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    posted a message on I'm baaaaack

    I doubt anyone from the ancient days of minecraftforums are still here, but I'm just dropping in to say hi to my favorite off-topic forum community... so,


    Hello everyone!

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    posted a message on War of the Races - Battle to find which Race is the best! [1.5.2]φ[McMMO]φ[PvP]φ[Factions]
    Hey! I remember this server! Just saying hi.
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    posted a message on Computer? Built and working. Internet? Not so much.
    Quote from aceattwister

    didnt you get a driver disk with your board? just insert that and run the lan/network install, or somthing like that.


    Thought it didn't come with one, but a look through the user manual and one just fell out from in-between the pages. Don't bother posting more unless I desperately cry for help if a frikkin problem comes up with installations.
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    posted a message on Computer? Built and working. Internet? Not so much.
    Quote from xSteelerstlHD

    What motherboard do you have? On my motherboard I have to install Ethernet drivers after a fresh install.


    Realtek LAN driver? No drivers could very well be the issue.
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    posted a message on Computer? Built and working. Internet? Not so much.
    So in a previous thread I had an issue where I could not get a display to my monitor. That's fixed. I installed W7 Ultimate and got everything configured and realized I had no internet.

    I have a Powerline network which I just set up a few hours ago - Powerline AV 200 Adapter
    This is my router - WNDR4500

    My computer does not include a wireless card, if this changes anything.

    I went through the process of setting up the Powerline, I plugged one into the wall by my router and connected the Ethernet cable to the router. I plugged the other by my computer (across the house, same floor) and connected the Ethernet to that one, too. I securely connected the two devices using WPS and in the control panel for my router and Powerline devices they show they are connected and sending/receiving signals.

    The odd part is that my computer, despite being connected to an adapter receiving signals, does not want to find my network. When I troubleshoot the issue it pops up with "Windows did not detect wireless network adapter. Please re-install the drivers or adapter" something along those lines.

    On my computer I also have the control panel for the Powerline devices but nothing shows up there where something shows up on the computer I am posting from now. The router control panel is useless because it requires a connection to the router.

    I also tried setting up a guest network that does not require a password to see if security was preventing my computer from noticing the network. Nope, didn't work.

    Does anyone have a suggestion for me? I'm willing to try anything.
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    posted a message on Help! No HDMI input or DVI input
    Well, it works. The OS is installed and everything is operational. The issue? The RAM wasn't plugged all the way in... T.T
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    posted a message on Help! No HDMI input or DVI input
    Quote from CommanderBumi

    Did you static something while building by mistake?

    No, I had an electrostatic discharge bracelet during the whole process and I was on wooden surfaces as a precaution.

    Quote from Redstone PrO

    Is the mobo mounted on the standoffs? a friend of mine actually forgot these once, it was all fine, thank god..
    Which fans if any are spinning?


    All fans are spinning and the mobo is mounted on standoffs. I made sure that the screws weren't shorting the mobo out earlier today, too, and they aren't.


    EDIT: Do you think I can install the GPU drivers without a display? Maybe that is the issue - no drivers.
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    posted a message on Help! No HDMI input or DVI input
    Quote from BlackJack10

    Try doing that. Take apart the whole system and separate each part. Here's what you should do:

    Put the Motherboard on the box it came in. Connect the CPU and secure the heatsink on it. Put 1 stick of RAM into the 1st RAM slot. Place the PSU to the side of the box and make the connections to the Motherboard and the CPU power. Plug the monitor into the HDMI port on the Motherboard. Take the power switch from the case and start the system. If it displays, then we can go from there. If not, crap.

    If not as might as well I'd be dicing onions. With my eyeballs. Wish me luck! I will try again with some help from a couple guys at school in a couple days.
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    posted a message on Help! No HDMI input or DVI input
    Quote from BlackJack10

    You just happened to get the bad end of the stick, it really sucks when that happens. When building a $3000 rig for a friend, and you turn it on in front of him and it doesn't work, NOW THAT is scary.

    I believe the rate is about 1-2% of electronics having to do with computers are bad and have to be sent back. It's crazy.

