New builder, need help with motherboard.

vongolaprimo140

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This is my setup.

I bought all parts from amazon.

Sentey? Bx1-4237 V2.2 W atx case
EVGA SuperNOVA 750 80PLUS B2 Bronze Certified
MSI ATX DDR3 2600 LGA 1150 Motherboards Z97 GAMING 5
Intel Core i7-4790K Processor (8M Cache, up to 4.40 GHz) (BX80646I74790K)
G.Skrill ram stick
970 GTX Geforce EVGA
The issue I'm having is the computer would power on. fans running, display working on the case.
Graphic card is running it's fan. but my screen won't turn on or display. Before posting this thread. I followed the 12 steps on how to solve the "Display not turning on thread".

Some extra things I've try, removing CMOS for 30sec. Removing HDD and and starting it up. Still no screen.

Some extra information.

I put my computer case on a wooden table, the ground is wooden tiles. While plugging in everything following the motherboard manual. Then I proceed to put in my Graphic card 970 GTX into PCI slot 2. Place the power supply in, hooked up all the cord to every fan. Then I hooked up my sata cable to my harddrive.

I start the computer and it was running so I thought YES IT WORKS. though...all it does is stay powered on. after a solid 30sec though the Graphic card fans start slowing down to a complete stop. Then I notice a button on my computer case that said sound. I turn it on. Then I restart the computer then I hear 9 short beeps. So like quick 3 - beeps, 2-3 sec pause, 3 beeps, 2-3 sec pause, 3 beeps. so 9 short beeps in a interval. I really want to computer working.
I've also read that the CPU I have isn't compitable with the motherboard on the support site for the msi motherboard. Though I've read many reviews of people using the same cpu and having no issue with the motherboard. Lastly I look up those beep code 9 beeps has to do with bad bios checksum basically bad motherboard? though it said it was the code for Award Motherboard which I don't know if mine is it. So any help would be great.

I spent all my paycheck money on it this month e.e So I really want to figure out whats wrong and fix it so I have a computer to use.


TLDR I think my motherboard is bad but how can I be sure? Should I send it back to amazon. it's gonna take a while e.e
 

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if you can borrow a stick of RAM off someone as what your beeps sound like to me is actually 3 beeps - Base 64K memory failure - bad memory so borrow a DDR3 stick off someone that's known working see what happens!
 

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badboy2k said:
if you can borrow a stick of RAM off someone as what your beeps sound like to me is actually 3 beeps - Base 64K memory failure - bad memory so borrow a DDR3 stick off someone that's known working see what happens!
I got 3 different type of ram stick I'll try each one. And see what happens.
 

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ok let me know what happens when you try a different one!
 

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badboy2k said:
ok let me know what happens when you try a different one!
I've tried 2 different type both works. I have another computer that I'm using. my G.skrill also work on that build. So it isn't the ram. I think it's because the motherboard isn't updated to 1.2. I read that my cpu isn't supported till 1.2 version. My motherboard might have been shipped in with 1.0 bios version.
 

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what is the serial number of the board? eg: S/N 000-0000-000000000000000 (leave off the last 3 digits) <--- can be found on the rear of the board and on the UPC label on the box it came in!
 

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badboy2k said:
what is the serial number of the board? eg: S/N 000-0000-000000000000000 (leave off the last 3 digits) <--- can be found on the rear of the board and on the UPC label on the box it came in!
S/N: 601 - 7917- 010B1411008***
 

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its not you BIOS! yours will have 1.7 installed on your board!

try without the GPU in the computer (take the gtx 970 out) use the onboard video outputs on the motherboard to see if it is outputting any graphics at all there?
 

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badboy2k said:
its not you BIOS! yours will have 1.7 installed on your board!

try without the GPU in the computer (take the gtx 970 out) use the onboard video outputs on the motherboard to see if it is outputting any graphics at all there?
I've just tried this took out my gtx plug in my monitor into the VGA slot. I still hear the beep sequence. 3 shorts beep every 3 sec, then after the 9th beep it stop. The fan just keep running.
 
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