PC turns on; Monitor won't Display

By Adrification ยท 6 replies
Nov 19, 2013
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  1. Hello! I'm having no luck with previous threads regarding this same question.

    For starters, I just bought two new items for my computer so it's not entirely new, but quite the upgrade

    Previous Specs:
    PSU: 500w
    CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 965
    GPU: nVidia GeForce 660
    MOBO: Biostar A880GZ
    RAM: 8GB

    New Specs
    PSU: 500w
    CPU: Intel Core i7-4820K
    GPU: nVidia GeForce 660
    RAM: 8GB

    I boot it up and hear no beeping sounds all fans are running well. I believe I have everything in place. I can provide pictures if needed.

    Thanks in advance!

    Bumping with my PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

    Maybe there are some extra plugs I need in the PSU that my current one isn't offering?
  2. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,777   +242

    Recheck all your connections. Plus make sure your video card and memory are seated. The PSU should be fine.
  3. MrBlkfx1

    MrBlkfx1 TS Evangelist Posts: 863   +204

    Make sure you didn't miss the 4-8 pin cpu power connector on the MOBO. Your last MOBO didn't have this but your new one does. It would be easy to overlook and would cause this issue.
  4. Adrification

    Adrification TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok so what I did was gut everything and started again step by step, (still getting no display), I'd like to share this Dropbox folder with some pictures on how I did it, tell me if I missed something?

    P.S - It's a messy build so my apologies if it's hard to comprehend

  5. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,777   +242

    Have you tried a another monitor? Can you hear the hard drive? When the computer boots.
  6. MrBlkfx1

    MrBlkfx1 TS Evangelist Posts: 863   +204

    You used a little too much thermal compound on your CPU. I'd clean and reapply when things are up and running. What I want you to do is disconnect all non-essential components. This includes: fans,optical drive,mouse,keyboard,sound card..etc. You only want to have the Mobo,HDD,CPU,PSU,GPU, and RAM connected. I'd even go as far as only booting with 1 stick of ram.
  7. Adrification

    Adrification TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hey guys so I believe I figured out the problem. Correct me if I'm wrong though. I went to the BIOSTAR website and looked up my motherboard, and at the bottom it said:

    *In order to support IVY Bridge-E CPU, customer need to upgrade the latest version BIOS and driver

    So when I bought my motherboard from newegg it wasn't IVY Bridge-E ready. so sadly I'll be having to replace this MOBO with one that already has these updates in its BIOS. That's likely why I wasn't getting any signal.

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