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Problem is, I get no start up beep from my motherboard and also I am getting no post screen on my monitor. I have gone through the ""New build won't boot" checklist sticky post and currently testing in the breadboarding way. I am guessing something is faulty and I think it's the Motherboard, but I am not sure. Which piece would i have to RMA ? motherboard? psu?
Yes. The fans on the graphic card and the CPU all run, I see the lights on the graphic card too. And no, i havn't yet connected a hard drive yet since I'm still in the breadboarding stage. Can't install windows yet if i can't see anything on the screen or go into bios to see what's up.
I tried plugging in the hard drive, and nothing is still coming up. My monitor is blinking.
What is weird though, I plugged out the 8pin cpu power cable and plugged in a 4pin cpu power cable instead into it. The Screen actually came up with the post. I got all excited and restarted the motherboard so that I can go into the bios, but then ...... blank screen. Monitor is still blinking as if it never saw anything. Could there be anything that could cause this?
Update: I placed my video card into the PCIE x 8 slot instead of the PCIE x16 slot and it booted up fine. I am also using a 4pin instead of a 8pin for the cpu power. Is this because of a defect in the PCIE x 16slot or do I have to enable something?
And if it does end up the x16 slot is defected, would it effect my game performance a lot by just keeping it in the PCIE x 8 slot?