I've recently had a meltdown of my ASUS motherboard and while it is being repaired/replaced I needed a replacement so I purchased a cheap ECS motherboard (648FX-A2 (1.0)). I had a spare Western Digital 30 GB hard drive to tide me over on this new setup.
I have formatted the hard drive then installed Windows XP Pro using a genuine microsoft CD and after updating through SP1 I noticed the monitor had what seemed like a lag to it as I scrolled in IE6 or in other programs I installed. I checked the display settings and under properties there is no video card shown but the default VideoSave even though I am viewing everything through my (unknown brand) agp version ATi 9200SE. When I download the latest drivers from the ATi site and install I get a black screen right after the Windows loading splash screen. I have formatted and reloaded WinXP a half dozen times trying different things and get a "No signal" message when I install SP2. I tried tech support from ECS but they told me that since I'm using a 3rd party video card I should contact their tech support... I'm at a loss as to what to try now.
Here is what I have done:
-Taken out the memory sticks so that I only have one single sided 512MB stick DDR 333 in the first memory slot.
-Swapped out the Antec 350 Watt power supply for a new Antec 450 Watt power supply
-Swapped the old Western Digital 30 GB HDD for a new Maxtor 200GB HDD
-Removed and checked the CPU (P4 2.0 GHz) for bent pins then reseated it
-Swapped out the ATi 9200 SE 128MB AGP for a MadDog 9550 128MB AGP video card
I have flashed the BIOS to the latest version from the ECS site and am on my 7th install of WinXP. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Antec 350 Watt power supply
Pentium 4 2.0GHz (not overclocked standard cooling)
ECS ELITEGROUP 648FX-A2 motherboard
NEC 2500 DVD R-RW
Maxtor 200 GB partitioned hard drive
512 MB DDR 333 RAM
ATi 9200 SE 128MB AGP video
acer LCD AL1914