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Before you purchase a monitor, I am willing to bet it is one of three things:

1.) Your RAM is bad

2.) Your motherboard is fried.

3.) Both of the above.

The reason I say this is the EXACT same thing happened to me a month ago, it ended up being that 3 out of 4 sticks of OCZ 4GB RAM were bad and somehow caused the mobo to short. Either way I would start with the RAM and then go to the mobo.

Hope that helps.
Sorry to burst your bubble but 1. the motherboard is brand spanking new, I got it 2 days ago and 2. I used the 4GB of RAM overclocked to 1600mhz for about 50 days prior to upgrading PSU and GPU. I had a 6850 before the 6950 and It booted just fine through a DVI cable, I may try that.
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If I could SEE what I was doing I would boot in safe mode. Hooking up speakers now and no, the USB pins sat there the entire time, haven't moved them at all.

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Hooked up headphones, figured it'd be the same as speakers. No beep.
Umm they didn't mean hook headphones or speakers to the micro 6mm port. You are supposed to hook it to the motherboard there should be a 3-4pin connector location for it.

By the sounds of it, I believe your motherboard is bad. But before you replace that check your RAM.

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Sorry to burst your bubble but 1. the motherboard is brand spanking new, I got it 2 days ago and 2. I used the 4GB of RAM overclocked to 1600mhz for about 50 days prior to upgrading PSU and GPU. I had a 6850 before the 6950 and It booted just fine through a DVI cable, I may try that.
I'd hate to burst YOUR bubble but in order to short out a motherboard it could be as simple as two prongs touching that aren't meant to connect. Hopefully it isn't that but you never know.

Still say check the mobo and RAM.
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Sorry to burst your bubble but 1. the motherboard is brand spanking new, I got it 2 days ago
That doesn't mean anything it can still get fried via electrical shorting from static or other reasons while installing.
    
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Is this a new setup? Like has it worked before or is this all fresh out of the box? If its a new setup, then you should check all the wires, especially the cpu power wire, the one thats right next to the cpu socket. Usually, when everything seems to work (fans spinning and all that) it means your cpu isn't powered up...Check to see...
Good luck!
Oddly enough that was the only thing I didn't check... I was using 2 4-pins for the CPU 8-pin.. used another actual 8-pin into the 8-pin slot and I'm in Windows now.

Thanks!
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That doesn't mean anything it can still get fried via electrical shorting from static or other reasons while installing.
Yeah, that's possible, but realistically speaking had it actually been fried nothing would have turned on. It's happened to me on my other motherboard.
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Yeah, that's possible, but realistically speaking had it actually been fried nothing would have turned on. It's happened to me on my other motherboard.
Again, not true, my computer turned on fans ran, lights lit up everything. NO VIDEO, turned out to be pooched RAM that shorted out the board.

Seriously if you aren't going to appreciate any advice don't ask for it.
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Umm they didn't mean hook headphones or speakers to the micro 6mm port. You are supposed to hook it to the motherboard there should be a 3-4pin connector location for it.

By the sounds of it, I believe your motherboard is bad. But before you replace that check your RAM.

I'd hate to burst YOUR bubble but in order to short out a motherboard it could be as simple as two prongs touching that aren't meant to connect. Hopefully it isn't that but you never know.

Still say check the mobo and RAM.

The thing is up and running. If the motherboard was actually fried you'd think every single thing would turn on?
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Well i think your a little bit ungrateful, people are spending their free time trying to help you and your being a bit of a child.
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The thing is up and running. If the motherboard was actually fried you'd think every single thing would turn on?
Mine did the EXACT SAME THING as you are experiencing. AGAIN I reiterate it turned out to be 3 out of 4 bad sticks of RAM and a shorted Motherboard and yes my Motherboard was 2 weeks old at the time of occurrence.

We understand you are frustrated, as was I but you are the one who asked for help and we are trying to help you. But since you are such an expert don't listen to my advice and when a 'professional' tells you that the mobo is done let the words "I TOLD YOU SO" ring out in your head. I hope for your sake it isn't a shorted mobo and only bad RAM but either way good luck.

Cheers
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Mine did the EXACT SAME THING as you are experiencing. AGAIN I reiterate it turned out to be 3 out of 4 bad sticks of RAM and a shorted Motherboard and yes my Motherboard was 2 weeks old at the time of occurrence.

We understand you are frustrated, as was I but you are the one who asked for help and we are trying to help you. But since you are such an expert don't listen to my advice and when a 'professional' tells you that the mobo is done let the words "I TOLD YOU SO" ring out in your head. I hope for your sake it isn't a shorted mobo and only bad RAM but either way good luck.

Cheers
+1

Just because your fans turn on, it doesn't mean the motherboard is perfectly fine. Hope its just a RAM issue for your pocket's sake.
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