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New Build: Everything Works but Video Output

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May 17, 2014 10:51:27 PM

I've just finished my first build with some help from my brother. Powered on and all the components ran fine. Fans on video card spinning, mobo led on, usb mouse lights on. I first tried connecting the video card via HDMI to Monitor #1, no signal, switched to VGA with same results. I switched the input settings on Monitor #1 as I tried VGA and HDMI. Tried DVI with Monitor #2, no go.

My brother suggested taking out the video card and trying to use the mobo VGA connection. No luck there either. I put the video card back in and tried it all over with still no video signal at the end.

The instructions with my graphics card say to hook it up to the mobo and PSU then boot and use the driver install CD. Card requires at least 500w which is what it has via PCI-E. Where am I going wrong?

I can link to all the parts if needed. Thanks.

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May 17, 2014 10:56:17 PM

Do you hear a beep while booting up? If not, you may not have connected all the components correctly. I recently had a problem with all the same symptoms you have mentioned. The problem ended up being I did not push my RAM in all the way to the mobo. My advice would be to go back and double check all your connections. The fact you get the same problems even after removing the video cards and trying to connect via the onboard graphics would suggest this may be the problem.

Try that and get back to us, best of luck to ya - Sub
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May 18, 2014 12:24:27 AM

SirSub42 said:
Do you hear a beep while booting up? If not, you may not have connected all the components correctly. I recently had a problem with all the same symptoms you have mentioned. The problem ended up being I did not push my RAM in all the way to the mobo. My advice would be to go back and double check all your connections. The fact you get the same problems even after removing the video cards and trying to connect via the onboard graphics would suggest this may be the problem.

Try that and get back to us, best of luck to ya - Sub



Thanks for the quick advice. I'm going to give this a go tomorrow, and listen for any beeps. I'll post if this solves the issue or not. Thanks again Sub!
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May 18, 2014 12:29:41 AM

so you tried integrated graphics?

One common problem (Don't know how it is), is that people plug their video cable into their motherboard output, did you do this instead of Video card?
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May 18, 2014 10:37:00 AM

SirSub42 said:
Do you hear a beep while booting up? If not, you may not have connected all the components correctly. I recently had a problem with all the same symptoms you have mentioned. The problem ended up being I did not push my RAM in all the way to the mobo. My advice would be to go back and double check all your connections. The fact you get the same problems even after removing the video cards and trying to connect via the onboard graphics would suggest this may be the problem.

Try that and get back to us, best of luck to ya - Sub


I didn't get a beep. I checked all the connections I could think of. Took the RAM out and put it back in until it clicked and the locks holding them were fully engaged. Still no beep, no video output. HD is connected to mobo and PSU. Is there a way to tell if it's working? It couldn't be the CPU right?
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May 18, 2014 10:41:02 AM

unknownofprob said:
so you tried integrated graphics?

One common problem (Don't know how it is), is that people plug their video cable into their motherboard output, did you do this instead of Video card?


With the video card in I've plugged both DVI and HDMI cables in the card. With it out I've plugged VGA into the mobo output. There's no beep on boot up. I think that means something is not connected right.
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May 18, 2014 11:31:50 AM

24 pin wasn't locked in! Thanks everyone. :) 
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May 18, 2014 11:32:35 AM

Which graphics card is it?

Please list all your parts.
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