I set up a new PC with the following specs but when I power up I get no video signal. The fans all start running, I can hear the HDD spinning, if I have the CD and DVD drives connected I can see them active but I get nothing from the graphics card.
MBD: Foxconn P9657AA 8KS2H
CPU: Intel Core2Duo E6550 PCI-e
GFX: Asus GE8600GT Silent
HDD: Western Digital WD5000AAKS
RAM: Corsair CM2X1024 5400C4 2x1GB
PSU: Akasa PaxPower 400W
When I press the power switch the fans come on for about 2 secs then go off for 2 secs then come back on again and stay on. I have tried everything I can think of. Taking out everything but the motherboard, 1 stick of ram, the hard drive and the graphics card and still the same problem. I have also tried moving around the RAM, clearing the CMOS and checked everything is seated properly and all connections are correct. I have the 24 pin ATX power cable, 8 pin CPU power cable and a molex 4 pin on the motherboard for the GFX card all plugged in. The monitor is definately working and I have tried plugging it into both outputs on the GFX card.
Any help would be appreciated as I am running out of ideas. I would try swapping some of the components but the only other parts I have are from the system this is replacing and they are all defunct standards that won't work together.
ok sorted ram issue i think changed timings to manual set up all ok.
Butt and i mean Butt I think the MB needs flashing to latest it doesnt recongnise the cd drives when os disc inserted just does zip the disc is xp pro and its a good disc I done me research and im not the first with this prob .
How do i flash without a Os on never done it this way before ?
Thanks I think! lol
Took it into the shop today i will report back on there finding i think the MB was a duff one.
I have built plenty of Pcs but never had this prob thanks for your time i will report back