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I have just assembled my newest computer creation. It's based on Gigabyte's GA-Z77X-D3H mobo, an Intel i5 3570K processor, and Kingston Hyper-X RAM. When I first tried to fire it up, I got no video (I'm using the Intel integrated graphics). I've put together numerous systems over the years, but I've never had this problem, and I don't know where to begin. Is the problem most likely with the CPU (I could swap it out for another), the motherboard itself, or perhaps the RAM is incompatible (KHX1600 C9D3K2/8GX). Ideas, anyone?
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  1. Is psu and cpu fan is spining?
  2. could be bad ram overall test with one stick or different ddr3 if have some. Could be a bad board. Only three things that can rlly be wrong would be ram/motherboard/psu. psu can be tested in another system, and ram if u have some. Throw in a motherboard speaker and listen to the beeps
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    wrong voltage ram.
  4. ASHISH65 said:
    Is psu and cpu fan is spining?
    Yes, and the DVD-ROM drive functions
  5. lazyboy947 said:
    could be bad ram overall test with one stick or different ddr3 if have some. Could be a bad board. Only three things that can rlly be wrong would be ram/motherboard/psu. psu can be tested in another system, and ram if u have some. Throw in a motherboard speaker and listen to the beeps

    Thanks. I'll try some G.Skill ram I have. I'll look around for a m/b speaker. I know I have one somewhere; just haven't used it in a long time
  6. intel systems are not suppose to use 1.65v ram but it shouldnt be much of an issue
  7. swifty_morgan said:
    wrong voltage ram.

    Thanks, swifty. Yeah, the QVL does specify KHX1600 C9D3LK2/8GX (NOT C9D3K2) I'll try that as well
  8. lazyboy947 said:
    intel systems are not suppose to use 1.65v ram but it shouldnt be much of an issue

    Thanks, lazyboy. My G.Skill memory is 1.5 volts, so I'll try that
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