building new computer... No video...

December 13, 2010 at 17:33:46
Specs: Windows 7 is on the HD, athlon x2 250/4gb
Alright so i am using a MSI 870-G45 AM3 MoBo

I have installed all the parts double (even Triple) checked to make sure each power and all other components are in correctly.
500w Antec Earthwatts PSU

The computer starts up, everything was running. But No video.. I have tried another monitor and another graphics card. Same result.

I have been directed to my motherboard may have been shorting out somewhere but i could not identify where it was shorting out.

Feel free to ask for any more specs.

Thanks, Reid

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December 13, 2010 at 17:42:33
Did you skip builder's rule # 1? Always benchtest your hardware before installing it in the case?? There's no point putting a defective motherboard in a case, that's why benchtesting should be performed 1st. Now you have no idea if the hardware is bad or if you assembled something incorrectly.

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December 13, 2010 at 17:50:47
the CPU Phase LED lights work, i don't know if this has anything to the "defective motherboard"

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December 13, 2010 at 17:52:49
Have you checked the jumpers and switches are set correctly?
Particularly the CMOS jumper and the OC Switch.

What memory type and speed and what slots are you using?

What graphics cards have you attempted to use?

Try the minimum hardware approach. Only connect the minimum hardware required to boot your system and try and get that working and then add other hardware later one at a time.

Remove unnecessary USB headers and cables not required. Put them back later.

Check all the cables again and ensure that they are all fully pushed home. SATA cables can sometime work loose.

If nothing works try and set up your jig outside the case with a bit of cardboard underneath the motherboard. If that works then there could be a short in the way the motherboard is connected in the case. Check there are no unused motherboard mounting studs underneath the motherboard.

When everything else fails, read the instructions.

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December 13, 2010 at 18:03:05
G.SKILL Ripjaws PC3 10666-1333 4GB

I just checked this website
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December 13, 2010 at 18:14:01
LIke I said, you have NO idea what's wrong because you didn't benchtest 1st! Maybe the board is bad, maybe it's the CPU, could be the RAM, but you don't know because you didn't test it. Maybe you put a standoff in the wrong place in the chassis & when the board was mounted, it shorted out. Obviously if the hardware had tested bad outside the case, you wouldn't have gone thru the hassle of installing it in the case. If it had tested good but didn't work AFTER you installed it in the case, you would know that you installed something incorrectly. Right now, you have no idea if you have a hardware problem or an assembly problem.

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December 13, 2010 at 22:12:29
after some testing the motherboard does the same thing when onto of the box
illustrated here

no video input....

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January 9, 2011 at 12:54:43
HE stripped the build down just as should to check board, cpu, ram, video out so lighten up. FAIR criticism is of the ridiculous lack of info of parts plugging into board. Are all parts verified to work or new and returnable?

Need specific POST feedback - beeps or diagnostic lights.
Try a video card in another slot. 2nd PCI-E slot or even PCI card.
Clear BIOS after unplugging PSU.

Is the video card power cable plugged in? Does the card's fan run? Is the board under RMA warranty? Is the video card verified in other PC?

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