• Newly Build PC Not Working!
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Today I build a PC and as it was my first time I was a bit nervous however I got to a point where I thought it is finally finished so I plugged my monitor in using a HDMI cable, and once I powered it up bios didn't come up the only thing that happened was all the fans on all the components came on and a motherboard led and a PSU led. So the PSU is fine and so is the motherboard, so why is it doing this and how can I get bios to come up so I can install windows. [B][U]Extra Info:[/U][/B] There was no bios beep. All the fans come on and stay on. The motherboard led comes on and stays on. I opened up the case and looked at the motherboard and wrote down all the names of the slots that aren't in use (don't have anything plugged into them.) PWR_FAN COM 1 SPDIF_OUT LP1 CHA_FAN IE1394_1 USB1112 IDE SLOT USB78
Take all of your RAM out, try using [b]one[/b] stick of it at a time in each of the DIMMs. [editline]01:41PM[/editline] This should help a bit too, if that doesn't work: [url]http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-perform-steps-posting-boot-video-problems[/url]
Forgot to mention there was no bios beep.
Did you plug everything in correctly (power, Reset, The led's, The speaker) Check your cables pretty much change come cables etc cables are important and you may have messed up the speaker cable so you can't diagnose the problem.
I don't have a speaker cable............
So you plugged in both sockets of your motherboard and your GPU?
Ok, I opened up the case and looked at the motherboard and wrote down all the names of the slots that aren't in use (don't have anything plugged into them.) PWR_FAN COM 1 SPDIF_OUT LP1 CHA_FAN IE1394_1 USB1112 IDE SLOT USB78 Do any of those need something plugging into them so that I can reach bios?
Is your videocard installed properly, seated securely in the slot? Do you have a power cable connected to it, if required?
[QUOTE=cecilbdemodded;24041475]Is your videocard installed properly, seated securely in the slot? Do you have a power cable connected to it, if required?[/QUOTE] Yes, its a 5770 so I have the one six pin slot connected to the PSU and it is correctly seated.
reseat it also try integrated graphics
Could be your RAM, try doing what Undomiam said. I had this same problem and fixed it by playing around with the RAM.
Specs? I had the same problem when I installed a C2D E6400 775 into an incorrect chipset (but correct socket) motherboard.
[QUOTE=demonguard;24041557]reseat it also try integrated graphics[/QUOTE] I have an integrated 4200 graphics card, How do I switch to it? [editline]08:25PM[/editline] [QUOTE=belink;24041595]Specs? I had the same problem when I installed a C2D E6400 775 into an incorrect chipset (but correct socket) motherboard.[/QUOTE] AMD PHENOM II X4 955 @ 3.2GHZ and im using an AM3 motherboard. [editline]08:25PM[/editline] [QUOTE=hl2poo;24041573]Could be your RAM, try doing what Undomiam said. I had this same problem and fixed it by playing around with the RAM.[/QUOTE] Didn't do anything but I shall try again later.
[QUOTE=Rashy;24041634]I have an integrated 4200 graphics card, How do I switch to it?/QUOTE] unplug 5770 and plug your monitor into the VGA slot on your motherboard
Is your CPU plugged in, i forgot to do that once and felt like an idiot for forgetting (i had just replaced my mobo and done a bunch of distracting stuff.)
[QUOTE=Rashy;24041634]I have an integrated 4200 graphics card, How do I switch to it?/QUOTE] unplug 5770 and plug your monitor into the VGA slot on your motherboard[/QUOTE] I shall try this now. [editline]09:36PM[/editline] I didn't try the card thing but I powered it all up and I get a no signal message so I presume that this is all down to the graphics card so tomorrow I shall take the card out and try using the integrated graphics. Is this the best course of action?
If that doesn't work then try running your RAM one stick at a time like the other guys said. Run memtest on each one as well to be sure.
[QUOTE=MTMod;24043417]If that doesn't work then try running your RAM one stick at a time like the other guys said. Run memtest on each one as well to be sure.[/QUOTE] How can I get to memtest is it in bios? If so I cannot even get to bios currently.
What are the complete specs? Did you use standoffs / did your case have the raised bumps? Is the front panel (Power LED, power button, ect) connectors all plugged in? Might be worth removing the parts from the case and starting it bare.
[QUOTE=BenJ;24043513]What are the complete specs? Did you use standoffs / did your case have the raised bumps? Is the front panel (Power LED, power button, ect) connectors all plugged in? Might be worth removing the parts from the case and starting it bare.[/QUOTE] The specs are. AMD Phenom II X4 955 4GB DDR3 Ram 5770 Asus M4A785TD-V EVO 785G Socket AM3 Motherboard. Yes everything on the front panel is fully functional. As a last resort I will start everything bare. And should the Heatsink require so much force to install? I can only get one side to fit in the square shape holder thing.
[QUOTE=Rashy;24043601] And should the Heatsink require so much force to install? I can only get one side to fit in the square shape holder thing.[/QUOTE] Oh god. The heatsink IS installed properly, isn't it?
No. The Heatsink should just sit right on and clip into place on both sides. What I do, is I make sure that the wires coming from the CPU cooler fan, are coming out facing towards the middle of the motherboard. Make sure the 4-Pin is plugged into the motherboard. And boot off your integrated, using the VGA. In my experience, they usually only like to boot for the first time on integrated VGA. Also, if there is no beep, you probably didn't put on the speaker. The motherboard should come with an itty bitty speaker that plugs into the same pins as you plug the front panel into.
I agree. The more I think about it, the more I think when you build a computer then you shouldn't run off HDMI to start with. Until you get your vidcard drivers installed, the computer defaults to a very basic VGA driver. You can't install your vidcard drivers until you install your OS. You can't install your OS until you can boot up your to your bios screen at least. You see where I'm going with this.
[QUOTE=cecilbdemodded;24045612]I agree. The more I think about it, the more I think when you build a computer then you shouldn't run off HDMI to start with. Until you get your vidcard drivers installed, the computer defaults to a very basic VGA driver. You can't install your vidcard drivers until you install your OS. You can't install your OS until you can boot up your to your bios screen at least. You see where I'm going with this.[/QUOTE] Dominoes.
I took out the 5770 and tried the integrated graphics with a VGA cable and my monitor detects the PC however there is still no bios or anything appearing on the screen.
Some faulty chip in the mobo?
If you don't have speaker one plugged, it won't beep. It's like battery. Check for motherboard box, they all come with one. Or your case's box
[QUOTE=Ericsson;24056112]If you don't have speaker one plugged, it won't beep. It's like battery. Check for motherboard box, they all come with one. Or your case's box[/QUOTE] Mine didn't come with a speaker.
[QUOTE=Ericsson;24056112]If you don't have speaker one plugged, it won't beep. It's like battery. Check for motherboard box, they all come with one. Or your case's box[/QUOTE] There's a tiny speaker on the motherboard, it's there to sound the POST.
Mine didn't come with one.
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