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Computer Not Booting

By 1bellb
May 20, 2008
  1. Hi, My Dad has just built his own computer, He tried turning it on but only the fans worked but we then relized that you needed a 12V Power cable for your CPU so we got that done and now The Drives Work, The Power Button Works and the basic stuff like that but we are not getting a picture on the monitor, We have the 8800GS graphics in but could this be a fault in the graphics or something else
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    The CMOS must be set for the addon video card.

    The power supply could be faulty

    You should also disperse all internal voltage, by unplugging the power cable. Also remove the addon video card (temporarily) hold down the power on button for 30 secs (dispersing all internal voltage)

    Then put the Video card back in.
    Put the power cord back in
    And try again
    (Note: this has worked many times in the past, successfully)
  3. 1bellb

    1bellb TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 86

    Thanks for that but i have fix it now anyway, it was a RAM error, I put some of my Spare RAM in from my other machine and it booted up and my dad was dancing with joy LOL hehehe
    But thanks
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