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Pc turns on, monitor doesnt pick up signal

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March 9, 2012 7:35:50 AM

First time builder, have the mobo sat out aside with :
-ram installed
-cpu installed
-aftermarket cpu cooler
-and psu attached to cpu power/mobo power
-vid card installed (vid card is old and doesnt require dedicated power)

everything boots up fine, but for some reason my monitor wont pickup the dvi output from my videocard,
my mobo doesnt have onboard video either..

what should i do?

all help is appreciated

ps. my mobo did not come with a speaker....

here are my specs just in case:

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
Intel Core i5-2500K
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 evo
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750
amd raedon hd 2600 xt

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March 9, 2012 7:40:27 AM

First step, acquire a mobo speaker. They are available for 5 bucks. Your computer may be trying to tell you something it cant via beep codes.

2nd.. old video card, are you sure its compatible?
March 20, 2012 4:44:50 AM

thx for replying i found out the problem was my monitor and my memory wasnt seated correctly, thx anyway
March 20, 2012 4:45:01 AM

Best answer selected by greent4.