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February 12, 2009 8:42:33 PM

p6t deluxe motherboard, 4 gigs of ram, 500 gb hard drive, intel i7 2.66 and a geforce 9800 GT.
Hooked it up. Everything boots, no beeps for missing ram, but the video isn't working, tried both DVI slots, and all three PCIE slots. But to no avail.
I'm at my work, and right now we're using a VGA to VGA-DVI to DVI converter.
We havn't tried DVI to DVI yet. What could the problem be.

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February 12, 2009 8:53:33 PM

You have attached the power lead to the Graphics card ?
Also on a side note why 4GB ram ? I know its not really an issue but the ram works sort of Tri banded dosent it ? I mean i know it will work ok and not effect anything, just thought a set of three made more sense.
What Ram are you using by the way ?

Mactronix
February 12, 2009 8:53:52 PM

PCI power from PSU to 9800GT. (6-pin connector @ rear upper edge of 9800GT)

Recheck all other connections esp. 8 pin located close to CPU.
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February 12, 2009 8:54:16 PM

one sec, I'll do that now and update you
February 12, 2009 8:56:18 PM

okay, just did all of that, Still having problems.... I've tried two 9800 GT's and two XFX graphics cards.. All are doing the same thing. The monitor will turn on for like 2 seconds to say: Input not detected. Then it will shut off
February 12, 2009 8:59:05 PM

Are there stand-off's between the case and Motherboard?
February 12, 2009 9:21:58 PM

usually you have to have the card in a specific slot for single operation. READ THE MANUAL for the motherboard; make sure you have the vidcard in the correct slot and all power connections are .. connected.
Otherwise it could be a just about anything, bad powersupply, motherboard, videocard
It should attempt to boot, even without a hardrive or RAM, am I correct about the RAM>?
Sounds like a first boot Strangestranger, no OS...
February 12, 2009 9:31:22 PM

yea, its me endolitematrix....
I'm at home now. I have no OS on it. Its not booting, I'm on a completely different monitor and using different cables.
it's doing the same thing it was doing at work.
when I plug the omintor in. The LED light on my monitor turns blue, as if its on. Then it says "going to power saver mode"
It's like it reads its there. but not REALLY there.
February 12, 2009 9:59:56 PM

this is so damn frustrating, Anyhelp would be GREATLY appreciated.
February 12, 2009 10:08:57 PM

Try reset CMOS.
Use jumper on MB or remove 3v battery for a couple of minutes.
Make sure you are on a non-carpeted floor and touch the case with bare hand before reaching in. ( static electricty caution)

Look in your manual for jumper location.

You didnt say if you have stand-off's between the MB and Case (Spacers). The underneath side of the MB is not to touch the case.
February 12, 2009 10:15:23 PM

alrighty, i'll give that a try, i'll be back in a few with results.
February 12, 2009 10:26:27 PM

did that... I hooked up a keyboard and mouse even this time...
Even though i have no picture.
I'm hitting the num lock and caps lock key.. its responding, the lights turn on and off accordingly, and opitcal mouse via USB is lighting up... Still nothing on screen though.
It's weird.
When my monitor is NOT connected
it says with a blue light "Check system cable"
then when its hooked up, computer on, it goes into power saver mode.
February 12, 2009 10:32:15 PM

okay something else is weird. Computre is powered off. Still plugged in. My Keyboard numlock light is on, and the opitcal light on my mouse is still on...
February 12, 2009 11:03:50 PM

Unplug:
HDD (s)
DVD/CD
any/all USB Devices
Any fire-wire, E-Sata
Keyboard & Mouse
all front panel connections except PWR

Basicly you want MB, CPU, PSU, GPU,1 stick RAM, Monitor, nothing else.

Retry
February 12, 2009 11:04:31 PM

alrighty, lets try this, i'll be back momentarily with an update.
February 12, 2009 11:08:40 PM

nothing.
The monitor... even when the board has no power.. will go into Power Saver... (all monitors did this with different cables) after I plug it in.
February 12, 2009 11:13:04 PM

Kind of narrowed down to the MB.
You honestly tried a different GPU?

My ride is leaving.

Good luck.
February 12, 2009 11:18:35 PM

yea.... I have two 9800's because I was going to SLI them... both of them are doing the same thing
February 13, 2009 4:30:01 AM

I just brought my computer to my friends house....
he has 4 video cards.. Tested all of them on yet another new monitor. all of them did the same thing... So i'm guessing its my board...
but its brand new... wtf
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