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    System Would Not Boot

    I have put all the pieces of the computer together but when I turn it on, the monitor did not detect a signal because its just a black screen.

    I have the video card, motherboard, cpu, cpu fan, ram, and HD all plugged in. I tried switching video card but that wasn't the problem, switch ram and that wasn't problem. Do you guys know what it might be?

    Cpu fan runs but its not booting.
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    Did you get any beeps?

    Give up more info?

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    No beeps or anything. I change the CMOS to enable the thing but still it would not boot.

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    Loosen all of the motherboard screws and shift the board a little. Leave them loose for now. Reseat the video card firmly and try again. If it boots, snug the screws down - don't torque them. If you have those paper washers, use them.
    MS MCP, MCSE

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    Any lights coming on to indicate that power is getting to the mobo?

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    Yeah, I got it to work, thank.

    The CMOS was set on clear at default, which was kinda stuid of them. Also, the motherboard jumper was set PC-133 Ram and not DDR-Ram. I thought every should be ready since I bought the combo kit.

    Now I somehow have to increase the ckock speed. I bought XP1900 but it says 1200Mhz. I thought it should be 1500Mhz.
    Any thought on this?

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