I built a custom machine using a Gigabyte motherboard, corsair memory, AMD Phenom II processor, and ATI graphics card. It's running Windows 7 Pro. THe machine started just fine after it was built. Now when it's started from cold all of the fans come on, the hard drive starts up but nothing shows up on the screen. I do a hard shutdown and restart the machine and it comes up perfect.
I double checked the memory and found a small compatibility issue and corrected that. No luck. There are no special settings in the BIOS. This happens every time it's started from cold. Does anyone have any ideas of what I may have missed?
asked Dec 14 '10 at 15:34
Reset the bios on the motherboard. Move the GPU into another card socket. Change screen plugs on the GPU and your DVI/HDMI Cable.
If none of that works, reseat the CPU, RAM and GPU, unplug all the cables fro the board and plug them in again.
If none of that works, take out RAM stick by stick, Try all the sticks on their own in different sockets.
Also please post the parts you have here, CPU Motherboard, Ram and GPU
answered Dec 14 '10 at 15:37
I think that it could be the PSU. But only try replacing the PSU after moving the GPU. If you have no more PCI-e slots, try reseating it in the slot. Then, change the port you are using for the display. For example, if you're using DVI, switch the port you are using, or switch the cable type if you must. Then, reseat the CPU and reapply thermal grease. Then reseat all of the RAM, this time in different slots. After that, if it still is acting sketchy, take out the PSU and replace it with another.
P.S.- I have your motherboard. It's bargain basement, but it's pretty decent.
answered Dec 14 '10 at 18:25
It sounds like a PSU problem to me... Try using a different one and see if it fixes the problem!
answered Dec 14 '10 at 19:05