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"New" Build, no boot screen

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June 2, 2012 4:41:43 AM

I'm building a "new" system with parts of a previous build and a few planned upgrades so my little brother can play diablo 3 with me.

MB: asus m2n-mx se plus
CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+
RAM: 2 x 2gb ddr2
PSU: 450w case integrated (not sure of brand)
GPU: I plan on running a 6770

Currently, I have one of my GTX460's from my rig in the PCIe slot with HDMI out connected to my monitor. Somewhat unsurprisingly, when I power on the rig I get no boot screen. I have a feeling it is because the motherboard does not have driver support for the gpu. I have a few questions:

First, is there a workaround for this that doesn't involve finding a VGA cable and borrowing a monitor with VGA support (which mine doesn't have). Second, will this board run a modern GPU, either my GTX460 or the planned 6770? Or could this be due to something entirely unrelated to the GPU?

I have driver CDs available.

Thanks for the help!

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June 2, 2012 10:22:23 AM

Could be the power supply. 450w is marginal. What brand is it?
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June 2, 2012 11:54:12 AM

I honestly don't know. It is case integrated and the brand is not readily apparent. Here is the product description: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...

I know that on the surface the PSU may seem to be the issue, but I intially (in hindsight somewhat unwisely) built my current rig in this case and it ran just fine for a couple months. i5 2500k, 2 x 4 gb DDR3, GTX460, newegg estimated power demand of 442W (I have since switched cases and PSUs to a 750W TR2 RX and added a second GTX460 in SLI). This setup only has a 404W estimate....
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June 2, 2012 12:02:21 PM

....aaaannndd I am an idiot. The HDMI cable was not plugged in all the way.
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a b B Homebuilt system
June 2, 2012 12:11:58 PM

That will do it : )
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August 19, 2012 11:12:44 PM

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August 19, 2012 11:12:53 PM

This topic has been closed by Nikorr
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