Computer turns on... but no video
Posted 17 August 2009 - 06:50 AM
Posted 17 August 2009 - 07:39 AM
What video card are you using?
Does it have a separate power connector on it and is it plugged in?
What PSU do you have and do you know if it is rated to run the system along with the graphics card.
System specs will help us.
Posted 17 August 2009 - 08:54 AM
MOBO: MSI X58 Platinum ATX
CPU: Intel i7 920
Memory: G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel
Hard Drive: Western Digital WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
Video Card: ASUS EN9500GT OC/DI/512M GeForce 9500 GT 512MB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16
PSU:Sunbeam PSU-BKS580-US 580W ATX
HTPC Case: SILVERSTONE LC16S-MR ATX Media Center
One website suggested that the CPU might not be installed properly, but I checked and I'm pretty sure it's ok. Thanks!
Posted 17 August 2009 - 08:56 PM
Have you double check to make sure the card is plugged in to the correct PCI slot?
The memory is seated correctly?
DO you get any post beeps when the system starts?
If all else fails let's test the MOBO.
Disconnect everything from the Motherboard except
* video output
* 20+4 powercable
* 4/8 pin 12v wire both coming from the powersupply,
* Cpu fan wire
* power and reset button to the case
Now you should have NOTHING connected to the motherboard except what was listed above.
The goal here is just to test the mobo:
If the computer still will not boot up the please remove the motherboard from the computer along with the power supply
place the motherboard on a piece of card board larger than the motherboard,
this will eliminate a short from the mobo to the case which could be a possibility
Install the cpu with, 1 stick ram in dimm 1, power supply, case switch and case speaker
Connect ps2 mouse and keyboard along with the monitor
Repeat the above and power on
If the computer now boots into bios you most likely had a case short so make sure when installing the motherboard in the case that you use standoffs and they line up with the mounting holes in the motherboard and none of the standoffs touch anything else on the underside of the board.
Posted 21 August 2009 - 06:33 PM
MSI X58 Platinum mobo
ASUS EN9500GT GeForce 9500 graphics card
Sunbeam 580 W power supply
Tried to boot with just those items and min memory, outside of the case. Still just gets lights and fans, no beeps or video. I even tried a different mobo. So dead CPU? I'm worried that I don't have all the packaging to get a refund.
Posted 21 August 2009 - 06:49 PM
If still under warranty I would return it.
Posted 21 August 2009 - 08:24 PM
Posted 21 August 2009 - 08:26 PM
Posted 21 August 2009 - 08:57 PM
Just wanted to make sure that wasn't left on by mistake
Also did you put some thermal paste between socket and heatsink?
Did the cpu drop in the socket with no problem?
The lever is down to make sure the cpu is secure?
I know it looks like some simple steps but just want to cover all the possibilities first.
Posted 21 August 2009 - 09:22 PM
Posted 21 August 2009 - 10:00 PM
The cpu fan is plugged into the MOBO and when you turn on the PSU all the fans do stay on?
Second case cooling fan?
Video card fan (If you have a add on card)
If all these do indeed stay on then I would have to say the CPU
If not the it could be the MOBO or the PSU
Posted 22 August 2009 - 06:28 AM
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