my monitor won't display anything! i just built a new pc.

By true.asian
Oct 26, 2006
  1. i have an asus a7m266-d motherboard with no usb ports on it.
    -2 mp 2000 processors at 266mhz fsb
    -nvidia fx5500 256mb
    250 gig hard drive

    monitor wont display anything and i desperately need help :(. this is the first pc i built and i want it running.
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Does it fire up at all??? Do you get any beeps??? What ram have you put in it???
  3. true.asian

    true.asian TS Rookie Topic Starter

    it fires up. it doesn't beep at all. but when i remove the ram just to see it will beep, it still doesn't. i put a 256 in slot one and a 128 in slot 2

    but it still looks like it runs really smoothly but it seems like it wont communicate with the monitor.
  4. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    What speed are the 2 ram sticks???

    You could try clearing the cmos!!! Your mobo manual will tell you how to do it!!!!
  5. triiifashions

    triiifashions TS Rookie Posts: 129

    turn your moniter off then back on after starting for a few seconds

    my moniter doesnt turn on till the windows logo
  6. true.asian

    true.asian TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i want to clear the cmos but i dont know how because i dont have the mobo manual :(
  7. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    Open up your case, (always ground yourself and unplug the computer) and look for a lithium battery on the motherboard. Remove it for a few seconds, and put it back in. What kind of power supply do you have? Do you know the number of watts and the ampere rating?
  8. true.asian

    true.asian TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i have a 420w power supply and it requires 400w

    weird thing is, i dont get any beeps even though there isn't any memory. does that mean my motherboard is fried?
  9. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    It means it's either the mobo or the processor that's at fault then!!!!
  10. true.asian

    true.asian TS Rookie Topic Starter

    damn this is the worst thing that has happened to me.
  11. true.asian

    true.asian TS Rookie Topic Starter

    can the mobo still be fried and power can still run through it and it looks like it runs fine?
  12. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    There are hundereds if not thousands of components on a mobo, one can play up and allow the rest to work!!!!!

    RUDEBWOY TS Rookie Posts: 160

    i had this same problem this week where the monitor wasnt turning on with my duo core 2 processor it was my 3 gig ram one of them was faulty so had to be didnt even do the beep sounds that it should
  14. AXXEL

    AXXEL TS Rookie Posts: 32

    It sounds odd that you get no error beeps when you take the ram off. This happened to me with my computer, i had to change the MOBO and the Power supply. (this was also my first time, IT WAS HELL) In all after changing the MOBO every thing worked fine.

    Change the MoBo and see if thats the problem.
  15. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    please read the no POST guide
  16. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Posts: 595

    Well, actually, the same thing happened to me, but I was using different parts.

    Have you connected your 4-pin ATX12V cable? If not, that is most likely causing the problem.
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