08-04-2006, 09:14 AM
| | Re: Display Issues--New Homebuilt Machine--Your Help Is Appreciated!
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org .com>, email@example.com
> Hello, I am having a pretty frustrating issue with a new Gigabyte
> motherboard. I built an entire system on NewEgg, as specified below.
> For some reason, cannot figure out why absolutely NOTHING will display
> on the screen, despite fresh, brand new parts and OEM stuff. Pretty
> high quality parts, but, sucks when you can't take advantage of them
> due to no display!
> Just as a run down, we have attempted to flash the bios/CMOS reset, and
> are quite positive the display (monitors) are working we are trying to
> No beeps come from the system.
> Please, please help! Am anxious to use my new machine!
> Antec SUPER LANBOY Silver anodized aluminum ATX Mini Tower Computer
> Case - Retail
> Gigabyte GA-M55SLI-S4 Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard
> - Retail
> MSI NX7600GS-T2D256E Geforce 7600GS 256MB GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video
> Card - Retail
> ENERMAX Liberty ELT400AWT ATX12V 400W Power Supply - Retail
> AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Windsor 2000MHz HT Socket AM2 Dual Core
> Processor Model ADA3800IAA5CU - Retail
> Western Digital Caviar SE WD800JD 80GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
> - OEM
There are a couple possibilities.
1) You forgot to connect the 2x2 ATX12V power connector. If that
is missing, the CPU has no power, and with no operating CPU,
you cannot get any beep codes.
2) The usual socket AM2 RAM problems with DDR2. Unplug the computer
and pull all RAM sticks. Power up. Do you get the beep code for
missing RAM ? Unplug and install one stick of RAM. If you get
total silence, it is just another incompatible DDR2 versus AM2