Pc won't display but is running

December 25, 2016 at 17:09:33
Specs: None , Ballistics 8gb
My pc is running but it isn't displaying anything. I have just built it today and had a little trouble being as it was my first time but i was able to slot everything in carefully, making sure all of my ports were not damaged in the process. Yet I hook up my hdmi to the television and it doesnt display like it should.

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December 25, 2016 at 17:41:05
I presume that you mean it doesn't even display a blinking
underline in the upper-left corner of the screen when you first
power on the computer, which is the minimum you should see
if any signal is being sent to the monitor.

Does the monitor put up a notice that it isn't getting a signal?

Can you connect it with VGA, DVI, or DisplayPort instead?
I think those are all less likely to require drivers and special
settings than is HDMI. You may be connected to the video
board output when the built-in CPU graphics output is turned
on, or vice-versa. If there are multiple video connectors on
the computer, the output may be going to one other than the
one you plugged into. You can switch it to HDMI later.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

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December 25, 2016 at 18:45:43
Did you benchtest the hardware before installing it in the case? It's an extremely important step that many 1st time builders skip. See the following:


Also, it would help to list the hardware so we can determine if everything is compatible.

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December 25, 2016 at 19:09:31
The fact that fans and drives are spinning up and LEDs are flashing doesn't necessarily mean the computer is working as they only require a working power supply.

Do you hear any beeps?

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December 26, 2016 at 01:48:01
Hi Nicholi,

for such queries, it often helps if you provide the Make and FULL Model Number of the device concerned. (MoBo).

Also your post seems to imply SOMETHING displays, rather than NOTHING.

In trying to use hdmi, I think you are trying to do too much at first..
I would try using a normal monitor connected to the mobo's monitor port (presuming it has one) and make sure the pc runs ok. Then add a graphics card or hdmi or whatever as the next step.

As a matter of interest, where are you based (City/State). I am in West London.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.

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December 26, 2016 at 12:05:23
A list of all components is important.
Starting at the bench test stage is important. At least remove all but the most necessary parts leaving only the CPU, one stick RAM, Keyboard, normal monitor (VGA or DVI) with the keyboard plugged in directly into the rear USB or PS2 port and the monitor plugged in directly to the motherboard ports. After all is working set basic BIOS settings and set to use PCIe port for primary graphics. Make sure temperature in BIOS is listed at this point no higher than the low 40C's. If temp is high you may need to remove CPU's heat sink, clean off thermal compound and reapply properly. If temp is good than shut down and add in other stick of memory, mouse, and graphics card, switch to the graphics port and restart. After all is working then try HDMI graphics which may actually need Windows drivers installed.

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

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February 18, 2017 at 00:28:50
Is the bios OK tell me the full hardware specs

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February 18, 2017 at 00:31:15
are all the screws properly placed and tighten

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February 18, 2017 at 05:28:37
This post was not answered by the original poster since December. We have to assume it was abandoned.

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

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