Hey guys, this is my first time building my own computer and I am having troubles. The build is located on this page http://www.techspot.com/guides/229-desktop-buying-guide... and I followed an installation guide almost to perfection. However, whenever I boot up nothing shows on screen. All of the fans and lights are going but nothing shows up. I have tried many different monitors so I know that isn't the problem. Looking back, the only problem I was having was putting the clamp(socket) down over the CPU. I found that there was a lot of pressure needed to get it down and I fear I may have damaged the mobo's pins. Is there anyway I can confirm this or test it? Please help guys.
firstly i would check if the power cables are connected to the video card
since its a 2500k with integrated graphics I would connect the display to the motherboard's back plate dvi and see if you get any signal.
if still nothing take out the card and try to get signal with the integrated graphic. if that works go to bios and check the primary video adapted from integrated to pcie, save and turn off. put the card in, plug the monitor to the card
Thank you for answering. I can't seem to find any dvi on the motherboard? Maybe mine doesn't have one? Also, I bought a small speaker to connect, and instead of the one "beep" there is continuous "beeps"
Also, the power is connected to the gpu. I only see one, is there more?
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There is no video connection coming from the motherboard even though the cpu has graphics capabilities. The 67's came out with overclocking ability or video ability. Yours, (P-version) is the overclocking not the H-version that has the video connections. Make sure you have both power connectors plugged into the motherboard (24 pin & 8 pin) and I would take the video card out and re-seat it and make sure it is all the way in and "locked down", also don't forget the 6 pin power connector on the video card. OH, and make sure you have the card in the 1st long blue pci-e slot, not any of the white or the 2nd or 3rd blue connectors.
i found the same problem on another site, did u connect both 6 pin power to the video card? did u install the os to the 64 bit ssd if so did you set the bios > storage config >sata controller to achii mode?