Cannot get PC to boot to BIOS splash screen.

October 17, 2009 at 23:35:24
Specs: Windows 7
Hi, this is my first time building a PC. Here are my components:

CPU: Core i5 2.66 Ghz
Video Card: EVGA GeForce 9800 GTX +
RAM: Corsair Xms3 6 Gig
Motherboard: GIGABYTE P55-UD3R
PSU: Corsair TX650W
Case: Antec 1200

After assembling these parts, nothing seems to be showing up on the monitor. I know it's not an issue with the monitor, since I tested it with my laptop.

From what I can tell, it's not a power issue either, as the fans on the CPU, video card, and the case were all running.

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October 18, 2009 at 00:37:42
First benchtest,all u need is cpu,ram,video card, one stick of ram, keyboard,monitor,psu and mobo.Make sure everything is set correctly.

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October 18, 2009 at 01:04:26
Your mobo support ddr3 800/1066/1333/2200 i found 2 different speed on corsair xms3 ddr3 1600 ddr3 1333.

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October 18, 2009 at 09:17:27
As kuwese mentioned, you should ALWAYS benchtest your hardware to confirm that it works BEFORE installing it in the case. You now have no idea what the problem may be. My advice is to pull everything out of the case & start from scratch.

How to Bench Test Your System

Make sure the heatsink/fan is mounted properly. Did you have to apply thermal paste or was there a thermal pad already preinstalled on the heatsink? If you used paste, it MUST be applied correctly.

Follow the Core i7 instructions:

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