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#1 Sep 29 2010 at 6:51 PM Rating: Decent
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So I decided to build my own computer and today I got all my parts. I put it all together and of course it isnt working. I have an i7 870, gtx 460, 4 gb ram, and this motherboard:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128412.

It does power on, but I get no input on my monitor. I also am not hearing any beeps at all when my motherboard boots. I took out and reinstalled my video card and still doesnt work.

Needless to say I am freaking out and any help would be amazing.
#2 Sep 29 2010 at 6:54 PM Rating: Decent
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Could be a number of things. Check your CPU fan is plugged in, check that your ram is properly seated, check that all power cables are attached to video card and motherboard.

I should add because you are not hearing any diagnostic boot sounds. Check your case speaker wire is plugged into your motherboard. If you get no beep and it's already plugged in. Unplug everything from your motherboard so it just boots with CPU inside, if it still doesn't beep, it's probally something to do with the motherboard itself.

Edited, Sep 29th 2010 9:01pm by sylph19
#3 Sep 29 2010 at 7:12 PM Rating: Good
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r0und3r988 wrote:
So I decided to build my own computer and today I got all my parts. I put it all together and of course it isnt working. I have an i7 870, gtx 460, 4 gb ram, and this motherboard:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128412.

It does power on, but I get no input on my monitor. I also am not hearing any beeps at all when my motherboard boots. I took out and reinstalled my video card and still doesnt work.

Needless to say I am freaking out and any help would be amazing.
Unfortunately your motherboard doesn't have integrated video (which is great to check problems with the v.cards)

However you can take a these few steps and see if it gives you video signal:

- replace your video card with another and try again (of course if you have other card available)
- I bet your RAM is 2X2G (btw are you sure is DDR3 you mobo doesn't support DDR2), remove one of your RAM cards and try again, if it still doesn't work swap them and try with only one again.
- unplug everything from the mobo except the PSU, and try again.

If it still doesn't work chances are that your RAM cards have some manufacturing defect, although if you don't have a second video card, we can't discard the possibility of the video card being the source of the problem.

I hope this helps.

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#4 Sep 29 2010 at 7:13 PM Rating: Decent
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Ok i have been working with it and now when I turn it on I think I hear 2 short beeps. According to the manual, thats a CMOS setting error. What do I do now?
#5 Sep 29 2010 at 7:14 PM Rating: Decent
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r0und3r988 wrote:
Ok i have been working with it and now when I turn it on I think I hear 2 short beeps. According to the manual, thats a CMOS setting error. What do I do now?


Find the bios reset pins or switch and trigger it. See if that works.
#6 Sep 29 2010 at 7:30 PM Rating: Decent
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It is definitely 2 short beeps meaning the CMOS setting error. However I have no idea where the reset pins or switch are to trigger it. Im looking at the manual and seeing nothing like that.
#7 Sep 29 2010 at 7:34 PM Rating: Decent
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Update.

I found the clr cmos area on my motherboard. All that is there are 2 pins sticking out of the motherboard. What do I do to reset or switch it?
#8 Sep 29 2010 at 7:35 PM Rating: Decent
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It's usually 3 pins labbeled CMOS or BIOS reset. There will be a jumper over 2 of the 3 pins, take the jumper off and put it back on over the pin that was exposed before + the middle pin. Turn your computer on, it'll do something weird maybe, shut it off after like 5 seconds and then replace the jumper back to the original position.

If it's just two pins sticking out take a screwdriver and touch the two pins together, keep them shorted as you turn your computer on. Wait like 5 seconds and turn it off again. CMOS will have cleared.



Edited, Sep 29th 2010 9:37pm by sylph19
#9 Sep 29 2010 at 7:44 PM Rating: Decent
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Okay, tried the screwdriver trick. When I touched it with the screwdriver the computer turned on without me hitting the power button. I kept touching it for about 5 seconds, maybe more, and then cut it off. I then turned it back on and I am still getting 2 short beeps. I am completely lost now.
#10 Sep 29 2010 at 7:47 PM Rating: Decent
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It's probally not your bios then, which makes sense as that doesn't really happen all that often these days. (Are you sure you didn't trigger the power switch?)

Try mucking around with the ram slots, using 1 stick of ram only. That is, place 1 stick in slot 2 and start your computer.
#11 Sep 29 2010 at 7:55 PM Rating: Decent
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128412

If you got to the link and click on the pictures on the motherboard, you can see there are 4 ram slots. Light blue, white, light blue, white. I have my 2 sticks which are DDR3 1600 set up in the 2 light blue ram slots. Is this right or wrong? Where should they be.
#12 Sep 29 2010 at 8:01 PM Rating: Decent
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Should be in the white slots. See if that changes anything, if it doesn't just try booting with 1 stick in a white slot.

This might be your problem though, if you have DDR3 you should have installed them in the proper dual channel slots.

I should add, reset your cmos again after reconfiguring ram positions.

Edited, Sep 29th 2010 10:16pm by sylph19
#13 Sep 29 2010 at 8:06 PM Rating: Good
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Remove the video card and reseat it. Then look at the end of the video card. It has plugins for power. Make sure that you have wires plugged into the video card for power. Second, make sure that your power supply is qualified to handle that video card.

Post your waats and amps here for your power supply if it still brings you to a blank screen.
#14 Sep 29 2010 at 8:16 PM Rating: Decent
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Sylph your a god send. I switched my ram to the white slots and it booted just fine. Thank you all for your input and help.
#15 Sep 29 2010 at 8:18 PM Rating: Decent
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No worries, glad I could help. Enjoy!
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