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February 15, 2010 8:51:00 PM

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
windows 7

edit: vid card has power

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February 15, 2010 10:06:08 PM

dbull18 said:
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
windows 7

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?
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February 15, 2010 10:22:41 PM

There is disk activity. it seems like the system is starting up fine there is just no video. I took the vid cardout and put it back in and it still does the same thing.

mb does support cpu.

if i need bios update is it possible to do that without video?
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February 15, 2010 11:40:00 PM

here is my system info

mobo: MSI P55-GD65 LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
vid card: 8800gt
windows 7 32
ram: OCZ Obsidian 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3OB1600LV4GK - Retail
cpu: Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail
hdd: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD800JD 80GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
psu: COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power RP-550-PCAR 550W ATX from factor 12V V2.01 Power Supply - Retail

my old system info

mb: ASUS P5LD2-VM R2.0 (GREEN) LGA 775 Intel 945G Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
cpu: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80557E6600 - Retail
ram: OCZ Gold Series 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ26672048ELDCGE-K - Retail
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February 16, 2010 12:16:42 AM

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.
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February 16, 2010 12:53:05 AM

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?
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February 16, 2010 3:43:16 AM

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.
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