49 months ago
I just pieced together a new build, salvaging my HDD and RAM from my old one.
I got everything put together, but when I power it on I just get a black screen.
The fan on the GPU spins for a brief moment as well.
Read the Compatibility Notes in your own parts list link.
I check the MOBO's website and it said that my processor has been supported since the first release.
If you have the PCB revision 4.0, then processor is supported is straight out of the box.
If you have PCB revision 3.0, no.
I have Rev 4.0
Does it just stay on with a black screen and no post and no beeps? Or does it power off and restart in a "loop"?
It just idles on the black screen.
OK I was just curious because I went through two Gigabyte motherboards recently because they were DOA out of the box. But my issue was I would have a black screen that would sit there for about 15-30 seconds, then restart and do the same thing for 30 seconds, and restart again.
No screen, no post, nothing.
I had to go with ASRock board and it worked fine.
Also, how long are you letting it idle at the black screen. I know you don't have a Z170 chipset but I know that chipset is very slow to POST. Have you waited and let it sit on the black screen for a good amount of time?
I've only let it sit for a few seconds, I'll try letting it set for a while longer and see what happens.
I was also advised by a friend to try removing my graphics card and see if the on-board card will display anything.
Yea, different chipsets are different. Some take a while to post the first time. The first time I booted up my ASRock Z170 Pro4 it took a full 2 minutes before I saw anything on the screen. After that and it recognized my drives, it was fine.
I left it to idle while I was out getting lunch and the screen was still black.
Is it safe to assume my board was DOA?