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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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  • Andrew Majewski Jan 15, 2007

    no, the monitor is connected to the video card.
    Heck, I tried both ports on the video card (the 8800GTS card as two monitor ports) to see if that did anything, but to no avail.

  • Andrew Majewski Jan 15, 2007

    no there's no onboard video for the motherboard I have, but I think it's time to give Gigabyte a call. Thanks for your help, nfandres.

  • Andrew Majewski Jan 22, 2007

    Actually, I figured out the problem and I feel like a complete fool for not having figured it out sooner. There was nothing wrong with the motherboard, as it works fine. What happened was that an incompatability issue with the processor and motherboard. Apparently, the Core 2 Duo is not supported by the GA-8N-SLI, even though it's dual core and a Socket 775 chip.

  • Andrew Majewski Jan 22, 2007

    Actually, I figured out the problem and I feel like a complete fool for not having figured it out sooner. There was nothing wrong with the motherboard, as it works fine. What happened was that an incompatability issue with the processor and motherboard. Apparently, the Core 2 Duo is not supported by the GA-8N-SLI, even though it's dual core and a Socket 775 chip.

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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.

Posted on Jan 15, 2007

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    Noel Andres Jan 15, 2007

    does ur motherboard has a builtin vga. did u try it there?(but be sure to remove the other card) if the problem persist, it means that your motherboard is the problem. coz vga is responsible for your visual display in your monitor. thats why whenever u bootup the memory of your vga is being display. have it changed. i beleive its still under warranty!

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    Noel Andres Jan 16, 2007

    Well, before u ring gigabyte try to change ur video card first. then if still the same, u can call gigabyte as u wish! ur welcome!

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Looks like this is CPU issue, fin out more info about supported CPU on gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/CPUSupport_Model.aspx?ProductID=2173#anchor_os

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I don't think your motherboard support core 2 duo

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