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#1 z1gz4g

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 08:44 PM

When trying to boot up my new build, I get power to the PSU fan, video card fan, and CPU fan/LED but the screen is blank and there are no lights on they keyboard or mouse.
All I have connected to the motherboard at the moment is the CPU , CPU fan , 2x RAM modules , and the video card.
I also tried clearing the CMOS as the mobo manual specified.

Mobo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16813128074
CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16819103226
CPU fan:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16835118019
RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16820231122
Video card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16814130312

The original PSU I had purchased was dead, so im using an older one that I already had

Hardware conflicts? Hardware defects? Any suggestions? Please help!

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#2 nigglesnush85

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 08:56 PM

Hello,

I cant view the parts bacause newegg is having problems

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But one issue springs to mind, is the PSU capable of powering all the components?
Regards,

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 09:02 PM

one quick thing to try - unplug your reset button from your mobo

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 09:32 PM

mobo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813128074
CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819103226
CPU fan:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16835118019
RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820231122
Video card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814130312

These links might work.

Unplugging the reset switch didnt seem to change anything.

#5 nigglesnush85

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 09:38 PM

It may be nothing, but the Motherboard supports DDR2 1066 and the Ram you have is DDR2 800, this might be the problem.
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Posted 10 January 2008 - 09:48 PM

Yeh, I considered this and I honestly thought the mhz were backwards compatable. Can anybody tell me for sure either way?

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 10:05 PM

All RAM should be backwords compatible, but you might want to read into it, and see if the stuff that came with it says so.

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#8 z1gz4g

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 10:17 PM

http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/FileList/Memory...ma790fx-ds5.pdf

Memory support list .pdf from mobo website.
Lists DDR2 800 but not the specific chips I have (which shouldn't matter)

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 11:33 PM

yeah nah i have a p35-ds3p (ddr2 1066) running ddr800 and she is sweet as...

have you tried "method of elimination"?? ie. unplug things one at a time, till you are left with bear essentials?

reseat memory, cpu etc...

you dont happen to have a psu tester handy do you?

goodluck
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Posted 10 January 2008 - 11:42 PM

At the moment, all I have connected are the bare essentials (plus ive tried with a single RAM module insted of using both)

I ordered a 700W PSU to go with this system, but it was DoA, so im trying to get to the post using an older 400W supply i had around, just to make sure no other parts are defective before I start to RMA things.
Could lack of power cause the blank screen?

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 12:41 AM

it most certainly could!!

now when you say "i had around" - what age is this psu??is it a generic 400w or a "known" brand one??

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 01:08 AM

I've tested things with two different 400W'ers, one very old (like around 6 years) and the other one I got just over a year ago and dosn't seem to make much difference.
I've mostly been testing things with the older one, because the newer one is being used by my current machine.

A few other updates: I tried starting over and going piece by piece, but with nothing but the CPU installed, or the CPU and 1 RAM module, I don't get any code beeps. The only way I can seem to illicit any code beeps is to install the video card incorrectly (no 6 pin power connected).
I'm still getting all the fans to run when I boot up and now the keyboard will also light up. However, I'm still getting a blank screen.

mobo problem?

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 05:45 AM

I had a similar problem putting together a system over Xmas, I found that connected the reset switch incorrectly but you have tried that. I initially thought it was a memory problem and remove all unecessary components untill i was left with the bare minimum, then decided to start all over.

Stupid question but your monitor does it have two inputs, the incorrect input isn't selected is it?
If all else fails, hit the reset button.
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Posted 11 January 2008 - 04:12 PM

Have you checked that the motherboard is not grounding out on the case? Make sure all the stand offs are in the correct spot. The other power supply you are trying has a 24 pin main plug correct? Did you connect the PCI-E power connector to the video card. Did you remember the 4/8 pin CPU power connector? Also as FireKracker suggested check your owners manual for the correct DVI output for single monitor setup on your video card.

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Posted 12 January 2008 - 12:39 PM

Have you checked that the motherboard is not grounding out on the case? Make sure all the stand offs are in the correct spot.


Good point, that happened to a friend of mine, did wonder why his new build kept powering down!
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