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Just built my PC, boot problems

By Valdr
May 30, 2008
  1. So I just built my brand new pc I went to power it on for the first time and I got no video signal 'Monitor ok No Signal, video cable connected'(this is my default monitor message). I got beeps from the bios. 1 Long, 1 short. I looked it up in the manual that came with my motherboard and it says 1 long 1 short = "Memory or motherboard error"

    Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128330
    CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115036
    CPU cooling: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16835186134
    Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227297
    GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121247
    PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817171023
    HD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136012
    Case: http://www.xoxide.com/cooler-master-centurion5.html

    Is my Motherboard defective? what should my next step be?
     
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    Most of your links don't work.
     
  3. Valdr

    Valdr TS Rookie Topic Starter

  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    Maybe you can try starting it with one RAM module at a time.
     
  5. Valdr

    Valdr TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I just tried this, I put in 1 stick in the 1st slot, and then I tried the other stick; both times I got the same thing as before.
     
  6. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    Did you use the motherboard standoffs? Could the motherboard be shorting against the case?
     
  7. Valdr

    Valdr TS Rookie Topic Starter

    the small metal screws spacing it off the mounting wall? yes I used thoes.
     
  8. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    Both external power connectors on the graphics card connected to power supply?
     
  9. Valdr

    Valdr TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I took my Motherboard out and tried it outside the case to see if it was short circuting. I got the same error. I then put it back in and re-seated everything. Now I get a long beep and two shorts. "Video or monitor error".


    No I dont have both connected, I have the 6 pin connected, however the 8 pin Male from my PSU (P3) does not fit correctly.it is as follows:

    On my Graphics card:
    square rounded rounded rounded
    rounded rounded square square

    On my P3 Cable(the only 8 pin cable) it is:
    square rounded rounded square
    rounded square square rounded

    please forgive my lay-mens terms for describing it.
     
  10. Valdr

    Valdr TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I looked at the psu specs and aparently it doesnt have an 8 pin adapter for my gpu

    M/B 24 Pin x 1
    CPU 4 Pin x 1
    CPU 8 Pin x 1
    PCI-E 6 Pin x 2
    4 Pin Peripheral x 5
    SATA x 6
    4 Pin Floppy x 1

    So I guess I've found my problem.
     
  11. Valdr

    Valdr TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I read on the web that the 8 pin connector is not required for that card unless you are OCing it. Is this information correct? If so, and that isn't the problem any idea what else it could be?
     
  12. Valdr

    Valdr TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Success! I got it to work. installing everything now.

    Thank you for your help Mail.
     
  13. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    Great! Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. Glad it's working.

    For the record you are correct that if you are not going to overclock, the 8 pin isn't necessary but then you should connect the other 6 pin PCI-E connector which I guess you did. Also, there is such a thing as an 8 pin PCI-E connector which is different from the CPU 8 pin connector. Your PSU just didn't come with one.
     
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