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Need major help please. No display at boot!

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August 22, 2007 11:40:00 PM

Hi all! I'm noob here. Came across this site on google trying to find some help.

I was just putting together my new PC by myself. Here my h/w

Asus P5N-E SLI mobo
XFX 8600gt
ocz 2x1gig ram
WD hdd
lite-on dvd
Intel E6750 cpu

So i connected everything correctly (i think). my monitor has DVI cable and the older fashion cable (Dup or something?) But I coludn't find the DVI cable so i went with the (Dup?) since the card has a Dup to DVI connector. As soon as I powered up the computer, everything looks fine, cpu heatsink, case fan, 8600gt fan, all running. But there is no display on the screen. It says "Searching for a source signal" and just keep flashing the power LED on the monitor. What can possibly be happening here and how may I fix this? The mon works okay with my older computer with the (Dup) connecting video card.


Please give me some suggestions. I don't know what to do now. Thanks!

PS: You know those cables from the PSU that connects to the mobo to give it power? I have connected that 24pin plug and the other 12V little plug. But I see two extra PCI-E power plugs. I do'nt know if I should plug them on the mobo somewhere. Will this be the problem? The 8600 fan is spinning tho...

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August 22, 2007 11:52:05 PM

have you plugged a pci-e power cable into the 8600gt, itself? there should be a plug on the end of the card.
August 22, 2007 11:55:24 PM

remember to make ABSOLUTELY sure that everything is seated correctly and everything is plugged in (some things might look like they are but they could be loose)
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August 23, 2007 12:00:59 AM

don't laugh

there is a PCI-E plug on the card?...

let me check now!..
August 23, 2007 12:15:18 AM

Yes, the card goes firmly into the PCI-E slot (black slot). The PCI-E power connector on the video card is also black in most cases. Its small and has four pins. The card should have come with a power connector. Take a look at the manual that came with the card, it might help.
August 23, 2007 1:42:05 AM

The manual just says to plug the video card into the PIC-E slot firmly. my xfx8600gt doesn't come with a power connector (is it not supposed to be like this?).

I rearranged some RAMs and now i get some beeps.

1 long beep ->3 short beeps about 5secs later, 1 more beep


I don't know what that means
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