New build, no video

I just built a computer with:

A785G3 Socket AM3 785G mATX Motherboard

Athlon II X4 630

Gold Series XTC Cooler 4GB DDR3-1333 (PC3-10666) Dual Channel Memory Kit

The computer itself turns on, my no video comes on the monitor?
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  1. Interesting component choice.
  2. where's your PSU?
  3. XFX 650 Watt ATX Power Supply

    Now when i first started it up, my son hit the button with no ram in it, could that fucked up the bios or something? Also I had the videocard plugged in which is a GeForce GTS 250 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express Video Card.
  4. anyone?
  5. So he just turned it on see if everything would power up? You can try clearing the CMOS. You can check your motherboard's manual to see how to do it. I did this before I booted my first PC after I started everything up and there was no video. Although without RAM, the PC will not boot to the BIOS or OS. Do you have a hard drive?
  6. yes, but it's not formatted...would that be a problem? It's from a old computer that has stuff on it, but i never formatted it..could that be the problem?
  7. Also, my psu has a 8 pin connector but it's broken down two 4 and 4...if i just plug the one in, that's still good right?
  8. Is this the PSU that you have?

    About the connectors I think your talking about the PCI-Express connectors for the GPU. If not then it might be the ATX connector which goes to the slot/socket close to the CPU socket. Your cables from the PSU should have had some kind of label to indicate which cable/wire is which.
  9. i cleared the cmos, i read somewhere you have to take the battery that true? or depends on the motherboard/
  10. anyone?
  11. well I think all motherboards have a CMOS battery and pin, but did you check your manual for your motherboard to see what it suggests is the best way to clear the CMOS? Mine which is the ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO, the manual showed that the CMOS should be cleared by removing the pin and placing it back in after 2mins.
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