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Justin

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The Parts:
ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard

GIGABYTE GV-R485ZL-512H Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card

CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX 520W ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8400

CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-6400C5

The problem:

System is freshly built and the system boots up, drives spin, fan spins and the fan on the card spins (I plugged a pcie cable into it)

I get no display on booting up, the monitors (I have two), stay in "standby" mode.

No POST beeps

Oddities:

Resetting the RTC Jumper allowed the display to work for *awhile*, and then it stopped working again.

What I've tried:

  • Swapped Video Cards
  • Reset CPU
  • Tried different pci-e port
  • removed ram, swapped out old ram
  • cleared cmos
  • removed mobo screw near pci-e port

I am out of ideas as to what to try next. Since the system boots up, it doesn't seem to be a RAM issue. Anyone have other ideas as to what I can try to get the display working?

thanks!
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Is there anything on the case that's shorting out the mobo, by any chance?
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I just took the mobo out, and am resetting it. There are 9 stand-offs preinstalled, and all 9 were screwed into. The mobo didn't appear to touch anywhere else in the case, but we will see what happens this time.
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Still the same result. Going to try clearing the RTC RAM again, but will leave the jumper in the "clearing position" for a few hours, instead of 2-3 sec.
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Have you set the Initial Boot Video to PCI in the BIOS setup? I think it's called "Initiate Graphics Adapter" and should be under "Advanced".
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I can't get to the bios, as I have no display to navigate them. The motherboard has no on-board graphics either.
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As far as i can see you done all you can. It's time to RMA the motherboard back for a good one.

So far i have not found any PCI-E test cards to check the slots with so, trying a different video card is the only choice here for testing, and you have already done that.

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Not the option I was hoping for, but I guess it is the best thing to do. Should I RMA just hte mobo or the processor as well?
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I doubt the processor is bad as it really has nothing to do with video.

From what i have been reading here I would have long ago replaced the motherboard. As a small shop owner i cannot spend the time trying to be a hardware mechanic. So, if i need to spend more than a hour trying to get a system working, it is time to replace the parts i think are bad. Customers will not pay for diagnostic services when its cheaper to buy a computer. That is just my take on the computer repair business. Otherwise i might as well close the shop and find a good paying job.

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I am sending it in today. Thanks for the help =)
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