So a few days ago I received my new system components from newegg all new, mid-range stuff. All except for my case, DVD drive, and sound card which are older parts. Here's my new build/rig;
AMD Phenom X4 9850 BE 2.5Ghz
MSI K9A2 Platinum Motherboard
Antec True Power 850W PSU Vision tech HD 3870X2 Graphics Card
2x2gig Corsair Dominator 1066mhz RAM
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 sound card
Coolermaster Centurion 5 ATX case
Now, I checked again and again to see if every thing was hooked up properly and that all the parts were in the right spots, but when attempting to start the system I received no video signal to my hanns G monitor. Also there was a red, flashing light on top of the video card and the fan would rev on and off, i dont think thats normal but i dont think anything is wrong with the connections. All the other fans and lights seemed to be just fine. I'm not the greatest at solving computer problems especially on new system builds.
Is everything up there compatible with each other or do I need to update the bios/ drivers somehow? I dont know how to check it either. I've heard of these video card problems before and i know it can be fixed. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!!!!
In just building my system, I've had a problem with a red light on top of one of my gtx 280's. I found out this problem is a lack of power to the card itself, so I fiddled around with the power connectors to the card until I got it to work.
**I would suggest not using the power converters that come with the card, but rather using a direct connection from the power supply.
~I'm not familiar with ATI cards, so sorry for the minute amount of help I can provide to you. Best of Luck.