Building P.C. )Graphics wont work)

Scott - Oct 8, 2008 at 05:07 PM
 xpcman - Oct 9, 2008 at 01:19 PM
O.K. Well it is my first time building a P.C. and I have run into a problem. I have installed everything and I power on the P.C. and everything works... but when I look at the monitor it says "monitor is working" and wont show anything.

I will post my specs and hopefully I can get some help

I am using:
Asrock 4coredual-vsta motherboard
Pentium Dual Core processor
1GB of DDR 333 RAM (I kno its old but I'm not trying to build a power P.C.)
EVGA e-GeForce 8400 gs, 512mb DDR2 (no OnBoard graphics)
and a Coolmax 500 watt power supply

Now I know that not much of this is very good but again I'm not building a power P.C. I just want a P.C. that works. I've looked everywhere for a solution but I can't find one. If you could help I would greatly appreciate it. Thank You

4 responses

Oh Yeah I am also using a 320GB Hard drive if it helps.
remove and re-seat the graphics card. (power-off first) Have you verified that the monitor works? Did you boot into the BIOS (check your MB manual for the correct procedure).
how do I boot into the BIOS if I can't see. F2?
did you connect the extra 12 volt 4 prong power cord to the MB?

does the video card require an extra power cord?