Can't get video from motherboard or gpu Tags: New Build Motherboards Systems Last response: February 1, 2013 8:32 PM in Systems Share wuj2k February 1, 2013 7:12:16 PM Here is my build: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter) Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon) Memory: Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($39.99 @ Microcenter) Storage: Intel 330 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($116.72 @ Mac Connection) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC) Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($289.99 @ Newegg) Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.98 @ Newegg) Power Supply: CoolMax 700W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC) Keyboard: Lite-On SK-2035/B Wired Standard Keyboard ($16.97 @ Newegg) Other: TP-LINK TL-WN822N ($20.72) Total: $1001.28 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-01 16:09 EST-0500) I'm having a problem with the video. Everything else in the system works (cpu heatsink, gpu fans, system lights, psu fan) except the video doesn't show up. I've tried plugging in the hdmi to the gpu and mobo. Then I tried using a VGA on both, but nothing works. Any solutions? Thank you. More about : video motherboard gpu | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Reply to wuj2k Register or log in to remove tiny voices Motherboard Expert February 1, 2013 7:36:01 PM Your PSU could be bad. Coolmax is one of the lowest quality power supply companies. Your 700w unit probably makes more like 400w. Here is a test of COOLMAX's 700w PSU. http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Coolmax-CUL-750B... It failed at 500w. Coolmax lied about the amperage on the 12v rails and claims there are 4 of them when really there are two. Get a 600w supply from Antex, XFX, Corsair, or Seasonic. | Report abuse Reply to tiny voices wuj2k February 1, 2013 7:41:44 PM tiny voices said:Your PSU could be bad. Coolmax is one of the lowest quality power supply companies. Your 700w unit probably makes more like 400w. Here is a test of COOLMAX's 700w PSU. http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Coolmax-CUL-750B... It failed at 500w. Coolmax lied about the amperage on the 12v rails and claims there are 4 of them when really there are two. Get a 600w supply from Antex, XFX, Corsair, or Seasonic. Wow I didn't know that about that brand. I guess i'll have to get another one. :| but if it isnt the psu what could it be? | Report abuse Reply to wuj2k wuj2k February 1, 2013 8:20:23 PM Any help would be greatly appreciated. | Report abuse Reply to wuj2k smorizio Motherboard Master February 1, 2013 8:31:38 PM try booting with one dimm and onboard gpu. also check that the 4/8 pci power connector is connected. | Report abuse Reply to smorizio ss202sl Motherboard Expert February 1, 2013 8:32:19 PM How do you know everything else is working if you don't have video? Are you just seeing the fans spinning? I agree that the first thing to check is PSU. Is this a new build? If so this may help http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-perform-ste... | Report abuse Reply to ss202sl Register or log in to remove Ask the community Post an answer Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Can't get video from motherboard or gpu> Related ressources: ForumCan't get video from motherboard or gpu ForumI can't align my GPU and motherboard ForumNo video with GPU / Onboard.. 2nd motherboard to do this. ForumCPU and GPU can't decide for a first time gaming build. please help ForumNEED HELP, INSTALLED MY NEW GPU BUT NOW I CANT DO ANYTHING! Forumhttp://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] o-problems ForumBest GPU for Minecraft and Video Editing ForumNeed new GPU that will fit my motherboard ForumGPU dead, cant use onboard GPU ForumMotherboard bottlenecking GPU ? ForumHard Freezes. Can't figure out if its CPU or GPU . Need help! ForumPossible GPU or motherboard problem on I7 2006 K ForumWhat motherboard and gpu ForumCant Disable Integrated GPU in BIOS, Help? ForumMotherboard not recognizing new video card ForumConnecting monitor to gpu or motherboard ? ForumMotherboard won't recognize my GPU Forum[CPUs] Can't decide on a GPU for my build Forum~$850 build - questionable motherboard/gpu ForumNew cpu and motherboard or gpu ? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !