I just build up a desktop pc by myself. the problem is that when I turn the computer on I always get a black screen, sometimes it shows everything till windows loads up(after windows logo I cannot see anything), sometimes i get the black screen from the begining (not able to see anything) and sometimes the monitor it won't come back from the standby mode. Everything else is working, windows boots up but I just don't get image screen. I already changed each component (RAM, CPU, Video Card, Power supply) and it does the same thing. If somebody had the same problem please help
Have you tried using a different monitor?
yes I tried with a different monitor ... the same thing
Is it a black screen or does it cut the signal entirely? (i.e. the green light turns amber)
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Try booting it up in safe mode and see if you get an image (spam F8 while it is starting).
I've installed windows several times, does the same thing
it's the signal that cuts and sometimes I don't get image right after the moment I push the power button.
I don't think it makes any difference but yes, sometimes booting in safe mode works, but also works even if normal boot (not too often), so I don't think the problem is only when loading up windows
The problem is either with your graphics card or motherboard. If possible test the card in another system for a bit to see if you get the same behavior. That will tell you which it is.
I've tried that ... i put a new graphic card in my system and it does the same thing(actually I changed everything on the motherboard CPU, vga card, memory and got the same result ), so I contacted the motherboard manufacturer to send me a new one. I hope that's the problem. thanks for your advices , I'll let you know if that was the problem
I got the new mainboard, in the meantime I got the power supply changed too ... it worked for a week with the new power supply and now the same thing. the mainboard didn't make any difference. don't know what else to do.
Well here is a quick check list that i can think of off hand in no particular order
I assume nothing is overheating?
are you getting any beeps from the mobo?
you installed the mobo correctly with the stand offs to it's not shorting out right?
What components are you using? is your psu big enough and did you plug in the extra power for the vid card (assuming it has one)?
if you can get into windows in safe mode try installing a different version of the vid card driver, although i doubt this is the problem since it happens before you even boot into windows sometimes.
Maybe you have to update the bios to support the card.
What does the bios say when you boot up? does it recognize all your components as it should? ie cpu type, ram speed, hdd, etc...?
Have you tried running with the bare minimal, ie cpu, one stick of ram and vid card, mouse and keyboard?
Let us know those and then we'll go from there.
finally i found the problem... it was am Ultra floppy unit with a memory card reader built in it. I started the system only with the MB VGA and CPU and added one component at the time... everything was fine till i got to the floppy unit. I'll send it back for an exchange, anyway I'll never use Ultra products again. I don't like the way customer service treats you as a customer.
My roommate had a problem with an Ultra product too ... a power supply. I burned down after one week of using it.
And this has nothing to do with my problem but I just tought to add my system configuration here
MB: Abit AWD9-MAX
PSU: Thermaltake toughpower 850W (had an Ultra 600W and didn't like it)
CPU: Intel Dual Core E6700
MEMORY: 2x1 GB Ram Corsair XMS2 5-5-5-15 (I want to get 2 more GB ... MB has just 4 memory slots but I think 4 GB will be enough for a good period of time)
VGA: GeForce 8800GTS 320MB ( I want to get another one ... SLI)
HDD: Seagate 320GB 7200RPM 16MB SATA (I'm thinking to get onother one and set them in RAID)
Optical Unit: DVD RW Pioneer (wich actually does'n burn cds and dvds anymore)
And the most important thing here is a 22" LCD SAMSUNG 226BW (SAMSUNG display in it ... they have 2 more displays that they say there are not so good... so I got the one with tha SAMSUNG display .. runs very nice)
... I've been having only problems with this computer since I got it ... but that's the way it is when you build it yourself... but hey ... it's worth it !!!
Thanks guys for helping me ... keep in touch
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