New build problem

vbimport

#1

Nothing is popping up on my monitor it just goes straight to pwersaving mode got this mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188017 this video card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130334 this ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820144216 this psu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817148025 this processor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115017 the fans in my heatsink are goin and the fan on my vid card is goin and my hd and dvd drive are working too. Ive tried reseating the vid card a few times and it is in there firmly. Ive tried it with just 1 stick of ram in the first slot. this is the first time ive had no vga plug on my mobo and the first time ive put a pc together and i dunno what to do and sorry if i posted this in the wrong place. Oh and my monitor works for sure


#2

I take it you cannot view the OS? Read your mobo manual. I’m just guessing you need to turn off the video in your bios.


#3

Bob, there is no onboard video on that MB. :smiley:

I would suggest reseating the CPU.

There is a chance that the motherboard doesn’t like the 2GB RAM modules. You might want to get a cheap 256mb or 512mb stick to get the system to boot and then flash the latest bios. then try using the 2gb ram modules.

Those ram stick need around 2.0 volts to run, and chances are that your MB is only defaulting 1.8 volts. Doing the above should solve it.


#4

[QUOTE=eric93se;2035264]Bob, there is no onboard video on that MB. :D[/QUOTE]oops :doh:


#5

Also, what monitor are you using? if its a vga connection are you using the adapter that came with the video card to carry the video signal to the monitor? I know it sounds silly to some, but you don’t sound 100% sure.


#6

Maybe you need to check the HEAT related BIOS options first. :wink:


#7

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#8

Reading the reviews at newegg shows a lot of people getting DOA boards. We here at Cdfreaks would have reccomended a P35 based board.


#9

yea im using the vga adapter that came with the video card


#10

[QUOTE=chef;2035274]Maybe you need to check the HEAT related BIOS options first. ;)[/QUOTE]

It could have been the primer bulb… everyone forgets to pump the primer bulb three times before cranking over their new PC.


#11

whats a primer bulb? oh lol


#12

Come on guys…


#13

oh i noticed something in the manual here on page 16 http://www.evga.com/products/pdf/650i%20manual.pdf, i dont have an 8pin pwr2 like in its pictured there i only have a 4 pin there, do i have to have somethin plugged in there because i dont have any other 4 pin things on my psu other than the 1 that plugs into the 20/24 pin


#14

there’s an error there in the manuel. It says twice how to plug in a 4-pin power connector, but in two different captions it mentions differnt pin locations. One says 1,2,5,6 the other says 3,4,7,8. But there should only be one way of plugging it in there since they have a specific shape on the holes.

It should work with a 4-pin PSU.


#15

Yo Adrian,

You haven’t stated whether or not you’ve been able to access BIOS.
Go there (see mobo manual) and go through all the settings (ask here if not sure) and be sure to set CD ROM as First Boot Device.

Once that is done place your OS in your optical drive and shut down.
Then restart…now you should see your OS setup…connect the dots.


#16

[quote=jflan;2035418]Yo Adrian,

You haven’t stated whether or not you’ve been able to access BIOS.
Go there (see mobo manual) and go through all the settings (ask here if not sure) and be sure to set CD ROM as First Boot Device.

Once that is done place your OS in your optical drive and shut down.
Then restart…now you should see your OS setup…connect the dots.[/quote]

if its there i couldnt see it because im not getting anything on my monitor

so far today i tried moving just 1 ram stick around (different sticks too), taking out and reinserting my video card, made sure the cpu heats up so im pretty sure thats working, took my mobo out and put it on a piece of cardboard and powered it up and still nothing (read something about shorting due to improper placement of standoffs or something of that nature), rechecked my wiring. so tomorrow im gonna borrow a smaller ram stick from a friend and try that to see if it will work and i just need to set the voltage.


#17

okay i figured it out, quite embarrassing so i wont share
feel free to close this


#18

C’mon we won’t make fun. Tell us so that others won’t make the same mistake :wink:


#19

Dude, ya gotta come clean here :bigsmile:
I’m a recovering moron for crying out loud and besides, we need to know :iagree:


#20

[QUOTE=adrian089;2035896]okay i figured it out, quite embarrassing so i wont share
feel free to close this[/QUOTE]
Forget to turn the monitor on?