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#1 Smergle

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 02:20 PM

I just built a computer for the first time. And it turns on but the monitor stays black. I have tried a number of things from installing the drivers on my hard drive in my old computer. To plugging things in differently its getting annoying. Please help! Going to link the parts now.
Video card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814130319
Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819103228
Heat Sink: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16835118020
Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820145184
Mother Board: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813131593
Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817153023
My hard drive is one from my old computer with windows already on it. And I was reading through the other forum posts about window already being on a hard drive with a new mother board = bad. But my monitor wont even post. So I don't think that is the issue.

Please please tell me what you think I should do!

Edited by Smergle, 08 April 2008 - 02:27 PM.


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Posted 08 April 2008 - 02:55 PM

Double check and make sure you have properly connectedly all of the power connections including the PCI-E power connection and the 4/8 Pin CPU power connection. If your motherboard has a spot for an 8 pin cpu power connection you must still use at least the 4 pin connection your manual will tell you what pins to use. Make sure that the motherboard is not shorting out on the case. There should be a copper stand off under each and every screw hole. In some circumstances there is a little glob of solder touching a stand off causing the board to short out. You can test this by removing the motherboard from the case and placing it on a wood surface or on the piece of foam it shipped with. Connect the video, CPU, Memory and monitor to the board and see if it will post. Make sure your monitor is working properly.


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Edited by Sneakycyber, 08 April 2008 - 03:06 PM.

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 03:38 PM

I tried the set up the computer out side of the case thing. And it didnt work. Same results as using it in the case. Also everything is plugged in correctly. That I can think of at least.

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 03:45 PM

i would definitly delete windows and do a fresh install of it. You just cant use a hdd from another computer unless your doing fresh install. You just asking for trouble.
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Posted 08 April 2008 - 07:33 PM

I double checked your compatibility and your power supply is not compatible. The motherboard requires an 8 pin CPU power connector as shown in the following diagram. Yours only has a 4 pin. Everything else seems to be ok. Your memory however is not listed as a qualified vendor for DDR2-800 I don't see this as being a problem unless you plan on doing some serious over clocking. Also make sure that your graphics card is installed in the PCI-E slot one (closest to the processor).
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Credit: I read the manual online at AsusTek support site

Edited by Sneakycyber, 08 April 2008 - 07:35 PM.

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