I feel like a n00b.
This whole fiasco started when I shipped my computer to europe. Well it finally got here with the Thermaltake case destroyed and my DFI mobo dead.
So I had to go buy new parts and got an Asus M3N72-D mobo, got it to work at first but noticed my PCI E bus was @ 8X instead of 16X. So I switched video card to a diferent slot and for my life I couldnt get rig to post again. I got sloppy and shorted the mobo and killed it by accidently shorting power and reset pins, I was running the rig outside of case.
Anyways I RMAed the Asus and purchased an Asrock A770DE+ after reading about supposed incompatibilty between this XFX 5870 and nforce chipsets like the Asus had. So this new Asrock mobo has AMD 770 chipset and Im guessing its gonna post right out of the box. And still nothing, I take everything outside of case again and am running naked again and still no friggen post and this is driving me crazy. I tried swapping cards, have an old 7600GS lying around and I got rig to post but with no signal on monitor, screen is black. I also tryed running with 1 stick of ram instead of 4, still no post. This is driving me crazy, im starting to think this 5870 is incompatible with a lot of mobos. I dont understand though it worked perfectly with my original DFI 790FX board. Now its 2 mobos I cant get it to post with. Am I doing something wrong? I stopped working on it cause I dont want to get frusttrated again and get sloppy. But I really dont know what to do.
Im thinking maybe by updating VGA bios will help. I need it to post to do that though, thinking of taking it to a shop and have them flash the card, what do you guys think?