My monitor will not recognize my build (No signal)

June 30, 2016 at 10:26:25
Specs: windows 10
My graphics card, motherboard, PSU, CPU, and ram are all installed, but when I try to do a test boot, the monitor will not display (No signal). The thing is, the fans on both the graphics card and the motherboard are spinning, so I don't think the hardware is at fault. I am using an HDMI to DVI-D cable as there is no VGA port on my motherboard or graphics card. I have tried another monitor that I am certain works and no luck. I have also tried connecting the HDMI to both the motherboard and the graphics card. Everything is plugged in correctly (as far as I can tell, this is my first time building a PC) and I wore an anti-static wristband the entire time. Any help would be greatly appreciated

Graphics Card: GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 980Ti 6GB WINDFORCE 3X OC EDITION

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-H110M-A (rev. 1.0) LGA 1151 Intel H110 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

RAM: Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2133 (PC4 17000) Desktop Memory Model CT2K4G4DFS8213

CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 6M Skylake Quad-Core 3.2 GHz LGA 1151 65W BX80662I56500 Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 530

Monitor: Acer G7 Series G227HQLbi Black 21.5" 6ms (GTG) HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight Tilt Adjustable LCD Monitor IPS 250 cd/m2 DCR 100,000,000:1 (1,000:1)


I did buy the HDMI to DVI-D cable from a third party if that helps


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#1
June 30, 2016 at 11:10:47
Make sure you have connected two 8-pin PCIe power cables from the PSU to the 980Ti or it won't output a video signal (power from PCIe slot is only sufficient to drive the fans).

Make sure the PSU is powerful enough (amps as well as watts). GeForce recommends 600w minimum, don't know about amps on the +12v rail though, that's important too but GeForce gives no recommendation for that (which I find strange because it's just as important as wattage for high-performance cards).

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#2
June 30, 2016 at 11:41:22
The two 8-pin PCIe cables are connected from the graphics card to the PSU where it says "6 + 2 PCI-E". The PSU is 750w so I think it has access to enough power. Should I buy a different cable?

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#3
June 30, 2016 at 14:47:09
"this is my first time building a PC"

Are you in the process of bench testing or did you put everything inside the case without testing the hardware 1st?

"The PSU is 750w so I think it has access to enough power"

Not necessarily. Wattage is only one spec to look at when choosing a power supply & it's definitely not the most important thing to consider. Please post the make/model.


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#4
June 30, 2016 at 15:02:28
I am bench testing.

The PSU is a CORSAIR RM Series RM750 750W ATX12V v2.31 and EPS 2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC 80 Plus Gold RoHS WEEE EuP Modular ATX12V & EPS12V Power Supply


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#5
June 30, 2016 at 19:46:11
"I am bench testing"

OK, here's a list of comments/questions:

- the motherboard is on a non-conductive surface with the CPU & heatsink installed. Are you 100% sure the heatsink is installed correctly & the correct amount of thermal paste was used?
- both the 24-pin main ATX plug & 4-pin ATX12V are plugged into board?
- case speaker is connected to the board so that you can hear any beep codes?
- only ONE stick of RAM is installed?
- monitor is connected to onboard graphics port, no graphics card is installed? If at all possible, an adapter should not be used.
- case power button is connected or screwdriver is used to power up the board?
- nothing else is connected other than keyboard?


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#6
June 30, 2016 at 22:12:11
You mention HDMI to DVI because there is no VGA on the board, Are you also using a DVI to VGA adapter on this cable? If so, it would not support DVI to VGA. There are two DVI types, DVI-I and DVI-D, one supports DVI to VGA adapters and the other does not BUT, since HDMI does not support analog signals, there would be no analog signal to get through the adapter anyway (DVI and HDMI are digital).
If you are using DVI to your monitor then this will not apply.

Why the H110 series motherboard? I would have recommended the Z170 series. With all you have spent, it would have been worth the little bit extra.

riider is on the right track.
http://www.techsupportforum.com/for...

