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Old 09-08-2012, 07:47 PM   #1
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hey guys, long story short, got a barebones kit from tigerdirect BIOSTAR A780L3B AMD 780L Socket AM3 Motherboard and AMD Athlon II X4 640 Quad Core Processor and Thermaltake CL-P0503 70mm CPU Cooler and LG Internal 24X DVD Writer in Black and ADATA Premier S Bundle at TigerDirect.com
along with this video card MSI R6450-MD2GD3/LP Radeon HD 6450 Video Card - 2GB, DDR3, PCI-Express 2.1 (x16), 1x DVI-D, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA, DirectX 11, Single-Slot, Low Profile at TigerDirect.com

turns on, but monitor is not receiving signal, hooked it up to the tv same thing. put the video card into my old pc works fine, thought it was the mobo so i sentit back got this
ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ Motherboard - ATX, Socket AM3+, AMD 970 Chipset, 2133MHz DDR3 (O.C.), SATA 6.0 Gb/s, RAID, 8-CH Audio, Gigabit LAN, USB 3.0, CrossFireX Ready at TigerDirect.com
same story. any of you guys kmow what is going on?
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:08 PM   #2
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There are just about always usually two VGA slots. The motherboard one, and a video card slot as well. You must be plugging the VGA into the motherboard slot. The motherboard spot is for integrated graphics. The GPU one is where it should be plugged it. If you did put it in the GPU slot and it isn't receiving a single, then there is a serious problem.
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Old 09-08-2012, 11:05 PM   #3
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The second mobo that I got has to have a video card. but when I hook it up to my old pc it works fine monitor comes up, works with the tv as well. the last two mobos I got, from the barebones and the asus, no matter how I hooked it up would not work. Dvi or vga. But I put the same card into my old pc it would work just fine.
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The second mobo that I got has to have a video card. but when I hook it up to my old pc it works fine monitor comes up, works with the tv as well. the last two mobos I got, from the barebones and the asus, no matter how I hooked it up would not work. Dvi or vga. But I put the same card into my old pc it would work just fine.
Wait, but did you hook the VGA up to the GPU?

Edit: Also, how many watts is your PSU?
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:57 AM   #5
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Yes I tried both, the first one had both on the mobo they wthould not work either. nor would the card on that one. A friend of mine let me try one of his cards, same thing. But both would work on my old pc. Its a 450 watt but the one in the old one is a 300. I have seen nothing like this bfore
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Yes I tried both, the first one had both on the mobo they wthould not work either. nor would the card on that one. A friend of mine let me try one of his cards, same thing. But both would work on my old pc. Its a 450 watt but the one in the old one is a 300. I have seen nothing like this bfore
Ok, I don't think 450 watts would be enough to power that. I could be wrong though. I suggest getting 650 watts. How much RAM do you have? Once you upgrade the PSU to 650 watts if you can, then try. If it still doesn't work then we will continue from there as there is a serious problem. Have you hit any motherboard cells by mistake and bent them or something? Would you mind taking a picture of your set up and uploading it here so i could see please? It is possible, but unlikely that something as simple as not being hooked up correctly is the problem.

Edit: I missed one thing. Put the 450 watts into the new build. If that doesn't work then get the 650 watts. That could very well be the problem.
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450 Watts is what came with the kit, it has 8 gig of ram. How would a bad cpu act? Friend of mine hooked his 700 watt to it and didn't get anything out of it. so now I'm thinking its the cpu.
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450 Watts is what came with the kit, it has 8 gig of ram. How would a bad cpu act? Friend of mine hooked his 700 watt to it and didn't get anything out of it. so now I'm thinking its the cpu.
Ok, a bad CPU can vary. If it came with those watts in the kit and your friend's 700 watts still didn't do it. Then we are looking at a serious hardware problem. Try the steps with both the 450 watts and your friend's 700 watts PSU if you can. Also, you should probably do this with your friend. Two people are better than one. Feel free to print this all out. Ok, this is what you do:

Step 1: Remove everything out of your computer case. Find a decent sized wooden table.

Step 2: If your motherboard came with an anti-static mat, place it on the wooden table then your motherboard on top of that. If it didn't then forget about the anti-static mat.

Step 3: Place your motherboard on the wooden table and begin rebuilding your computer. DO NOT take the CPU out or the heat sink out. If you do, then you will need to apply more thermal paste and that would be a waist of time and money. Make sure the heat sink is mounted correctly on top of the CPU.

This is your heat sink:
http://images.highspeedbackbone.net/...call04-cba.jpg

A proper mounted heat sink: http://images.pcworld.com/howto/grap...407p128-4b.jpg

Also, if your computer is able to turn on, then your CPU is working.

Quick IMPORTANT Note: Avoid static electricity when rebuilding/transporting the motherboard to the table. When you're rebuilding it on the table I suggest you keep one hand on the wooden table and the other to do the job. So no accidents happen. All it takes is one simple shock and your motherboard is ruined.

Step 4: Once everything is rebuilt on the wooden table, turn it on. You don't need to plugin your keyboard/mouse/speakers. The only thing that needs to be plugged in is the PSU and the monitor obviously. To turn your motherboard on there should be an on board switch.
Somewhere:
http://images.highspeedbackbone.net/...or_2177924.jpg

I can't tell from that picture but in the case there isn't bring your case up and plug the led connectors to turn it on.

Step: 5 Hook everything up. Then attempt to power up everything. If the monitor gets a signal, then that means before you just didn't plugin something correctly. I know if you didn't plugin the 4 pin connector on the motherboard, that could very well be it. If you still get no signal then there is a bigger problem here.

Step 6: Power everything off, then remove all RAM. If you hear a beeping noise, don't worry just proceed. If you get a signal then one of your strips of RAM are faulty. You need at least one strip of RAM to run a computer so figure out which one is faulty.

Step 7: If the RAM part doesn't work, then remove everything except for the CPU, heat sink, PSU(Obviously) and GPU. So, remove all RAM and hardrive(s).

If you still have a problem, then there is a problem with either your motherboard, or CPU. Probably more of a chance being your motherboard though, because your computer powers on. I would call tiger direct up and send them all the parts back. I would then either attempt to build another computer or just buy one. That would be up to you. I am sorry that this isn't working out for you though but if you finish all the steps that would be trouble shooting everything for the most part.
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figured it out, it was some bent pins on the cpu. got a new one works fine. thanks for the help guys. my inner geek got a little excited to put a new build together lol
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figured it out, it was some bent pins on the cpu. got a new one works fine. thanks for the help guys. my inner geek got a little excited to put a new build together lol
Hahaha, I am happy to hear that it works for you. See something so simple. Anyways, have a nice day. See you around.
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