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Built a new computer using my old graphics card, hard drive, and cd drive but the computer will turn on and no display will sh

I have a BIOSTAR TA970 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS for my mother board, an AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz Socket AM3+ 6-Core Desktop Processor, a RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-730SS 730W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Power Supply, New Version with Build-in LED Fan On/Off Switch, and 2 sticks of Kingston 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model KVR13N9S8/4. I turned it on after I had connected everything and then..... nothing. Monitor doesn't even recognize a device.
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  1. what graphics card do you have? also, what monitor?
  2. You have a Hard Drive which the OS and all the drivers from your old computer on it. Now you have taken that HD, put it in the new computer with a completely different set of hardware .... you can not expect that to work ?

    When the system boots, the OS is trying to load the old hardware drivers but it can't find them..... and it does not have the drivers for the new hardware you do have.

    Option 1 - Take out old HD, grab a new one and install OS and all new drivers on it. Then put in old HD, copy the data you need from old to new. Finally wipe the old HD and use it as a backup drive or install in box as a second drive,

    Option 2 - Format the drive and reinstall everything

    Option 3 (Not recommended) - use the OS DVD to do a system repair.
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    JackNaylorPE said:
    You have a Hard Drive which the OS and all the drivers from your old computer on it. Now you have taken that HD, put it in the new computer with a completely different set of hardware .... you can not expect that to work ?

    When the system boots, the OS is trying to load the old hardware drivers but it can't find them..... and it does not have the drivers for the new hardware you do have.

    Option 1 - Take out old HD, grab a new one and install OS and all new drivers on it. Then put in old HD, copy the data you need from old to new. Finally wipe the old HD and use it as a backup drive or install in box as a second drive,

    Option 2 - Format the drive and reinstall everything

    Option 3 (Not recommended) - use the OS DVD to do a system repair.



    Hard drive has nothing to do with no display.
  4. I am gonna go out on a limb and say it is probably that junk PSU.
  5. we cant know for sure yet cuz he didnt say what his graphics card or monitor is, and he said that it turns on, but no display. doesnt sound like a bad psu to me.
  6. I have had a bad PSU not supply enough power to do more than make the fans spin.
  7. then that, is a very weird and rare thing for a psu to do.
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