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November 18, 2013 11:08:20 PM

Hello! I'm having no luck with previous threads regarding this same question.

For starters, I just bought two new items for my computer so it's not entirely new, but quite the upgrade

Previous Specs:
PSU: 500w
CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 965
GPU: nVidia GeForce 660
MOBO: Biostar A880GZ
RAM: 8GB

New Specs
PSU: 500w
CPU: Intel Core i7-4820K
GPU: nVidia GeForce 660
MOBO: BIOSTAR TPOWER X79
RAM: 8GB

I boot it up and hear no beeping sounds all fans are running well. I believe I have everything in place. I can provide pictures if needed.

Thanks in advance!
-Adrian

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November 18, 2013 11:21:40 PM

So it appears the MONITOR and GRAPHICS CARD are not new and should be fine.

Does the monitor display "No Input Signal"?

Troubleshooting:
1) re-insert every wire, card memory
2) confirm 8-pin power cable to CPU
3) Unhook all drives
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November 18, 2013 11:43:43 PM

photonboy said:
So it appears the MONITOR and GRAPHICS CARD are not new and should be fine.

Does the monitor display "No Input Signal"?

Troubleshooting:
1) re-insert every wire, card memory
2) confirm 8-pin power cable to CPU
3) Unhook all drives


When I plug the DVI cable into the computer it reads "No Signals." When I power on, the monitor is completely blank

1) Reinsertion didn't work
2) Have the 8-pin plugged into the ATXPWR2 slot (ATXPWR3 left blank)
Note: My power supply CPU 8-pin is 2x4Pins that I put next to each other to make it an 8-pin.
3)Unhooked GPU/RAM/HDD; ran the same as before (still no beeps)
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November 19, 2013 6:39:12 PM

Ok so what I did was gut everything and started again step by step, (still getting no display), I'd like to share this Dropbox folder with some pictures on how I did it, tell me if I missed something?

P.S - It's a messy build so my apologies if it's hard to comprehend

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ux47qjv9jg1wdso/ba-0UoSVQH
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November 26, 2013 1:11:25 PM

Your motherboard BIOS must be updated to support Ivy Bridge CPU's so that may be the problem right there, but since you can't see anything we don't know if the BIOS is correct.

Unfortunately you need a previous gen supported 3xxx 2011 CPU to flash the BIOS in the first place if it's not new enough to support the 4xxx CPU's.

MEMORY SETUP:
I would guess you did it correctly (A1 and B1) but the manual which normally tells you which slots to use has no information. It shows from left right: A1, B1, D1, C1. Great, you labelled them then didn't tell me which ones to use?

On my Asus motherboard it's labelled A1 B1 A2 B2, I think and I use B1 and B2 which then spaces the memory apart.

My advice is CONTACT the manufacture and ask them two questions:

1) Is there a way to tell if my motherboard BIOS is new enough to support Ivy Bridge CPU's such as a manufacturing date?

2) Which RAM slots do I use when using either ONE or TWO modules?
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February 21, 2014 7:34:26 AM

So what was the solution to this? What did Biostar say? I'm in the same boat.

Adrification said:
Hello! I'm having no luck with previous threads regarding this same question.

For starters, I just bought two new items for my computer so it's not entirely new, but quite the upgrade

Previous Specs:
PSU: 500w
CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 965
GPU: nVidia GeForce 660
MOBO: Biostar A880GZ
RAM: 8GB

New Specs
PSU: 500w
CPU: Intel Core i7-4820K
GPU: nVidia GeForce 660
MOBO: BIOSTAR TPOWER X79
RAM: 8GB

I boot it up and hear no beeping sounds all fans are running well. I believe I have everything in place. I can provide pictures if needed.

Thanks in advance!
-Adrian


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