Need help, No signal to monitor

By MasterXploder
Apr 14, 2010
  1. Hey there I'm sure you have dealt with plenty of this but I've tried everything I can think of to get my new build to at least show video. This is my new rig:

    Video Card: GIGABYTE GV-R465OC-1GI Radeon HD 4650
    Ram: OCZ Gold 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
    Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARS 1TB 5400 RPM
    Mother Board: ASRock M3A770DE AM3 AMD 770 ATX
    CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 630 Propus 2.8GHz

    Now the problem is that I had plugged an old monitor into the vga slot on the video card but I don't get a signal to the monitor although everything else including the graphic cards fan is running fine. Please if anyone can help I would be greatful. Also let me know what you think of the rig. Thanks.
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,964   +355

    Can you test your graphics card in another PC?
  3. DarKSeeD

    DarKSeeD TS Enthusiast Posts: 95

    Do you hear the boot beep? Try a CMOS reset, check the card to be properly inserted.
  4. MasterXploder

    MasterXploder TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I don't have another pc to test my card on and I'll have to check if it beeps the next time I try. I'm thinking that if its not the video card its the motherboard which would suck big time. I've also reset the CMOS but nothing came of it I'll also check and see if the wires on the board are plugged in correctly but I have the sneaking suspicion that its the motherboard.

    Thanks for the tips if you have any more let me know.
  5. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    Just a thought. Does that motherboard support the Propus out of the box? I'm wondering if it needs a BIOS update.
  6. MasterXploder

    MasterXploder TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Okay heres a status update.

    I double checked the plugs on everything to see if they were in properly then plugged it in and turned it on. I heard no initial beep and prior to removing the ram sticks heard no "holy crap something's wrong" beeps either so I think i have a bad motherboard. what does everyone think?
  7. MasterXploder

    MasterXploder TS Rookie Topic Starter

    well ive found 2 motherboards that i am thinking about getting for this build, both from newegg.

    MSI NF750-G55 AM3 NVIDIA nForce 750a SLI HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
    ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO AM3 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

    If anyone can let me know which would be better for the build above I would appreciate it very much. Thanks.

  8. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,964   +355

    Before you condemn your original motherboard can you rule out shorts? Did you use standoffs and are you sure none of them are positioned incorrectly and shorting the back of the motherboard? If that is inconclusive, try removing the motherboard from the case and lay it on a non-conductive surface next to the case. Leave the CPU and heatsink/fan attached. Connect the power supply, one RAM module, front panel connectors and the graphics card and see if it will post.
  9. MasterXploder

    MasterXploder TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ill try that out before i buy another one thanks
  10. MasterXploder

    MasterXploder TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Im not big on some of the jargon but what do u mean by see if it will post because everything turns on the cpu fan, the video card fan, and the front lights work?
  11. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    POST stands for Power On Self Test.

    Since all your components seem to be getting power from the mobo could it be that your graphics card is the problem?
  12. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,964   +355

    If you aren't getting any beeps, it's not posting, provided the motherboard speaker is plugged in.

    Just checking but is the ATX 12V motherboard connector plugged in? Your motherboard has an 8 pin connector but will still work with a 4 pin connector.

    The motherboard should choose your only installed graphics card automatically but try setting in the BIOS the primary graphics adapter as PCI Express from the default PCI.
  13. mikegbelban

    mikegbelban TS Rookie

    no video this might help

    I have had this happen to me on three computers and a brand new laptop
    well i gave up on the desktops but not the laptop i checked acer website
    they have a nice Q&A one of them had issue too the T, system is working but no video it said the bois needed to be flashed you have to down load a file then uncompress it to and change the file name thats the stuff im no good at but the guy we had fix it for us said i was right 100% im thinking could of been same for my other computer that i just gave away.oh well i needed a real gamers board anyway
    So i bought a msi 790fx-gd70 all brand new and all brand new issues any one ever heard of hyper port overflow or over run on last boot press f1 to contiu.
  14. MasterXploder

    MasterXploder TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well im thinking about taking this problem to a local computer store/specialist. I bought the MSI board mentioned above and plugged everything in double checking every wire and every plug and I still have no video signal from the onboard video or the card. Theres no way both boards are dead especially since the only thing they dont do is have the initial start up beeps. If anyone esle has any ideas let me know but im at my wits end I have never had these problems with any other build ive done. Thanks for all your help.
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