Question Built New PC - No Display - No Beep - No Post

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as the title suggests - i recently built a new pc
i have compiled all the parts into the case and thought i was good to go

however, when i powered o initially the cpu drug light was on on b450 a pro and motherboard
after tinkering around a bit....the light turns on when i first power the pc. but then turns off and the vga light on motherboard lights up.
as stated. i get no beep. no post. no display.
i’m really hoping i have not done some crazy damage to something
also worth noting : peripherals are plugged in but unresponsive

here are the parts used
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/d7w73t
 
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I doubt that this is it, but your memory is not on the motherboard's approved memory list. The GVK is approved but not the GVKC. But at least for the first boot up, the bios should have the memory set to 2133hz and the GVKC memory should work at that speed.
 
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i can’t boot up at all to change speed.
I doubt that this is it, but your memory is not on the motherboard's approved memory list. The GVK is approved but not the GVKC. But at least for the first boot up, the bios should have the memory set to 2133hz and the GVKC memory should work at that speed.
 
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Good point. You running your RAM in slots 2 & 4? Make sure they are pushed in good. Unplug all the drives except for the one you want to put windows on. You should do a clean install of Windows 10, but you can't do that unless we can at least get you to POST. Hang in there.

Another thing people say to try is just using 1 RAM stick in slot 2. If that doesn't work, try the other RAM stick. Sometimes you get bad RAM.
 

ryublue

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i had this same issue on a build recently. it was the ram. we had 2 different types of ram. pulled and left only the 2 identical ram sticks and it booted.
 
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booted with just a single stick of ra. same thing happens. Initially the cpu debug light comes on. then turns off and the vga light comes on.
this is extremely disheartening
 
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? i plugged video cable from motherboard into video card.and this popped up on the screen

"DEVICE CHANGED (CPU OR MEMORY) OR CMOS HAVE BEEN CLEARED. PLEASE ENTER SETUP OR CONFIGURE YOUR SYSTEM.
PRESS F1 TO RUN YOUR SETUP
PRESS F2 TO LOAD DEFAULT VALUES AND CONTINUE"
 
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what do you mean by default settings?
i have launched into the bios - the mouse response time is extremely slow. and it only detects one of my HD's
and only have one stick of ram plugged in. (2nd slot)
That is good news. So go into your BIOS and load default settings to start with, then do a clean install of windows 10.
 
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what do you mean by default settings?
i have launched into the bios - the mouse response time is extremely slow. and it only detects one of my HD's
and only have one stick of ram plugged in. (2nd slot)
There should be an option in your bios that says "Load Default Settings" or something like that. Look around, you will find it. If the mouse is slow, use your arrows, enter, and escape keys to get around.

EDIT: I looked at my wife's msi B450 bios, it has "restore defaults" in the Save & Exit menu. Good luck.
 
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ok. since i migrated from an old hd from my old pc
I have launched into windows (i will reinstall at a later time)
My next instinct is to reset....plug in 1 stick of ram and see if i can boot (until i determine how many if not al of them are faulty)
There should be an option in your bios that says "Load Default Settings" or something like that. Look around, you will find it. If the mouse is slow, use your arrows, enter, and escape keys to get around.
 
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Yes, sometimes this can cause problems even though they are the same. Have you thought about sending them back and get 2 16gb sticks. That way you have 2 slots for future expansion but you will still have 32gb of RAM now.
 
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Also, try to keep the matching ones (that came together) in slots 1 & 3 and in slots 2 & 4.
ok. the problems started resolving after you told me to remove all but the second slot of ram
i have gotten into bios all of my hard drives are being read.
and after plugging the ram in one after another and booting into bios...they all aprear to be working?
now i just need to find out how to boot from the usb to re install windows and i think i am finished.
holy cow. you have been a saving grace.
 

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