I'm new here. Pardon if I miss any important info, but I appreciate any advice!
I'm a noob building a new comp. I've done previous upgrades, but this is my first venture into a "new" comp, minus a few older components. I had a decent older graphics card I decided to re-use for now to save on cash and it might be what's causing my trouble. It worked fine in last comp. I just removed it.
I did an external build and right away, hooked it up to the monitor and right away, all fans (inc. graphics cards) were spinning, but nothing showed up on the monitor. After several attempts at re-connecting cords and re-inserting the graphics card, I decided to just build it into the case. (It was worth a shoot, I figured...) No improvements. I had run compatibility checks on pcpartpicker.com and all seemed well ahead of time... I tried using the graphic card's VGA ports (it has 2 and one M-HDMI - I'm lacking a M-HDMI adapter right now.) My motherboard has monitor inputs and I tried those- no luck there either. Could the graphics card be countering the motherboard inputs?
Just to reiterate, this is a brand new build without any software. Not to sound stupid, but does the hardware within the graphics card somehow hold previous settings from my last comp that could be interfering...?
Thanks in advance