Newly built PC not displaying to monitor

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  1. Sanic

    Sanic United States Fanatic Hacker

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    I know there are other threads with a similar problem to this one, but they don't seem to be the exact problem that I have. When I try to boot up my newly built PC, the monitor doesn't pick the signal up. All the fans and everything are spinning. I first tried using a DVI port from the graphics card, no luck there. HDMI didn't work either. the CPU and PCIe cables seem to be connected just fine. Everything else seems to be plugged in. I tried taking out the RAM, assuming the motherboard would beep to tell me there's no RAM in there, but I got nothing. The motherboard didn't beep, even with no RAM inside. Could it be a defective motherboard, maybe? I'm using an MSI 970A-G46.[h=1][/h]
     

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  2. Lethargy

    Lethargy United States Elite Hacker

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    Did you use standoffs?
     
  3. Nietzsche

    Nietzsche United States Боже, форум храни!

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    The motherboard beeps when everything works correctly. It's called POSTing. It won't beep if something's broken.
    And it also won't beep if there isn't a speaker attached to it.
     
  4. AdKuro

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    I have that motherboard, mine didn't come with a speaker so I had to go out and buy one. But I don't recall having any monitor problems with mine.

    I don't think it's the motherboard? maybe GPU?
     
  5. Sanic

    Sanic United States Fanatic Hacker

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    Yes.

    The speaker's attached. I thought it did a certain type of beep to let you know that it didn't detect something.

    That was what I was thinking. I'm using an XFX R7 260x. The fan is spinning so it seems to be functioning, though.
     
  6. Nietzsche

    Nietzsche United States Боже, форум храни!

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    They usually don't. The lack of anything means a failed POST.

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    You wanna take out your RAM and see if you get a POST code? lol
     
  7. AdKuro

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    Yea why not. But its 1 long and 8 short?


    My mobo book isn't in a place that I can easily access right now.

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    Clear your CMOS and make sure your RAM is in slots 2 and 4. (If 1 was the closest to the CPU.

    CMOS clearing, jump it if you know how. That didn't work for me once so I just popped the battery out.

    If it's in slots 2 and 4 then try 1 and 3
     
  8. Sanic

    Sanic United States Fanatic Hacker

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    Just putting it out there, it did turn out to be a defective motherboard. The original one I got had issues with the jumper.
     
  9. AdKuro

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    Just pull out the battery...
    My board which is the exact same as yours had a broken jumper. I just take out the battery.
     
  10. hmobvaj2

    hmobvaj2 The New Guy

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    usually it would be 1 mobo or 2 video card 3 possible cpu with too much heatsink
     
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    This happened to me before. Your computer cannot POST.
    What I've done was remounted the CPU because it wasn't tightly secured, you might wanna check that out.
     
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