First post, by RetroLiz
Hi everyone! First of all, thanks to everyone who has helped me out on here - it's been a great learning experience.
I have an IBM Aptiva 2158 Series E with a V72MA motherboard, Win98 SE. I have a Radeon 7000 PCI that I'd like to install. I used my friend's PC to determine that the card works, but when I insert the card and boot up the computer, I get no video output and despite a single POST beep (which should be a good thing) it never apparently gets into Windows or even displays an error. I believe the slot itself is fine because I tried it with a SoundBlaster and the PC recognizes that. Removing the PCI card allows for normal operation.
The BIOS settings allow for "Onboard" and "Auto" as options. I set it to Auto, but for testing purposes I've also tried Onboard with the card inserted and the VGA cable plugged into the onboard video. Still no video as long as the video card is present.
The PSU is plenty beefy. I replaced the stock PSU with a 400w model.
I've tried the VGA interrupt jumper without effect. The manual for this motherboard claims there's an "ATI Rage Interrupt Jumper" but the jumper diagram does not indicate where this would be and I can't find any unaccounted-for jumpers.
What might I be doing wrong?
Battlestation: IBM Aptiva Series E 500 (Model 2158)
Sony Trinitron Multiscan 100ES 15" CRT
AMD K-6/2 400mhz
SoundBlaster Live! CT4780
IBM 120GB HDD
Windows 98 SE