I recently finished my first build and of course ran into a problem The parts are as follows:
When the bulid was complete and powered up it did so with no beep codes but I could get no video on either of two monitors in order to view POST and get into bios. After posting here I received great advice. Based on that advice I bought a PNY 7600GS to test the theory of a bad video card. The 7600GS worked fine so I RMAed the video card assuming it was bad. I was in fact even able to flash the mobo bios and make minor changes in bios.
I received the new 8800GTS yesterday and installed it this AM. On power up I was back to the same problem, i.e., no beep codes and no video. I have tried this card in both slots and have used the power adapter. Nothing works. I am beginning to think the mobo is bad. Does anyone have any idea what the problem could be?
Two things to check (please dont think I think your stupid, but im not a mind reader and i dont know if you have checked this, and you can possibly write everything down in a forum)
Where was I... oh yes...
1. The power to the video card, do you have one plugged in?
2. Is there a spot on the mobo, just above the top PICe slot where you plug in a molex power cable? my mobo is a P5ND2 SLI and it needs this plugged in. (you may have a case fan plugged into it)
I plugged the power cable straight out of the Corsair HX620 to the 8800. I used the power adapter that came with the 8800 to run it off a molex. There is no connection on the board itself for a power connection that I am aware of and I have read the manual numerous times. The fan on the 8800 spins so it is getting power. It simply will not output video. This makes no sense especially since this is the second 8800. Any other thoughts?