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Posting/display problem (is my mobo or cpu damaged)?

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February 20, 2014 6:10:50 AM

Okay so I finally got around to building my first PC and with some help, put the thing together. Problem being that we can neither get it to post nor produce a display on my monitors yet all the fans are running, all the LEDS are lit and working on the mobo and video card.

Here are the specs
AMD FX 6300 Black Edition
MSI 970A-G46 AMD AM3+ ATX
GEforce GTX 650Ti
PSU Corsair 500w CX500R
MEM 8G Corsair CMX MSX3 DDR3

We've tried resetting the BIOS, jumping the CMOS, Putting the Memory module into either DIM slot, but we cant get it to display at all on either the monitor I bought or the one i borrowed from a friend (I have a DVi, HDMI, and VGA cords both compatabile). I was hoping my first time would be gentle, but so far its been one thing after the next and as much as i have enjoyed the process, its driving me mad. I hope somebody can help remedy this
February 20, 2014 6:26:58 AM

There's three suspects at play here; The power supply, motherboard, and graphics card. If the power supply is failing or faulty it can't produce the power needed to power everything, including the monitor to graphics card connection. The motherboard could be damaged, but I doubt it as the LEDS are working and all that jazz. Last but not least, I've had graphics cards that still looked and sounded like they were working, however it was really internally damaged or faulty as well.

Oh and make sure there's power supply pin connectors connected to the graphics card.
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February 20, 2014 10:43:26 PM

So my pus is 500w which according to my friends is more than enough, I tried a couple other video cards and got the same result, so how could I tell if my mono is damaged?
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February 21, 2014 7:57:31 PM

Nkx said:
So my pus is 500w which according to my friends is more than enough, I tried a couple other video cards and got the same result, so how could I tell if my mono is damaged?


It might be your power supply. Having all LED lights and fans working doesn't necessarily indicate a good PSU. If you have another one, try a different PSU.
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February 26, 2014 5:35:40 AM

Turns out it was not my PSU, but my CPU apparently had some bent pins. Soon as I put Ina. Replacement lo and behold my monitor is displaying and I've gotten to the bios.
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