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October 3, 2013 2:04:54 PM

Okay well it appears I am not having a great deal of success with this build, to summarize what has been going on:
I built the system with my friend (we both have experience building PC's as we built his and 2 others) everything went along fine all the components were from quality vendors and were good parts however upon switching the machine on I got nothing as a display output (fans and stuff were spinning and HDD was on) So I tried VGA and HDMI from a graphics card as well as VGA on the motherboard still nothing. I end up troubleshooting and come to the conclusion that it was the motherboard and/or processor that was giving me issues so I took them back to the supplier (scan.co.uk) however according to them everything checks out and it works which honestly was a surprise to me, I had tested the power supply and memory at my friends house and they both work fine. I get back and try again assured by what the man at scan had told me but I still get the same issue so I try an old graphics card and it boots! I get the bios up and can boot to windows I then switched off and swapped out for my new graphics card and try again. Nothing. So I swap them over again and I am back to square one with nothing on screen :(  I am unsure what to do from here so any help would be great.
Parts list:
AMD athlon x4 760K
MSI FM2-MA-A75 P33
XFX R7770
Corsair XMS3 1600 4GB
Corsair CX 500w
Ye olde hard drive ( does work )
Sapphire HD 5450 (old graphics card I tested with, it works I ran dayz on this)
All cables are new and from what I can tell work
a c 203 U Graphics card
October 3, 2013 2:48:07 PM

have you tried updating your bios to rule out a bios bug??
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October 3, 2013 3:24:53 PM

I can't as I don't have a spare FM2 processor, at the shop though it worked apparently but I can't seem to rule out it not being a BIOS issue, the motherboard is new so it should have supplied with a post richland update to it. My suspicion is either the graphics card (new one) or like you mentioned
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a c 203 U Graphics card
October 4, 2013 3:44:36 PM

every mb puts a bios rev sticker on them. look at the bios chip and look at the bios rev sticker on it then look online for the bios rev. if the bios code is right the mb should post. on debug make sure the mb not shorting out to the mb tray that the standoffs were used and the cpu heat sink not shorting out or the metal io sheild to a usb or ethernet port. on the mb make sure the atx power plug and the cpu power plug are conencted. on some mb it a 4 or eight pin plug on the edge of the mb.
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October 5, 2013 3:48:44 AM

smorizio said:
every mb puts a bios rev sticker on them. look at the bios chip and look at the bios rev sticker on it then look online for the bios rev. if the bios code is right the mb should post. on debug make sure the mb not shorting out to the mb tray that the standoffs were used and the cpu heat sink not shorting out or the metal io sheild to a usb or ethernet port. on the mb make sure the atx power plug and the cpu power plug are conencted. on some mb it a 4 or eight pin plug on the edge of the mb.

I have the motherboard and processor out of the case on the motherboard box, there are no metal-metal contacts, all the cables have been connected and properly seated. I have got the system to post and boot to the start windows normally or start system repair however I can get no further as it crashes at the windows 7 load bar and restarts. I am looking at it being a BIOS needing an update to support my processor (richland) to update it though I would either need to buy a trinity proc or take it back to the shop for an update before I do this though I want to be absolutely sure that is the issue and it isn't something else.

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