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I'm putting a computer together using some old hardware I have around the house, the only one I haven't tested is the motherboard and the power supply. I've got it all together, it all powers on, the fans spin, etc. But nothing comes up on the monitor (tried with video card and on board video.) I plugged in everything correctly and followed the mobos online manual, so I'm guessing either its dead or the PSU is faulty. Considering it all powers on, fans etc, what is likely causing this problem?

Here is all the hardware:
-CD reader
-Gigabyte 8s661fxmp-rz mobo
-ATI x1600xt 512mb
-JustPC(USA Inc) Power Supply 12+V - 17 amps (350 watts)
-Pentium 4, 2.4 ghz
-512mb kingston ddr

Do you think its the mobo or the power supply?

Any suggestions on a cheap mobo (socket 478)?
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Its either the mobo or the ram, I had the same issue with the last 478 system I had and I had one bad stick of ram and it would have no display because of it.
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Originally Posted by joemaniaci View Post
Its either the mobo or the ram, I had the same issue with the last 478 system I had and I had one bad stick of ram and it would have no display because of it.
Must be the mobo then , I tried switching out the ram.
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I just had that that problem 5 minutes ago with my cpu heatsink being loose on my cheapo build. Also Joe what is up with that avatar...
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post #5 of 7
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Originally Posted by CrackClocker View Post
I just had that that problem 5 minutes ago with my cpu heatsink being loose on my cheapo build. Also Joe what is up with that avatar...
If the CPU's heat sink is loose, wouldn't the system shutdown (fans etc)? Mine sits there with all the fans running and no display.

EDIT: It's odd, the power light goes green on the monitor for a second once I turn the PC on, then I hear a slight*click* sound from the PC and the green turns back to orange on the monitors power light. Is this an indication of anything?
Edited by mkeygmer - 5/18/08 at 7:20pm
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post #6 of 7
i had to reseat my hsf on my old asrock
is the mobo new?
if not did you reset the bios?
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Originally Posted by noobdown View Post
i had to reseat my hsf on my old asrock
is the mobo new?
if not did you reset the bios?
The mobo isn't new, and I did reset the bios. =/

EDIT: just reseated the heat sink, seems to be firm, still wont produce anything on monitor

EDIT: So should I start looking for a cheap 478 mobo? I want to be sure before I buy anything.
Edited by mkeygmer - 5/18/08 at 7:52pm
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