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First Build Problems! Help!!

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December 3, 2009 12:47:25 AM

AHHHH! I just got my system and everything is installed..sort of. For some reason I cannot get a display on my monitor.

I have tried the video card in a different PCI slot and nothing. I also plugged it into my other computer and it worked fine.

All my case fans work, including my heat sink fan, and I can even eject my CD rom drive.

I do not get ANY beep code errors.

All LEDs work. Power button/reset button and everything seems to work fine.

I have tried a different monitor and still nothing. Both monitors I have tried work with another computer.

My ram has LEDs on it which all light up. Even the indicator LEDs on my motherboard light up.

I am left to believe that either my PSU is bad or my MB is bad.

Do you happen to have ANY idea what is going on?

i5 750
MSI P55-GD65
Ultra 450W PSU 24A on 12V (I know its low but should be enough for my system.)
Seagate 7200.10 750GB

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December 3, 2009 2:11:54 AM

Seems as if the PCI connector and the graphics card may not be seeding right. Try putting it back in with a bit more force. Use common sense, of course. Turn the computer on its side and really make sure it gets in there and screw it in. If that is a no go, try and wiggle it around a bit after you fire it up (don't electrocute yourself).
December 3, 2009 2:30:29 AM

I figured it out...and I am an idiot.

I had my DDR3 in slots 2 and 4 and not 1 and 3.
I didn't expect the ram layout to be backwards from my previous board.

So if you are having this problem...try flipping your DDR3 chips.