Hello, first-time poster here. I'm sorry if I don't include all of the necessary information. However, here goes:
Brand new motherboard (Syntax brand mobo, I don't know the model)
AMD Duron 1.1GHz
No harddrive or optical drive yet installed
nVidia GeForce 2 VGA card
1x AGP slot (probably 4x AGP?)
5 PCI slots (nothing in them)
One RAM stick installed (PC2700 333MHz 256MB)
Board set to operate on 100MHz FSB (horribly underclocked for RAM)
What I've installed: All of the above. PSU is plugged into the board, power switch to the board as well. No HDd hooked up, no optical drives installed either.
Problem: I start the computer, everything powers up. The computer itself powers up, however I see no video! Some people have suggested jumpers, they're set correctly. Maybe the card is bad? No, I have replaced it with two other cards. Is the RAM bad? No, I have replaced it and also changed to SDRAM with my other two SDRAM slots. Maybe the standoffs next to the video card are not in all the way thus bending the board? No, the card is completely plugged in. I have tried everything I know, including switching processors, PSUs, and even switching motherboards! I have the same problem with both boards and I have no idea what's going on!