I just built a custom PC with these specs:
Intel Core i7 2600K Processor LGA1155 3.4GHz CPU
Noctua 120mm 1300RPM P-Fan
Gigabyte GA-H61M-USB3-B3 H61 L1155 2x DDR3 SATA2 USB3.0 Audio mATX
Corsair 12GB (3x 4GB) DDR3 1600MHz DOMINATOR memory kit for Intel triple channel memory
Seagate SATA3 2TB Barracuda 64mb Cache
Sapphire ATI HD6950 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E
Asus VE278Q 27 Wide Led Black Full HD
LiteON SATA DVD-RW 24X Black
TP-Link TL-WN951N Wireless N PCI Adapter
CoolerMaster Storm Enforcer Black Case With USB3
Corsair HX-850 ATX Power Supply w 140mm Modular Cables
The PC has no OS loaded. When I turn it on, it does not display on any monitor I hook up with separate cables (VGA and DVI). Anybody got a clue why it's not displaying?
Answer by Tim Fontana · Dec 12, 2011 at 02:43 PM
This may sound obvious, but you need to make sure your monitor is plugged into the GPU outputs, not those of the motherboard. I had a friend who did the same, he kicked himself when he realised. :3
If you're already doing that, try plugging into the motherboard outputs, if this works, it's either your card or something in the BIOS.
Also, does your motherboard beep when you turn it on? Are there any lights? or any indication of light? Such as spinning fans?
Answer by roguekiller23231 · Dec 12, 2011 at 02:48 PM
connect the DVI or VGA cable to the onboard graphics and not your graphics card.
open the bios and change the default or first display device to the PCI-E graphics card. then save and exit and you should be able to now put the monitors DVI or VGA onto the graphics card and have it display from there.
Answer by David · Dec 12, 2011 at 01:58 PM
Double check the memory that you purchased against what the motherboard manufacturer recommends. If the memory you have is on the list, then remove all of the modules and replace them one at a time. Another option is to remove the GPU and try using the video out on the motherboard.