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New Build no video! Please help


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whitemiguel1981

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Ok here it goes!


I have three builds going and the same thing across the board. My fans spin but no video.

I have took it to barebone and tried different memory that i know is good differ PSU differ cases for the power switch and alternate mobos that I know are good. I have cleared cmos via the jumpers on all. I dont get any beeps the only things I am connecting are the memory cpu/fan video power switch speaker and of course the PSU. I am having this problem on 3 differ systems and two are new one is used. Intel P4 3.06 ECS mobo--Brand new, Intel Cel-D 2.7 ECS mobo--Brand new, and amd 2000 gigabyte mobo--used all with my radeon 9800 Pro(i have also switched with three other pci slot cards and the 3.06 mobo has onboard I have tried too). I am at a loss I do not know what to do. Oh I have even reapplied thermal grease before the build according to how it states on the artic silver site! and yes the exxtra cards all work i have verified that. I have switched monitors and they both work and the cables work. I also switched between three differ mem cards all differ speeds and they all work. PLEASE HELP
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Not all motherboards come with system speakers. You need to check to see if they need a system case speaker to hear the startup beep. I would check the video cards in a known working system. I had a bad motherboard that killed 2 video cards before i caught on what was happening. Trying the same card in a good computer showed me the problem. I keep a lot of old working cards around just for such problems. A poor power supply could keep the radion 9800 from working right in these new systems that take a lot of amps to run. If nothing seems to work then replace the motherboards. I will not spend more than a hour to get a build to bootup to the bios. At $25/hour any more time and i've bought another MB anyway. I have not had much luck with ECS MB's. I've had to RMA at least a dozen. I stay away from them nowadays. Most gigabytes you should be able to plug in a video card and at least get the bios screen. Many times i try the MB's on a box with minimum hardware just to see if they will boot. If your heatsink isnt right and the processor gets hot too fast they usually wont boot. I will set a floor fan blowing on the processor to see if they will boot even for a second more to tell me that may be the problem. You have to be very careful with heatsinks. I have put them on backwards with the stepdown on the wrong side causing a gap between the cpu and heatsink. This caused instant no boot. I have also crushed the processor trying to put on a difficult heatsink. I will even use a magnifier glass to look for problems in the cpu. Any discoloration at all could mean the cpu is dead(even just a tiny mark in the corner).

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