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Do I need a graphics card?


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#1 mrdave100

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 07:57 PM

I just built my second computer and when I turned it on, the screen is blank.  I've checked everyting that I know to do (which isn't much).  The links for motherboard and chip are below.  I thought the video card was built in and works with the right chip , whick I thought I purchased?  Any ideas on what I should do next?

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115234



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#2 dicke

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 08:47 PM

Hi,

I'd borrow a graphics card from another system that will work in this one so I'm not trying to fly blind and get things configured.

The spec sheet says that the CPU needs to have a graphics feature - have you verified that the CPU you purchased fits that bill?

Keep us posted


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#3 hamluis

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 08:31 AM

The CPU has onboard video capability...and the board is a match.

 

You've checked that all components are properly connected?  Do the fans spin?

 

I'm not familiar with Intel CPUs so I suggest that you await comments from the more experienced/diversified members.

 

Louis



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Posted 12 May 2014 - 08:56 PM

Try a GPU from a working system. As far as I'm concerned, a CPU can still display because some have graphic capabilities on board, but just be sure by checking with another graphic unit.

 

Also, relying solely on CPU will overwork it, so just warning you.



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Posted 12 May 2014 - 09:43 PM

Try reseating the memory.



#6 mrdave100

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 12:19 PM

I solved it.  I only had the 24 pin power cable hooked up, I forgot the 8 pin cable. I get the dunce award of the week.   :crazy:



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Posted 13 May 2014 - 12:58 PM

:o         :oopsign:          :thumbsup:

 

welcome to the wonderful world of technology

 

and the need to be connected :lol:


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Posted 13 May 2014 - 03:42 PM

:thumbup2: , it or something similar...has happened to all of us who have actually assembled a system, good job :).

 

Louis






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