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New Build; not seeing Video


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#1 Galad

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 07:02 AM

Hey all,

New build (all new parts) and no video as far as I can tell; can't tell if POST was successful.
Board: MSI 870-G45 (no on-board video)
Video: HIS Radeon HD4670 (PCI-E); using the analog output for the setup/system install (No operating system installed yet).

Some initial observations:
- The monitor goes dark (i.e. the "no Video signal" balloon goes away at power up)
- Tried once to reset the CMOS, no difference.
- PS/2 Mouse and Keyboard installed. Key-board lights flash at power-up
- With the Power Supply on, the case power switch does turn the system on;
--- All fans (CPU/case) working, including the Video card fan
--- CD drive is powered up and opens/closes
--- Hard Drive seems powered up and spinning
-------case power switch does not turn the system off..triple checked my wiring.
- Have access to another PCI E card; on my list of things to try.

Looking to make that first step into the Bios; but nothing....
Any direction/tips to debug would be appreciated...

Thanks
AMD X2 260 REGOR 3.2G
MSI 870-G45 MS 7599 V2.1
G.SKILL 4G Stick DDR3 1333 (2X)
HIS Radeon HD 4670 1GB DDR3 PCI E
Seagate 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB SATA 3.0Gb/s
LITE-ON 2MB Cache SATA
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Posted 21 March 2011 - 07:04 AM

Have you made sure that the CPU is properly installed with ample amounts of thermal paste?

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 08:12 AM

Hi Cryptodan,

I believe, yes: The heat sink came with a paste layer for first use.
If I needed to go in and retry, I do have a tube of thermal to use.
It did seem to go in nicely/properly with the arrows on the AMD chip and Socket lining up.
AMD X2 260 REGOR 3.2G
MSI 870-G45 MS 7599 V2.1
G.SKILL 4G Stick DDR3 1333 (2X)
HIS Radeon HD 4670 1GB DDR3 PCI E
Seagate 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB SATA 3.0Gb/s
LITE-ON 2MB Cache SATA
Rosewill RG430-S12 430W Single 12V Rail

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 08:52 AM

I went through the same thing (I mean exact, no beeps/no post etc)on an AMD build last month. Turns out I had the memory in the wrong slots. Evidently some boards don't like memory in certain slots. Pull out all memory except for one stick. Try to boot, if no boot, move the memory to a different slot and try again. Make sure your 4pin connector is hooked up as well. Sometime even I forget stuff.
After that, it might be time to pull it apart, lay the board out on a non conductive surface and try to boot it with video card, cpu,memory installed. See if you get a post screen (and a keyboard error). If you do, plug in keyboard/mouse and try to post again.

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 10:01 AM

Make sure your 4pin connector is hooked up as well. Sometime even I forget stuff.


HAHAHA - I believe this may be the culprit. Your statement about the 4pin made me take another look at the MB manual. I realize that I missed the JPWR2 4 pin connection! Thank you dpunisher! I'm hoping it's something silly like this. Won't get a chance to confirm till I get home from work this evening, but I know I did not plug that in.

Regards,


Update: That Was It

Edited by Galad, 21 March 2011 - 07:44 PM.

AMD X2 260 REGOR 3.2G
MSI 870-G45 MS 7599 V2.1
G.SKILL 4G Stick DDR3 1333 (2X)
HIS Radeon HD 4670 1GB DDR3 PCI E
Seagate 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB SATA 3.0Gb/s
LITE-ON 2MB Cache SATA
Rosewill RG430-S12 430W Single 12V Rail




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