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Ok so basically I just built a new computer:<br />
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Asus P5B deluxe<br />
Intel E6600<br />
Seagate 250 GB<br />
Big Typhoon<br />
XFX 7600 GT<br />
Antec P180<br />
Lite ON DVD Burner<br />
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and this ram:<br />
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<a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16820231051" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820231051</a><br />
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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 <img src="/images/smilies/mad.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Mad" class="inlineimg" /> ). 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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So, your fans are spinning and so on, but no image on the screen at all.<br />
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Could be different causes:<br />
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).<br />
2) PSU. You have another PSU you can try?<br />
3) Incompatibility of mobo and CPU. don't think that's the case here though.<br />
4) RAM. but I would expect some beeping.<br />
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Try the first one... I think that's the likely cause.
 
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<div style="font-style:italic">So, your fans are spinning and so on, but no image on the screen at all.<br />
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Could be different causes:<br />
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).<br />
2) PSU. You have another PSU you can try?<br />
3) Incompatibility of mobo and CPU. don't think that's the case here though.<br />
4) RAM. but I would expect some beeping.<br />
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Try the first one... I think that's the likely cause.</div>

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</div>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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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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You will get POST without the hard drive.
 

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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.
 

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How can he up the volts if there is no video...<br />
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And that RAM is spec'ed at 1.8-2.0V... so it should be ok.
 

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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.
 

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Ah ok <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /> Sorry..my bad <img src="/images/smilies/redface.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Embarrassment" class="inlineimg" />
 

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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?<br />
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Sorry, OT. I just cbf making a new thread.<br />
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And, original topic maker, anything solved?
 

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Ok i disconnected everything and even tried it with no ram, and 1 stick of ram and still no video. By the way I'm using a Cooler Master IGreen 600 W PSU.<br />
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I was wondering could improper installation of the IO shield do anything? By the way I tried plugging my keyboard into the usb but it didn't look like it turned on and my mouse would go on if I kept plugging and unplugging it, though I didn't do it from startup I tried when the computer was on. Plus my mobo doesn't seem damaged it lights up and everything and all other mechanisms are running from it fine. I wish I had another video card to test but this one is brand new and sealed and I've never heard any complaints of it not working properly sooo..... any more suggestions.. could it be the adapter that came with it?
 

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yes, improper installation of the IO shield could cause a short, and the issues you have can be caused by a short<br />
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did you do this in the case, or outside the case?
 
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could you get on msn messenger chozart? or aim<br />
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oh yeah and i did this in the case
 

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I was going to suggest changing the Hz of the monitor. Probs not the problem, but when i first booted my system i got exactly the same. No video, just said no signal on my monitor.<br />
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But i connected it up to my other computer, changed from 60Hz to 50Hz in display, and it worked fine when i tried it on my new computer again.<br />
But you arent getting any beeps at all are you?<br />
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And also. Does ur GFX card need its own power cable? <br />
Most newer ones need a 6 pin power cable plugged into them before they will work propperly. <br />
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Sorry if these suggestions are newbie <img src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Stick out tounge caps" class="inlineimg" /> Just listing through possibilities <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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<div style="font-style:italic;">And also. Does ur GFX card need its own power cable?<br>
Most newer ones need a 6 pin power cable plugged into them before they will work propperly.<br><br>
Sorry if these suggestions are newbie <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick out tounge caps"> Just listing through possibilities <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
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hey man newbie problems need newbie solutions <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Thumb"><br><br>
but yeah the 7600 gt actually doesn't need a power cable believe it or not it runs straight off the mobo... and how exactly do you change the hz of the monitor though i don't know if the screen is the problem cause i tried it on two different ones and nothing worked.
 

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You have to have the monitor working to change the resolution to a spicific setting. Some monitors do have a reset button to return it to default settings.<br>
If you do get it working, right click on the desktop, Left click on Properties, Left ckick Settings and click "Advanced" the "Monitor" tab will have the refresh adjustments. Do not set it beyond the monitors range because it can and will damage it.
 

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well either way I haven't gotten it working... basically the monitor thinks its in standby mode as soon as I plug the adapter into it, and then when I plug the adapter into the video card it stays that way. I'm wondering if its the adapter but I don't know i doubt it... if it is my motherboard how would I know if its fried... the power on lights stay on and everything seems to run fine from the mobo.<br><br>
So far I've tried:<br><br>
running it bare boned.. from no memory to 1 stick<br>
switching to the other pci e slot<br>
trying both video out things on the card<br>
resetting the cmos on the motherboard by removing the battery and switching the jumper... then switching it back<br><br>
this is really frustrating
 
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