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#1 sharkboy5402

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 02:12 PM

Hello, Im new to the forums. I am building a comp for the first time, i plugged in everything, but I do not have a hard drive. I tested it by plugging it in. The fans and LEDs turn on and it works perfectly. When I looked at monitor, nothing showed up. I am wondering, do you need a hard drive to see anything on the screen? Thanks

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 02:26 PM

You should see something, usually the motherboard manufacturer's screen and then a text error saying it can't find any boot devices. If you see nothing, you have another problem. Do you hear a beep when you power up? (Assuming you hooked up the internal speaker)

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 02:33 PM

The minimum components for a computer to properly P.O.S.T (Power On Self Test)is the motherboard, processor,ram,and power supply. However it won't pass without video or a boot device. You should hear one beep confirming the system passing POST if the motherboard has a speaker. Make sure you have ALL the power connections connected including the 4/6 pin CPU, and 24 pin ATX. Next make sure the Ram is installed in the correct slots and seated completely (this can effect on board video). If its a PCI-E video card make sure its in the correct slot if their are 2 for sli, and make sure it doesn't require a PCI-E 4/6 pin power connector. Lastly make sure the monitor is compatible and not dammged.

Edited by Sneakycyber, 18 May 2014 - 02:40 PM.

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 02:34 PM

The speaker wire that is inside is too short, so I cannot hear it. Do I need that wire? Should I get a new monitor because it was really old?



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Posted 18 May 2014 - 02:35 PM

How do I know what slot the ram goes into?



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Posted 18 May 2014 - 02:38 PM

Check your motherboard manual.usually there are two pairs of Matching slots, a primary pair to use first and a secondary pair to use after the first pair is filled.

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 02:39 PM

I found out where it goes, it says DIMM 1 and under it, it says DIMM 2.



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Posted 18 May 2014 - 02:39 PM

If the monitor is really old it may not be able to display the minimum resolution for the video card.

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 02:45 PM

Did your motherboard come with a small speaker on two short wires? If so hook that up to the proper pins (check motherboard manual), then when you power up you will get a series of tones that you can use to interpret what faults you are encountering.

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 02:46 PM

http://gyazo.com/951ffce94d41db4fddf6353ba691dead

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 02:49 PM

No it did not Stevie


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812201032  Like that?



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Posted 18 May 2014 - 02:49 PM

19\15 in dell LCD? Should support min 1024x768 resolution shouldn't be a problem. If the monitor has dual input VGA and dvi make sure the correct one is selected in the on screen menu.

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 02:51 PM

Yup thats what I was looking for.

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 02:52 PM

I am a beginner with this. I plugged everything in, the LEDs and fans start to work. Nothing on screen.


Stevie no it did not



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Posted 18 May 2014 - 02:55 PM

Are you using onboard graphics or a graphics card?
Also posting your equipment list might be helpful.




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