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July 23, 2012 12:43:02 PM

Hi all im building a new computer and am having trouble identifying the bad piece of hardware, I have the no POST, no video problem. I bread boarded it and even sent the motherboard in for a RMA warranty update of the BIOS, but still no POST. All the mobo lights and all the fans, including the processor fan come on. Could it be a bad processor, or RAM? My Build is as follows:

Case: COOLER MASTER Elite 430 RC-430-KWN1
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-890FXA-UD5 Rev. 3.1
Processor: AMD FX-6200 Zambezi 3.8GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W
Heat Sink and Fan: XIGMATEK LOKI SD963 92mm HYPRO Bearing
RAM: 2X Crucial 1GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066
Graphics Card: GIGABYTE GV-R645OC-1GI Radeon HD 6450 1GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16
PSU: LOGISYS Computer PS550ABK 550Watts ATX12V

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July 23, 2012 12:46:01 PM

try installing only one stick of ram at a time to check for the ram. the processor from what i see is fine.

i dont know why you bought a 6450 with a 6200fx chip but it looks out of place. did you update the bios to the latest version?
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July 23, 2012 12:50:37 PM

i tried each stick of ram separately, and Gigabyte Installed the latest BIOS for me when i sent it in for a RMA. But still no post no video, and the 6450 was recommended by amd.
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July 23, 2012 12:55:17 PM

so what? you cant play games at low settings on 1080p with a 6450

its now either the graphics card or the chip.
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July 23, 2012 12:58:00 PM

can a bad graphics card cause a no post?
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July 23, 2012 1:01:10 PM

i dont think so but amd chips dont have onboard graphics at all
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July 23, 2012 1:03:49 PM

well i will have the graphics card tested, then if its good i will RMA the chip, do you have a better recommendation for a graphics card?
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July 23, 2012 2:28:28 PM

amd 7850 is my recommendation. if you dont mind spending a little more, the 7950 makes a bit more sense. the best one is a gtx670 from nvidia

one more thing. it might be the ram since you got slower memory. most memory runs at 1600mhz
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July 30, 2012 9:06:35 AM

Best answer selected by brackejr.
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