I'm trying to get my new computer up and running, but I'm having problems getting Windows 7 to boot and also getting the computer to display anything on my monitor.
First, here is my build:
Memory (part number):
Video Card # 1:
EVGA 02G-P3-1469-KR GeForce GTX 560 Superclocked Video Card 2GB GDDR5
Hitachi 1TB 7200RPM Sata 3.0Gb/s
Hard Drive # 2:
Crucial CT064M4SSD2 m4 2.5" Solid State Drive - 64GB, SATA 6Gb/s
Optical Drive # 1:
TSST Corp DVD RW
NZXT H2-001-BK H2 Classic
Ultra LSP 650
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
Now here are my issues. After I completed building the computer and turned it on for the first time it booted up Windows 7 off my Hitachi HDD, which I installed from my previous computer. It worked fine. Then I booted from my Windows 7 DVD, then erased and formatted the drive for a fresh Windows install. The installation was a success, so it seemed, until the computer restarted after the new install completed.
After the BIOS loaded the computer got stuck on a black screen with a blinking cursor in the upper left-hand corner indefinitely. I restarted numerous times with the same exact result.
I read people were having RAM issues, so I shut down the computer and restarted with only one stick of RAM in place. Now the computer starts up, fans, lights and all, but it won't display anything on my monitor.
I know both of my monitors work.
I also know my GPU works, and I've also tried an older video card in this build. Still no display.
I've also upgraded my BIOS from 0070, which was the original, to 0086, and finally to 0088, the latest version.
Here are my questions:
Should I try new RAM?
I'm not getting any error beeps, and the computer originally started up just fine. My problems didn't arise until after I tried to boot up after a fresh Windows install.
Additionally, am I going to run into problems with my Quad Core 9650 Processor? I've read people on this forum complaining the DP43BF motherboard won't recognize more than two cores.
And one last thing, could this be an issue with my power supply?
I'm very upset and confused, and I've spent a lot of time and money on this computer already.
I'm considering asking Intel for an RMA and searching for another motherboard.
Please, any help would be greatly appreciated.