I'm attempting my first build and have hit a road block right off the bat: my monitor is not receiving a signal. Everything powers on, all the LEDs are lit that should be lit, but I'm not getting anything. The mobo isn't beeping either. It's very possible that my hardware may be incompatible, as I'm doing this on my own with only online tutorials to guide me through; here are my specs:
Mobo: 1x ASRock K10N780SLIX3-WiFi AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA nForce 780a SLI ATX AMD
Processor: 1x AMD Athlon 64 X2 5800+ Brisbane 3.0GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 89W Dual-Core Processor
RAM: 2x G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
Video Card: 1x SAPPHIRE 100265HDMI Radeon HD 4830 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card
HDD: Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200KSRTL 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
Optical Drives: 2x Pioneer Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 40X CD-R 32X CD-RW 40X CD-ROM 2MB Cache IDE 20X DVD±R DVD Burner
My processor didn't come with a heatsink, so I bought one off the shelf at Best Buy - it's Rocketfish brand.
I have a sinking suspicion that my video card isn't compatible, but if that were the case shouldn't I at least be getting beeps from the mobo?
I've tried a number of things already: clearing the CMOS, taking the motherboard out of the case, checking the PN1/PN2 connectors (although truth be told I'm not entirely sure how they're supposed to be connected), checking the processor, removing some RAM, and unplugging and replugging the video card in each of the three PCIE slots. Nothing has made any difference.
Any help would be great, as I've already sunk quite a bit of money into this. Thanks all.
Edited by forceheretic, 11 April 2009 - 01:54 PM.