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January 8, 2011 12:34:30 AM

I got my MSI 870a-g54 Mobo yesterday and I got, what i though was correctly, everything hooked up. All of the LED's were on and fans spinning but when i attacked my monitor to my graphics card via DVI/VGA converter, it didn't work. So i decided to take it all apart and try again today. I'm left with two wires. One of which is all SATA connectors, with the end being some Odd 4 pin connector from my PSU. The other came with my case i believe and the ends are labeled "HD Audio" and "AC'97". I'm not sure what to do with these or if i need to hook them up.

Also, those are my ONLY wires left. I was told there was a motherboard speaker and that something should go into the JFP2 area, which is completely empty right now. I have the military class edition.

Specs:
AMD Athlon x4 640 3.0ghz
PNY GTX 460 1gig Enthusiast's edition
Antec 520W 80+ PSU
MSI 870a-g54 military class mobo
2x2gb wintec Ram 1333mhz
Digital caviar black 500gb internal harddrive 3.0gb/s
ASUS Sata DVD burner bulk


So essentially what I'm asking is,
1. How do i get this to work on my monitor?
2. Do I need these wires? If so, where do they go?
3. Does the JFP2 need to be filled? With what?

I already checked the manual about this and couldn't seem to find anything

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a b B Homebuilt system
January 8, 2011 12:43:57 AM

IS your monitor capable of multiiple inputs? (menu driven to select the input?)

Remove power from rear of PSU completely....

Ensure RAM modules (drop to a single stick, alternatingly trying each one) are fully seated, reseat them/it....

Ensure GPU has it's supplemental power input(s) from PSU, and is FULLY seated! (this can require several pounds pressure with a new MB)

Ensure mainboard has it's suplemental cpu power input(s) from PSU connected....no post/display for sure without it!
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January 8, 2011 12:46:25 AM

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but when i attacked my monitor to my graphics card
There's your first issue. Never attack your monitor.
Kidding aside, I have a very similar board. I have the AC 97 just laying on the top of my power supply since I have nowhere to connect it. The HD Audio should connect to JAUD1 otherwise your front audio ports won't work. ** EDIT ** Make sure to use the manual to connect the audio to your mobo. It could be troublesome to connect them the wrong way.
Also, try attaching your monitor to the other DVI port.
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One of which is all SATA connectors, with the end being some Odd 4 pin connector from my PSU.
? I suspect the 4 pin connector is for your CPU and plugs in directly beside where you placed the processor. Or do you mean the 4 pin molex? Those are used with adapters to provide power to things like fans, drives, etc. via adapters.
JFP1/2 are "for electrical connection to the front panel switches and LEDs." according to the manual so they're necessary as well.
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January 8, 2011 12:52:16 AM

mdd1963 said:
IS your monitor capable of multiiple inputs? (menu driven to select the input?)

Remove power from rear of PSU completely....

Ensure RAM modules (drop to a single stick, alternatingly trying each one) are fully seated, reseat them/it....

Ensure GPU has it's supplemental power input(s) from PSU, and is FULLY seated! (this can require several pounds pressure with a new MB)

Ensure mainboard has it's suplemental cpu power input(s) from PSU connected....no post/display for sure without it!


I double checked everything, it's still not working. And i can't seem to find any sort of mobo speaker so i can't POST
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January 8, 2011 12:57:31 AM

Grove said:
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but when i attacked my monitor to my graphics card
There's your first issue. Never attack your monitor.
Kidding aside, I have a very similar board. I have the AC 97 just laying on the top of my power supply since I have nowhere to connect it. The HD Audio should connect to JAUD1 otherwise your front audio ports won't work. ** EDIT ** Make sure to use the manual to connect the audio to your mobo. It could be troublesome to connect them the wrong way.
Also, try attaching your monitor to the other DVI port.
Could you elaborate on
Quote:
One of which is all SATA connectors, with the end being some Odd 4 pin connector from my PSU.
? I suspect the 4 pin connector is for your CPU and plugs in directly beside where you placed the processor. Or do you mean the 4 pin molex? Those are used with adapters to provide power to things like fans, drives, etc. via adapters.
JFP1/2 are "for electrical connection to the front panel switches and LEDs." according to the manual so they're necessary as well.


Sorry about the spelling mistakes, but I already have JFP1 completely filled up with my Power switch, reset switch, HDD LED, and 2 power LEDs.

Tried the DVI port.

For the 4 pin, it's just a thin 4pin connector, although I think it's a Molex
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January 8, 2011 1:09:13 AM

JFP2 appears to be for audio as well but I don't think I have anything plugged in there so you should be fine in that regard. I'll check mine in a minute just to make sure.

Is the fan on your 460 working?
If it is, I'm not really sure.
If it isn't then make sure both 6 pins are connected firmly in your power supply(if its modular, if it's not then ignore that) and your graphics card.
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January 8, 2011 1:10:52 AM

Grove said:
JFP2 appears to be for audio as well but I don't think I have anything plugged in there so you should be fine in that regard. I'll check mine in a minute just to make sure.

Is the fan on your 460 working?
If it is, I'm not really sure.
If it isn't then make sure both 6 pins are connected firmly in your power supply(if its modular, if it's not then ignore that) and your graphics card.



It is.

Is there anyway to POST with this so i can find out exactly what's wrong?
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January 8, 2011 1:15:09 AM

Hmmm...The only other thing I can recommend trying is the basic things like making sure your monitor is plugged in and turned on.
Actually, try resetting your CMOS if your monitor is plugged in and working properly. If you need help, let me know.
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a b B Homebuilt system
August 5, 2011 4:49:36 PM



You can plug a buzzer to ear the POST. I received my MSI 870a-g54 two days after you, and I have a similar problem. With the buzzer I was able to dig into and to find that the graphic card is not starting correctly (long bip, then 2 short bips)

I also found a workaround, that let me know that the graphic card is working well when I get over the POST : workaround on youtube
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