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First time build no screen - SlowBarga - 12-22-2011

I just completed my first build, but when i turn it on all the fans work (tier 6) but no screen any ideas ? my graphics card is in and locked with fans going with monitor hooked up correctly

did i miss something with the graphics card ? its an evga 560 ti

I have it inserted into the motherboard graphics card slot with 1 power thing going to the power supply, it has an 8 prong slot next to it empty should I conect both ?

no beeps or anything

on the motherboard I notice the 2 digits start off at 60 then go to 99 very quickly then after the 2 digits dissapear and the lights on the motherboard go off computer does not shut down, stays on but will turn off when i hit the button. (normal?)

this all takes place prolly within 10-20 seconds

(if this is any clue idk)


RE: First time build no screen - carlstar - 12-22-2011

the 8 pin power supply is needed


RE: First time build no screen - SlowBarga - 12-22-2011

(12-22-2011, 10:28 PM)carlstar Wrote: the 8 pin power supply is needed

if your talking about the 8 pin on the motherboard from the power supply its in

if your reffering to the graphics card i only have the 6 pin in not the 8 do i need both in?


RE: First time build no screen - van13330gg - 12-22-2011

You need to have two 4 pins PCI-E powers in. In your case with the Seasonic power supply, you need the 6+2pin power cable connected to the graphics card.

Also, aside from the 24 pin ATX power connector, don't forget about the 8pin CPU power connector (on the motherboard, near CPU).


RE: First time build no screen - SlowBarga - 12-23-2011

(12-22-2011, 11:36 PM)van13330gg Wrote: You need to have two 4 pins PCI-E powers in. In your case with the Seasonic power supply, you need the 6+2pin power cable connected to the graphics card.

Also, aside from the 24 pin ATX power connector, don't forget about the 8pin CPU power connector (on the motherboard, near CPU).
did all that

although not sure what the PCI-E is


again i have the 6x2 in the graphics card to the power supply and i have the 8 pin to the motherboard going to the power... and the Atx power


So I dont understand what is wrong

you basically repeated the other guy lol I did all this


RE: First time build no screen - van13330gg - 12-23-2011

Try to reseat the graphics card again.
Since it's a AsRock motherboard, what kind of code are you getting on Dr. Debug?
Do you have a motherboard speaker?

[Image: E145-0560-call06-jfwd.jpg]

Try to use their power cables here. Plug the four 4-pins to the power supply's 4 pins.


RE: First time build no screen - SlowBarga - 12-23-2011

(12-23-2011, 01:20 AM)van13330gg Wrote: Try to reseat the graphics card again.
Since it's a AsRock motherboard, what kind of code are you getting on Dr. Debug?
Do you have a motherboard speaker?

[Image: E145-0560-call06-jfwd.jpg]

Try to use their power cables here. Plug the four 4-pins to the power supply's 4 pins.

it doesnt give me a screen ever.. it never did it as first boot up

I believe the p67 has a motherboard speaker but again im new at this and am not sure how the speaker works..

I dont know how the speaker could make the bios not load up though?


RE: First time build no screen - MathieuB - 12-23-2011

You won't get any beeps unless you have a speaker plugged in the motherboard. It's not necessary however and won't prevent your PC from working correctly.

When you start the PC, look at the bottom right of your motherboard, you should see a two character/digit error code. Can you tell us what it is?

I also moved this thread to the Troubleshooting forums.


RE: First time build no screen - SlowBarga - 12-23-2011

(12-23-2011, 08:50 AM)MathieuB Wrote: You won't get any beeps unless you have a speaker plugged in the motherboard. It's not necessary however and won't prevent your PC from working correctly.

When you start the PC, look at the bottom right of your motherboard, you should see a two character/digit error code. Can you tell us what it is?

I also moved this thread to the Troubleshooting forums.

ya it says a3 and d6 after going up to 99 very quickly then goes away


RE: First time build no screen - MathieuB - 12-23-2011

99 and a3 are just steps during the booting process, however d6 means that the motherboard is having trouble detecting your video card.

Here's what I'd recommend trying:
1. Remove and reseat the video card and make sure the pcie locking tab is in.
2. Double-check that the 2x6 pin power connectors to the video card are properly inserted/seated.
3. Clear CMOS
4. Install the video card to another PCIE slot to see if that works.