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No display on monitor and other problems.

Hi, I'm building my first desktop and I'm running into a lot of problems. I've plugged in everything to the best of my ability and don't think the wiring is the problem, but I could be wrong.

My first problem is that when I turn on the computer, it shuts itself off in about 5-6 seconds and restarts itself. After that, it stays on just fine. Another issue is that there is no display on my monitor. I've tried plugging the monitor into the on board video from the motherboard as well and it does not work. Also, the light for DRAM LED RAM / MemOK is lit up for some reason and nothing else is besides the power and reset button.

The cpu fan, the gpu fan, and the case fans are all running. I do not have any spare parts to test whether or not something is not working. My gpu has been overclocked already right out of the box if that means anything. I wanted to try my luck on here before I bring it into the shop. Thanks.

Here are all of my parts:

Newegg:

EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130595

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 850W ATX12V
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139022

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

ASUS 24X DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

COOLER MASTER HAF 922
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

Micro Center:

Core i5 2500K LGA 1155
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354589

P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Z68 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0364206

Barracuda 7200.12 1TB 7,200RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0365152
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  1. I would also like to add that the beeper does not work either so I can't really tell what the problem could be without the beeps.
  2. I can only think that you hooked something up wrong or one of your parts is dead but it sounds more like bad wiring. Check these websites and go step-by-step through the instructions to make sure you did everything right when you assembled.
    www.pcityourself.com
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPIXAtNGGCw (look at part 2)
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/274745-31-step-step-guide-building

    And here are some random tips and common mistakes
    http://computershopper.com/feature/75-pc-building-tips
  3. recheck all you front panel connector to the motherboard
  4. Just realized one of the links leads nowhere. Here is correct link:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/274745-31-step-step-guide-building
  5. roblaw42 said:
    I can only think that you hooked something up wrong or one of your parts is dead but it sounds more like bad wiring. Check these websites and go step-by-step through the instructions to make sure you did everything right when you assembled.
    www.pcityourself.com
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPIXAtNGGCw (look at part 2)
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/274745-31-step-step-guide-building

    And here are some random tips and common mistakes
    http://computershopper.com/feature/75-pc-building-tips



    Thanks for the links roblaw. I watched the youtube video where they only plugged in what was necessary to test if the bios even comes up. I just had to put in the cpu, connect the cpu, put in the ram, put in the gpu, connect power to the gpu, connect power to the motherboard in two spots, connect the vga with the dvi converter to the gpu, and connect the speaker. I followed the video step by step and don't think I missed anything. The results were the same, however. No beeps were present. Does this narrow down the problem to the motherboard if everything was wired correctly?
  6. Best answer
    I would bring it in to a store where they can look at everything. It is not safe to assume it is the motherboard and buy a new one. Spend the money to have someone look at it and hopefully it was a small mistake somewhere and not a complete hardware failure.
  7. Best answer selected by Rkwong792.
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