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Will not display anything when booting up.

I'm sorry if this has been asked before, but I've been attempting to troubleshoot why I can't get anything to show up on my monitor. What happens is, I turn on the computer and all the fans start up (processor, video card, and system fans) so I know the thing is on, however I'm not getting any error code beeps, nor am I getting any visual feedback on my monitor. This is a new system that I have put together myself and thus it might be an assembly error, but I'm positive everthing is seated together correctly. My hardware specs are as follows Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-8N-SLI (not Pro, Royal or Quad Royal) Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo LGA 775 Socket RAM: Corsair XMS2 2GB of DDR2-SDRAM 800-MHz Video Card: PNY GeForce 8800 GTS OCZ Tech GameXstream 700W PowerSupply Western Digital 500GB internal SATA hard Drive Liteon DVD Burner LG 19" Flatron Slim LCD Monitor In all honesty, I'm not sure if it's the video card or motherboard (for the video card, Nvidia recommends having all the XP updates and the latest drivers before installation). Unfortunately, I need to somehow install XP before being able to do all that. Thanks to anyone and everyone who shares the solution on this one.

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Re: Will not display anything when booting up.

Does your motherboard has a builtin video card? u probably connected your monitor to it which supposed to be connected to your new installed video card.

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Re: Will not display anything when booting up.

Looks like this is CPU issue, fin out more info about supported CPU on

Posted on Jun 30, 2009

Re: Will not display anything when booting up.

I don't think your motherboard support core 2 duo

Posted on Jan 21, 2007

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