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Ok so basically I just built a new computer:

Asus P5B deluxe
Intel E6600
Seagate 250 GB
Big Typhoon
XFX 7600 GT
Antec P180
Lite ON DVD Burner

and this ram:

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820231051

Now basically my computer turns on and I just received my graphics card today and plugged it in. When I put it into the monitor (and a friends monitor I might add) it does not show any video. At this point I'm just trying to figure out what the hell is going wrong and why my computer won't show me any video. Could the memory do this? If I didn't configure my HD and DVD drive correctly could that be a problem ( I set my HD to master and my DVD to slave on the same connection because I don't have a RAID drive ). Its really quite frustrating and I'm hoping I'm doing something silly or simple to fix (yeah I did put it in the right PCI E slot!). Oh and another thing the graphics card does turn on... like it powers up and its connected to my monitor through an adapter that came with it since the XFX 7600 GT has 2 DVI ports.
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post #2 of 29
So, your fans are spinning and so on, but no image on the screen at all.

Could be different causes:
1) something causing a short. put the motherboard on a flat, antistatic surface, and try to boot with minimal components (CPU, 1 stick of RAM).
2) PSU. You have another PSU you can try?
3) Incompatibility of mobo and CPU. don't think that's the case here though.
4) RAM. but I would expect some beeping.

Try the first one... I think that's the likely cause.
    
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E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
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Originally Posted by Chozart
So, your fans are spinning and so on, but no image on the screen at all.

Could be different causes:
1) something causing a short. put the motherboard on a flat, antistatic surface, and try to boot with minimal components (CPU, 1 stick of RAM).
2) PSU. You have another PSU you can try?
3) Incompatibility of mobo and CPU. don't think that's the case here though.
4) RAM. but I would expect some beeping.

Try the first one... I think that's the likely cause.
so take the mobo out of the case and do this? I don't need the HD or the DVD drive in and I should be gettin video? By the way I built everything with an antistatic wristrap grounded....
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Intel E6600 Asus P5B Deluxe XFX Geforce 7600 GT G.SKILL 2GB DDR2 PC2-5300 (333 mhz) 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
Seagate 250 GB NTSC Windows XP Pro Cooler Master iGreen 600w Antec P180 
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Logitech G5 
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Seagate 250 GB NTSC Windows XP Pro Cooler Master iGreen 600w Antec P180 
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post #4 of 29
Unplug everything except ram,cpu,mobo,video card, power supply. Firmly connect the cable to the monitor and to the video card, and turn it on. See if you get any video.
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post #5 of 29
You will get POST without the hard drive.
    
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E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
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post #6 of 29
What voltage (ram) is your bios set to? If it's 1.8V it might not boot properly. Do a BIOS update witha spare stick of ram. Then up the vram to 2V. See if it boots them. I think its probably the ram. Otherwise the motherbaord is faulty.
post #7 of 29
How can he up the volts if there is no video...

And that RAM is spec'ed at 1.8-2.0V... so it should be ok.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
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E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
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post #8 of 29
I said with a spare ram stick. And I know it's 1.8-2, but mine wasn't working in my mobo even though its rated at the same. I had to change voltage quick.
post #9 of 29
Ah ok Sorry..my bad
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
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Mouse Pad
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E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
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N/A Corsair HX520 Coolermaster Cavalier N/A 
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post #10 of 29
Btw, Chozart, you have the CL4 corsairs right, how did you tighten timings? Because my ram is running CL5, and I don't mind running it at 800 to get CL4. Is this possible? And will it still work fine?

Sorry, OT. I just cbf making a new thread.

And, original topic maker, anything solved?
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