Computer help forum: Just can't get computer to work

by: DJ Rome February 22, 2012 7:32 PM PST

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Just can't get computer to work

by DJ Rome - 2/22/12 7:32 PM

So, the psu on my old pc died and I went to build a new one.

I first used the same cpu, gpu, and hd but had to buy new ram and a new cpu cooler to fit the mobo.

Before, the computer did not give a video signal (it died after a power surge) and the cpu fan did not spin and neither did my video card fan. I suppose it could have been the motherboard.

Anyways, I purchased some new ram. It was labeled "AMD" or whatever, but I don't think that matters. It was this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820103001

So now, my new computer has the same problem. I put my old cpu in there with a new cooler, put in my new ram and connected the hd and video card.

My monitor decided to die the minute I ordered the new parts so I ordered a new monitor as well. I am currently using it with vga with my laptop.

My new computer has a vga and dvi built in video so I tried both connections and both dvi on my gpu as well as both built in with gpu removed and still nothing.

I ended up getting a new cpu as well and that changed nothing.

So now, I have a new cpu, new cooler, new ram, new mobo, new psu, new case. Only the same gpu and hd are being used. I believe it should boot up without both and at least show me a load up screen for BIOS.

But so far nothing and I tried 2 different dvi cables as well.

What do you guys think?

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