Windows 7 Tower turns on but nothing comes up on monitor

Mobo- asrock fatal1ty 990... / CUSTOM
January 29, 2016 at 07:34:48
Specs: Windows 7, 4.0GHz / 8
While playing smite last night, i took a break for a few minutes and came back to see my computer had shut down. i restarted it, it ran normal for about 5 minutes and shut down again. Figuring it was warm and maybe just needed to cool down a bit, i left it off overnight. when i tried to turn it on this morning, the tower turns on fine, but nothing is coming up on the monitor.

Manufacturer: Mobo- as-rock fatal1ty 990fx killer
Model: CUSTOM
OS: Windows 7
CPU/Ram: 4.0GHz / 8
Video Card: 2 HD Radeon r7 260's

Things i have tried:
1) tried plugging dvi into each graphics card ( with proper restarts and power downs to switch between the two)
2)Completely took out both graphics cards and tried them one at a time ( same proper restarts and power downs)
3) hook up both graphics cards, opposite of what they originally were (same)
4)took tower to my 40 samsung tv and hooked it up through the hdmi port on the graphics card

Monitor stays in standby, nothing has worked so far, any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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#1
January 29, 2016 at 07:40:48
Huh? you just told us in your first post that you have solved this issue?

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#2
January 29, 2016 at 07:46:26
new issue came up after i solved the clicking issue

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#3
January 29, 2016 at 07:59:34
Gotcha! Hope someone else will come on and help you out with this one.

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#4
January 29, 2016 at 08:09:12
Does it sound as if it is booting up? As per your other post I am also wondering about PSU.

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#5
January 29, 2016 at 08:30:53
Ok so i unhooked the first in the series of two hard drive, which was my old hard drive, and allowed the computer to boot through the second hard drive only and it worked fine. So at this point now I'm assuming there is an issue with the first hard drive not allowing it to boot?

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#6
January 29, 2016 at 08:31:34
Both hard drives have their own operating system

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#7
January 29, 2016 at 08:44:40
Both hard drives have their own operating system

Which is what?

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#8
January 29, 2016 at 08:55:56
They both have Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, however the computer just shut down again. And will not come back on. So assuming now that the 1st hard drive is not the issue we're back to square one

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#9
January 29, 2016 at 10:03:42
Makes me wonder if you have a whole bunch of rickety connections. Remove and firmly refit all signal connectors, also power connectors for sata drives which can work loose. Clean edge connectors with a soft pencil eraser (including RAM and addon cards).

Pulling connectors in and out a few times can also clear oxide off them.

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#10
February 7, 2016 at 05:53:13
Ok so i got a new evga 750 watt psu, plugged everything in correctly. Still just turns fans on and s---. Hdds spin but doesn't boot. Im assuming my next option would be ram or mobo huh

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#11
February 7, 2016 at 07:33:50
I assume you cleaned all edge connectors.

You could check the RAM and temperatures with this two respectively:

http://www.memtest86.com/

http://www.hwinfo.com/download.php

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#12
February 7, 2016 at 12:29:28
Yeah i had cleaned the edges of everything, went out today and got another mobo, rebuilt, same issue, everything has power, just won't boot, no post screen or anything

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#13
February 7, 2016 at 12:32:20
Guess I'm down to ram and hard drives lol

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#14
February 7, 2016 at 14:17:03
Cripes, this seems like an expensive process. Better run that RAM test. If you have more than one RAM stick they can be tried one at a time in first position.

A bit late now but using a Live Linux CD might have proved/disproved some of these things. They can be downloaded for free and just run Linux between the RAM and the CD.

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#15
February 13, 2016 at 10:07:02
So, i figured I'd update with another ?. Is it possible that both my graphics cards died at the same time when the computer shut itself off

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