Hey, thanks for the reply
after i built it up tonight i powered it on, everything works as it should, you can hear it load windows with the irritating windows load sound and the num/caps/scroll leds light up etc etc as they shud, its like i haven't turned the monitor on. yet if i route the monitor feed into the onboard mo board outlet, the monitors works and its ok.
both gfx cards are PCI express... i am sure. the new card is a GeForce 9600GT 512MB DDR3 PCIE, the old card is a Geforce 6600 again is PCIE.