I finally got my board up and running, but when i turn the power on...i get no signal from my monitor. I am using a visiontek 4850. The card runs and i've tried both dvi slots on the card. And just to make sure, i even tried my old Evga 7900 GTX and i get the same "no signal."
I am using a DFI Blood Iron board with a 850w PSU. Any suggestions? This is the first run of the computer so there is no OS yet.
That sucks, sorry to hear it. I would first ensure that all of your connections are good (mainly CPU 12V, Main-board connector, and PCI-E 6-pin power), and that you have an adequate enough power supply. Also ensure that when you mounted the board in the case; you put the case mounting-point screw / backpane dividers in the correct areas (make sure one is not in the wrong place shorting the back of the board to the case backpane). It unfortunately sound to me like a board issue, but try out those things first, and make sure everything is seated correctly into it's appropriate slots; as well as the CPU, and especially the RAM must be popped in fully (re-seat it, and try using just one stick for the moment... if that stick doesn't work try another stick by itself to make sure it's not the RAM).
An easy way to test to see if the board is dead is to ensure that you have a speaker plugged into the board (near Front-pin-headers), or that one is integrated into the board, and then remove all RAM from the motherboard. If you get no beeps at all then generally thew motherboard is dead.
Post back with what you find without buying new parts; once we have that hopefully we can make an educated guess to what part is failing, if any.
DFI Blood Iron P35 is the board right? Can't find much information about beep codes anywhere, but it looks like short continuous beeps means a memory problem. Don't suppose you have any other sticks laying around that you could try? Try both sticks one at a time and make sure it's in the right slot (should be some info in the manual about single stick configuration).
I haven't inserted the new memory yet, but i did fix the beeping. I checked DFI's website and their beep code had meant that i had something wrong with the power being supplied. So i rechecked the cables and fixed it so it doesn't beep. I turned it on and my 4850 just roars now....kinda like it's being put under full load. It doesn't slow down. Soooooooooo i'm gonna pop out the ram now and see if that helps.
It's normal for the board to run the fan at 100% for a second while the computer is booting up, if it's keeping it at that speed I still wouldn't worry about it. Once you install the video drivers they'll take over control of the fan as Windows is booting up.
I tried different ram and that had no effect. I managed to get the gfx card to not run at 100% fan...
I called my bro-in-law up and talked to him about my board. There's suppose to be 2 LEDs that light up on the board. One by some PCI slots and one between the ram. The one between the ram wasn't lighting up so i removed the battery and then waited 1 min and reinserted it. The light came on. Booted it up...no signal and the annoying speaker beeping is going again. So turned it off and the ram LED was turned off again...i'm not sure if that would have much of an effected if that is out o_O....
Getting closer to fixing it...i hope
Guess this top should've went into the motherboards category heh.
I fixed it. I got signal now. The ram sticks needed to be side by side instead of DIMM 1/3 or 2/4. I went by the colors....i guess it's a pretty noob mistake. It's only my 2nd build...still have to check for the obvious.