i just finished replacing the mobo/cpu/ram in my system. put it all together and it turns on but i get no video on my monitor. any suggestions?
mobo: msi p55 GD65
vid card: 8800gt
edit: vid card has power
See if there is disk activity, if the system is booting normally but without the video.
Make sure the GPU is inserted properly in the motherboard, my motherboard bends a bit when I insert the card and there's no video on the monitor but the card's fan is working.
If your monitor has DVI and analog, make sure the proper input is selected.
If your PC speaker is connected to the motherboard, it should beep if there's a problem with the RAM.
Make sure your MB supports your CPU - maybe it needs a BIOS update?
Did you make sure the proper video source is selected on the menu of your monitor? I'm assuming the 6 pin power connector is providing power to the GPU otherwise it'd be wailing like a banshee. Try the other video output on your card just in case.
What I would do is try to narrow down the list of suspects by testing your video card and monitor on your old system, then trying another video card on your new system, then trying individual sticks of RAM (in case your system isn't booting after all - you should make sure).
If it turns out that the card and monitor work on the old system and another card works on your new system, then try updating the firmware on the GPU from the manufacturers website.
ok i figured out the problem. I had the RAM in the blue slots instead of the black. i put the ram in the black and it starts up.
i am able to access BIOS but when i try to start windows it starts to then restarts. after the first restart it brings me to a menu where i can go to startup repair or try to boot again. if i try to boot again it does the same thing. any ideas?
You can't just put the hard drive from one machine in a new machine and expect it to work. You'll have to do a clean install of the OS if you want the system to be stable. The old OS install has drivers and registry entries for your old hardware.