inexperienced builder, first build, no display on the monitor.

I built my first computer 2 days ago and when i went to go turn it on nothing appeared on the screen. i have tried 2 other monitors and vga, hdmi, and dvi. The system powers on with all the fans spinning on the gpu, cpu cooler, case fan and power supply. I have searched for a solution to this problem but so far have nothing. Please help, this pc will mean the world to me if it works. I have been told that maybe the motherboard is faulty/broken but since all the components power on it seems to me that it isn't broken, also when i unplug the ram the speaker beeps 3 times but on boot it doesn't beep at all. Please correct me if I am wrong. I apologize in advance.
12 answers Last reply
More about inexperienced builder build display monitor
  1. Try running it on only 1 RAM stick and if that doesn't work try the other.
  2. I only have one stick of ram which is 8gb because I don't think my mobo supports more than 8gb. I could be wrong
  3. Never seen a motherboard that didn't have 2 dimm slots. What motherboard do you have? If its max is 8GB's then a single 8GB stick wouldn't work. Can you post some of the specs? Motherboard, cpu, GPU, and PSU.
  4. elbert said:
    Never seen a motherboard that didn't have 2 dimm slots. What motherboard do you have? If its max is 8GB's then a single 8GB stick wouldn't work. Can you post some of the specs? Motherboard, cpu, GPU, and PSU.

    Cpu: AMD - Phenom II X3 710 2.6GHz Triple-Core Processor
    Motherboard: Asus - M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard
    GPU: Amd Radeon R7 240 core (I know it's not amazing but I am on a bit of a budget.)
    PSU: Corsair - CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
  5. Your motherboard does support 8GB per DIMM for a total of 32GB's so your ok with the one. Do you have another video card to test with? If not try reseatting the card by pulling it out of the PCIE slot then put it back in. This ensures a good connection.

    Still not working unplug the power from the wall outlet. Pull the motherboard battery for 5 minutes. Put the battery back in and plug up the system to test. Do you see any startup screen?
  6. elbert said:
    Your motherboard does support 8GB per DIMM for a total of 32GB's so your ok with the one. Do you have another video card to test with? If not try reseatting the card by pulling it out of the PCIE slot then put it back in. This ensures a good connection.

    Still not working unplug the power from the wall outlet. Pull the motherboard battery for 5 minutes. Put the battery back in and plug up the system to test. Do you see any startup screen?

    I just did that and it didn't seem to solve anything. Still no image or anything...
  7. Think you need another video card to test with.
  8. Where you by any chance running the monitor on dvi and changed it to hdmi with the new build? If so you would have to change the settings on you monitor to hdmi. Just a thought.
  9. urbancamper said:
    Where you by any chance running the monitor on dvi and changed it to hdmi with the new build? If so you would have to change the settings on you monitor to hdmi. Just a thought.

    I've been told that VGA is the default setting for most pcs when they are built so i have been using vga for the time being. I usually have to change the settings onm the monitor every time I boot to make sure.
  10. elbert said:
    Think you need another video card to test with.

    I was referring to the other two things that you said. i forgot to mention that I already tried another video card and it didn't help. Did I need to do the two steps with the new video card installed?
  11. griffcb said:
    elbert said:
    Think you need another video card to test with.

    I was referring to the other two things that you said. i forgot to mention that I already tried another video card and it didn't help. Did I need to do the two steps with the new video card installed?

    You are using the video card's video output ports when they are plugged in aren't you? I noticed your motherboard has onboard video. Try removing the video card and see if the on board is working. If so check your manual as you may need to shut down the onboard in bios before any video card will work. You may have to set bios to use the PCIE card instead of the onboard depending on your bios.
  12. elbert said:
    griffcb said:
    elbert said:
    Think you need another video card to test with.

    I was referring to the other two things that you said. i forgot to mention that I already tried another video card and it didn't help. Did I need to do the two steps with the new video card installed?

    You are using the video card's video output ports when they are plugged in aren't you? I noticed your motherboard has onboard video. Try removing the video card and see if the on board is working. If so check your manual as you may need to shut down the onboard in bios before any video card will work. You may have to set bios to use the PCIE card instead of the onboard depending on your bios.

    I took the video card out, and nothing. the integrated graphics didn't seem to help.
Ask a new question

Read More

Monitors