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    Problem displaying PC output

    I've had a bit of a problem getting a visual output from a PC i've been using recently.

    It just suddenly stopped displaying an output one day whilst using it, although the PC seemed to still be on, and there was a small hint of a feint burning smell.

    Have tested the two DVI outputs on the graphics card, in case one of them was just faulty; no change. Have tried just using the on-board graphics as output, but still no change. Have checked to see if the PSU was still up and running and it was. Have checked to see peripherals were still running when plugged in to the mobo, and they were. Have since got hold of a tester card for interpreting POST messages, and without it being too clear, it seemed to hint, possibly, at the RAM being a problem, but I fail to see how this could be?

    Thus, am looking for any other advice or suggestions as to what it sounds like it might be that's wrong, and/or how to go about fixing it, if any of you guys have any ideas, please?

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    Ram can cause this issue on bootup, how many ram's have you got in the machine? If you have two or more, you can take one out and see if it will boot, and vice versa. This may help?

    What are the beeps on boot?

    Banned

    try taking out 1 stick of ram, and alternating which stick is in there, and changing the socket its in

    When you tested the onboard graphics output did you disable/remove the graphics card?

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    aircanman;8404161

    Ram can cause this issue on bootup, how many ram's have you got in the … Ram can cause this issue on bootup, how many ram's have you got in the machine? If you have two or more, you can take one out and see if it will boot, and vice versa. This may help? What are the beeps on boot?



    Got two, have tried as you suggested, but still getting no sign of an output. Doesn't appear to be giving any beeps on boot, either.

    Any idea what this might suggest, bud?

    jubbyme;8404574

    try taking out 1 stick of ram, and alternating which stick is in there, … try taking out 1 stick of ram, and alternating which stick is in there, and changing the socket its in



    Tried that just now too bud, swapping the singulars between the sockets, even tried this through both using on-board and DVI's on the graphics card just to be sure, but still nothing giving.. any other suggestions at all, bud?

    Painkiller;8404881

    When you tested the onboard graphics output did you disable/remove the … When you tested the onboard graphics output did you disable/remove the graphics card?



    I removed the graphics card when testing the on-board, bud.. I assumed this was best thing to do?

    Hmm, the next thing I would do is the following

    ATX reset - remove all power cords and press hold the power button for 10 seconds (worth a shot)

    Reset the mobo bios, but you will need to check your manual for that.

    Finally remove all hardware, including ram, graphics and processor, then turn it on. Should reset it also. then put all the hardware back in and see how you go.

    Banned

    try the monitor on another pc
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