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Issue booting new pc build

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October 6, 2012 3:30:12 AM

Hey guys,
First time building a pc, ran into an issue.
Links for parts can be found below.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/iZlH
When i power it on, i get one long beep, followed by three shorts beeps. From my lack of experience and in general surfing the web, it sounds like a ram issue. However, I find it hard to believe there is an issue with brand new ram.(although I know its possible) Any suggestions on how to resolve the issue? Thanks for any help you can offer.

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October 6, 2012 4:23:37 AM

The 1-3 code is usually a GPU error, you might ensure your graphics card is fully seated in it's slot (often takes more force than you would think) and that both PCI power cables are fully seated also.
October 6, 2012 2:23:32 PM

That fixed the 1-3 code. But, now I am down to just 1 beep. suggestions?
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October 6, 2012 3:26:18 PM

pc will give one beep at post (tell you the mb is posting fine).
October 6, 2012 3:59:26 PM

Thanks for the help so far guys, still having issues however. The debug led on the mobo indicates a9 which according to gigabyte manual indicating BIOS has started, however I can see anything on my monitor except blank screen, not off, just blank. I have switched between dvi and hdmi but to to avail. Still can't actually see bios if it is running.
October 6, 2012 4:32:05 PM

Your new code seems to indicate Video Display Circuitry issue. Try removing and reinserting video card. If nothing that way, try in the second slot. If still nothing, it may be that the GPU is faulty.
Remember there is a release tab at the "heel" of the graphics card
October 6, 2012 4:45:01 PM

Sadly, still nothing. Although, I can say that at one point there was a blank screen with just a single cursor line, if that changes anything?
October 6, 2012 5:51:07 PM

You can try booting without the graphics card installed - connect video to mobo and try that
October 6, 2012 6:02:22 PM

OK, very nice. it booted, successfully. However, i hope that doesn't mean faulty gpu?
October 6, 2012 6:27:09 PM

Hate to be the bearer of bad news but, if it didn't work in either slot - yep, I'd start the RMA process for it...

October 6, 2012 7:32:56 PM

Thanks for the help. RMA process started.
October 6, 2012 8:30:22 PM

before the card ships out make sure the 4/8 pin atx power plug is conencted and look at your video card. some have one or two power plugs. if there two of them both of them need to be connected.
October 6, 2012 9:25:29 PM

A good suggestion, but i tried everything. different pin connectors, different pci slots, and different monitor connectors. and no boot with the msi n670 installed. My only concern is that it is the motherboard, except I have a blackmagic intensity installed on a pci x1 slot and it works fine. This goes to suggest it is in fact the gpu problem, not the motherboard?
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