Quote: Originally Posted by Rik55
Try updating your motherboard BIOS
M4A785-M BIOS 0906 2010/4/22
This motherboard had an issue with detecting new ATI PCI-e cards (HD5*** series)
single beep os ASUS/AMI BIOS usually indicates that it has passed post ok. Your procedure sounds ok. Is there also a setting in the BIOS to disable souround view. This should turn off the onboard card altogether. You are attaching the monitors to the new PCI-e card and not the onboard vga.
What card is it you have got and what is the exact PSU.
Thanks...tried the new bios but no change...card is a EVGA GeForce 7600 GT dual DVI card. The bios does have a "surround view" option but it's grayed out...so no changes can be made to that setting.
However...I finally found someone at the office that would let me try the card in their system with an open PCIe slot and same thing there...system starts for a second or 2 and shuts down...have to assume that the card "went bad" somehow from the time I left in the am 'til I returned after 5 pm a week or so ago the day the problems started.
Ordered a newer dual DVI card online yesterday so hopefully by the end of the week I'll have both my monitors off the MB ports and up and running again with the DVI connections !
Thanks for all your efforts on this...