My new 6800GT didn't work and refuses to display anything at boot, which was kinda worrying for a new card... so I put it in my 210V.... it worked a treat..... I put the 6600GT that came from my 210V into the 210P and that works fine as well..... so I put them back....just the same... no graphics on the 210P.....
I'm pretty sure it isn't power. Firstly as the 6800GT doesn't scream or beep on start up, and secondly I booted with no DVD Drive and FDD connected, which should give me a few extra watts.
Apart from the 6600GT v's 6800GT the only difference I can see is that hte 6600GT has a VGA and DVI output and the 6800GT has dual DVI (both were DVI connected to a Viewsonic 19" TFT monitor).
Does anyone have any ideas what I am missing ?
Roughly the same happened to me. For some reason my brand new ATI2600XTcard did not show anything in the new Shuttle SP35P if it was directly connected with DVI cable.
The card started to work, when I used the DVI/VGA adapter plug and connected then card to my monitor with the old VGA cable. After I had set the card to DVI mode from ATI control center, it now works also with ddirect DVI cable.