    Well ­. Any possibility of user error? Maybe I just need to take it all apart and restart?
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    posted a message on Help! No HDMI input or DVI input
    Quote from BlackJack10

    Sound's like it's either a bad CPU, Motherboard, or PSU. Here's what you should do:

    Ask around and see if you can't borrow a PSU and try running your system on it. If it still doesn't display, the PSU is okay.

    If it still won't display, try and run your CPU on a friend's Motherboard. If it displays on the friend's Motherboard, then yours is dead.

    Also try running a friend's CPU on your Motherboard. If it displays, then the CPU is to blame.

    Whichever part is bad, RMA it and they should replace it.

    One day it started out with a thought - "Building my own rig should be really fun!"
    - Starts building computer
    - Takes 4 hours to figure everything out
    - Tries to turn it on... nothing
    - Takes a break and sleeps
    - Rearranges power button connection... WORKS!
    - Wait, GPU is not spinning
    - Switches it around on different ports, starts to spin
    - No display
    - Figures out GPU was in correct port the first time, just not pushed in
    - Puts GPU back into original place correctly this time
    - Still no display
    - Tries every single combination without testing for bad parts
    - 13 hours have passed
    - Cries a little
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    posted a message on Help! No HDMI input or DVI input
    Quote from BlackJack10

    Those should all work together flawlessly... Rosewill isn't a good brand, but it should be putting out enough power for that system..

    Could you remove the CPU and check to see if there are any bent pins?

    I removed it, I did not observe any bent pins. I did put the CPU in very carefully, too, I just lightly set it in its place. The arrows are aligned.
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    posted a message on Help! No HDMI input or DVI input
    Okay:

    CPU - i5 3750k
    GPU - Sapphire Radeon 7950
    Mobo - Z77 Extreme 4
    Storage - WD Caviar Black 1TB @ 7200 RPM
    RAM: GSkill DDR3-1600
    PSU - Rosewill 750w (Not sure of exact name, non modular)
    Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23" w/ DVI, VGA, HDMI
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    posted a message on Help! No HDMI input or DVI input
    Quote from BlackJack10

    Leave the drives unplugged, we just need it to display something.

    Before we go on, make sure the CPU power is plugged in. I've done that myself.

    So now the issue has been narrowed down to either the CPU being bad, the Motherboard being bad, a couple of the pins in the socket being bent, or the PSU is bad.

    See if you can't get a hold of another PSU to test the system on.

    Which socket? And does the PSU really have an effect on the monitor? I thought it just powered the core components. The CPU can't be bad, so I am thinking something is wrong with the mobo or some connections on the mobo.
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    posted a message on Help! No HDMI input or DVI input
    Quote from BlackJack10

    Sounds like it isn't the GPU. If the GPU is out and the HDMI cable is plugged into the motherboard, and no signal is being received, then the GPU isn't the problem.

    OP, disconnect all of the disk drives and HDD/SSD's from the motherboard, and take out all but one stick of RAM from the motherboard. Try booting again. If it doesn't get any signal, try another stick. Keep doing this until you've tried all of the RAM, or until you get a signal.

    Let us know what happens after that.


    I'm on it, I will be back with results. The GPU is still out of the case, btw.

    EDIT: Still no luck. My RAM is definitely in the right slots, and I tried one at a time, and then both. I unplugged my hard drive for each boot up and also tried to plug it into different SATA slots for other boot ups. Nothing. Nothing at all.
    Quote from aceattwister

    could be a faulty GPU. do the fans spin up when its in?

    Yes, they spin up.
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    posted a message on Help! No HDMI input or DVI input
    Quote from aceattwister

    ok, lets start from the beginning, do you have a 2nd desktop you can use to test parts? if you do toss the card in there and see what happens. if not then the card may be faulty.

    also, have you plugged the monitor into something else like a laptop or a second desktop? you claim you know your hardware is good, but if you can test a GPU, you can definitely test a monitor.

    I do not have a 2nd desktop. The only laptop in the house is a MacBook Air (no valid ports).

    I took out the GPU and plugged the HDMI cable into the mobo, booted, still no signal. I tested the RAM, booted, still nothing. I am very lost.
    Posted in: Hardware & Software Support
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