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FIrst build turns on/off repeatedly, nothing shown on monitor

DestructiveDonut
  • 26 months ago

I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I turn on my PC and the fans turn for 5 seconds and turns off for 2 seconds and then it repeats. I don't know if the wires in the wrong spot or I'm missing something. I haven't even seen anything turn on the monitor. Random tutorials aren't really helping too much.

Parts list -Intel Pentium G4560 CPU

-EVGA 500W Power supply

-GIGABYTE GA-H110M-A Motherboard

-Western Digital 1TB Hard drive

-Zotac GeForce 1050 2GB Graphics Card

-Deepcool - TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case

Thanks.

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  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

It is possible that your mainboard (h110 was introduced with the Skylake CPUs) requires a bios update before it accepts a Kabylake CPU. While Kabylake CPUs have been out for quite a while now, it is still possible that your board was manufactured before the new BIOS was available. Have a look at the box maybe they noted the installed BIOS version somewhere.

The sad thing is, that you'll need a Skylake CPU to update the BIOS. Should you know somebody who is willing to lend you a Skylake CPU. Unless there is another problem that should be the solution for your problem.

In worst case try to return the mainboard and buy one with B250 chipset instead.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay-- would it be better if I got a Skylake CPU instead and return the G4560 (Kabylake)? I can't return the the motherboard because I got it from ebay for 50% off new and I've had it for a month now lol... I could sell it though. Thanks for the reply.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

If you go that way, you would have to get at least an "i3 6100" since the older Skylake Pentiums lack hyperthreading.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I will most likely do that. Thanks for the help.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Make sure your all the cables from your power supply are plugged in properly. I would try and re-plug all of the cables, then try again. Also, is it just the case fans that are starting up? Or the entire PC?

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I re-plugged all the cables twice. The fans from the CPU and the fan from the graphics card. I don't have the case fans plugged in because there is no available spot to plug them in, as far as I can see.

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