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Old 09-24-2008, 05:56 PM   #1
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Default Problem with computer, screen problems

I recently just built one. Only problem is the screen won't turn on. I have no idea what the problem is.

Here is what I have...
motherboard - MB ASUS P5Q SE/R 775 P45 RT
video card - VGA XFX GX260NADF9 GTX260 896M RT
monitor - MNTR HANNSG|LCD 19" 5MS JW-197DPB R
cpu - CPU INTEL|C2D E8400 3G 775 45N R
ram - MEM 2Gx2|CORS TWIN2X4096-6400C5 R

What is the problem here? I has no connection to it but I don't know what to do to fix it.

Another problem I have is taht when I turn it on the computer will turn back off for 2 seconds then stay back on. What's the problem here?
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it could be a lot of problems, we might need more infos.
some questions....
did you put spacers on your case so your motherboard wont short out.
did you connect your graphics card with an PCI-E connector for the card to have power?
Whats your PSU?
does it have enough Power for your system?
take everything apart, and redo everything.
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Old 09-24-2008, 06:08 PM   #3
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Yes for the spacers.
Yes PCI-E.
500 wat power supply.

I'm thinking it's the power supply.
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whats the brand on the pSU and do u have the extra power connected?
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Old 09-24-2008, 06:23 PM   #5
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hmm, seems like you have enough power.
guess the only thing you can do is to reseat everything.
and if that still dont work, then maybe something is DOA?

unless somebody has another suggestion.
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Old 09-24-2008, 07:56 PM   #7
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Ok, I just took apart the computer but I can't get the video card out. My motherboard is like half the size of a normal one and the video card is like two times the size of a normal one... so... It's difficult to get out. What do I do? How is the clip moved to unlatch the fking video card? The monitor was hooked up to the video card so I'm taking that out to see if there's a problem with it. I've been sitting here trying to get the stupid thing undone but I can't figure out how to unlatch it. Any help would be amazing.
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for the little white latch thing in the front, you get one of your finger, and push it, then use your other hand to pull the card out, but dont force it out to the point of breakage.
if its the back being stuck, what i did was take all the screws out of the mobo and took the mobo out, set it on the anti static bag, then i took the graphics card out.
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The motherboard is out. But it's not helping. My fingers are too big to fit down there to flip the switch. The graphics card is literally sticking over the side of the motherboard...Is there a different way to take it out besides the switch?

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I have no idea what to do here.
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i dont think so, maybe take a stick and move it?

EDIT - wow, thats a big card on a mATX....
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Yeah... so what would I do here? Would I be able to send it back for a bigger one if I ever get this fking thing off?
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Why would you buy that big of a card for such a small board in the first place?
I would get a diff board if you can, How is that supposed to sit in the case? I bet the board shorted.
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How can you tell if the board is shorted?

Edit: It sits in the case just fine. The monitor just would never turn on. So I don't know what the problem is.
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WOW! Nice card, by the way. Try taking out your RAM and putting it in different slots. Try only putting in one stick then turning it on. If it works, then turn it back off and add another stick. I would definitely recommend getting a new motherboard, though. If that a Micro ATX board. I don't know how that card is going to fit in a small tower, haha. It's most probably the RAM. I had that problem when I built my computer. Everything would turn on, but there would be no display. A few hours later, I kept doing the trial and error method. I got it to work by reseating the RAM>
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Could I really be the RAM? The monitor hooks into the graphics card, so how could that be the RAM?
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anything can be the reason why the computer is not starting properly.
Do you even get any post beeps when you tried turning on your computer?

might sound kind of stupid, but maybe try clearing the CMOS, which is to take out the quarter sized battery out, and leave it out for a good 10 minutes.
worked for a build i did, it would turn on, but no display nor post beeps, then i cleared the CMOS, and it started to work.
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Try rebuilding the computer on a table with a towel underneath. You can remove that card. On the right side of that slot there is a lever as the other guys have suggested, just take a screw driver and push it out, don't push the wrong way. It's a simple device, I'm sure you can figure it out.
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RAM is what I would think... hmmm?
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I had a board like this the other week, check your cpu see if you have any bent pins or broken pins in the zif socket.
make sure you haven't got a screw left in the graphics card (not taking the piss i have done this myself) other than that it can be a very tight fit sometimes and you need to put in slightly more force than you would think. Use a screwdriver to get the end of the white clip and press it down, it will push the card up slightly releasing it. the card and your pcb are although delicate they are strong enough to take quite a bit of force.
Have you put thermal paste between your cpu and heat sink?
The fact that it turns off after 2 seconds is a short, if al teh hardware is fine and i would take every wire out and start again with the build, it could be a faulty board or you were unfortunate enough to burn something out as soon as you turned it on. Have you got a pcb speaker do you get any beeps?
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