First PC, One Beep 1st Go, No Video

August 14, 2011 at 16:47:18
Specs: Windows 7
Today I attempted to build my first PC (while following a guide). I am pretty nooby when it comes to computers, but I took my time and I am able to tell which piece goes where. After I had installed everything but the Hard Drive and DVD player, the guide instructed to do a quick boot up to make sure everything was running properly. All of the fans functioned properly and the mobo gave me 1 beep (which is good?). The problem came when I plugged my monitor in and was unable to get any signal. The Video card's fan was working properly, and I am sure I attached it to the mobo correctly (kinda hard to screw up). Could not using an HDMI cable prevent me from seeing the default MoBo screen I am supposed to see?

Thanks for help, again this is my first :(

Edit: The graphics card is a GeForce GTX570 HD


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#1
August 14, 2011 at 17:45:50
It always helps to list the specs in detail. Did you buy a decent quality name brand power supply that's 80% plus efficient & has a single high amperage +12v rail? Did you connect two 6-pin PCIe plugs to the video card?

It doesn't sound like you benchtested BEFORE installing the board in the case, would that be right? That is a very important step that should not have been overlooked.

How to Bech Test Your System


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#2
August 14, 2011 at 19:01:17
"It always helps to list the specs in detail. Did you buy a decent quality name brand power supply that's 80% plus efficient & has a single high amperage +12v rail?"

Yes - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750M 750W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular High Performance Power Supply

"Did you connect two 6-pin PCIe plugs to the video card?"

Are you referring to the cord coming from the Video card, which I plugged into the Power supply?


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August 14, 2011 at 20:38:39

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#4
August 15, 2011 at 08:40:10
" Are you referring to the cord coming from the Video card, which I plugged into the Power supply?"

Kind of backwards that statement. you need to plug the 6pin connector from the power supply into the video card as mickliq said. See the image in Answer #3. The only connector that might be coming out of the video card would be a connector for your sound card or motherboard digital sound output for your HDMI to carry your digital sound also to your TV/monitor.

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#5
August 15, 2011 at 22:49:14
Also Beep codes:
http://www.5starsupport.com/info/be...
These may help diagnose the problem also.

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