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I just built a computer, first time, monitor says no signal.

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December 5, 2012 3:39:18 AM

So I just finished building my first gaming pc and when I tried to boot it, it says no signal. I used newegg's tutorial to build my PC. I'm not sure if it's the ram problem, it's a pair of ripjaws 16gb 2x8. For some reason, when I installed the ram and lock it into the place, I can still pull out the ram when I locked it, is this normal? Here are my specs:
Benq MLG monitor

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Green 1.5TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB
Case: NZXT Tempest 410 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: NZXT Hale82n 750W PSU
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer
the computer is running but no signal. Graphics card I can see the fans spinning, cpu fan spinning, and other 2 fans are also running.
a c 92 U Graphics card
December 5, 2012 3:45:06 AM

you should not be able to remove ram when its locked. make sure you push it all the way in.

if that is not the issue, try removing the graphics card and using the motherboard output.
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December 5, 2012 3:46:18 AM

esrever said:
you should not be able to remove ram when its locked. make sure you push it all the way in.

if that is not the issue, try removing the graphics card and using the motherboard output.

well for some reason the ram is seated and I locked it. But when I check it's not actually locked in place. I could still put the ram out even with the latches locked.
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a c 92 U Graphics card
December 5, 2012 3:48:00 AM

no idea what you are describing. if the notches are in place, you shouldn't be able to pull ram out without some extreme force.
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December 5, 2012 3:53:31 AM

esrever said:
no idea what you are describing. if the notches are in place, you shouldn't be able to pull ram out without some extreme force.

But here is the problem, I seated the ram correctly, and I tried to push the ram in. I remember back then when I installed ram I usually hear a click then put the notches back and it won't come off even when I pull it. But now, I tried and tried, but everytime I put the notches together I can still pull the ram out.
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a c 92 U Graphics card
December 5, 2012 3:55:18 AM

might or might not be a problem for the ram. have you ever been able to boot up the computer?
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December 5, 2012 3:58:14 AM

esrever said:
might or might not be a problem for the ram. have you ever been able to boot up the computer?

Well looks like everything on the mobo is running, including the graphics card.
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a c 92 U Graphics card
December 5, 2012 3:59:14 AM

did you attach the little motherboard mic and do you hear a beep when you power it on?
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December 5, 2012 4:00:00 AM

esrever said:
did you attach the little motherboard mic and do you hear a beep when you power it on?

i dont think my mobo came with that.
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December 5, 2012 4:10:51 AM

esrever said:
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Motherboard-speaker-buzzer-Compu...$(KGrHqIOKioE14OK1g,oBNtJQGM5bw~~_35.JPG

nothing like that? I didn't mean mic btw, it was a typo.

nope...
Also I asked ppl and they say that the ram is supposed to be locked and you can't pull it out if it's locked. But I can never "lock" my ram.
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a c 92 U Graphics card
December 5, 2012 4:12:29 AM

weird. Well, you might have to check why the ram can come out but you should still be able to boot the system if the ram is in the socket even if its not locked properly.
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December 5, 2012 5:20:02 AM

esrever said:
weird. Well, you might have to check why the ram can come out but you should still be able to boot the system if the ram is in the socket even if its not locked properly.

Well I finally locked it in place and it booted. It was a pain in the neck. But thanks anyways:D 
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December 5, 2012 5:20:07 AM

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