First off, I would like to say I am very happy for finding the powerup website, b/c in the last hour I have learned a lot about modding and flashing and like just by reading the primers! Secondly, happy last-day-of-2006 Onto problem I have the ole dell dimension 8400 series package that came with, what i thought was an ati radeon x800 xt 256 mb card, but apparently after going over the p/n online (109 A31900 00) and reading other people's posts, realize its the x800 se 128mb card that dell initially put in there machines when the card first came out in june-july 04 (that is when i bought my computer too..initially) It has run fine for a couple of years, and about 4 months ago I installed the artice cooling silencer 5 ontop card to lower operating temp during high graphics scenarios. I moved the computer a few days ago to my new apartment, very carefully i might add, and when i go to put on the dell flat screen monitor, and then start up the system, everything is blank The computer can be heard whirring and going through the motions, but the monitor is in "power save" mode, meaning i need to hit an input key, either keystroke or mouse, to find out exactly in what stage of loading the system is in (i.e. i am operating blind). Thing is, the keyboard which i use, which is usb compatible, does not light up any of the leds..its all out. I realized after a lot of tinkering over last day that when i remove the card from the pci express slot and then start the machine, the machine is definately going through a lot more of tne normal startup procedures (i can tell since the "whirring" sounds like its loading files from hard drive, etc) AND..here is the best part..my keyboard is functional (the leds are all lit up). Of course I am still operating in blind because obviously my lcd screen is not connected to my radeon card since i have removed card from the pciexpress slot... Leads me to believe, either my pci e slot has gotten bad (highly unlikely..no?).. or (more likely) somehow my video card has gotten bad, and maybe needs to at least , be reflashed possibly? (i am thinkings its an issue regarding amount of power drawn from the power cable onto the card). Here is the wierd thing..the artic cooling silencer 5's big ass fan is operating perfectly well with the power supply connected (whether card is in pci express slot or not)..leading me to believe that at least some amount of power is being drawn onto the radeon board, and thereby transferred through the silencer's jumper contact to the big-ass fan to do its cooling thanng. Now..i would like to know what people suggest is hould do? Should i try to find a cheapo ass pci card on craigs list here in the bay area and try to at least start up the computer so that i can get to the bios screen, change the option to pci basic, and then proceed to flash the ATI RADEON'S rom through the funky little manual presented on the techpowerup! forums (and using the dell x800 se bios provided on the bios download page, and atiflash)? Any suggestions as to what the problem might be, and how to fix...greatllly appreciated!! Happy 07 to all. the masked one!