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#7
July 1, 2016 at 10:01:17
"Why the H110 series motherboard? I would have recommended the Z170 series"

I didn't catch that initially, but I question the motherboard choice as well.

https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/a...


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#8
July 1, 2016 at 13:59:20
"the motherboard is on a non-conductive surface with the CPU & heatsink installed. Are you 100% sure the heatsink is installed correctly & the correct amount of thermal paste was used?
- both the 24-pin main ATX plug & 4-pin ATX12V are plugged into board?
- case speaker is connected to the board so that you can hear any beep codes?
- only ONE stick of RAM is installed?
- monitor is connected to onboard graphics port, no graphics card is installed? If at all possible, an adapter should not be used.
- case power button is connected or screwdriver is used to power up the board?
- nothing else is connected other than keyboard?"

The motherboard is sitting on the box it came in with the cpu and stock cooler installed.

24 pin and 4 pin are plugged in

I have tried 2 sticks, 1 stick, and rearranged the sticks in either slot with no luck.

I am using a screwdriver to short the PWR pins and nothing is connected other then a keyboard.


At the moment I have a graphics card installed, I have tried connecting the monitor to both the motherboard and the graphics card. I'll try to uninstall the graphics card and hopefully get something displayed. I am not using any kind of adapter by the way Fingers. My friend who has built his own computer is coming by this Sunday to take a look at it. Thanks for all the help so far


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#9
July 2, 2016 at 09:35:40
Take out the graphics card, it's not needed for bench testing; that step comes later.

This is all you should be using for testing: board, CPU w/HSF, one stick of RAM (in DIMM slot 1), PSU, monitor, keyboard. Monitor should be connected to the onboard port without use of an adapter. And if the board doesn't have a built in piezo speaker, you should connect a case speaker to the board. The BIOS beep codes (or lack of) will help to determine the problem. Also, it's extremely important that the thermal paste is applied correctly. If the heatsink had a thermal pad pre-applied, that's fine. But it you removed the heatsink for any reason, the pad MUST be removed & replaced with paste. If the pad or paste is improperly applied, the board will not boot.

Try doing a BIOS reset. Unplug the power & then use a screwdriver blade to short the CLR_CMOS pins for a few seconds.

Still curious why you chose the budget H110 board rather than a performance Z710?

http://www.gamersnexus.net/guides/2...

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#10
July 6, 2016 at 17:24:38
Alright, so I got a piezo speaker and am getting long continuous beeps that indicate a memory error (http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/faq-page.aspx?fid=816). This is referring to RAM right? How do I proceed from here? Sorry for not responding sooner, it's been a busy week.

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#11
July 6, 2016 at 21:11:56
Try one of the other sticks of memory instead of the one installed.
Clean the edge of the contacts on the memory card with a soft pencil eraser, then pop it in and out of the slot 4 or 5 times to burnish the contacts within the socket.
Clear CMOS as recommended above.
Your CPU should be supported by the F1 BIOS according to the chart but every subsequent BIOS up through the F5 does indicate improved CPU support and since you have rev.1 board, you probably have the F1 BIOS. If you can get it to boot into BIOS, consider flashing BIOS with the latest before proceeding further. This is not uncommon when the boards are released prior to the CPU shipping, I had support issues with an i5-4690K on a Z97X-UD3H (overclocking was not supposed to be supported on early BIOS but newly released GTX750Ti was also not supported on early BIOS, all was much better with latest at that time (F7)) which was also shipped prior to CPU.
Your memory is not exactly on the memory support list. This does not mean that it will not work, but it means that they have not tested that exact version so they will not guaranty it will run. If you get into BIOS, try XMP memory option which will custom set your memory settings for you to work optimally.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#12
December 26, 2016 at 18:28:11
hey nathan did u find a fix?

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#13
December 26, 2016 at 19:27:13
From the Graphic boards spec there is a HDMI connection available. On your monitor you also specify an HDMI input. Why the conversion cables?

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