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    hi just put together my new pc and started up and monitor is not recognising anything.. nothing is comin up anyone got any ideas what i can do?
    have new mother board
    graphics card
    processor
    hard drive
    psu


    help!

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    if your monitor has dual dvi output , have you tried the second output? you might not be connected to the primary output

    :thinking::thinking:

    when you turn it on does the motherboard beep at all? Are all the fans operating? Double check everthing is firmly plugged in to the correct sockets and they are the right way around!

    I remember once when I built my first pc I couldn't get my monitor to recognise anything. My fault was that I had put the ram in the wrong slots

    You sure you have both power leads connected, plus any to graphics card if needed? The bios reset jumped could possibly be enabled...

    Try with just 1 stick of ram and no drives connected...

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    If you don't know what's wrong should you be building PC's? :lol: sorry. Just go back to step 1 could be any number of things as you've just made it.

    lumoruk;2297340

    If you don't know what's wrong should you be building PC's? :lol: sorry. … If you don't know what's wrong should you be building PC's? :lol: sorry. Just go back to step 1 could be any number of things as you've just made it.



    yeah cos thats the attitude to have isn't it.

    If at first you don't succeed, then your a loser and shouldn't have attempted it in the first place :x

    May not be much help but I had similar problem a few months ago. Everything whirred, clicked and lit up OK, but no display. Took parts out one at a time and still no joy. Eventually, worked out that it must be the motherboard as everything worked OK when put on another mb.

    So, try erics' suggestions and, if that doesn't produce an answer, consider mb. My recent experience is that some of the cheaper motherboards are of dubious build quality. :whistling:

    Any feed back from OP?

    Me too built 2 new pcs cant get either to work, the green light for power on the mobo is on power to HDD, dvd burner cpu fan, graphics card etc but nothing on screen.

    Must be jumper settings but im a bit confused over it lol

    fwibble;2297357

    yeah cos thats the attitude to have isn't it.If at first you don't … yeah cos thats the attitude to have isn't it.If at first you don't succeed, then your a loser and shouldn't have attempted it in the first place :x



    Sounds about right to me, but you forgot to say then post up your I.T problem on a Internet website for shopping deals.

    lawl.

    [SIZE="1"]All sarcasm and irony pointing out was intended in the making of his post, thank you.[/SIZE]

    often it's a RAM issue, either the RAM is dead or as mentioned, in wrong slots I had my RAM in wrong when I built a PC recently, what a dummy!

    Alfonse;2297487

    Sounds about right to me, but you forgot to say then post up your I.T … Sounds about right to me, but you forgot to say then post up your I.T problem on a Internet website for shopping deals. lawl.[SIZE="1"]All sarcasm and irony pointing out was intended in the making of his post, thank you.[/SIZE]



    :whistling: knew i forgot something :w00t:

    Make sure you have connected all the required power cables to the motherboard. You should have a 20/24pin and a 4/8pin. If either one of those is not there the fans will spin up, but the computer will not post.

    As has already been mentioned, memory slot issue. Try 1 stick of memory in slot one which always works.

    You could also have an incompatibility issue between memory and motherboard, or processor and motherboard. For example, Wolfdale cores are not supported out of the box on all motherboards, they may require a BIOS update first. We really need more information about your PC, motherboard type and product name, same for the processor and the memory.

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    PhearFactor;2297506

    Make sure you have connected all the required power cables to the … Make sure you have connected all the required power cables to the motherboard. You should have a 20/24pin and a 4/8pin.



    re: 4/8pin he might be running a single core processor, he hasn't posted his specs :thinking:

    also what graphics card??? could be that its too powerful for your PSU hence no display.... try on board graphics

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    need much more info. Does the PC even switch on?

    Has your motherboard got built in graphics ?

    If so the motherboard may be outputting the image to the "default" graphics connector rather than to your graphics card.

    To test this unplug the monitor from your graphics card and plug it into the default graphics connector (on the back plate with the other sockets).

    IF that works then you need to go into your BIOS and turn off the in built graphics and it should start putting the image out to your graphics card.

    Then you can plug the monitor back into your graphics card.

