Alright I've almost completely narrowed it down as incompatible. I plug the card in...BIOS is set to automatic detecting of video card.
Press power button, beeps once..no display OR KEYBOARD lights. Odd.
Tried 3 cards, that being one. One worked the other two didn't. The one that did is a piece of junk 32 meg card! That won't play any modern games..
My friend is trying to get my to trade it in and get an 8800 GTS by Nvidia, which is a PCI-Express card.
Good slot, good card, incompatible? Meh.
As well, the 8800 GTS how do I know if it, or some other card, is compatible without paying a fortune?
This is a PCI and not a PCI-E, right?
If so, set the BIOS for PCI video first - auto might not be working (maybe looking for PCI-E?)
The BFG 8400GS needs 300W powersupply at a mininum. Do you meet that?
What BIOS revision is it? The release notes of the most recent BIOS says there have been a number of fixes for video