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Newly built PC won't post


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#1 schneberger

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 10:14 PM

###Troubleshooting Help:
 
 
This is just a post I copied from my reddit in order to solve this issue. Reddit wasn't much of a help to me. Sadly.
 
**What is your parts list? [Consider formatting your parts list.](http://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/wiki/pcpp)**
 
Please add that I had 2 sets of the kingston RAM in there so it was 16gb. NOT 8GB.
 
[PCPartPicker part list](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/wV3rM8) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/wV3rM8/by_merchant/)
 
Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/WGPzK8/amd-fx-8350-40ghz-8-core-processor-fd8350frhkhbx) | $219.99 @ NCIX 
**Motherboard** | [Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 R5 ATX AM3+ Motherboard](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/3YH48d/gigabyte-motherboard-ga990fxaud3r5) | $123.00 @ Vuugo 
**Memory** | [Kingston Predator Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/fTK7YJ/kingston-memory-khx24c11t2k28x) |-
**Storage** | [Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/dCxfrH/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st1000dm003) | $59.99 @ Newegg Canada 
**Video Card** | [EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/JTwqqs/evga-video-card-04gp42974kr) | $450.89 @ Amazon Canada 
**Power Supply** | [Corsair RMx 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/9q38TW/corsair-power-supply-cp9020092na) | $132.98 @ NCIX 
 | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* |
 | Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1026.85
 | Mail-in rebates | -$40.00
 | **Total** | **$986.85**
 | Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2016-10-03 23:58 EDT-0400 |
 
**Describe your problem. List any error messages and symptoms. Be descriptive.**
 
Tried to turn the PC on for the first time. Cannot get it to post? (The PC Beeps as i turn it on, the sound comes from the front of my case instead of the little speaker that is plugged into the board) Will not give any feedback on the monitor. Just plugged everything in and everything is seated correctly. Have tried with a single 4gb stick of RAM. Lights and fans turn on. 
Whenever I do attempt to turn it on, my monitor recognizes the output (the no signal goes away then returns) from the GPU but says no signal. Like it looks like it's about to get a signal, then I don't get one. I am unable to get a signal from the computer into my TV(acting as monitor) The TV does work fine and the HDMI as well. I plugged it into my laptop to make sure.
 
**List anything you've done in attempt to diagnose or fix the problem.**
 
I have tried booting with a single stick of ram. I've tried two power cables into the GPU. I've tried moving the GPU into a different slot. I have unplugged and plugged everything back in multiple times to ensure solid connections. I've tried starting it countless times. I've tried researching everything I could. I believe I tried to boot into BIOS correctly, then again I can't tell because my monitor won't show me anything. Have tried with a second PSU. I've also followed that guide on tomshardware.
 
**Post relevant photos of build/parts here.**
 
Do I need photos? I can try and post them if needed!!!
 
**Provide any additional details you wish below.**
 
I am completely new to this. I've never built a PC before. I still have done a lot of research and had my room mate (who has built one) help me. Both of us are stumped. I have the REV 1.0 version of this motherboard. I'm assuming that this is a problem with the BIOS update, but then again, I'm brand new to this and I'm trying to learn. I'd rather not have to spend money going to a B&M shop to have them fix it if I can do this myself. (I'm a poor college guy that spent his money on computer parts.) I cant be the only one*** I will try anything that you suggest. As long as it's going to move me into a positive direction. I'm about to caveman this thing with a club. I have also tried reading everything pertaining to this problem, but I am unable to find a solid, working, solution. 
From what I've read it could be the incorrect BIOS update which doesn't recognize my CPU. I'm not sure, but to update this motherboard, do I need to have another CPU or can it be done similar to q-flashing?*, because I can't afford that route.
I do not have the operating system installed as I can't even get the computer to boot fully.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH IN ADVANCE!


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#2 hamluis

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Posted 05 October 2016 - 12:52 PM

Try a different monitor...a friend's. a computer shop, anyplace.  Disconnect/reconnect the monitor to the system.  Do not update your BIOS.

 

Did the Gigabyte documentation indicate that you need to update the BIOS for that CPU?  If not, why would you consider such?  I don't see where a BIOS update is needed or ever was needed.

 

http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support.aspx

 

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 09:55 PM

Sorry for the late reply. It was a DoA cpu



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Posted 12 October 2016 - 01:52 PM

That was my conclusion just now as I was re-reading this...glad you were able to resolve it.  Thanks for letting us know.

 

Happy computing :).

 

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