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Problem with motherboard MSI 925XE

Hi, On building my very first PC, I have done the drastic mistake of screwing it down to the case without the lower washers/nuts (so the motherboard was touching the metal of the case)then plugged it in. I have now refitted the motherboard properly and the computer seems like it is doing everything it should on inside i.e. Fans are going round on case,motherboard (cpu unit) and also on the radeon 1600x 512mb graphic card but i cannot get any sign of life on the monitor. Have i ruined something? please Help. PS Everything is new inside the PC but all was connected when the mistake happened and the monitor works on an other PC.

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A couple things: Is the BIOS giving you an error beeps? Also, does the motherboard have Integrated graphics? Sometimes if the Integrated graphics are enabled, it can cause the graphics card to not display at all. You also might want to check that the CPU doesn't have too little or *more likely* too much thermal compound on it. If the thermal compound is on the bridges of the CPU, this can cause the machine to start, but not boot to the BIOS.

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