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Monitor wont turn on custom built PC

By jaybrn5 ยท 4 replies
Jun 10, 2008
  1. Hello all I'm new to the forums and new to the world of PC building So i tried building my first PC Everything seems to turn on CPU Fan, Case Fans, Graphics Card I unhooked DVD ROM and Hard drive just to try to get monitor on but nothing comes up also the bios does not beep when i boot up the PC (I believe its suppost too) Heres my problem the monitor is just not getting a signal at all when i hook it all up. Heres my setup

    RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V Modular LED Power Supply - Retail
    Item #: N82E16817152028
    1 DIAMOND Viper 3870PE4512SB Radeon HD 3870 512MB 256-bit GDDR4 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
    Item #: N82E16814103050
    1 Thermaltake CL-P0257 Blue orb II CPU Cooler for LGA775 & K8 - Retail
    Item #: N82E16835106069
    1 GIGABYTE GA-MA770-DS3 AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX All Solid Capacitor AMD Motherboard - Retail
    Item #: N82E16813128081
    1 Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600AAJS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
    Item #: N82E16822136075
    1 AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ Windsor 2.4GHz Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor Model ADO4600CZBOX - Retail
    Item #: N82E16819103064
    1 G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ - Retail
    Item #: N82E16820231122

    All items are on Newegg if you need any specs thanks for the help and I look forward to staying active in the forums when i start to add to my pc and try over clocking =P Please help
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415


    you dropped a boo boo somewhere when building it, go back to the start, read the motherboard manual and make sure any board jumpers are where they should be, sometimes they arrive with the CMOS clear jumper set to on, this will stop a PC booting, after that its back to checking the various components havent been damaged and have been fitted correctly, sometimes a spare rig is a good thing to have just to check the various parts on.
  3. seanc

    seanc TS Rookie Posts: 88

    Here's a place to start, does the motherboard even have a speaker on it? Gigabyte seem to have been leaving them off of the Intel ones.

    If it doesn't have a speaker, go get one, plug it in and see if it beeps then. Make sure you have the 4 pin processor connector plugged in. If it has onboard graphics, take the ATI card out and try the onboard graphics instead.
  4. jaybrn5

    jaybrn5 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well i took it out of the box and built it on cardboard and it worked so I'm putting it back in the case now I realized part of it must of betting hitting the case.... I have another question though just really fast I undid my CPU fan really quick then put it back on should I put more thermal paste on it even though I took it off for only a second??? Thanks for the help!
  5. jaybrn5

    jaybrn5 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks all for the help got it up and working next goal is to learn how to overclock =p
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