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Hi, Friends Just built a new computer - Display says VGA No Signal Help.. No on board Video..

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November 29, 2013 10:23:24 PM

Okay, I'd just finished building my budget PC, The process went great until, I plugged everything together. New Monitor gives me VGA No Signal message. What do I do?? I have no on board video...

Here's the specs:

CPU -FX4130 Black Ed.
Mobo- AsRock 980DE3/U3S3
Rams- Teams 2x4Gb
Hdd- 1tb
GPU- MSI R7770
PSU- Corsair CX500M


Please help!
November 30, 2013 12:03:30 AM

Make sure all your connections are snug tight. Do you get POST Beeps? If not, use only 1 ram stick and connect your monitor in and test. If it doesn't work, try another ram stick in the same slot, still doesn't work, change dimm slots.

If you get beeps.. It's likely to be a connection error.

If you need help with connections, check your manual.
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November 30, 2013 2:09:59 AM

Thyrax said:
Make sure all your connections are snug tight. Do you get POST Beeps? If not, use only 1 ram stick and connect your monitor in and test. If it doesn't work, try another ram stick in the same slot, still doesn't work, change dimm slots.

If you get beeps.. It's likely to be a connection error.

If you need help with connections, check your manual.


Yea, I did. Turns out it was the GPU, I'd swapped it out for my older one and everything booted up nicely. Display didn't show up cause the 7770 might be DOA?? or is the setting different on that card?? Can I do anything to test if the card is DOA??

Thanks for the tip!
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November 30, 2013 2:31:43 AM

Test the 7770 in another rig if you have one, if you don't have another one then test it on a friend's rig and see if it can boot up at all

Sometimes a motherboard BIOS update is needed to fix a compatibility issue/bug with a certain card, but that should be your last resort
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November 30, 2013 6:31:45 AM

Crazy how a bios update is needed since I'm sure this board is a 2013 mobo. Either way checking your motherboard online manual to learn how to flash your bios. I would test the card first on someone else's pc. It's a safer route than attempting to flash your bios and risk screwing things up when it wasn't necessary to update the bios. Flashing the bios should almost be a last resort option because its risky if something goes wrong IMO.
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November 30, 2013 11:58:05 AM

Thanks Friends!! I'll try it out and keep you guys posted!! I'd never flashed the Bios before so u go into bios and selected flash bios?
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November 30, 2013 2:47:54 PM

A BIOS update should be your last resort, I wouldn't recommend it until you try it in another system

It's odd, because some people have had to update their BIOS for their boards to work with a certain card, not a very pleasant experience to be honest
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November 30, 2013 4:33:42 PM

Check your mobo manual regarding to update the bios. I called MSI the first time I needed to flash the bios. They helped me thru the whole process. It's good to have someone from the manufacturer do it with you te first go around because one mess up ruins your board. From an error message to a power outage. Then you will end up with a pretty looking piece of metal
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November 30, 2013 4:37:40 PM

I know it sound silly but I have to ask. I the PCI-E power connectors plugged into the GPU from the PSU?
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November 30, 2013 6:50:55 PM

smeezekitty said:
I know it sound silly but I have to ask. I the PCI-E power connectors plugged into the GPU from the PSU?


Of course it was plugged. Thanks for the help! Sometimes its the most common error lol but this wasn't the case.
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December 5, 2013 10:45:24 AM

Thanks for the help guys turns out the GPU was DOA.... Sent it into MSI for a replacement
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