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my computer was working fine until i brought a new video card Nvidia goforce 5500 and plugged it into the AGP slot in my system. When i power up the system, it powers up but there is no signal coming to the monitor. I  cannot see the splash screen of the intel desktop board and i cant access the BIOS. Please Help.

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Ravi
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Maybe you don't have enough power for that card or this card is malfunctioning.
Which PSU do you have and which configuration do you use?
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Make sure that the card is seated correctly and that your monitor cable is properly attached.
If they are and you still cannot see any screen (including BIOS), I would suggest inserting your previous card and testing.
Remember that just because it's new doesn't mean that it cannot fail. I have had many electronics bad right out of the box.
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by:JohnnyCanuck
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Does your motherboard have onboard video?  If so, plug the monitor back into it and check to see if you must change a setting in the BIOS to select AGP as primary video.
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by:PCBONEZ
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You are asking us a compatibility question without telling us what the parts are.

Nvidia geforce 5500 is only the video chip on the card.
- Who made the card and what model is it?

- Who made the motherboard and what model is it?

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by:ravikumarch
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thank u all for your comments. I realized now that the actual problem is with the LAN card and not the new graphics card. I removed all the card and switched ON the 'barebones' system.
It still was blank. After a thorough internet search, there was a suggestion to re-seat the RAM cards. Voila, the system started. Now i inserted the graphics card and it works. My suspicion about the problem was wrong. I replaced the mother board too without checking whats wrong..

Sorry, but i learnt a lot of things yesterday. Thanks once again..
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by:ravikumarch
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I guess i figured out myself. Thanks for the help guys..
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