So I just had a new gaming PC built for me. I unfortunately don't know all the specs because the person I had build it for me took some cheaper options on brands but said that the specs would all be the same (the only thing I can really tell that's different is it only has a 600W PSU instead of 750W).
I received a brand new LG IPS231 monitor with the PC and upon turning the PC on and the monitor and connecting them with a DVI cable, I got the message "DVI-D Power Saving Mode" on the monitor. Everything I looked at online said that the monitor may not be connecting to the PC properly. I tried hard resets and had no luck. I tried connecting the monitor to my laptop using a D-SUB cable and I just got a message saying "D-SUB Power Saving Mode". I can't even get to a boot menu from the new PC. It's possible the video card isn't being read.
I was thinking that maybe the monitor is defective and that's what LG support believes as well. I figured I'd try connecting the PC to my Samsung TV with an HDMI cable but it tells me there is no signal. All I really know about the computer is that the motherboard apparently failed twice and had to be replaced until one worked. I'm not sure if it's my monitor that is the issue or if it's my PC, or both. I'll post what parts I know are in the computer.
OS: Windows 7 64-bit
GPU: Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB GDDR5 GHz Edition
RAM: G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Motherboard: ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS
I don't know what the CPU is since there is a heat sink fan on top of it.
As a side note, the PC was hooked up to a monitor where it was built and the operating system was installed. So I know that the PC was able to have display on a monitor at one point in time.
Please let me know what you guys think. I'm pretty new to the whole building a PC thing. I'm pretty disappointed that I didn't get to have all the parts I wanted and assemble the computer myself (which would probably make it much easier to figure what's wrong with it) but I received it as a gift so I probably shouldn't complain too much.
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