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jaxmc

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Hello,

I just recently built a new machine, below are the specs for this machine. The problem I am having is that I'm not getting any video at all. I've replaced the power supply and video card and am still getting a no signal message on the monitor. I know the monitor works because I've hooked it up to my laptop via the VGA connection. Everything else is working just fine as far as I can tell.

Thank you.


Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA790X-DS4
CPU: AMD Phenom 9600 Agena 2.3GHz 95W Quad-Core Black Edition
RAM: Crucial Ballistix 4GB SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)
Video Card: SAPPHIRE 100225L Radeon HD 3870 512MB 256-bit GDDR4
PSU: CORSAIR VX550W
Monitor: Acer AL2016 DVI-D
Hard drives: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD753LJ 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA-300
Optical Drives: LITE-ON Black 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner with LightScribe
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I had the same problem with radeon cards...went out and bought a 700W rocket fish psu and changed to a radeon x1950HD.Btw if your trying to connect vga with that dvi adapter make sure the pins arent missing i had to return mine 3times! also make sure its connected properly :) and dont put the psu upside down thats how my old pc got fried..... :)
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Those pins are missing because they are not needed. The missing pins are for a digital signal which is not needed in a VGA converter which only uses an analog signal.


To Jaxmc:

Play around with the RAM. Try one stick at a time and in different slots. It would be ideal if you could drop your RAM in someone else's machine to make sure it works.
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