I'm putting a computer together for a firend and I'm having a problem narrowing down the problem. first off I've built computers before and Know a lot but this is the hardest build that I've ever done.
I'm building a quad core comp and the problem I'm having is that No signal is coming from the GPU to the monitor. I thought it may be the gpu but I put that GPU in another computer and it works fine. Then I thought that the pcie imput on the motherboard was bad but I got a totally new board and the same problem. Now I think I have the problem isolated to the CPU. I don't want to assume thats the problem right away and I need a second opinion. Something that is weird which is delaying my hypothesis is that the motherboard doesn't beep at all. I even took the GPU out of it, no beep. I took the ram out and still no beep. Unfortunitly I don't have another quad cpu lying around to rule out the processor hypothesis. Power isn't an issue either I don't think because everything spins up (something that is kind of odd though is that the processor fan doesn't start spinning right away. It takes around 3 sec for it to start spinning. I think thats because the processor would have to get up to a certain temp before is started running).
Something I'm wondering also is, even if the cpu was bad wouldn't I still get a picture on the screen of the BIOS or something?
Maybe another seasoned comp builder has more information that would help me find my problem.