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New i7 build won't POST

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April 29, 2009 12:42:17 AM

put everything together plugged it in and turned it on and nothing shows. all the parts are getting power and everything seems to be running ok but the screen is completely blank.

i swapped out the video cards and thats not the problem
i tried just using one stick of ram and that didn't work either
i even tried a different monitor

i am pretty sure it is a mother board issue but i want to be sure before I send it back

Core i7 920
ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 O.C. Edition
2x GTX 285 in SLI
OCZ RAM (the one with the i7 stamp on it)
Tx 850

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April 29, 2009 12:52:43 AM

Do you have a case speaker to listen for beep error codes? Did you make sure the video cable you were using works too?
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April 29, 2009 12:59:23 AM

i put the speaker on and i did not get any beeping, the cables should be right because they worked when i put the gtx 285 in another system
April 29, 2009 1:10:22 AM

i looked and the part at the bottom where it says pull out everything except the cpu psu and motherboard and you should get beeping but i didn't get any at all
April 29, 2009 1:52:13 AM

i tried a different PSU and that wasn't the problem either, im pretty sure it is a problem with either the CPU or Motherboard, what do yall think, im not getting any beeps (EVER) and still no video output at all
April 29, 2009 4:02:21 AM

Are you sure you installed the speaker correctly? make sure the speaker works too, can you try it on another system you know works?
April 29, 2009 5:07:53 AM

yeah i tried it on another system and it worked fine
April 29, 2009 5:13:59 PM

The P6T Deluxe Mobo has a certain way to install the RAM. Do you have the RAM in DIMM A1,B1, and C1? If its tri channel ram it should be in the color slots. If you read the mother board manual it will explain it to you. If you tried just one stick of RAM what slot was it in?
April 29, 2009 6:51:07 PM

I had it all in the orange slots, when I tried one stick I put it in the slot closest to the CPU
April 29, 2009 8:08:55 PM

Did you try different sticks when trying just one stick of ram? It could be the stick your using is defective. Is your RAM Tri Channel?

Now I re-read your problem, it sounds like the PC is running, but you have no input to the monitor. If your PC components are working and everything looks like its turing on then the RAM isn't your problem.

If everything is starting up for a split second then turns off that would probably be your RAM. I don't see it being your mobo if everything is working correctly. Probably a stupid question is your video card plugged in correctly and using the correct two power cables?
April 29, 2009 8:17:42 PM

nickhoff said:
If your PC components are working and everything looks like its turing on then the RAM isn't your problem.

I'm going to have to disagree with that statement. I've seen quite a few people posting on here where all the fans were running and everything seemed good other than no video output and the problem turned out to be faulty RAM. I've also had an experience with my personal computer where the computer would power up, but not display signal. I tested each stick of RAM individually and found out that one stick was faulty. The computer worked fine when I replaced the RAM.
April 29, 2009 9:14:22 PM

i tested the ram individually but im going to try again because maybe i garbed the same one twice
April 29, 2009 11:08:38 PM

fixed, it was the RAM after all

i was answering from memory earlier and when i got home realized i wasn't putting it in the orange but the black, needless to say dropped it in the orange and its been working ever since

thanks for all your help guys
April 29, 2009 11:13:31 PM

jjbtexas said:
fixed, it was the RAM after all

i was answering from memory earlier and when i got home realized i wasn't putting it in the orange but the black, needless to say dropped it in the orange and its been working ever since

thanks for all your help guys

I don't mean to be a jerk, but this sure seems like one of those times where reading the manual sure would have saved you a lot of heartache. That's why it's #1 on the checklist linked in the very first reply to this thread.
April 30, 2009 12:15:37 AM

yeah I kinda feel stupid looking back on it, it just didn't make sense to me that you would start at the second slot from the CPU but that's what I get for not reading
April 30, 2009 2:12:26 PM

Alot of people make the mistake of not reading the mobo mannual.
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