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    New rig, but nothing on the monitor!

    Hi,
    I just finsihed building my new rig:

    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA_M59SLi-S5 nForce 590
    CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 (AM2) 5000+
    RAM: Corsair TwinX XMS2 800DDR2 2048Mb
    GPU: Gigabyte 786Mb 8800GTX (PCI-E 16x)
    Audio: Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Fatal1ty FPS
    PSU: Tagan TG800-U25 800W
    Monitor: Samsung 930BF

    Ive checked all the cables have been plugged in properly
    and all the fans are going fine.
    There are no beeping sounds at all.
    I've tried both ports on my GPU, using both the Analogue and DVI cables.

    I've disconnected all the drives and cards and placed the motherboard on a piece of card board, with only the CPU and Heatsink, 1 stick of RAM, the PSU, the GPU and connected up the monitor and ps2 keyboard and mouse. but still nothing shows on the screen.

    Anyone have any other ideas?
    Any help would be appreciated
    Last edited by Chiss; 04-04-2007 at 04:06 PM.

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    have you tried scrolling through the inputs on the monitor's menu and selecting each/the correct one?

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    if there's no beeps it might be the motherboard itself.. start RMAing things

    Have you tried each stick of ram in every slot or just 1 stick.

    Sounds like motherboard to me. or the cpu isn't in right..

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    Quote Originally Posted by M0nkeyb0Y View Post
    have you tried scrolling through the inputs on the monitor's menu and selecting each/the correct one?
    Yes, still nothing shows, whenever I use the DVI cable it asks for the analogue and when I use the analogue it asks for the DVI.

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    I take it you've tried the GFX card in both PCIe slots?

    Have you tried just one stick of RAM in slot 1?

    Are all the power connectors plugged into the motherboard? Some mobos need an extra molex power connector on there.

    Are the fans spinning up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    if there's no beeps it might be the motherboard itself.. start RMAing things

    Have you tried each stick of ram in every slot or just 1 stick.

    Sounds like motherboard to me. or the cpu isn't in right..
    Tried replacing the cpu, still no go there...

    Could it really be the motherboard? The fans are all running fine on the cpu and on the gpu, powers must be running through it?

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    Could be the video card - try another if you have one. If it's not giving the passing post beep it could be CPU/RAM/Motherboard.

    Detatch as many non essential devices as you can (hard drive/dvd/floppy/sound card) and try again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b0redom View Post
    I take it you've tried the GFX card in both PCIe slots?

    Have you tried just one stick of RAM in slot 1?

    Are all the power connectors plugged into the motherboard? Some mobos need an extra molex power connector on there.

    Are the fans spinning up?
    Yup Ive tried the different slots and tried the ram in different slots, no go.

    All power connections are plugged in, the 24 pin, the 8 pin and even the extra one down at the bottom that looks like a cd-rom power point, but is in in fact "extra power" for the pci-e cards.

    And all the fans are spinning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by z80 View Post
    Could be the video card - try another if you have one. If it's not giving the passing post beep it could be CPU/RAM/Motherboard.

    Detatch as many non essential devices as you can (hard drive/dvd/floppy/sound card) and try again.
    Tried a different card, my Gigabyte Nvidia 7800GTX, and same thing occurs.

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    Question:

    If I remove all the RAM and there are still no beeps, does that mean the motherboard is probably the problem?

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    Have you tried without drives/sound card?

    If you remove the RAM it will likely give an error beep during the POST

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    Thanks for your help everyone! I've decided to RMA the motherboard.

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    Apologies Chriss - just re-read your initial post and noticed you already mentioned you had removed the cards/drives.

    Hope the replacement board sorts things out for you.

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