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Processors - My computer has no display

My computer has no display.
My computer has no power.
My computer is dead.


Try the Online No Boot Wizard.

This page provides information on how to isolate/troubleshoot Processor No Display issues.
Check if you have already tested the items below:


Most recent change to the computer
If your computer was on a working state before, check what was the most recent hardware or software change in your computer. It might help if you can revert back to the past setting or configuration.

Hardware changes may be the latest hardware part you installed, e.g. display card, hard drive, power supply, sound card, etc.

Software changes may be the latest program you installed, e.g. games, software applications, etc.


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Inspect for physical damage
The optimum functionality of the Processor may be affected if it has physical damage/s. If you see signs of physical damage/s on your Processor, contact us immediately.


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Check for processor issues


A faulty processor may show the same symptom of “no display” during boot up. Check the following:

  1. Make sure that you are using a compatible processor for your motherboard.
  2. Try replacing the processor with a known good working processor, or try your processor on another known good working computer.
  3. Renew the Thermal Interface Material (TIM) as described in the related link.
Related topics
How to apply Thermal Interface Material (TIM)
Intel® Compatibility Tool


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Check for motherboard issues

A faulty motherboard may show the “no display” symptom during boot up.

Replace the motherboard with a known good working motherboard that you know supports your processor. If you are unsure if the substitute motherboard supports your processor, consult the motherboard manufacturer for details.

Make sure that the test motherboard that you will use is of the same specification as your Intel Desktop Board.

In case you will use a third party motherboard for testing, consult the motherboard manufacturer for details.

This applies to:

Intel® Celeron® Desktop Processor
Intel® Core™ i7 Desktop Processor
Intel® Core™ i7 Processor Extreme Edition
Intel® Core™2 Duo Desktop Processor
Intel® Core™2 Extreme Processor
Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor
Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor Extreme Edition
Intel® Pentium® 4 Processors
Intel® Pentium® D Processor
Intel® Pentium® Processor Extreme Edition
Intel® Pentium® Processor for Desktop

Solution ID: CS-030384
Last Modified: 11-Aug-2014
Date Created: 01-Apr-2009
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