How to check if graphics card works
I recently got an old PC, with an Pentium4 and an ATI Sapphire 6150 graphics card. The problem is I can't get my monitor to display everything. It did have a few useless components, so I disconnected them and I managed to get a splash screen with Pentium 4 on it, but that was all I got. I removed the RAM to check if the motherboard beep'd and was still alive, and it did, but when I put the RAM back in, the monitor again didn't display anything, and now nothing I do can get a display on the monitor. How can I check if this is a problem with the graphics card, and do you guys have any advice on how to get the PC back up and running?
Well, you already have the graphics card. Other specs:
Intel D845PESV Motherboard
Pentium 4 @ 2.4 Ghz 533Mhz FSB
Two sticks of Kingston KVR333X64C25/1G DDR
That's about all I can give you now. I haven't been able to boot it since I got it, so I don't have a program that reports the hardware installed.
I also tried the monitor that came with it with another computer, and the monitor works fine.