A8V Asus won'tboot

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[posted and mailed]

I've recently put togther an AMD64 3400 withan Asus A8V but can't seem to
get it to boot up. I get the fans spinning but the screen stays blank and
bios doesn't load:

System:
AMD 64 3400 939 pin on A8V
RAM 2 x 512MB PC3200 DIMM DDR
ATI Radeon 9200 w 256MB RAM
IDE drives 30GB x 3
Power Supply: Allied 300W ATX

Any ideas?

Thanks,
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

    In article <Xns959BF0D5F2172jshalabyjamesshalaby@216.196.97.136>, james
    shalaby <jshalaby@jamesshalaby.com> wrote:

    > [posted and mailed]
    >
    > I've recently put togther an AMD64 3400 withan Asus A8V but can't seem to
    > get it to boot up. I get the fans spinning but the screen stays blank and
    > bios doesn't load:
    >
    > System:
    > AMD 64 3400 939 pin on A8V
    > RAM 2 x 512MB PC3200 DIMM DDR
    > ATI Radeon 9200 w 256MB RAM
    > IDE drives 30GB x 3
    > Power Supply: Allied 300W ATX
    >
    > Any ideas?
    >
    > Thanks,

    Have you plugged in the 2x2 ATX12V power connector ? That board
    has two power connectors, just like a P4 board. The processor
    runs from +12V and gets the power from the separate square
    four pin connector.

    Paul
  2. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

    On Tue, 09 Nov 2004 01:40:31 -0600, james shalaby
    <jshalaby@jamesshalaby.com> wrote:

    >[posted and mailed]
    >
    >I've recently put togther an AMD64 3400 withan Asus A8V but can't seem to
    >get it to boot up. I get the fans spinning but the screen stays blank and
    >bios doesn't load:
    >
    >System:
    >AMD 64 3400 939 pin on A8V
    >RAM 2 x 512MB PC3200 DIMM DDR
    >ATI Radeon 9200 w 256MB RAM
    >IDE drives 30GB x 3
    >Power Supply: Allied 300W ATX
    You aren't serious with that one? Throw that power supply away and
    get something with a decent brand name of about 400w.
    >
  3. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

    "james shalaby" <jshalaby@jamesshalaby.com> wrote in message
    news:Xns959BF0D5F2172jshalabyjamesshalaby@216.196.97.136...
    > [posted and mailed]
    >
    > I've recently put togther an AMD64 3400 withan Asus A8V but can't seem to
    > get it to boot up. I get the fans spinning but the screen stays blank and
    > bios doesn't load:
    >
    > System:
    > AMD 64 3400 939 pin on A8V
    > RAM 2 x 512MB PC3200 DIMM DDR
    > ATI Radeon 9200 w 256MB RAM
    > IDE drives 30GB x 3
    > Power Supply: Allied 300W ATX
    >
    > Any ideas?

    In the past when I've had failure to boot problems it turned out to be the
    el-cheapo power supply that I'd bought bundled with a rinky-dink case.
    Nowadays I buy nothing but Antec supplies and that problem never comes up
    anymore.

    The lesson is that it's too expensive to buy cheap stuff. You'll end up
    dissatisfied and eventually buy what you should have in the first place.

    Tom S
  4. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

    I recently made the mistake of not noticing an extra brass standoff under
    the motherboard. Apparently a circuit trace was shorted to ground and
    caused this same problem.

    Gary


    "james shalaby" <jshalaby@jamesshalaby.com> wrote in message
    news:Xns959BF0D5F2172jshalabyjamesshalaby@216.196.97.136...
    > [posted and mailed]
    >
    > I've recently put togther an AMD64 3400 withan Asus A8V but can't seem to
    > get it to boot up. I get the fans spinning but the screen stays blank and
    > bios doesn't load:
    >
    > System:
    > AMD 64 3400 939 pin on A8V
    > RAM 2 x 512MB PC3200 DIMM DDR
    > ATI Radeon 9200 w 256MB RAM
    > IDE drives 30GB x 3
    > Power Supply: Allied 300W ATX
    >
    > Any ideas?
    >
    > Thanks,
  5. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

    Is it not booting at all or is it just allowing you into the bios once and
    then not rebooting? I had the second problem and fixed it by flashing the
    1009.002 bios. You can get it from
    ftp.asuscom.de/pub/ASUSCOM/BIOS/Socket_939/VIA_Chipset/K8T800Pro/A8V_Deluxe/

    "james shalaby" <jshalaby@jamesshalaby.com> wrote in message
    news:Xns959BF0D5F2172jshalabyjamesshalaby@216.196.97.136...
    > [posted and mailed]
    >
    > I've recently put togther an AMD64 3400 withan Asus A8V but can't seem to
    > get it to boot up. I get the fans spinning but the screen stays blank and
    > bios doesn't load:
    >
    > System:
    > AMD 64 3400 939 pin on A8V
    > RAM 2 x 512MB PC3200 DIMM DDR
    > ATI Radeon 9200 w 256MB RAM
    > IDE drives 30GB x 3
    > Power Supply: Allied 300W ATX
    >
    > Any ideas?
    >
    > Thanks,
  6. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

    In article <Xns959BF0D5F2172jshalabyjamesshalaby@216.196.97.136>,
    jshalaby@jamesshalaby.com says...
    > [posted and mailed]
    >
    > I've recently put togther an AMD64 3400 withan Asus A8V but can't seem to
    > get it to boot up. I get the fans spinning but the screen stays blank and
    > bios doesn't load:
    >
    > System:
    > AMD 64 3400 939 pin on A8V
    > RAM 2 x 512MB PC3200 DIMM DDR
    > ATI Radeon 9200 w 256MB RAM
    > IDE drives 30GB x 3
    > Power Supply: Allied 300W ATX
    >
    > Any ideas?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >


    If your CPU is a ADA3400DEP4AZ, check this article:

    http://forums.pcper.com/showthread.php?p=3213924&postcount=700

    Webwar wrote : "CPU I have is an ADA3400DEP4AZ. If you check AMD's site,
    you won't find it. Newegg.com sells it as an OEM. I spoke with the tech
    at AMD. These cpus were sold to an oem pc maker who didn't make all the
    machines they had chips for, so they dumped the rest on the market.
    Turns out they don't work with the A8V Deluxe. Can't really blame this
    on anyone but myself. Funny thing I noticed on the newegg site lately.
    The ad for this cpu says it must be purchased with a compatible MB.
    Check it out!"

    Bill
  7. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

    Hi James,

    Sorry if this is a bit late for you, but it's nothing to do with your
    psu.

    I have a very similar setup with a $100 silent 480w supply & have
    suffered the same symptoms.

    The first A8V boards won't boot with dual channel RAM.

    Empty the other 3 slots. Just populate "B1" (the blue slot which is
    third from the CPU) and the board will go into single channel mode and
    let you boot.

    Once you're in, flash the m/b bios to 1.08 or later, swich off & add
    the other ram & you're back cooking with dual channel...

    Simple solution which is not immediately obvious.

    It's a good board - the bios just needs flashing.
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