New comp, normal beep on start up but no video

By Ryanmorgan28
Mar 24, 2011
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  1. On startup the LED light is on, CPU fan on. Normal beep on start up. Hard drive sounds of function, meaning I think the hard drive is functioning. No video output.

    Third or forth time building a comp, but its brand new.

    Built computer and received continuous beeps from the on board speaker. Figured it was the video card since it did not have both 6 pin plugs plugged in. Only had one. Bought a new power source that had two 6 pin plugs, previous one did not. Reconnected all plugs. Made sure all were connected. Beep is gone. Now, no video. Plugged in monitor to laptop and received video output. Monitor is working. Whats next?

    AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor

    ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

    CPU cooler stock

    ASUS EAH6950/2DI2S/2GD5 Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express

    CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80

    Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

    Window 7 not installed.

    Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
  2. Zilpha

    Zilpha TS Enthusiast Posts: 319

    Tried in both outputs on the card? There's normally a couple. Are you using the HDMI output? DVI?
  3. Ryanmorgan28

    Ryanmorgan28 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    THe DVI on the mobo does not fit with the normal converter I have. I have used the DVIs on the graphics card. Still no results.

    Any other ideas?
  4. Zilpha

    Zilpha TS Enthusiast Posts: 319

    You could try the card in another known-good system. If you don't have one, then I don't really know what else to tell you to try (maybe remove it and test the onboard video but you already said that you do not have an adapter that fits it).

    If all seems it is working, i.e. fans are spinning and there is no beeping and every power hungry device has a home on the power supply, then there is probably an issue with the card itself. There's not a whole lot of troubleshooting to be done in the absence of video, which ironically, is the problem we are trying to troubleshoot.

    You could also try another known-good card in that system to rule out a problem with the slot.
  5. Ryanmorgan28

    Ryanmorgan28 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you.
  6. Zilpha

    Zilpha TS Enthusiast Posts: 319

    Seriously? That has to be some of the most micro-managing silliness I have ever seen. Go ahead an IP ban me now.

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