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I just finished building my computer about 30 minutes ago. Everything seems to be installed properly. So I go to turn it on. The MOBO lights up, PSU is working, GPU is working, HDD works, all the fans are running... everything seems to be working properly, but obviously something isn't because I don't even get to the BIOS. The monitor just sits in standby mode. No beeps or anything from the computer. It powers on and that's it.

Help!
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post #2 of 99
Your board probably wants your RAM voltage at 1.8v. Your RAM is probably set at 1.9 -> 2.2v... No biggie. Just get some cheap DDR2 out of a friend's machine, allow yours to POST, then make the necessary changes in BIOS.

Also, since there are no beeps from the motherboard... are you sure your video card is fully functional? Do you have all of the necessary power inputs connected?
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post #3 of 99
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I have a cable from the PSU going to the GPU. The fan on the GPU works. That alone should determine that it's functional shouldn't it?
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post #4 of 99
Quote:
Originally Posted by stevemc View Post
Your board probably wants your RAM voltage at 1.8v. Your RAM is probably set at 1.9 -> 2.2v... No biggie. Just get some cheap DDR2 out of a friend's machine, allow yours to POST, then make the necessary changes in BIOS.

Also, since there are no beeps from the motherboard... are you sure your video card is fully functional? Do you have all of the necessary power inputs connected?
Team group ram boots fine with the P5B Deluxe. Try switching sticks or trying them one at a time.
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post #5 of 99
Are you sure you installed the cpu properly? if the ram turns out to not be the problem, then remove the cpu and install it again being sure to do it correctly.
post #6 of 99
So everything starts up and seems to be running yet your monitor is dead? Does your system beep at all? You might want to just try plugging everything back in and double checking if you havent. sometimes its the simple things that can drive you crazy lol
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post #7 of 99
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Tried swapping the RAM. Same result.

I don't see how I could have installed the CPU wrong. I followed the instructions precisely. I'll reinstall it tomorrow I guess and see if that works... :|
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post #8 of 99
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So everything starts up and seems to be running yet your monitor is dead? Does your system beep at all? You might want to just try plugging everything back in and double checking if you havent. sometimes its the simple things that can drive you crazy lol
It's not that the monitor is dead. It switches between analog and digital trying to find a source I suppose, and when it doesn't it just goes to standby.

No the system doesn't beep at all.
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post #9 of 99
I dont mean to condescend here, but did you use risers? No metal touching the bottom of the mobo?
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post #10 of 99
Make sure all the following are seated properly an CHECK IT:

1. G-card seated properly in the PCI-E slot.
2. CPU seated and fully locked into the socket
3. All memory modules seated properly and clipped into place.
4. Make sure all PSU cables are properly attached and secured to the motherboard and that you have all the Required cables for both Motherboard and G-card ( Make sure your G-card is getting the extra power if needed )

After you do the above and still no Joy Try a CMOS reset by removing the little battery from your motherboard for 2 mins and then put it back in.
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