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Tech Savvy experts please help..My son is building his own computer, has all parts and connections i

Author : immunogirl

Submitted : 2017-10-20 22:37:24    Popularity:     

Tags: son  building  experts  Tech  Savvy  

Doesn t want my help but I hate seeing his hard work fail. At least if I can point him in the right direction!!

Answers:

Check the connection properly, unplug and plug the video or graphics card again

I'm not sure I can answer the question without more details, but I just want to give a friendly reminder to wear a static wristband or keep a hand on the metal casing when working on the computer to prevent static electricity from damaging the components.

The first thing he should do is double check all connections thoroughly, maybe to the point of disconnecting and trying to reconnect everything.

From there he can physically remove, then reinstall the video card.

If that doesn't work then he can try using the integrated graphics if available.... in which case if he's building an Intel socket 1151 setup he can but if he's building an AMD Ryzen setup he cant because Ryzen and Intel socket 2066 parts don't have an iGPU. If he has another video card available, he can try that as well.

From there, he can try booting the system up with one stick of RAM. In Intel based systems, the first stick needs to be installed in the 2nd slot from the CPU socket. The second stick would be installed in the 4th slot.

Ask him if he has a BIOS case speaker. These are extremely useful when it comes to troubleshooting problems.
https://www.amazon.com/uxcell-Computer-M...

One method of troubleshooting, to determine if you potentially have a bad motherboard or CPU is to try booting up with no RAM at all. IF no RAM is installed or the sticks are DOA, the BIOS case speaker will give you a long beep, 3 short beep error code. This rules out problems with the CPU and motherboard.

If he has a higher end motherboard with an LED decoder, he can write down the Debug code then look it up on this website. It seems if all vendors use the same digital debug codes and I've noticed the debug codes are the same on both my Gigabyte and Asus motherboards.

http://www.asusqcodes.com/

What are the specs? Is everything plugged into the right spot? Is the power supply turned on?

Be assured that the monitor works and is compatible with the onboard video or video card.

if the rig making sound at startup without running ,it's error code,see the manual of the motherboard.
if it starts and can access the bios,install windows then the drivers of the motherboard and download the latest drivers of the graphics card,the monitor should be connected to the gpu.
set the videocard as primary in the bios

Did he install the video drivers for his graphics card?

OH! and if his mother board has video on the mother board AND he installed a graphics card onto the mother board, he has to go into the BIOS and turn off the "on-board" graphics so that his BIOS system will be looking for an alternate video card.

The commonest mistake is if he has a separate video card is that the monitor is plugged into the motherboard and not the video card. Also some video cards need extra power and require extra power cables (PCI-e connectors) from the power supply. Also make sure the CPU 4/8pin power lead is connected

If that doesn't work, then you need to strip everything out and start over with the basics. Ideally place the motherboard on the box it came in , use 1 stick of RAM, no hard drive or keyboard, if the motherboard has on-board video use that otherwise use the external graphics card, connect up the monitor. Connect up the PSU and graphic card PCI-e connectors if needed and the CPU 4/8 pin power connector. Also check the (empty) case for wrongly placed standoffs shorting the board.
Briefly bridge the start terminals to power on the system. You should get a boot with minimal hardware. If so gradually add the rest of the components. If everything works you can then mount the board back into the case. If nothing works then possibly the motherboard has been shorted or less likely the motherboard or PSU is DOA



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