Computer Turns on. Monitor won't detect/display.

Richard He

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-Please READ BEFORE answering, as i stated several failed solutions already including RAM-

Motherboard: MSI 970 Gaming (No Video Connectors like VGA, DVI and/or HDMI)
CPU: AMD FX-8350 8 Core 4.0 GHz Processor (Unlocked)
GPU: XFX Radeon HD 7750 Core Edition 800MHZ 1GB 4.5GHZ GDDR5 DVI HDMI VGA PCI-E Video Card (No Power Pins Needed)
PSU: EVGA 600B Bronze 600W 80 Plus Bronze Power Supply
HDD: Seagate ST1000DX001 SSHD 1TB 3.5in SATA3 64MB Cache Internal Solid State Hybrid Drive OEM
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-14900CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1866 CL9-10-9-28 Memory
CD/DVD Drive: Nothing

Recently i have built my 13th Custom Personal Computer from scratch, for yet another of my family friends, and this is my first time encountering this kind of issue.

- PC boots up, and i enter the BIOS to set my RAM to 1866 instead of auto while leaving everything else on their AUTO/DEFAULT modes. Save and Exit.
- PC Turns OFF
- Plug in my USB Flash Drive, which it contains Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 and finished installing Windows 7 64-bit OS in less then 25 minutes (would had been 15 minutes if i used a SSD instead of a hybrid SSD drive)
- PC auto restarts, enters configuration settings, blah blah blah...
- Monitor display the desktop at default's 800x600 pixel resolution (did not change this setting)
- Started installing drivers while restarting one at a time (did not install GPU driver yet)
PS.: All software drivers were downloaded straight from their official websites on 64-bit while matching the exact computer component part names/codes prior from my own PC, since the brand new computer doesn't and/or shouldn't have any drivers installed except for the Monitor that was auto-detected by the motherboard/Windows 7 (or else it wouldn't even display at the monitor at all from the start)
- Restarted/Rebooted PC
*Reminder* did not install GPU drivers yet

After opening My Computer folder, the PC just FROZE, i freaked out, i waited 10 minutes wondering if it might be the CPU lagging or something... nothing... mouse still frozen, keyboard keys not responding (not even Ctrl + Alt + Delete)... I had no other way but to hold the Power Button to force shut down the system.

*ISSUE*
After powering up the PC, the Monitor did not detect the PC anymore. OH F**K MY LIFE, i sweared.

~~Failed Attempts and/or Solutions multiple times~~
- Remove my power cord and hold the botton for like 30 seconds to 1 minute and then connect it back and turn it on
- Remove RAM and try ALL POSSIBLE COMBINATIONS on the RAM Slots with a single RAM and double RAM (Do you really want me to explain this in detail on how i did this? Seriously... i'm not that stupid...)
- Took apart all computer parts and reconnected everything from scratch once again for 2 times.
- I tried all of the GPU/Graphic/Video Card's connections (DVI, VGA and HDMI), It works fine on my own PC, so its not the monitor's fault or the connection cables.

~~My Diagnostics And Possible Issues*?*~~
- Motherboard doesn't have a CMOS battery, so physically unplugging the battery for 30 seconds
and putting back in is impossible, but its not necessary since the only thing that i changed was the RAM's frequency while leaving and checking everything else to be default/AUTO.
- All fans working (CPU Fan, Case Fan, GPU Fan)
- All Motherboard LED lights lights up like normal
- PC turns on within 10 seconds (left it for 5 minutes just to make sure) and when i press the Power Button it shuts down in 20-30 seconds
- Monitor doesn't display/detect when PC is TURNED ON. (Like literally, the monitor is black and it doesn't show BIOS or Windows, so therefore going into BIOS is also impossible.

~~Things that i have yet to try and believe it might work~~
- Test the video card on my own PC
- Test the RAM on my own PC

I'm not a computer expert, but i am a veteran if i say so myself. This is my very first post on any computer related sites so i'm not very confident on how i placed my problems on the correct way and/or section. Please if anyone out there can help me out, i would greatly appropriate your response. AGAIN, all computer parts are brand new but i'm thinking it might be a defective Video Card.
 

Sgt_Sykes

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Can you try the VGA in another PC or another VGA in this PC?

BTW granted I'm behind the times but do modern mobos really not have a CMOS battery? How do they store and reset the settings then?
 

Richard He

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No idea, i've build many computers already, and this is the first MOBO that i've used in a build without a CMOS battery and also without VGA, DVI and HDMI connection ports. a CMOS battery would definitely help a ton. I currently have no access to the GPU card, since its in my family friend's house, i'll have to try it out sometime this weekend since i got college again starting today >.<
 

Richard He

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OMG, i've found the CMOS Battery, how could i had missed that? stupid graphic card... the GPU card uses 2 slots and it was covering it on top of it... now i can add something on my list to hopefully solve this... =.= i was thinking its impossible not to have a CMOS battery as well... guess the future for rechargeable paper battery has not come yet lol
 

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