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Old 10-12-2006, 06:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I finally got the last piece for my computer today and started assembly. I have everything plugged in, and the computer turns on, everything spins and seems to work. They [PSU fan, CPU fan, GFX fan, and HDD] also continue to spin as long as the computer is plugged in. The problem is, my monitor won't get a signal from the graphics card. I have the DVI connectors all pushed in and even screwed in. What could the problem be?
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Old 10-12-2006, 07:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I had the same problem with my pc, for some reason I had to put my videocard in pci-e slot #1 to get a signal. I got no signal if it was in slot 2, which is where I wanted it since I broke slot 1's latch. Although I doubt this is the same situation as mine.. it could be the card, the mobo etc..
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Yeah, it's definately not that because the card is in the one and only PCI-E slot.
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Old 10-12-2006, 08:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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does your card require its own power supply plug? make sure that is plugged in, and then try re-seating the card in its slot.
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The card is a 7900 GTO and yes I have it plugged in. Maybe I'll re-seat the card again, because I've tried both the power plug that comes off the PSU and the power plug to molex thing that comes with the GFX card.
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On my first build I had the same problem. Problem turned out to be that I forgot to plug in the CPU power cord. Just go over everything to make sure it's all plugged in, you've might of missed something. If you're 100% sure you didn't miss anything, then your GPU may be dead.

What's your MOBO?
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I have a GIGABYTE GA-965P-S3 Socket T (LGA 775) Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard. I have, however, figured out the "no monitor signal" problem. I had the motherboard seated a bit askew, and when I screwed the card into the case it stretched it, and pulled some pins out. I re-attached the motherboard and put the gfx card back in, and it turned on. A stupid mistake on my part

I now have another problem. The hard drive that I have plugged in is not being recognized. I know it's getting power because it spins a bit on startup, and I have it plugged into the SATAII 0 port on the motherboard.
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wow...that makes two simple mistakes finally corrected. I had the SATA cable in backwards. I reversed it, and my Hard Drive is now detected. I'm currently installing windows. My first build is officially complete. Now to go out and buy oblivion...
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