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January 12, 2012 4:16:16 PM

I have recently put together my first pc build, and it is really frustrating and I have had numerous problems.

PC- Specs
Apevia X-Gear ATXB5KLW-BK - Mid tower - ATX
ASrock M3A770DE Amd motherboard
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Processor
Corsair XMS3 8 GB (2 x 4GB) Memory
Cooler Master RR-910-HTX3-G1 130-Watt 92mm Hyper TX3 CPU Cooler
Cooler Master Elite 460W ATX +12V V2.31 SATA, PCI-E Power Supply
MSI nVidia GeForce GT 520 1 GB DDR3 VGA/DVI/HDMI Low Profile PCI-Express Video Card N520GT
Dvd RW drive don't know brand
1Tb hardrive don't remember brand

I assembled everything to the best of my knowledge, and with the first boot I got nothing. I read the manual and put the front panel connectors in properly. After that I managed to get it to boot but to do so I unplugged the +4 from the 24 pin psu plug and got it to but all the fans spin cpu fan, fans on the Case psu fan the video card fan. Everything seems like it's getting a good voltage and what not. Except when i plug in the VGA cable my monitor will not get a signal. I tried reseting the CMOS by removing the battery from the motherboard and still have no luck I've run the VideoCard on another computer with an intel motherboard for the record with no problems. I've put in a fair amoun't of cash for my first build. So i really wanna get it running. Hopefully someone in the Tech community can help me because this blows. :fou: 

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a c 185 U Graphics card
January 12, 2012 5:25:06 PM

"After I pressed the Power button..."
Nothing Happened
There was a loud bang (possibly with smoke) in the PC Case
PC is on but monitor shows no display and the pc speaker 'beeps'
PC is on but there's no display and one 'beep' from pc speaker
PC is on but no lights show on the PC case front panel
PC is on but HDD does not spin up
PC is on but CD-ROM shows no lights/will not eject tray
PC is on but the CPU fan/fans do not spin
On boot up, monitor shows corrupted display
On boot up, monitor shows incorrect CPU type/speed
On boot up, monitor shows incorrect RAM total
On boot up, monitor shows FDD/Keyboard/Mouse not found
There was another problem not listed here?
Nothing happened
Check mains plug switched on at wall
PSU may have its own power switch - check this is on
Check PSU-to-Motherboard cable(s) are correctly connected
Check front panel power switch is correctly connected
Check Reset button is not stuck 'in'
Check mains cable fuse
There was a loud bang (possibly with smoke) at the back of the PC Case
PSU was faulty or set to incorrect voltage for mains supply system. Replace PSU
PC is on but monitor shows no display and a sequence of beeps emits from the PC
Check fitting of CPU, RAM, Video card, sound card etc. If necessary, remove and refit these components
Check the motherboard manual and perform a BIOS reset procedure
This may indicate a faulty motherboard
PC is on but monitor shows no display and one beep emits from the PC
Check monitor is switched on at the wall socket
Check monitor power cable is connected correctly
Check that the monitor's signal cable is connected correctly to both the PC and Monitor
Check that the monitor is switched on at its front panel
This may indicate a faulty video card
PC is on but there are no power and/or HDD lights on the PC case front panel
Check correct connection of front panel connectors to the motherboard (see motherboard manual)
This 'may' indicate a faulty Motherboard
PC is on but HDD does not spin up
Check power connector to HDD is properly connected
Check IDE ribbon cable is correctly connected to both Motherboard and HDD
This may indicate a faulty Hard Drive
PC is on but CD-ROM shows no lights/will not eject tray
Check power connector to CD-ROM is properly connected
Check IDE ribbon cable is correctly connected to both Motherboard and CD-ROM
This may indicate a faulty CD-ROM Drive
PC is on but the CPU fan/fans do not spin
Disconnect the power immediately to prevent damage to the CPU from overheating
Check fan power cables are correctly connected to the relevant power connector (in most cases, a motherboard FAN connector or one of the PSU power connectors)
Disconnect the power and carefully spin the fan blades with a finger. If there is any resistance to this movement, this may indicate a faulty fan unit
On boot up, the monitor shows corrupted display
Check seating of CPU, RAM, Video card, sound card etc. If necessary, remove and refit these components
Check the motherboard manual and perform a BIOS reset procedure
This may indicate a faulty Motherboard or Video card
On boot up, display shows incorrect CPU type/speed
Check the motherboard manual for the appropriate CPU jumper settings (where applicable)
Check BIOS settings for CPU type (see Motherboard Manual)
Perform a BIOS reset procedure
Perform a BIOS update (with an updated BIOS, the Motherboard may support your CPU)
This may indicate a faulty/old motherboard
On boot up, display shows incorrect RAM total
Check correct seating of Memory Modules in slots
In cases of two or more modules, this may indicate a faulty module
This may indicate a faulty/old motherboard
On boot up, display shows - FDD/Keyboard/Mouse not found (or similar)
Check correct connection of device described, In the case of the FDD, check its ribbon and power connections
Check that the BIOS is configured correctly for the device described
This may indicate a fault with the described device or Motherboard

Source: http://www.buildyourown.org.uk/pc-building/troubleshoot...
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January 14, 2012 2:37:06 PM

Best answer selected by alenar12.
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January 14, 2012 2:39:44 PM

Thank you guys Both! Sad enough the problem was simple as I never installed the headers Derp :p  LOL I don't know much bout IT but my first build is now a success thanks :D 
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