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New Pc Builder Mt 1st one Problems

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by ukSilentBoB, 20 Feb 2010.

  1. ukSilentBoB

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    Hi All

    Having a very big problem just assembled my 1st pc ever!!!!!

    the computer starts up no problems nice and quite but no bios screen ,no signal, no nothink quite confused to as why ,

    heres what i have as specs and what ive done to rectify the problem

    processor : intel core i5 750 qaud core 2.66ghz

    mobo : gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3 INTELL P55

    ram : xms3 x2 2gb ddr3

    PSU : OCZ stealthx stream 700w

    hdd spinpoint f3 500gb sata 2

    optical drive :sony ad-7240s

    gfx xfx 9800gt

    heres what ive done :

    assembled and re-assembled the full lot

    removed and replaced ram in all different dim slots

    checked graphics card placed in other pc which is e4500 duel core nps at all

    disconnect hdd tried to run it then still nothink

    ANY IDEAS

    REGARDS BoB
     
  2. Philtor

    Soldato

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    Try booting with just one stick of RAM installed. Also have you made sure the CPU power connector is installed? If it's not posting then I suspect the issue is either power or memory. Your other PC is running an E4500? That's a great chip by the way :) Old but good. Anyway....
     
  3. Crowort

    Wise Guy

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    Have you made sure you have plugged the 8 pin power cable into the mobo?

    Edit: beat to the post lol
     
  4. L0stpr0phet

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    i was going to say check that you've hooked up the 6 pin PCI-e connector but if u've tried the card in another pc im assuming you've remembered this...

    got another monitor or tv to try?
    any beep codes on startup?

    edit- as above check the cpu connector i've forgotten that 1 before too!
     
  5. ukSilentBoB

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    i have tried all the above but i havent heard any beeps yet from the mobo as no speakers connected yet so will try that thanks
     
  6. Crowort

    Wise Guy

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    Random I know but you did you stand offs right? They are the brass coloured 'legs' that go between the mobo and the mobo tray on in the case. Have you tried reseting the cmos? To do that you just remove the 'watch style' battery for a minute or so.
     
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  7. RJC

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    Have you tried a CMOS reset.
     
  8. Azra

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    Is the pc powering up? or just the PSU?

    Are there any leds on the mb that you can see powering on does the dvd drive open close?

    CPU fan / grfx fan start up or other case fans?
     
  9. Crowort

    Wise Guy

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    The graphic card is in the 1st pcie slot right? It has to be in the one closest to the cpu.
     
  10. ukSilentBoB

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    the gfx is in the correct slot yes ive taken the battery out and placed back in and the brass stand offs on correctly,

    on the mobo it does power up and the led lights are on display work fine , all fans work and power up fine no loss of power at all
     
  11. Azra

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    is the grfx card definitely in the slot? pci-e cards can look like they are in but have slid down next to / but not in the slot.
     
  12. RJC

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    Can you test any parts on another pc.

    ie, PSU and GPU.

    Can you confirm the 8 pin for cpu power is connected as well as the 24 pin ATX connector :)
     
  13. Crowort

    Wise Guy

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    When you tried the graphic card in your other pc, did you use the same monitor? Could be a chance that your cable might be bad?
     
  14. Azra

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    have you tried running the graphics from the motherboard only and taken the grfx card out?
     
  15. Crowort

    Wise Guy

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    His mobo doesn't have onboard graphics.

    This might sound silly but have you tried plugging the monitor cable in after turning it on? (I had something a bit like this happen on my cousin's PC)
     
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  16. ukSilentBoB

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    yes i used the same moniter, yes both the 8 and 24 pin is connected with the moniter yes ive checked that
     
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  17. Crowort

    Wise Guy

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    Does your case have a speaker btw? Starting to look like if you have one it would be nice to know what kind of post beeps you are getting.
     
  18. ukSilentBoB

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    i can not see a speaker on the mother board just checking on product specs to see if it has
     
  19. Crowort

    Wise Guy

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    Which case is it? It is normally on the bottom and at the front. Some cases don't have them.
     
  20. ukSilentBoB

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    the case is a fractal define r2 midi tower case
    doesnt have a speake just checked neither did the mobo come with 1 onboard
     
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