I just built a new computer and I'm having an issue and want to know if this is CPU or Motherboard.
The hardware is:
- ASUS P8Z77-V PRO
- Intel i7 3770k
- Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Heat Sink
- Antec 750 Watt Power Supply
- G.SKILL 16GB memory
Ok, so I hook everything up outside the chassis. Here is everything I hook up: Put CPU in, Cool Master heat sink, memory(which I don't think is needed to test) and power supply.
I've connected the
- 24-pin power connector
- 8-pin CPU power connector
- Power button connector
- Couldn't find a speaker on the motherboard or in the chassis.
So the motherboard is getting power, the heat sink fan comes on and other lights on the motherboard come on. However, I'm not getting any signal to my LCD display and I notice the heat sink fan starts up high but quickly slow down a notch(which might be normal).
Would this be a motherboard or processor issue? Also, do you have to remove thermal paste from CPU before returning it?