New Computer Build Question Video Error
Just recieved the parts for a new computer I'm building for a buddy of mine, and I've plugged them all in as usual; however, when I turn on the screen, I can't get anything to show up. The motherboard is getting power as all of the fans work, I can hear the hard drive spinning, etc, and I've tried different video cards (his natively runs a PCI express 6600 GT, but I've also tried an AGP card in the board, and neither will display an image). What am I doing wrong? Do you think the motherboard was DOA? The specs of the system are below. I'm about to my wits end with this - any help would REALLY be appreciated. Also, whenever I was first putting in the processor, I stuck in the processor, put the heatsink on, and then realized that I forgot to use the processor clamp thing (where you lift the bar, insert the processor, then lower the bar). So I removed the heatsink from the processor, took out the processor, did the correct procedure with the bar, adn then reattached the heatsink - would this have caused problems? Thank you in advance very much for replies!
He's got an AMD Athlon64 3000+ socket 939.
1024 MB of Corsair PC3200 DDR (2 x 512)
80 gig WD hard drive
350 Enermax power supply (i've tried other power supplies too)
Leadtek 6600GT PCI Express video card