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Newly built PC turns on but no display... Please help!

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October 30, 2013 12:03:17 PM

When I turn it on the led fan at the front of the case comes on, so does the cpu fan, the gpu fan, and the dvd drive starts to spin. I've tried moving the rams to different slots, even taking one of the modules out and leaving just one in. I've taken the gpu out and placed it back in a couple of times, admittedly back into the same slot because my ssd stops it from going into the lower one...

I'm using an asus m5a97 r2.0 motherboard which doesn't have any video out connections, so I'm using the hdmi port on my graphics card (vtx3d 7870 tahiti le) to connect it to my tv. When I turn the pc on, the tv recognises that there is an input or a signal, however the screen remains blank. The tv definitely does work and I've used the same hdmi lead to connect my laptop the tv with no problems. So I'm kind of running out of ideas...

Any help would be greatly appreciated
a b U Graphics card
October 30, 2013 1:00:10 PM

What CPU using and what's the board BIOS version (last 4 digits on a barcode sticker on the motherboard)?
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October 30, 2013 1:06:19 PM

alexoiu said:
What CPU using and what's the board BIOS version (last 4 digits on a barcode sticker on the motherboard)?


An fx 6300 and 1903

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October 30, 2013 1:09:07 PM

kristianAA said:
gpus dosent use hdmi out by default so thats why you mabey dont have signal but no picture if you mabey try vga/dvi output if still dosent then i dont know and you need to call warranty


Ah right, I've only got an hdmi cable :/  I guess I'll have to buy a dvi cable then

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a b U Graphics card
October 30, 2013 1:11:07 PM

The CPU is supported, so yes, the next step is testing a VGA or DVI port with a monitor (try borrowing one).
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October 30, 2013 1:31:11 PM

alexoiu said:
The CPU is supported, so yes, the next step is testing a VGA or DVI port with a monitor (try borrowing one).


Thanks for the advice. Is any reason why a dvi to hdmi cable wouldn't work because I may get one?
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October 30, 2013 2:16:46 PM

kristianAA said:
Dont know rly but it can be it dectects your hdmi as a 2nd display by default mabey u can select auto-detect or plug-in and play on from tv i dont rly know best way to find out is to try a boroow a dvi cable


I get what you mean. The thing is though, my gpu has a dvi but my tv hasn't, it's got a vga. So do you know if it would it be more wise to get a dvi to hdmi or a dvi to vga, or if it wouldn't matter?
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