Motherboard won't POST or show display

Gigabyte Ga-m68mt-d3 motherboard
January 15, 2011 at 10:57:35
Specs: Windows 7
I am trying to build my first HTPC and I assembled all the parts but it just won't boot. I get power to the hard drive through the board and all fans start up but no display. This is a pretty standard build with a Gigabyte M68MT-D3 board, a AMD Athlon II Multi-Core Processor (X2 245 Socket AM3) and a Diablotek 850 W ATX Power Supply. I reseated all memory and the processor. No BIOS beeps and I switched both options for the power supply. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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#1
January 15, 2011 at 11:21:39
You should ALWAYS benchtest your hardware before you install it in the case. Also, the Diablotek was a poor choice. Check the feedback:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

How to Bench Test Your System


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#2
January 15, 2011 at 11:30:30
Thanks for the link and the prompt response. Would the power supply be why the display isn't working? By bench testing it I think I would have the same end result, no?

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#3
January 15, 2011 at 11:36:43
I can't tell you for sure what's going on. Benchtesting is a very important step when building. All you need is the board, CPU w/HSF, one stick of RAM, video card (use onboard video if your board has it), monitor, power supply & keyboard. Nothing else. You don't need a mouse, extra cards, HDD, optical drive, etc. All you want is the bare minimum so that you can confirm that the base components work & you're able to POST & access the BIOS. Obviously if it doesn't work, it's pointless to install everything in the case. Now you have no idea if you have a hardware problem, or an installation problem. I suggest you pull the board from the case & start over.

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#4
January 15, 2011 at 12:19:08
OK thanks.

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#5
August 25, 2011 at 08:24:57
Try removing the bios battery and waiting a few minutes then putting it back in. Also if you are using 8gb of RAM remove 1 stick sometimes this board has a problem posting with more than 4gb

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