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Newbie 1st Build, Still Having Problems, Plz Help


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#1 newbie in hawaii

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 04:29 PM

New build:
Thermaltake Tsunami case
Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5 MOBO
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ CPU
Patriot PC2 6400 2x1 GB DDR2 800 RAM installed in slots 1&2
ATI Radeon 1650 Pro PCI-E GPU
Antec Tru-Power Trio 650 W PSU

All items are new, original problem was that after 1st boot, system would not post at all. Per Gigabytes directions, removed MOBO from case and tried running system on the bench, still no post.
RMA'd MOBO, installed into case, along with other components and still having the same problem, no video display, wont' post, not even a beep from the MOBO, all with a known good monitor and speaker.
All 4 cooling fans operate OK (2 case, 1 each CPU and GPU)
CPU is a known good unit, it operates OK in another setup.
As far as I can tell, the MOBO has 3 separate power inputs, ATX 24, ATX 8, and PCI-E 4 pin connectors, these are all secure. Have I overlooked another power input to the MOBO somewhere?
Because of the cases rear panel I/O flimsy plastic device holders I have used screws to secure devices to the case, this, I have noticed, causes the GPU to very slightly cock itself in the MOBO. Could this be my problem??, have I fried the card as a result of this? for what its worth, the GPU fan does operate...would a bad GPU be the sole cause of no video at all?
How come no beep from MOBO folks? Wonder if this MOBO has a built in spkr? I do, however have a known good speaker hooked up to the MOBO's audio output jack........
Whew! enough questions for you good folks out there??...........LOL .......PLZ. HELP !!
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#2 JohnWho

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 05:01 PM

Since you imply that you suspect the video card, do you have another card you can try?

Also, and I'm only asking this because I can't see your system from here, are the two memory sticks in the two slots closest to the CPU or the two furthest away?

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 05:02 PM

Does it go to start, and then just not start (i.e. the fan begins to spin, then just stops)?
The last time something like this happened to me, I had incorrectly connected the power to my floppy drive (accidentally one pin to the left) - it was shorting the system, and [fortunately] the PSU wouldn't start the system.

I guess unplug everything except the essentials (MoBo PWR, CPU PWR & FAN, RAM seated) and see how it goes - with the Video card out, you should at least get the video BIOS error beeps...

Also, try using only one stick of RAM (check both), as it may also be causing the problem.

Lastly, check that all the cords for your PC (including those that go to the Mouse/KB) aren't damaged. We had one of our work PCs with a crimped/damaged cable for the mouse, and it took a while to figure out that that was why it wouldn't turn on...

Other than those, I'm outta ideas! :thumbsup: Good luck!
[CPU]Intel E6600 Core 2 Duo @ 3.19GHz
[MoBo]ASUS P5N32-SLI Premium (nForce590)
[RAM]4GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800 CL4 @ 710MHz
[GPU]XFX 8800 GTX 768MB [SLI] @ Stock
[PSU]CoolerMaster 1kW
[Audio]ASUS Xonar D2
[Case]Antec Nine Hundred
[OS]Windows Vista Ultimate 64
[LCD]SAMSUNG 226BW
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#4 newbie in hawaii

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 11:04 AM

Since you imply that you suspect the video card, do you have another card you can try?

Also, and I'm only asking this because I can't see your system from here, are the two memory sticks in the two slots closest to the CPU or the two furthest away?

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The 2 sticks are closest to the CPU...
Figured out why no display, for some strange reason I only have output from the DVI port (white), and not the VGA (blue) connector. It works like this, so I am not gonna mess with it, besides, the monitor I will be using has both type connectors.
I posted another thread later about the bios, if you can, scroll up to it, would really appreciate input so far as that goes.....
Thanks for you patience :thumbsup:
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Posted 30 April 2007 - 06:19 AM

Personally I would send the MOBO back if it's still in it's warranty period and get a replacement, you shouldn't have to mess about like that!
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