The first motherboard I ever bought was a BIOSTAR M7SXF The thing worked fine out of the box and never gave me any trouble. I used it for about six months. After that I bought a newer Soyo board and put the Biostar away in my closet. It's been sitting there about a year now, and my friend just recently tried to build his own PC. So I offered him this mobo. The problem is that after hooking it up in his case, everthing seemed to turn on except for the Video card. He has a P4 1.8A ghz, 256MB DDR 2700, one 120 gig Maxtor Drive, and a 44x Yamaha cd burner. The case has a 250w power supply which I thougth was the problem. I did not think it was getting enough power. So I took the motherboard back to my house and put the Biostar back in my case which has a 350w power supply to see if it would fix the probelm. Well even with 350w I still get nothing on the monitor when I turn the PC on. Everything else seems to power up though. CD-RW Lan card All Fans Hard Drive They all power up. It's just that nothing shows up on the monitor when you turn it on. I also tried using two different video cards (GF 2 MX, Radeon 9500 Pro) and both gave me the same result. The fan on my 9500 Pro turns on, but nothing on the monitor. Do I have a dead board ? I can't think of any real way to fix it, I tried clearing the CMOS with no luck. I don't even get any Beeps, it just sits there.