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I don't know what's wrong with my new home gaming build.

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July 16, 2013 10:09:04 AM

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CPU: Amd fx 6350 black edition
MOBO: Asus M5a97 r2.0
GPU: EVGA GTX 660 SC
RAM:Corsair Vengance 4gb (Borrowed from a friend)
Case: Azza Orion 202
PSU: Corsair 600w modular

My cpu fits just fine on the mobo. At first i had bent some of the pins because i had put it on wrong but i straightened them back and now the cpu fits just fine(except the heatsink that came with it, i had to use a good amount of pressure to get it on)
My motherboard came in the mail with a misplaced screw i had to manually put back on the board myself.(Do you think that this could prevent the mobo from working?If so, could i get a replacement motherboard for it?) My graphics card fan spins so i cant think of a reason that wouldn't work.
The power supply works because all of my fans spin and the lights on the case work. Speaking of the case, it comes with these risers for the motherboard that look sorta look like nipples :p  That had me a little worried because I heard that mobos can short out from being on a conductive surface. But the motherboard powers everything its connected to and theres a green light that powers on every time i connect to the power supply.
The RAM should be fine because it worked for my friend.
I put all my parts together and tested it outside of the case with the speaker connected to the mobo and a hdtv connected to the the graphics card. I used a screw driver to power it and all the fans spined. Everything was powered on but i got no beeps from the speaker and nothing came up on my hdtv. I double checked everything. I followed a tutorial on newegg's youtube and everything was connected right. I just cant seem to find out whats wrong. My best guess is the cpu came is broken because i had a lot of trouble installing it(i know im a noobie) and the heat sink took a lot of pressure to clip on to the mobo. If it turns out some of the parts are defective i can send them back to amazon and get a replacement but i cant do that with out knowing which part is dead. PLEASE HELP
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July 16, 2013 10:19:22 AM

You probably broke the CPU.
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July 16, 2013 10:29:18 AM

yeah you most likely broke the cpu when you bent the pins and hopefully then didnt get caught in the mobo

none are defective you just broke it
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July 16, 2013 11:04:57 AM

I see two potential issues:

1. The bent CPU pins. Not good

2. "Speaking of the case, it comes with these risers for the motherboard that look sorta look like nipples"
Did you install the standoffs as well? A picture would help here.
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July 16, 2013 6:31:18 PM

I've found the solution and i feel like such an idiot. Although some of the pins were bent I managed to fix it with a sewing pin, very annoying but i saved myself $100+. The reason i didn't get a beep from the speaker was because i had installed the RAM properly. Seriously. After getting the beep the asus splash screen came up on my tv and everything was fine except it said i had a heatsink failure even though the heatsink fan was running. I don't know if it detected wrong or there is actually something wrong with the heatsink. Oh and I will be getting motherboard risers.
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July 16, 2013 6:51:48 PM

ZacharyR said:
I've found the solution and i feel like such an idiot. Although some of the pins were bent I managed to fix it with a sewing pin, very annoying but i saved myself $100+. The reason i didn't get a beep from the speaker was because i had installed the RAM properly. Seriously. After getting the beep the asus splash screen came up on my tv and everything was fine except it said i had a heatsink failure even though the heatsink fan was running. I don't know if it detected wrong or there is actually something wrong with the heatsink. Oh and I will be getting motherboard risers.


Do not run your pc without those risers on it is going to cause big problems of they aren't on
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July 16, 2013 8:03:05 PM

Yeah i wont be putting my PC together until the risers come in the mail. Also, since the speaker beeped and the splash screen came up on my tv does that mean that my CPU works? Im not 100% sure because it was an out of the case test btw.
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September 13, 2013 2:30:27 PM

Out of the case doesn't matter i mainly run my pc out of the case
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September 13, 2013 4:08:35 PM

ZacharyR said:
Yeah i wont be putting my PC together until the risers come in the mail. Also, since the speaker beeped and the splash screen came up on my tv does that mean that my CPU works? Im not 100% sure because it was an out of the case test btw.


Yes, if you boot to BIOS the CPU works.

I was going to say, next time you encounter this issue the first 3 easy troubleshooting tricks are the following:

1.) Check the RAM installation is good, this is typically the culprit.

2.) Check the monitor/TV is set to receive the proper signal. (Some require a manual change to DVI/VGA/DP whatever)

3.) Check ALL the hardware connections (literally take it all apart and put it back together)

If it's not one of those 3 that fix it, then it's either MB, PSU or CPU. In which case you would bread board (like you did already and found the issue was, in fact, the RAM) to eliminate a grounding problem with the MB. If bread boarding fixes the issue, put electrical tape on top of your stand offs before you re-install the MB. That will stop it from grounding out.

If your PC doesn't boot after bread boarding...take your PSU to have it tested, if it's fine at that point it's CPU or MB being DOA. If you can test them independently you can figure it out which is bad, if not, I would RMA the MB first, as it's typically the culprit between the 2.
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