For two days, I have been troubleshooting a NO POST situation. I get no video and no beeps which is strange. I have exchanged the processor and bought a stick of Kingston Value Ram (512 DDR2-533) for testing purposes. I also picked up a different generic PSU for testing purposes.
After testing out board 1 with these components, I bought a new identical board, tested with original and test components and still no post, no video no beeps. Very strange. All fans power up, and LED on board lights up.
I am wondering if I am missing something obvious here (this is the first AM2 system I have built, though I've been building boxes since Socket7).
Is it possible to get 2 bad boards, especially from ASUS?
Well, its official. I'm an idiot. I remember thinking to myself, "hmm, I wonder what that 4 socket plug is for"? Not the one next to the 20 pin, but the one located near the CPU socket. Then it dawned on me that I might need that as it is labeled PCI. Plugged it in and viola! I guess this (and a little humility) is the price I pay for waiting so long to tinker with the new ware (my last upgrade was on Socket A).
Can someone educate me on what this 4 pin plug powers? Is it simply for the PCI-E lanes?