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Nothing displays on the monitor not even the BIOS on newly built computer.

By TattooedHusker
Mar 2, 2007
  1. Hey all, Newbie here. Glad to be a member finally!

    Well I have a question, it's probably really simple that i'm not thinking of but you all know how that goes. Anyway, I've just completed building my PC, and I power on, and nothing displays on the monitor not even the BIOS. The motherboard I'm using doesn't have onboard video, so i installed an e-GeForce 7600GS PCI-E (i'm thinking this is causing the conflict). What should I do/try? Thanks in advance and i hope to hear from you very soon!

    Please use proper thread titles from now on. Thanks.
     
  2. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    Look at my post below in my signature and tell us your power supply wattage and # of amps on the +12V rail.

    BTW, Welcome :wave: !
     
  3. TattooedHusker

    TattooedHusker TS Rookie Topic Starter

    it is 450W and has 15A
     
  4. TattooedHusker

    TattooedHusker TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I think i found the problem...The video card calls for a minimum of 18Amps on the +12V line mine has 15A...Anyone else think this is the problem?
     
  5. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    Yes, that is the problem...your psu (power supply unit) can't take the card. You need to buy a new psu to have it function. I would suggest a Thermatake or an Antec. :wave: :D
     
  6. TattooedHusker

    TattooedHusker TS Rookie Topic Starter

    New PSU, still nothing. Maybe bad video card?
     
  7. Tedster

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

  8. TattooedHusker

    TattooedHusker TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I got it guys! Thanks for all the help!!
     
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