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February 1, 2013 12:02:19 AM

Hi I just finished building my first computer and every thing seems to be working but I cant see the POST screen at all. I've taken it all apart and made sure everything was right and it is. My motherboard does not have a display out so I am using the graphics cards HDMI to my tv.

My build has
Cpu: AMD 8 core fx-8120
Gpu: gigabyte amd radeon hd 7850
Motherboard: asrock 970 extreme3 970 am3+

Please help!

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a b U Graphics card
February 1, 2013 12:17:36 AM

Hello... can you try the DVI connectors to a standard computer monitor or TV first? Sometimes a driver must be installed, in Windows, to activate/enable the HDMI port on the VIdeo Card.
February 1, 2013 12:23:28 AM

That sounds like a good idea. I wont be able to try that till tomorrow I'll have to go get a monitor that has one my old one has a different port I think vga...
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February 1, 2013 5:02:48 PM

Well I couldn't find a dvi to vga adapter anywhere I live buy.... Till I get one is there any other kind of trouble shooting I can check on?
a b U Graphics card
February 1, 2013 5:44:49 PM

Hello... get an DVI to HDMI adaptor... Video card/DVI to TV/HDMI... HDMI has the same digital/video signals but adds audio channels to it... thats how I run my TV, with the audio out of my motherboard to a seperate AUDIO reciever.
February 2, 2013 3:14:56 PM

Okay I tried that today and its still not showing up.
a b U Graphics card
February 2, 2013 3:26:06 PM

Hello... Do you have Power hooked up to your Video card? Do you see all fans start to spin, CPU/GPU/CASE, when you hit the case power button?
Looking at your first Post, no ram is Listed, Do you have RAM sticks installed?
Do you have a power supply hooked up to your motherboard and CPU connector on the motherboard?
Do you have your CPU/FAN connected to your CPU/FAN connector on the motherboard?
What is your previous experience with computer repair/upgrading/building?
February 2, 2013 3:50:29 PM

I have no previous experience with computer building this was my first one . I do have one stick of G.skill ddr3 8gb of ram installed. All of the fans including cpu/gpu/case fans work as well as the optical drive and front power lights. I have triple check all power cords.
a b U Graphics card
February 2, 2013 3:57:30 PM

Hello... Can you borrow/use another Video card? Can you use/borrow a standard computer monitor?

What are your TV/brand/Model specs? Have you ever Hooked a computer to your TV before this? Have you got the TV on the right HDMI input and settings for that input?

This sounds similar... http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/312477-30-asrock-extr...

If the Above ideas don't help you... re-post with your Motherboard and CPU info, also search the forum for people that had similar problems solved, for more experienced help in those areas... Best of Luck.
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