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New build, all turns on but wont show on monitor.

Last response: in Systems
November 11, 2008 11:51:19 PM

everything fires up fine, but no beeps and doesnt go to bios or it might, just not showing up on screen. Any suggestions would be a great help. Ive tried one stick at a time, and fireing it up with the min. hooked up. thank you.

Acer X223Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor
OCZ Gold 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Chan
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor
OCZ StealthXStream OCZ600SXS 600W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI
November 11, 2008 11:52:57 PM

forgot about vid card, its a older card, but is hooked up to the psu and all lights up and fans spin.
a b B Homebuilt system
November 12, 2008 5:15:23 AM

What motherboard do you have?

Is the 4/8 pin CPU power cable plugged in?
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November 12, 2008 5:17:08 AM

motherboard is a Asus p5be
I ran it w/o any ram and it gave me 3 beeps ( one long two short ). then put one stick back in and no beeps.
a b B Homebuilt system
November 12, 2008 5:30:07 AM

It's most likely a BIOS issue. The P965 chipset does not officially support the 45nm CPU's like your E8400. There are some beta BIOS's availabe, but you would have to get a 65nm CPU in order to flash the BIOS. That motherboard is a pretty old model. There have been two chipsets since then.