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New i7 build - no video

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April 2, 2009 6:10:01 AM

P6T, i7 920
Kingston 14900 K3d3 ram
Corsair 850 Power supply
285 graphics card

Get one beep whether the keyboard is plugged in or not.

Remove all the RAM and get expected long followed by 2 beeps. One beep with 1 or 3 RAM sticks plugged in.

Remove power to 285 card and get expected long followed by 3 beeps.

24 pin power connector is plugged in. 8 pin power connected is plugged in.

Getting no video signal whatsoever.

Any ideas?

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April 2, 2009 6:26:01 AM

Sounds like maybe the DVI port on the GPU is bad, have you tried using the other one? Or maybe the whole gpu is bad and you need to rma, although it sounds like the mobo is recognizing the gpu.
April 2, 2009 7:07:44 AM

One short beep is good. It means the system passed the POST. You do not need a keyboard or drives to pass the POST.

The video part of the POST passed because the computer can only check the interface to the video card. It has no way of checking the card's internal operation. That's up to the Mark One Eyeball.

About all you can do is verify that the monitor and cable work, then RMA the video card.
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April 2, 2009 6:04:02 PM

You need a 6 pin and an 8 pin connector on your 285.
April 2, 2009 6:09:19 PM

rochin said:
You need a 6 pin and an 8 pin connector on your 285.

Xfx GX285XDFF has 2 6 pin power connectors, and they are both plugged. Removing either, or both power connections to the 285 gives me red lights on the card a "no VGA" signal from the BIOS speaker.

Looks like I will have to talk to tech support and RMA.
April 2, 2009 6:12:16 PM

Are you plugging the cord directly from the prower supply to your video card?

Check if the video card came with an adapter where you can plug two pci express cables into and try to use that.
April 2, 2009 6:18:50 PM

Sounds like you hooked your video card up wrong.
April 2, 2009 6:20:05 PM

Can you borrow a Video Card from someone ?
April 8, 2009 11:26:03 AM

i am having the exact same problem tell me if you find a way to fix
April 8, 2009 4:21:04 PM

john_smarty said:
i am having the exact same problem tell me if you find a way to fix

Check your connections to the monitor. I was using a DVI single cable, instead of a DVI dual cable. Once I got the right cable everything has gone fine.