every now and then for no reason i can see. Anyway, that issue slightly aside, i decided to try and isolate the hardware problem. I took out parts of my pc and put it into his and parts of his into mine.
I thought it could be the graphcs card overheating someway so i put his graphics card into my pc and mine into his. His pc crashed almost straight away - but i think that was a bios error - setting the wrong AGP speed. His graphics card however worked fine in my pc.
I think feel it is not his graphics card that was the problem as his worked in my pc and mine (sort of) worked in his. I then swap back the cards to find this.
No matter what graphics card i put in MY pc, i get a POST warning. A 2 second beep followed by a 2 second gap followed by a 2 second beep followed by a 2 second gap and so on. HOW ON EARTH DID THIS HAPPEN!!!! Is there any way to fix it??!?!? MNy suspiscion is that HIS graphics card was screwed and when i put it into my Motherboard, it done something horrible. So my M/B is now broken... is this possible??? ANy suggestions?