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First build. Motherboard LEDs light up, fans spin, nothing on monitor.

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August 16, 2013 2:13:28 PM

Okay, this problem is really irritating. I put all the parts in the case, installed ALL standoffs correctly with none poking at the board in wrong places, all the parts are connected to the board and the PSU, if needed. The CPU power cable is plugged in, the optical drive and HDD are plugged into the PSU and SATA ports on the board, the video card is plugged into the PSU and fit firmly in the PCIe slot. I have tried using one stick of RAM in one slot, but I have yet to try one stick in each slot and the other stick in each slot. I will try that and hopefully you guys can also come up with some suggestions, tell me if something is incompatible or something. Also, the monitor works fine because

Specs:
AMD FX 6300
Corsair Vengance 2x4 8GB 1866MHz RAM
MSI 970A-G46
Sapphire Radeon HD 7970
Corsair CX750M
Toshiba 2TB HDD
Stock CPU cooler
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a c 557 V Motherboard
a b C Monitor
August 16, 2013 2:30:02 PM

What's the manufacture date?
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August 16, 2013 2:33:15 PM

1) disconnect the GPU and see if you can run graphics directly from the MoBo; this will confirm the everything is Ok with the MoBo & rulle out a memory problem
2) see if your GPU will give you graphics when you use HDMI output rather than DVI (I had a bad DVI port once but the HDMI ports were fine)
3) I think this has two possible slots for the GPU see if switching it makes a difference

Don't know about the BIOS issue that was noted above.

EDIT: Just looked at the specs sheet for this MoBo and it looks like it doesn't have any video ports on it. Weird, but I only use Intel MoBos and have never seen one without a video port.
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August 16, 2013 2:34:19 PM

Alan G said:
1) disconnect the GPU and see if you can run graphics directly from the MoBo; this will confirm the everything is Ok with the MoBo & rulle out a memory problem
2) see if your GPU will give you graphics when you use HDMI output rather than DVI (I had a bad DVI port once but the HDMI ports were fine)
3) I think this has two possible slots for the GPU see if switching it makes a difference

Don't know about the BIOS issue that was noted above.

There is no place to run graphics from the mobo, I tried HDMI before and it still didn't work.
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August 16, 2013 2:35:31 PM

Make sure your monitor is plugged into the GPU and not the mobo video out.
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August 16, 2013 2:38:32 PM

egilbe said:
Make sure your monitor is plugged into the GPU and not the mobo video out.

It is.
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a c 557 V Motherboard
a b C Monitor
August 16, 2013 2:39:21 PM

Then it should support the CPU. It's not a BIOS issue.
Can you connect an internal case speaker to the motherboard?
Try taking the board outside the case, leave single RAM module installed, graphics card, DVD drive, keyboard and mouse.
Use a VGA or DVI port.
Start the board outside the case and see if still the same.

Try also clearing the CMOS (unplug the power cord and remove the CMOS battery for few minutes).
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