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February 11, 2014 9:24:53 AM

I am working on my first build (with help from someone who knows what he's doing), and I can't get to POST. I have tried all kinds of troubleshooting, including suggestions found on this site. Here is the short version of where I am now.

I am on my 2nd motherboard. The build is external, with only the power supply plugged into the main board in 2 places, the CPU and its fan attached, the power button attached, and a mini internal speaker attached. The board is resting on the static-free pad it came with, and then cardboard. When I turn it on, no beeps. (I figure that until we solve that, all else is irrelevant.) CPU fan spins, and when I attach LEDs and the case fans, they all turn on, as well. The LED on the onboard LAN also flickers when I first turn on the system. I tried resetting the bios, no help. When the video card (2 different cards) was attached, I got no video.

ASRock 990FX Extreme3
AMD FX Black Edition 6-core processor.
Antec 900 series case

I greatly appreciate any advice, because I am now at a loss for what else to try. Thank you in advance.

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February 11, 2014 9:35:41 AM

Try taking out you RAM and starting your pc with zero sticks, one stick, another stick etc.
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February 11, 2014 10:53:00 AM

elletheking said:
Try taking out you RAM and starting your pc with zero sticks, one stick, another stick etc.


Thank you for that suggestion, but I have tried it. I am running with no RAM, and not getting beeps. I have also tried with each stick and with both.
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February 11, 2014 12:02:26 PM

minerva330 said:
Have you done everything this guide suggests?

http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-1893016/post-system-...


Yes I did. It was following that guide that led me to send back my first motherboard, but now I have a second with the same problem. (To be fair, I did not have an internal speaker when I had my first motherboard, so I don't know if it beeped, I just know I could not get picture with various video cards.
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February 11, 2014 12:12:59 PM

MovieCane said:
minerva330 said:
Have you done everything this guide suggests?

http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-1893016/post-system-...


Yes I did. It was following that guide that led me to send back my first motherboard, but now I have a second with the same problem. (To be fair, I did not have an internal speaker when I had my first motherboard, so I don't know if it beeped, I just know I could not get picture with various video cards.


What is the make and model of your PSU, what are the GPUs your testing? We need full system specs.

So you do have a speaker for this build, if so is there an error code?

Have your tried clearing the CMOS?

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February 11, 2014 12:49:41 PM

minerva330 said:
MovieCane said:
minerva330 said:
Have you done everything this guide suggests?

http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-1893016/post-system-...


Yes I did. It was following that guide that led me to send back my first motherboard, but now I have a second with the same problem. (To be fair, I did not have an internal speaker when I had my first motherboard, so I don't know if it beeped, I just know I could not get picture with various video cards.


What is the make and model of your PSU, what are the GPUs your testing? We need full system specs.

So you do have a speaker for this build, if so is there an error code?

Have your tried clearing the CMOS?



ASUS Radeon HD7770
Corsair TX750 PSU
A cheap mini internal speaker from Amazon, not beeping.

I cleared the CMOS, with no change.
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February 11, 2014 1:05:07 PM

MovieCane said:
I am working on my first build (with help from someone who knows what he's doing), and I can't get to POST. I have tried all kinds of troubleshooting, including suggestions found on this site. Here is the short version of where I am now.

I am on my 2nd motherboard. The build is external, with only the power supply plugged into the main board in 2 places, the CPU and its fan attached, the power button attached, and a mini internal speaker attached. The board is resting on the static-free pad it came with, and then cardboard. When I turn it on, no beeps. (I figure that until we solve that, all else is irrelevant.) CPU fan spins, and when I attach LEDs and the case fans, they all turn on, as well. The LED on the onboard LAN also flickers when I first turn on the system. I tried resetting the bios, no help. When the video card (2 different cards) was attached, I got no video.

ASRock 990FX Extreme3
AMD FX Black Edition 6-core processor.
Antec 900 series case

I greatly appreciate any advice, because I am now at a loss for what else to try. Thank you in advance.


When the fans spin do they spin briefly and then shut-off or do they keep spinning?
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February 11, 2014 2:17:47 PM

minerva330 said:
MovieCane said:
I am working on my first build (with help from someone who knows what he's doing), and I can't get to POST. I have tried all kinds of troubleshooting, including suggestions found on this site. Here is the short version of where I am now.

I am on my 2nd motherboard. The build is external, with only the power supply plugged into the main board in 2 places, the CPU and its fan attached, the power button attached, and a mini internal speaker attached. The board is resting on the static-free pad it came with, and then cardboard. When I turn it on, no beeps. (I figure that until we solve that, all else is irrelevant.) CPU fan spins, and when I attach LEDs and the case fans, they all turn on, as well. The LED on the onboard LAN also flickers when I first turn on the system. I tried resetting the bios, no help. When the video card (2 different cards) was attached, I got no video.

ASRock 990FX Extreme3
AMD FX Black Edition 6-core processor.
Antec 900 series case

I greatly appreciate any advice, because I am now at a loss for what else to try. Thank you in advance.


When the fans spin do they spin briefly and then shut-off or do they keep spinning?


The keep spinning until I turn the system off. I think the longest I have left it on is about 5 minutes. They have never turned themselves off.
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February 11, 2014 2:57:31 PM

MovieCane said:
minerva330 said:
MovieCane said:
I am working on my first build (with help from someone who knows what he's doing), and I can't get to POST. I have tried all kinds of troubleshooting, including suggestions found on this site. Here is the short version of where I am now.

I am on my 2nd motherboard. The build is external, with only the power supply plugged into the main board in 2 places, the CPU and its fan attached, the power button attached, and a mini internal speaker attached. The board is resting on the static-free pad it came with, and then cardboard. When I turn it on, no beeps. (I figure that until we solve that, all else is irrelevant.) CPU fan spins, and when I attach LEDs and the case fans, they all turn on, as well. The LED on the onboard LAN also flickers when I first turn on the system. I tried resetting the bios, no help. When the video card (2 different cards) was attached, I got no video.

ASRock 990FX Extreme3
AMD FX Black Edition 6-core processor.
Antec 900 series case

I greatly appreciate any advice, because I am now at a loss for what else to try. Thank you in advance.


When the fans spin do they spin briefly and then shut-off or do they keep spinning?


The keep spinning until I turn the system off. I think the longest I have left it on is about 5 minutes. They have never turned themselves off.


Also a question does your motherboard have a onboard speaker?
Some do not come with it, which might be the reason why you are not hearing any beeps.
If you are not getting any beeps with no ram, then that means you are missing the speaker, or its time to get a new board.
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February 11, 2014 3:49:56 PM

I had a similar problem that was connected to how my GPU was seating (or rather not seating) Have you tried removing the video cards? When you say static free pad you arn't talking about the bag it comes with right?
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February 11, 2014 4:12:06 PM

It does not come with an on-board speaker, but I attached an aftermarket internal speaker to the internal speaker pins. I have tried with two different video cards, and with no video card. The static free pad I am talking about is the cushion the board was laying on inside the bag. I never took it off that pad this time.
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