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First time PC builder needs help with test boot

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December 25, 2013 5:05:04 PM

I am building a pc and i installed the memory, cpu, and cpu fan. The cpu is an i7 4770k and the mobo is a gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4. I wanted to do a test boot, so i hooked up the mobo to the monitor via hdmi, using the ports on the mobo, not a graphics card(i was planning on using the intel hd graphics instead.) All components lit up and the fan spun, but nothing showed oj the monitor.. So, i am stuck where i should go.

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December 25, 2013 5:10:36 PM

Can you test the DVI-D or the VGA port?
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December 25, 2013 6:09:08 PM

alexoiu said:
Can you test the DVI-D or the VGA port?


I ended up trying all the ports, unfortunately nothing showed on the monitor.
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December 25, 2013 6:22:25 PM

I did the same thing when I was building mine and had the same results. I have an asrock b75 pro3 and unless I have mobo, cpu and at least one memory module in it wont connect with the monitor so try sticking memory in and see then.

Do you get any beeps?
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December 25, 2013 6:29:06 PM

neolewis85 said:
I did the same thing when I was building mine and had the same results. I have an asrock b75 pro3 and unless I have mobo, cpu and at least one memory module in it wont connect with the monitor so try sticking memory in and see then.

Do you get any beeps?


My mobo didnt come with a speaker(or i lost that little thing), and the memory was already in. But the bios lights were on and the cpu fan spun periodically.
Does your build have a graphics card?
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December 25, 2013 6:53:49 PM

It did'nt when I first tested it. If your mobo is powering up and it staying turned on then it is more likely either the cable or the monitor. Most mobos will keep restarting if there is a boot problem. Try a different cable if you have spares. If not then try connecting it up to your tv. If it works through tv you will at least then know its a monitor issue.
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December 26, 2013 12:48:36 AM

If still the same, try testing the board outside the case for ruling out a short.
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