Blank monitor on new homemade comp

By Beclour
Jan 2, 2006
  1. I recently put together a new computer from parts ordered on the net
    and I have a rather unpleasent problem.

    When I turn the computer on, nothing happens on the monitor. It doesn't
    display the POST information or anything.

    I want to point out now that I do NOT have RAM for this computer at the
    moment, but as I understand it, RAM is not required for POST or to enter

    The drives do spin up, and all the fans run, so I'm pretty sure it's not a
    power issue.

    The mobo does not have intergrated video, in fact I picked this one
    partly because of that. I'd rather not have to deal with disabling onboard
    video just to put in a decent video card.

    I believe the problem is with the vid card or something related to it,
    as everything else seems to function as far as I can tell with no monitor.

    I'm kind of at a loss as to why there's such a problem.

    The monitor is functioning perfectly (using it now on another comp) and
    all of the parts are new. I cannot put any of the parts into a different
    computer to test them as my current comp is too old.

    If I'm just being stupid and absolutely need to get RAM in order for this
    comp to even POST, please inform me and please accept my apology.

    Here's a complete list of what's in my computer:
    HDD: Seagate 300GB HD 7200/8MB/ATA-100
    Mobo: Biostar i945PA7 Socket 775 Motherboard
    CPU: Intel Celeron 346 3.06Ghz 533FSB Socket 775
    Case/PSU: Premium Black 2535 ATX 400w 20/24 pin Mid-T
    Vid card: Connect 3D Radeon X700 256MB PCIe w/DVI/TV-OUT
    Optical: NEC ND-3550 Black 16x DVD Burner in Retail Box
    CPU fan: Masscool Intel Socket 775 Copper Core CPU Fan

    Monitor: NEC AccuSync 70
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    you have to have ram in order to be able to post, get into the bios, or have a working display on your monitor.
  3. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    I`m with the chimps.
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