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New comp/parts installed= problems with CMOS

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  • Started 5 years ago by Newcompuser
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Newcompuser
Posts: 4

HI,

Ive just built a new comp with the following parts;

GB S Series MOtherboard
650 Watt Power supply
Intel Core 2 duo processor
2 x 1gb Kingsgate RAM
XFX Gigabyte GEForce 9600 Graphics card
DVD burner/player
500GB HDD

Having booted up, im having problems displaying the CMOS on my LCD monitor.
the monitor is connected to the Graphics card but i cant get anything to show on my , hence cant even see CMOS or the commands, anything i should do to?

THanks in advace

Ive installed everything correctly

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thegeek
The Geek
Posts: 2059

Here's a few questions to get us started:

Do you get any beeps from the computer?
Does the computer have an LED light that comes on?
Does the power stay on, or cut itself off?
Does the numlock / capslock work on the keyboard?
Does your video card require a power cable? (some of them do)

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Newcompuser
Posts: 4

No beeps from the computer at all
yes, LED light is on
Power stays on, but i cant shut it down using the power button, i have to shutdown from the switch near the power cable
My keyboard light isnt on, i suspect its because i use a USB plug keyboard but it shouldnt affect the monitor thought...
The Graphics/video card is using the power supply to connect, & the DVI cable for the monitor is connected to the Graphics card

All the fans work, & the DVD player is also working

THanks

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thegeek
The Geek
Posts: 2059

Do you have another video card that you could put into that machine to test?

Seems like the computer would at least beep once when it starts up though. Is the speaker connected?

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Newcompuser
Posts: 4

I have an old Radeon 9200SE which is DDR, so wont be compatible

Speaker isnt connected, but i did connect & it made no sound

maybe its a hardware problem....

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thegeek
The Geek
Posts: 2059

It's very likely a hardware or connection problem.

Just because the old card has DDR memory doesn't mean it won't work. As long as it has the right slot connector (PCI E/16 or E/1... or even regular old PCI). It's worth a shot to see if you get video from it.

I assume your LCD monitor is set to the right input and all that...

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Newcompuser
Posts: 4

hmmm yes, i've just checked the new motherboard, it does have PCI E slot, i will give that a go & see how it turns out

Yes monitor is in the right input it works with the dvi input as well as D sub on the old graphics card, ill try it now thanks for you help the Geek :)

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