|KT6V-SR/ LSR support |
(a.k.a. MS-7021 ver 1.1)
Page 29 of the English manual -
"Please note that the AGP slot does not support 3.3 volt AGP card. Use of 3.3 volt AGP card may result in failure to restart the system."
In other words, what I said in Response 3 applies.....
"...in some cases, installing a card that has 1X / 2X AGP capability ( they use 3.3 volts ) in such an only 4X / or 4X / 8X AGP compatible AGP slot will DAMAGE the AGP slot's circuits, and possibly the mboard otherwise, in a short time, in addition to you probably not getting video from the card.
"If the Elixir R9200se-dt card is an AGP card, the Radeon 9200 series video chipset is always 1X / 2X / 4X / 8X AGP compatible..."
Is it a PCI or an AGP card ??
If it's an AGP card, it's possible the connections to the contacts for 3.3 volt 1X / 2X support were never connected, but I've never encountered that for any ATI video chipset card that has a video chipset that's 1X / 2X / 4X / 8X or 1X / 2X / 4X AGP compatible.
1X AGP support is often not stated - video chipsets that support 2X AGP always support 1X AGP too, but very few mboards were made that support only 1X AGP. Sometimes only the top AGP support type is mentioned.
ATX mboards are always powered in some places including some of the contacts in the AGP slot, even when the computer is not running, as long as the ATX power supply is connected to the mboard, the power supply is switched on, if it has a switch, and the power supply is receiving live AC power.
Did you unplug the computer, or otherwise switch off the live AC to the power supply, at ALL times when you were fiddling with plugging in and unplugging the video cards or any component or connection inside the case ??
If you didn't do that, it's COMMON to damage an AGP card and/or an AGP slot's circuits, because they have two staggered levels of contacts.
Also, if the AGP card was ever not all the way down in it's slot when the computer was booted or running, it's COMMON to damage an AGP card and/or an AGP slot's circuits, because they do have two staggered levels of contacts.
You could try a PCI video card in the mboard - if that doesn't work, you have probably fried the mboard.
NOTE that I am assumimg you have NOT changed which ram you have installed in the problem mboard .
If you have changed the ram, see BELOW below.
Older ATI video chipsets that do / do not support 1X / 2X AGP
AGP slot types.
Some older mboards have an AGP Pro slot.
AGP vs AGP Pro
NOTE that I am assumimg you have NOT changed which ram you have installed in the problem mboard from what worked fine previously, which is something people OFTEN do when they can't figure out what's wrong.
If you DID change which ram is installed, it may be incompatible with using it in your mboard !
Ram that works in another mboard , or any ram you buy or have lying around, may not work properly, or sometimes, not at all - even if it physically fits and is the right overall type (e.g. SDram, DDR, DDR2, etc.; PCxxxx, xxx mhz) for your mboard. In the worst cases of incompatibilty your mboard WILL NOT BOOT all the way with it installed, and the mboard may not even beep - the ram has to be compatible with the mboard's main chipset, or in the case of recent mboards, compatible with the memory controller built into the cpu.
If you still have the ram that was installed when the system worked fine, and you know which module(s) it is (they are), try installing just that ram ! !
NOTE that it says on this page DDR 333mhz or DDR 400mhz is NOT supported at a 100mhz FSB speed:
See response 5 in this for some info about ram compatibilty, and some places where you can find out what will work in your mboard for sure:
Correction to that:
Once you know which module ID strings (part numbers) work in your mboard, you can get them from anywhere you like that has ram with those ID strings.
If you have brand name ram, it is usually easy to look up whether it's ID string is in a list of compatible modules found by using your mboard or brand name system model number.
If the ram is generic, that may be difficult or impossible.
It is easy to test for incompatible ram that has caused your mboard to fail to boot.
Make sure you have a speaker or speakers or the equivalent connected to the mboard so you can hear mboard beeps (see your mboard manual if you need to).
Remove the AC power to the case/power supply.
Remove all the ram.
Restore AC power.
Try to boot.
If nothing else is wrong, you will get no video but you will hear a pattern of beeps that indicate no ram is installed, or a ram problem.
E.g. for an Award bios or a bios based on one, that's often a beep of about a half second, silence for a half second, a beep of about a half second, silence for a half second, continuously.