    2 things: check the vga is seated properly against the contacts of the agp/pcie slot and check that the monitor doesn't need drivers installed to operate, some new LCD monitors need drivers installed but if it is CRT it may not be the problem.

    Is the monitor new? I just unpacked my monitor today and had to switch the OSD over from VGA to HDMI before it would work so yours may need the same thing doing.. Which model is it?

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    isnt it strange how people ask for help and then vanish off the board lol

    Mclovin;2298709

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/140205...oduct_overview – 6 … http://www.ebuyer.com/product/140205...oduct_overview – 64http://www.ebuyer.com/product/139971 130thats everything. lookin on mobo manual says that 4 red lights - which are showing signify processor problem



    Your processor is one of the new Intel ones using 45nm process technology.

    While it says your motherboard supports it maybe you need a BIOS upgrade to fully support it
    (maybe the BIOS currently in the motherboard does not support it).

    In fact if you look at the reviews on the website someone says they had to update the BIOS to 1.8 to support the E8xxx CPUs (see second review)

    ebuyer.com/pro…ews

    Mclovin;2298709

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/140205...oduct_overview – 6 … http://www.ebuyer.com/product/140205...oduct_overview – 64http://www.ebuyer.com/product/139971 130http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/s...html?NOV-88GT5 107http://www.ebuyer.com/product/131301 35http://www.ebuyer.com/product/124927...roduct_reviews 41http://www.ebuyer.com/product/130429...roduct_reviews 65thats everything. lookin on mobo manual says that 4 red lights - which are showing signify processor problem



    More likely a motherboard problem. Last two motherboards I've returned have been MSI, a P31 and a P35. I won't be using any more. Suggest you go out and get a different board and return that one to Ebuyer. They don't even bother checking them. :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    all fixed and sorted

    thanks for everyones input. will try and rep as many as possible.

    turned out was probem as you said with ram thanks alot

    WOOO windows vista is funky :P

    Hehe your lucky, my P35 wouldn't post at all with same processor until I flashed the BIOS (had to ask a neighbour to lend me his Processor lol).

    Remember to install Vista x64 (which I am guessing you are using?) with 1/2GB of RAM and doing the Hotfix from Microsoft once Vista is installed. Otherwise you may run into stability issues installing/running the operating system with more than 3GB of memory. You can find the patch here:

    support.microsoft.com/kb/…777

    Not sure whether this relates to certain motherboard chipset or memory but I have come across the issue before and other times I haven't.

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    PhearFactor;2302497

    Hehe your lucky, my P35 wouldn't post at all with same processor until I … Hehe your lucky, my P35 wouldn't post at all with same processor until I flashed the BIOS (had to ask a neighbour to lend me his Processor lol).Remember to install Vista x64 (which I am guessing you are using?) with 1/2GB of RAM and doing the Hotfix from Microsoft once Vista is installed. Otherwise you may run into stability issues installing/running the operating system with more than 3GB of memory. You can find the patch here:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929777Not sure whether this relates to certain motherboard chipset or memory but I have come across the issue before and other times I haven't.



    4GB ram works fine on Vista 32 bit with updated hot fixes

    "Memory specifications

    All editions of Windows Vista 64-bit provide increased memory support beyond the standard 4 gigabytes (GB) available with 32-bit editions. Refer to the specific edition of Windows Vista 64-bit to determine maximum memory capacity.
    Windows Vista Edition 64-bit memory support

    Home Basic
    8 GB

    Home Premium
    16 GB

    Ultimate
    128+ GB

    Business
    128+ GB

    Enterprise
    128+ GB"

    Thanks for the update lumoruk, is this the hotfix you are referring to?

    support.microsoft.com/kb/…-us

    That will make life easier :thumbsup: - any idea how long that hotfix has been out, I haven't heard of until now?

    PhearFactor;2303468

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929605/en-us



    They've only changed the amount reported, you're still limited by the 32-bit limit (they say it's usually 3.12GB in that article).

    Oh yeah, just saw at bottom. "For Windows Vista to use all 4 GB of memory on a computer that has 4 GB of memory installed, the computer must meet the following requirements:" + "An x64 (64-bit) version of Windows Vista must be used".

    So Vista 32bit still doesn't work exactly as it should with 4GB :x
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