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  • Started 5 years ago by Enrique1
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Enrique1
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I'm building my first computer and am getting power to all components except the monitor displays "No Signal." All fans and lights in the case are on, fans on video card/heat sink to processor are on. I have reinstalled the RAM/video card to make sure they were in place properly. I have pulled out the processor and put it back in to make sure it was in properly as well. I have put together the parts inside and out of the case and get the same result. I have tried only one stick of RAM at a time in each individual slot. Nothing. I am fairly certain that the problem lies with either the motherboard or the processor according to other posts I have read. If anyone has any ideas as to how I can narrow down the problem it would be greatly appreciated. Here are my components:

- Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
- MSI P7N SLI motherboard
- EVGA GeForce 9500 GT video card
- Thermaltake TR2-430W PSU
- OCZ High Performance DDR2 memory (4-1gig strips)

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0zSpitt
0zSpitt
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just a question, were you on aol in the tech chat the other night?

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Enrique1
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No, I wasn't.

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0zSpitt
0zSpitt
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just wondering, i sent someone here from that room and they had almost the exact same set up. keep checking, someone will fix this for you. guaranteed!
:)

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Have any way of swapping parts between your systems ??

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Enrique1
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I have two Dells in my house and neither of them have parts compatible with my machine. They are mostly outdated, although I have tested my machine on a different monitor and had the same problem so I know it is not the monitor that is causing the problem.

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0zSpitt
0zSpitt
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the two times i had a "no signal" on my screen was one on my first build. i had two hard drives and two dvd burners connected. after i unplugged one dvd burner and one hard drive it suddenly came on. the other time i had a bad cable that connected from the monitor to the graphics card. if i remember i also held in the on/off switch on the monitor. you could also check howtogeeks guide on setting up a new system bios. but you're not getting a signal so thats no help

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Enrique1
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Thanks for your help but I finally figured it out. I had not connected the power to the CPU. I feel so stupid it was such a simple error that I overlooked. Thanks again.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Enrique1,

Not an uncommon mistake in the hurry to Boot your Build for the first time. :) :)

My next question was to be did you install the processor correctly by the book. (LOL)

Stay with us and enjoy your Build.

Best Regards,
Rick P.

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