Thanks in advanced for the help.
Here i go ... Well i'm an impatient 16 year old who has recently undergone a project (after much money saving) to build one of the best gaming systems on the block. The computers spechs are as follows.
CPU - AMD dual core 4800 +
Motherboard - ATI Saphire Crossfire Advantage
PSU - 500 watt EMG (Came with case)
Case - XG Dragon (Black) Case
Ram - (2) OCZ 1024MB PC3200 DDR 400MHz Gold GX XTC (2x512) (O261-7040 )
Hard Drives - (4) Western Digital 250G/7200/8MB EIDE Raid WD2500SB
Graphics Cards - (2) ATI x1900 Graphics Cards (crossfire mode) in x16 Pcie Slots
Sound Card - Xtreme Fidelity Sound Blaster X-FI series Card
Monitor - Samsung 24" 242mp
Keyboard - Logitech G15 Gamer Keyboard (USB)
Mouse - Logitech Media Play Cordless Laser (USB)
I tried working the problem out using your existing tutorials and site information, however nothing i did helped. Got to the part were i took the mobo out and attached only the cpu, ram, keyboard, display card, and monitor. Here is the problem...
After much fiddling and constant playing around trying to get everything to work i booted my system and installed windows xp pro 64 bit edition. However many of my systems hardware had not had 64 bit drivers so i planned on reverting back to a 32 bit windows pro instillation. I powered down my system and figured i'd kill two birds with one stone and meantime install the new case fan cpu i had recieved (Blue Orb II), and than install the new system. While installing the fan however i did something i should have known better not to do. I accidently raised the fan and heatsink unit while the thermal grease and processor were still attached on the bottom and propt it back down on the socket. This caused the pins to bent a bit since they were not properly aligned. Only about 5 pins were bent and they were bent very slightly so i figured the problem could be fixed. After constant days perfecting the cpu pins to be bent perfectly straight i attempted the proceedure once more. and put my motherboard back into the case and reinstalled all pci cards and devices. When i attached my motherboard to the master pciex16 graphics card once again, and plugged in the power i got absolutely no display. All the hardware inside the unit was powered on and running just fine and even without a display i could repeat the process, using the keyboard that would get me into the bios. I tried mapping out all the keys i would normally press to get into bios and than f10 to save changes and restart computer. The prupose of this was to infact see if the computer was posting and narrow my issue down to one that was graphics card related. It was a successs even blind i got the computer to restart after hitting the right keys so my bios was infact working. Thus illiminating my suspisions that it was due to my broken cpu. So my question still stands .. After days of rechecking jumpers, ide's, and power connectors and bieng assured that all my devices were recieving power (including my graphics card which had the fans blowing after bieng turned on) i remained puzzled as to what could be causing the computer to not send any signal to my monitor. Can anyone help ?
Edited by Cold Heart, 26 February 2006 - 11:58 AM.