AMD FX-4 4100
ASUS Geforce GTX 550 TI
ATX 500W PSU
1x8GB 1333 MH DDR3 RAM
SONY AD-7380S-0B DVDRW
Samsung 250 GB HDD from my old system.
System powers up, fans spin (CPU, Graphics card, and case) but screen reports no signal. Made sure graphics card was firmly inserted, CPU sits properly, power leads for MB CPU and graphics card are all conected properly. Tried switching RAM sockets. Tried disconnecting DVD, HDD amd USB keyboard + mouse before powering up. Tried going through the trouble shooting post I have seen linked in other threads here.
Screen works as an external monitor to my laptop, but is older. Could it be an issue that it is VGA and not DMI (graphics card has sockets for both)? Only thing left I can think of other than a faulty component.
Have tried both the pci-e straight from the psu, as well as the 2x4-pin adapter that came with the graphics card.
PSU is from the same system as the HDD (which is freshly formatted), so I can't verify anything other than that it is 500W atm. I did verify that the min recommended wattage for the graphics card was 400W though.
I have an additional 8GB RAM stick, same model. Just trying to get the system running first before I unpack that one and install it.
Don't currently have access to another monitor. I can probably borrow one at the weekend.