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Old 06-15-2007, 04:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 1st time powering up...nada

So, I got everything together. Everything includes this stuff:

MSI P6N SLI platinum
Intel Core 2 Duo
4 giggys of ram
Samsung SATA HDD
Dual DVI video (PCIE Radeon)

Flip the switch on the PSU (Rosewill 550W), push the power button...eveything powers on, but there is nada on the screen. That doesn't surprise me, I'm sure it needs drivers.

But there are also 4 LED's on the back panel that are supposed to light up in a certain order for certain tasks the MB is doing. Mine arn't lighting up at ALL.

HALP!
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Old 06-15-2007, 04:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: 1st time powering up...nada

you dont need drivers to run a computer... what video card is it...?
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So, I got everything together. Everything includes this stuff:

MSI P6N SLI platinum
Intel Core 2 Duo
4 giggys of ram
Samsung SATA HDD
Dual DVI video (PCIE Radeon)

Flip the switch on the PSU (Rosewill 550W), push the power button...eveything powers on, but there is nada on the screen. That doesn't surprise me, I'm sure it needs drivers.

But there are also 4 LED's on the back panel that are supposed to light up in a certain order for certain tasks the MB is doing. Mine arn't lighting up at ALL.

HALP!
Try a diff video card if you have one....
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So, I got everything together. Everything includes this stuff:

MSI P6N SLI platinum
Intel Core 2 Duo
4 giggys of ram
Samsung SATA HDD
Dual DVI video (PCIE Radeon)

Flip the switch on the PSU (Rosewill 550W), push the power button...eveything powers on, but there is nada on the screen. That doesn't surprise me, I'm sure it needs drivers.

But there are also 4 LED's on the back panel that are supposed to light up in a certain order for certain tasks the MB is doing. Mine arn't lighting up at ALL.

HALP!
It sounds as if something isnt hooked up right..... i would honestly disconnect everything and reconnect everything.....
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Old 06-15-2007, 12:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Make sure you plugged your 4pin power cable into the mobo as well as the PCIe power.
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Make sure you plugged your 4pin power cable into the mobo as well as the PCIe power.
I was going to say the same thing. Make sure you've supplied the external power required for most new video cards. That's in addition to plugging them into the PCI-e slots. The slots can't provide enough power. (On my latest graphics card, MB and P/S it's a 6-pin connector on the graphics card, btw.)

Also, you might start with a single video card rather than the dual system and add the second card back once you have gotten the OS up and drivers in place.
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AH! I'm retarded.

Hadn't plugged in that 4-pin CPU power plug.

I had it plugged in at first, but needed to take the board out. Forgot to plug the blasted thing back in.

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