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Major upgrade to new PC..... wont post or display


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#1 stevofloyd

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Posted 24 December 2014 - 03:21 PM

So I recently upgraded (or tried) one of my PCs after the older motherboard in it died. The current specs in it are:

 

mobo: 

Gigabyte LGA 1150 Z97

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00K2RQDLQ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

cpu: 

Intel Core i5-4690K 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KPRWB9G/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s02?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

psu: 

RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-730SS 730W

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152036&cm_re=RX-730SS-_-17-152-036-_-Product

 

RAM: 

Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148544&cm_re=crucial_ballistix-_-20-148-544-_-Product

 

HDD:

A Seagate 1TB Drive  (don't have a link)

 

gfx: 

GeForce GTX 660 2GB 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127699

 

 

When I hook everything up and hit the power button everything lights up, all the fans turn on, and I can hear the hdd spinning, however I had no display on the monitor.  

I tried unplugging everything piece by piece.... used a different gfx card..... tried the onboard gfx..... eventually got down to just the Mobo and CPU and.... no beep signals or anything...... I'm just baffled.... the only thing I can think is that the Mobo is DOA but am I really THAT unlucky?! That I upgrade because of a dead mobo and then get a new one that is dead?? Any help is appreciated. 

 

(btw just found this site when googling the issue, I like it! :D I think I'll stick around, thanks!)



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Posted 25 December 2014 - 07:00 AM

I would recommend trying it out of the case on a non-conductive surface (for example lay the motherboard on top of the anti static bag it was shipped in) with just minimal components - RAM and CPU, use integrated graphics.  Make sure the RAM is firmly clicked into it's slots.  See if it will POST like that.

 

Are all required PSU cables connected - the 24 pin ATX connector AND the 8 pin EPS connector (this powers the CPU).  It's my experience that this second one is often overlooked!!

 

It is also worth covering off the simple things - is the monitor cable secure at both ends?  Do you have another cable (or even a whole other monitor) you can try?

 

Good luck :thumbsup2:


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Posted 25 December 2014 - 07:28 AM

I would recommend trying it out of the case on a non-conductive surface (for example lay the motherboard on top of the anti static bag it was shipped in) with just minimal components - RAM and CPU, use integrated graphics.  Make sure the RAM is firmly clicked into it's slots.  See if it will POST like that.

 

Are all required PSU cables connected - the 24 pin ATX connector AND the 8 pin EPS connector (this powers the CPU).  It's my experience that this second one is often overlooked!!

 

It is also worth covering off the simple things - is the monitor cable secure at both ends?  Do you have another cable (or even a whole other monitor) you can try?

 

Good luck :thumbsup2:

 

 

I made sure the PSU cables were all connected and connected securely. Also tested 2 different hdmi cables and 2 monitors.

Wouldn't have thought to try taking it out of the case and hooking it up. Once I have more time later I will try that out and post the results.

 

Thanks!! And Merry Christmas (:



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Posted 26 December 2014 - 11:06 PM

So tried all the above things..... still no luck, just wont display anything, and wont even send out any beeps of anything...... At this point I'm planningon RMA'ing the motherboard unless anyone has more suggestions.....






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