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By peg_so ·
Hello!

I've got a question/problem...
I have just bought a new Mainboard, CPU and Grafic card.

I have tried it so long until the PC can power up. But the problem is, the monitor didn't power up,so I can't see anything. I have put the cable into the graficcard.

Is there someting that I have to change on the mainboard?

Please, Can anyone give my some advices? I need it really.

Thanks very much!
Regards,
Peg

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by master3bs In reply to Starting up with new comp ...

If the monitor itself isn't getting power, the problem is not in your board. Its the monitor itself.

Check to make sure the power cables are secure, and plugged into a working outlet.

Is the monitor the only problem you're having?

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by NormH3 In reply to Starting up with new comp ...

If the new mainboard has an on-board video controller (you didn't mention if it did or not), you will probably have to disable it in bios before you can use the add-on graphics card.

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by NormH3 In reply to

Afterthought: if you are using your old hard drive (including the OS) with your new set up, it may be a driver issue.

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by peg_so In reply to Starting up with new comp ...

To: Norm-Al: Thank you! But There is no on-board video controller and I think, there is no problem with the hard drive, If there is wrong with the hard drive, the PC will make "Beep".
Do I probably need two RAM's in the double RAM Socket? I have one now.
There is no connection between the monitor and Computer (no signal)

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To: Master3bs: Thanks.But The monitor is geeting power, and the power cables are secure.
The problem is, there is no connection between the computer and monitor..(?)

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Starting up with new comp ...

Well the Brands and Models of the M'Board and Video Card would be of help here but as we don't have them I'll start at the beginning.

Some M'Boards come with the BIOS Battery disabled and you have to change a jumper setting to get the M'Board to actually work. You'll have to look in the M'Board Manual for this one but it is generally a 3 pin header with 2 pins shorted out by a jumper generally if pins 1 & 2 are shorted the Battery will be connected and if Pins 2 & 3 are shorted the BIOS Battery is disconnected.

Then depending on the make of M'Board and Video Card they may not be compatible so if the fans do not turn you have a Hardware conflict between the M'Board and Video Card and you'll need to change the Chip set type of the Video Card. This is a common thing to happen on AMD Boards with ATI Chip set Video for some reason some M'Boards do not like the ATI Radeon Chip set Video Cards.

Now if the fans are spinning but you are getting no picture on the monitor and I'm working under the impression that you already know that the monitor actually works you most likely have a dead Video Card. I ran into this just last week "Again" after my main supplier sent out the wrong M'Board so I had to change the type of Video Card which was Dead On Arrival a new Video Card of the same type cured that problem. The best way to check this out is to use a "Known Working Video Card" to check the M'Board out if it works then you have a dead Video Card and if the new Video Card works on a different M'Board you have either a Hardware Compatibility Issue or a Dead M'Board.

As you have not said what type of CPU you are using you can get by with only 1 stick of RAM installed but some CPU's will give better performance if there are 2 Sticks fitted.

Col

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by jdclyde In reply to Starting up with new comp ...

one step at a time,

try a different video card
take the memory out

It can't be a driver issue, because you would still get a post.

No post says either it can't use that card at all or there is another conflict.

Unplug the hard drive too. Incorrect jumer settings can stop the boot.

Get the post up and go from there.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Starting up with new comp ...

To: Master3bs: Thanks.But The monitor is geeting power, and the power cables are secure.
The problem is, there is no connection between the computer and monitor..(?)

you need a vga cable for the monitor. the monitor will have a power cable and a vga cable...

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by peg_so In reply to

Thank you. I know whats the problem is: The mainboad need more energy with 4 pol. cable.

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