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Black screen on MSI H81M-P33


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#1 dan-klasson

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Posted 11 June 2016 - 10:07 PM

I just bought a MSI H81M-P33 and an Intel Pentium Processor G3260, and stuck 2x4Gb PC3-10660 memory sticks on there. Problem is I get a black screen. BIOS does not boot and I don't get any error messages or sound alerts.

I've also tried to remove all unnecessary cables such as SATA.

What can be the cause of this and how would I go about diagnosing this issue?



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Posted 11 June 2016 - 11:41 PM

can we get a complete list of hardware? and what steps you went through to assemble?


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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 12 June 2016 - 02:13 AM

That and a 550W power supply is the complete hardware list. 

 

I installed the CPU, then the RAM. Then I plugged in the cables and pressed the on button.



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Posted 12 June 2016 - 02:25 AM

Check if you plugged in the 4 pin plug to the motherboard should be near the cpu.



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Posted 12 June 2016 - 02:56 AM

Check if you plugged in the 4 pin plug to the motherboard should be near the cpu.

 

Yes, I have connected the square 4 pin plug that has two black and two yellow cables.



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Posted 12 June 2016 - 12:42 PM

When you installed the CPU, did you apply thermal paste? (If you used the stock CPU cooler that came with the CPU it should have already been applied to the cooler, or at least included in the packaging)

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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 12 June 2016 - 12:44 PM

When you installed the CPU, did you apply thermal paste? (If you used the stock CPU cooler that came with the CPU it should have already been applied to the cooler, or at least included in the packaging)

 

No, I used to cooler that came in the box that already had thermal paste. 



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Posted 12 June 2016 - 04:00 PM

do you have another motherboard you can test the CPU in? The three main reasons for a new system to not even show the BIOS is A: somethings not plugged in right B: The motherboard is bad and C: and least likely, is the  CPU. bad memory, you would get beep codes, (assuming you have a speaker installed) and CPU most cases you get an error code of some sort as well, but not always. I would say either somethings not hooked up or your motherboard is bad.


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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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