new rig but nothing shows up on montitor

  Master T 18:25 30 Dec 05

just built my new pc today which is

AMD (Venice) Athlon 64Bit 3200+ Socket 939pin 512k L2cache
Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe S939 NF4 SLI
XFX Geforce 6600GT PCI-E 128mb DDR3 TV+Dual DVI
Maxtor 6L080M0 Plus 10 80GB 7200RPM SATA/150 8MB Cache
Corsair (VS512MB400) 512MB, DDR400 / PC3200, non-ECC, 184 DIMM, unbuffered, CL2.5, 32Mx8 DRAMs

put it all together and when i switched it on everything powers up lights come on fans spin. the monitor light goes green but then goes amber and stays like that and nothing comes on screen. so i checked the cables and checked if the grafics card was in and tryed a different monitor but still no luck.
im new with nvidia and pci-E grafics cards, im also tired and very hungry so i cant think of anything else to do unless i have missed somethig i was supposed to take off or put on.

any ideas.

  PC Bilbo 18:36 30 Dec 05

Will it let you get into the BIOS?

  Master T 18:41 30 Dec 05

nothing comes on the screen at the start so i cant see wot i am doin so i wont beable to get into it. i also found tis hidin at the bottom of me grafics cad box its says "as xfx special build an aluminium stripe to protect the VGA we need to remove it before installation. but i cant find anything to remove and its doesent tell you were it is

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:57 30 Dec 05

Tap del key during start to get into BIOS or esc key or F2 key

See if monitor stays on while pressing keys

  Master T 19:01 30 Dec 05

nope it still wont come on

  woodchip 19:03 30 Dec 05

Remove all power plugs from drives all excess Pci card and sound, just leave Graphics and one stick memory in, the see if you get anything on screen

  Master T 19:08 30 Dec 05

tryed that and still the same :(

  woodchip 19:13 30 Dec 05

Do you get any beeps? If not take the Mobo out of the case and put it together on some card then try it. Just the things above for to get into BIOS

  Master T 19:14 30 Dec 05

i dont get an bleeps i will try that and see

  woodchip 19:15 30 Dec 05

Just another thing to check Make sure that clear CMOS jumper is in run position, it should be near to mobo battery jp1 on pin 1 and 2

  Master T 19:30 30 Dec 05

it is still the same as befor and the clear cmos jumper is in the run position

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