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First off i'll start by saying im a noob when it comes to any sort of hardware issues and things like that, but familiar enough with general operation of a computer.
Im running a PIII @ 500 MHz with 258+128+64 DDRAM (if that matters)
Right now it's working ok with a Matrox 64 MB video card, but streaming SUCKS... (2 minute youtubes video wont happen)
So i went out and ignored any form of packaging, and bought the 256 DDR (does that apply to the RAM? LoL) Diamond Stealth with Radeon 9250. It seems my hardware just makes the sys. reqs., but there's no listing of Linux support - I figured thats because linux doesnt pay them, and there must be some way to do this.
Well so far i've tried turning off the comp, waiting 30 seconds, plugging the card in, and turning it on another 30 seonds after that just to be completely sure it;s getting a full power cycle. well then the computer boots up with no alarms or beeps, but the monitor doesnt get a signal (ive tried it with BOTH cards in, niether works, just the Stealth, no signal to screen, and just the matrox, well that's how i got here.
So should i bring the thing back or is there a simple click and fix issue for this?. i DID check the other post but that clciknig the spacebar thing didnt seem to help, so i do apologize if it's a repetitive issue!
I am familiar with playing around in the BIOS screen but wouldnt be sure what i was changing - it's a PCI (not express card)... any idea what i might be looking to change it to?.
I've seen that onboard before- i assume that means like connected to the motherboard just some generic video driver (and then if that's the case, probably the original one that would be used by the CPU in the event another card wasn't available or malfunct) - but figure i should verify for my own curiousities sake
The only problem is I would have to change the bios with the 9250 card out and then physically install the card after making the change (since with the 9250 card in no signal gets sent to any screen (tried matrox card to monitor, tried radeon card to monitor, and tried radeon's A/V (well i guess just V really) cable connection (to like a tv input, just to make sure i'm using the correct lingo)
In my machine, I had to adjust the bios setting from AGI to PCI. I was able to enter and see my bios with the new card installed. You may have to change your settings first and then power down and change out the card.