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First time building, Using a MSI 970A-G46, and Nothing shows up on monitor.

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February 6, 2014 1:13:08 PM

This is my first time building a computer. I have all the parts i need and put them in their places. But when I turn it on, nothing shows up on the screen. Everything runs fine, all the fans turn on and the hard drive and disc drive spin up.
I even had my friend check it and he say's everything is in their place.

I have a:
Xfx Radeon R7850 graphics card.
AMD Fx 6100 processor.
Two 4gb G.Skill RipjawsX DDR3 2133s
and a Apevia ATX-AS500W power supply.

I tried using my friends DDR3 1600 RAM instead and that didn't work.
Also tried using his graphics card and that didn't work either.
The motherboard doesn't have onboard graphics so that's not an option.
We tried using one RAM stick to boot up and nothing happened again. He's thinking that it could be my power supply not giving enough juice for the motherboard but he's not sure.
a b V Motherboard
February 6, 2014 1:34:28 PM

Disable the integrated graphics from bios
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February 6, 2014 2:22:16 PM

AnEwG said:
Disable the integrated graphics from bios


I mean like nothing shows up on the monitor, It says No Signal.
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February 6, 2014 3:03:46 PM

AnEwG said:
this board has integrated graphics I am rather sure: http://www.msi.com/product/mb/970A-G46.html#/?div=Overv...
Try to boot with the graphic card uninstalled using the vga port on the board


I don't think it has a vga port. The only port the motherboard has is the 9 point serial port. I bought the serial to vga cable for it but it didn't work. Turns out it's for networking.
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a b V Motherboard
February 7, 2014 3:20:39 AM

Does the power button on your monitor lights up when you connect it to power and start the PC?
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a b V Motherboard
February 7, 2014 4:46:19 AM

Your psu is of poor quality by the way, if your monitor is not dead then It is possibly your psu that is causing that.
check this: http://www.hardocp.com/article/2007/05/23/450w500w_psu_...
at 45 degree c it only delivers 25% of its rated capacity.
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a b V Motherboard
February 7, 2014 5:05:14 AM

your gpu needs 500 watts and 21 Ampere at the +12 v rail, when they tested you psu at its rated power (500 watt) it failed! and at 353 watt it could merely deliver 12 amp at the +12 v rail. You should get a better psu something certified 80+ bronze or something. And Don't try to start the PC before getting the new PSU! It could seriously damage the components.
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