Newly built pc starting up blank

By hugbear
Aug 15, 2006
  1. put together new pc recently.was working fine until i installed XP SP1.when i tried to restart,pc jus started up on a blank screen but with fans an all internal working.......any suggestions to a fix welcome!
  2. i_am_a_newbie

    i_am_a_newbie TS Rookie Posts: 170

    Might be a RAM problem.

    Do you get any POST beeps?
  3. hugbear

    hugbear TS Rookie Topic Starter


    tried taking in and out ram,no joy.
    not getting any POST.
    is there any way to tell myself if the mobo is blown or the GPU is blown?
  4. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,077

    Post all of your specs

    tihs sounds like a dieing psu
  5. hugbear

    hugbear TS Rookie Topic Starter


    gigabyte 81945P-G motherboard
    seagate 320gb hd
    intel pentium 4-3.06 Ghz
    sharkoon 350w PSU
    OCZ 1024 ddr2
    Saphire radeon X1600 pro 256mb graphics card
  6. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,077

    its probobly your power supply, jsut post the amps that are locaed on the sircker

    did it come with your case?
  7. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Posts: 595

    Try a new powersupply from a different system(maybe your old one, unless this is just a new one, not a replacement) perhaps a 400w? And do get a generic one, not a crappy one.
  8. AMDIsTheBest010

    AMDIsTheBest010 TS Rookie Posts: 398

    now please tell everyone that helps you "Thank You"

  9. hugbear

    hugbear TS Rookie Topic Starter

    its a brand new PSU,but ill try a different one an let you know how it flies,Cheers.
  10. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,077

    thats a good idea because 350 watts is low for a newer system like that, go for atlest 450 watts of BRAND name psu, brands like Antec, entermax,

    use that to coulate power
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