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All power on, but black screen??? help PLEASE!!

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March 28, 2009 12:52:10 AM

I am a noob when it comes to building, but think i know enough to connect things together...long story short, everything powers on, all fans running but the monitor screen is black. My build is

intel i7 920
asus p6t
sapphire radeon 4850x2 2gb
ocz platinum 3x2gb
WD caviar HDD

GPU is in PCI slot 1. when i power on, everything comes on. I see all the lights and all of the fans are working. I DO NOT have a case speaker so I don't hear any beeps. I ahve tried reseating the GPU. I have tried booting up with 1 stick of RAM...I am lost now. Any help would be appreciated.

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March 28, 2009 12:57:49 AM

get a case speaker

the beeps are very useful

but in the meantime ... you have connected both mb power leads , right?
March 28, 2009 1:40:34 AM

what a noob...i sux..that power spot was covered!!! no fair...
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