Can't quite get first build to work

By xCaliiber ยท 7 replies
Oct 27, 2015
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  1. So I put together my first build yesterday and I am having some problems. First, my build:



    CPU Cooler:


    PSU(Given to me by friend):






    I put it all together and plugged it in, but the monitor says no signal no matter which input I use. When I turn it on, everything boots, the lights on the GPU turn on(the fans on it don't spin, but they aren't supposed to when the computer is idle). I have looked over all of the instructions numerous times, I took it apart and put it back together once, making sure to follow step by step. I don't get what is wrong...
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,728   +3,703

    And I'm guessing you don't have another GPU you can use for troubleshooting.

    For clarity you connected all the power connectors:
    • the 20pin/24pin ATX power to the motherboard
    • the 4pin/8pin P4 connector to the motherboard
    • The 6pin/8pin GPU connector to the GPU
    Since you say it appears to boot, I will not question the front panel connector.
    For record the fans do spin until the system is booted and know to spin down, after all initial self diagnostic test have been run.
  3. xCaliiber

    xCaliiber TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes, all of the power connectors are connected. EDIT: I can also upload pictures.
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,728   +3,703

    A picture would be great, that way we would know not to ask some questions. lol

    And to clarify my standpoint, I'm not an AMD fan. So I don't have experience with their systems. I'm simply trying to help if I can.
  5. xCaliiber

    xCaliiber TS Rookie Topic Starter

  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,728   +3,703

    I'm not seeing anything. My guess would be either the PSU or GPU not functioning correctly. I'm leaning more toward the GPU, but I can't rule out the possibility of the PSU.

    If the GPU is getting power the fans should spin up until the regulation circuit knows it is safe to reduce the speed of the fans. Now the question; is the GPU getting power from the PSU, or is it the GPU that is not functioning? Since you stated you disassembled the machine once and rebuilt the unit, I'm ruling out bad connections.

    It may be best to call the vendor and see about returning the GPU. Or contacting someone first to see, if they can diagnose the GPU and PSU.
  7. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,073   +219

    So it starts and stays on but the gpu fan never turns on and it does not display anything on the screen.

    Turn on the speakers do you hear windows load? If so your monitor needs to be set to the correct input.

    Check your gpu faceplate it might be blocking gpu from sliding in. I am pretty sure your video card fans should spin right away.

    Your CPU is on your mobo supported list.

    Contact your mobo mnfer and make sure that ram, cpu and gpu are supported in your mobo default firmware. Sometimes they list a piece of hardware and compatible but you have to upgrade your firmware before you can use it.

    Swap out any part that you have not tested on another system. If its all new try a different psu first.

    There is also a little thing you have to push to let your gpu slide in all the way, a little plastic thing on the mobo pcie16 slot(the second slot below your video card also has a plastic thing in the pic). Also make sure your ram and gpu are locked in with the slot clickers.
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2015
  8. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,185   +208

    Any beeps from the mobo speaker during post?

    Edit: just noticed the OP date. Not sure if this is still a problem.
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2015

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