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New computer build, fans & evrything runs but no video - Gigabyte mobo

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July 12, 2012 6:07:47 PM

Hi, I just finished my first ever computer build and went for it's first boot up. I connected the DVI cable to my monitor and booted it up. Everything seemed to go well and all the fans, hard drive, and everything else seemed to be running well. I waited and waited but I got no video on my monitor. I was confused because when it booted up, the speaker gave a single short beep, which from what I read is a successful post. I was searching around on the Internet to see what my problem was. I tried booting it with a single stick of RAM in different DIMM slots but that still didn't work. I even tried breadboarding using just the CPU and HSF but the speaker just made continuous short beeping noises. I installed a stick of RAM and the beeping went back to the single short beep. I even went through The entire list of no boot up/no video forum, http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-perform-ste... , but nothing helped seemed to help me. Please help me cause I wanna use my newly build computer ASAP :( (((
Specs:
Intel core i5 3570K 3.4 ghz
XFX Radeon HD 6870
Cooler master hyper 212 plus CPU cooler
Ultra LSP 750w power supply
Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H mobo
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8gb (2 x 4gb)
Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD
July 12, 2012 6:46:26 PM

I'll ask the stupid question first:

did you plug the video cable into the motherboard video port or the video card video port? because you should use the video card's port
July 12, 2012 7:07:04 PM

ScrewySqrl said:
I'll ask the stupid question first:

did you plug the video cable into the motherboard video port or the video card video port? because you should use the video card's port

I plugged the cables into both the motherboard ports and the video card ports
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July 13, 2012 2:42:14 AM

ok, video card port is what you should use.

try testing the card in a different computer (maybe a friend's?) to see if its the card. if that works, then its not the card.with the card out, try the motherboard video




July 13, 2012 10:22:34 PM

ScrewySqrl said:
ok, video card port is what you should use.

try testing the card in a different computer (maybe a friend's?) to see if its the card. if that works, then its not the card.with the card out, try the motherboard video

Wait never mind, video works now.
July 13, 2012 10:58:23 PM

what happened?
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