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Just bought an upgrade for a PC I built 2 years ago...

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July 4, 2008 12:26:25 AM

I build a PC in 2006 which was a 2.4ghz AMD 64 x2 with 2gb of ram and a decent 256mb video card and seeing all these graphics intensive games like Crysis and Call of Duty 4 coming out, I decided I would build a decent upgrade that would replace my hardware for something more up to date.

I picked out the following pieces from and ordered them 4 days ago:


memory: (two of these)



However... once I gutted my entire PC and put everything new inside, the PC powers up, but gives no video. While this seems like the classic faulty motherboard, the board gives correct post messages if I remove components like the memory or the video card. I have also tested the old video card in the new motherboard and it has the same problem, eliminating the video card as the cause. I have tested each piece of memory individually and I cannot get anything to load on the screen. I've also repeated these tests while all unnecessary components like the HDD and CD drive and other dongles without success.

Also, I was using the monitor I've been testing the new PC setup with less than 6 hours before I gutted all my old stuff, so the monitor being shot is out of the question.

If anyone has any advice as to what my problem may be or how I can get this new system functioning, it would be greatly appreciated because I am thoroughly stumped :( 
July 4, 2008 12:30:57 AM

OH almost forgot:

I have a 600 watt power supply I was using 6 hours earlier to rebuilding the computer which I am also reusing, if that helps eliminate any possibilities of what's causing this.
July 4, 2008 1:42:08 AM

faulty dvi cable, my bad XD
July 4, 2008 1:54:14 AM

Hah, that's about the last thing I expected :)  Grats on getting it working. Should be a pretty snappy system.
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