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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Brutalfate, Sep 15, 2006.

  1. Brutalfate New Member

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    I've picked up an old Computer from school, I've brought it home, fitted it with additional RAM and a HDD with Windows XP Pro installed on it. When I turn the PC on all I get is a blank screen, I don't get any signal on my display. The display im using is fully functional, I've tried 2 different graphics cards in all PCI slots.

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    Intel Chipset
    Pentium 2 ??? MHz
    128MB SD RAM
     
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    Was this computer functional before you brought it home?

    I work tech for my highschool. This sounds suspiciously like the old whiteboxes that we have dropping dead left and right.

    check if the psu can handle the new gfx card. and make sure the system just didn't die when you loaded xp on it (i'm suprised it worked. xp on a pII must be painful...) Check ram also

    More complete sys specs might help. or you could try turning this comp into a piece of modern art or something.
     
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    thanks for your help anyway, but we ended up blowing up our power supply by switching it to 115 Volts on a 240 Volt circuit! Lol.
     
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    Btw, anyone willing to sell us a new one? >.>
     
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    You know you should never touch that switch right?
     
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    Hmm. yeah, It was kinda an accident. Heh.
     

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