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New Surfing/Light Gaming PC Not Displaying Image on Boot

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December 29, 2011 2:14:54 AM

Hi all,

I was hoping to build my first system without needing to ask for help (I thought it'd be a cool accomplishment), but it's just not going to happen. Hopefully someone here will be able to point me in the right direction!

After I put everything together and hooked up all of the cables, my system will turn on, the case and CPU fans will start up, the peripherals (CD drive, Memory card reader) all show that they have power, but the computer will not display an image on the monitor it's hooked up to. (Build info follows)

What I've tried:

- Different monitors/cables
- Trying to hook monitor up to onboard graphics as well as graphics card
- Unplugging one or more drives to see if it'd boot without them
- Unseating/reseating RAM
- Made sure processor was producing heat (and guessing that means it's working)
- Resetting CMOS jumper
- Removing motherboard battery for ~10 minutes

Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition Deneb 3.5GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBSR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: RAIDMAX Tornado ATX-238WRP Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply: Raidmax RX-450K 450W Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Card: MSI N210-MD512D3/LP GeForce 210 512MB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD Burner: Samsung CD/DVD Burner 22X SATA Model SH-222AL/RSBS LightScribe Support
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



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