New PC build, Wont activate video

By dirtydodge83
Feb 17, 2006
  1. building a fresh PC

    asrock 939dual-sata2 mobo
    western digital raptor HD
    939 amd 3500+
    radeon x800gto pcix16 video
    kingston valueram 512 x2

    when i power up, the cpu,case, and Video card fan all spin, the keyboard lights up,..but i cant get anything out of the monitor, and i hear no beeps.

    a friend with pc knowledge told me to disconnect everything but the mobo, ram,video and keyboard and it still wouldnt work.

    i have tried resetting the CMOS for 5 mins, also tried removing the battery for 5 mins.

    tried known good ram in the same slots, have tried a known good pci card in the regular pci slots to no avail

    are there any step by step processes so i could determine what piece of my build is malfunctioning? i am suspecting the motherboard, but the reviews have said this motherboard is bulletproof

    any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. peterdiva

    peterdiva TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,088

    Have you got the separate 12v connector connected?Have you tried all of the RAM slots?
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