Monitor will not start

February 10, 2009 at 12:54:05
Specs: Windows Vista
Hi, Have a problem. Have fitted a new Motherboard, CPU and memory. Now when i go to start the computer for the first time the montior will not start up. Fans are spinning and all lights are on but no monitor? Have checked all connections. New hardware is an Asus crossfire 2 mobo and AMD Phenom 940 black edition. Anx help would be appreciated....

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#1
February 10, 2009 at 13:45:26
Did you benchtest the hardware before installing it in the case? I think not.

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#2
February 10, 2009 at 14:09:35
1. You don't say what you've got for video cards or how many.

2. You're sure you've got power to the monitor? Sounds stupid but you'd be surprised.

3. Have your tried a different monitor, or somehow verified you've got a signal coming out of the card(s)?


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#3
February 10, 2009 at 14:10:46
No did not benchtest the kit. Was assuming all new kit would be good to go

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#4
February 10, 2009 at 14:12:36
Only have the one monitor here, and light is on it saying it has power.

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#5
February 10, 2009 at 14:14:27
Also my video card is an Nvidia 8800GTX. Again it has power as well. Am I right in assuming being a new system that I will need to attach monitor to VGA output on motherboard?

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#6
February 10, 2009 at 14:20:52
"No did not benchtest the kit. Was assuming all new kit would be good to go"

Was it preassembled or was it individual parts that YOU assembled? Have you ever built a computer before?

"my video card is an Nvidia 8800GTX. Again it has power as well. Am I right in assuming being a new system that I will need to attach monitor to VGA output on motherboard?"

I think that question answers my question...lol.

If you have an 8800GTX, why would you connect the monitor to the motherboard? Take out the video card, leave the monitor connected as it is, then try booting up.


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#7
February 10, 2009 at 16:34:39
Ok finally found the problem. CPU has a pin missing! Time to get my moneyback I think!

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#8
February 10, 2009 at 16:58:46
The other problem might be that you were connecting the monitor to the integrated graphics post but have an add in card installed.

If you don't know better than that I suggest you get help before you ruin some hardware.


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