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January 29, 2008 10:55:34 PM

Hey guys,

So here are the components to the system.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131142 = motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819115029 = processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814127321 = video card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820220144 = memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811129021 = case

The optical drive and hard drive are left over from a previous build. The power supply is a 650w Trio I picked up at best buy in desperation.

So my problem is, the system will not post. I have tried everything I can think of. The system fans come on, no system beeps with or without memory (could be due to lack of a system speaker being hooked up).

I thought maybe I shorted the cpu, tried a different processor (a P4) and the same thing. No post. I thought perhaps that I shorted the board so tried another one and still the same thing. I even put together the system outside the case, minus the optical drive and hard drive and still the same thing.

I've made sure all power connections are good. The power supply I ordered originally didn't have the 4-pin connection to the motherboard. The only time I can get any beep is if I neglect the 6-pin PCI-e connector for the video card.

Any ideas fellas? I thank you in advance for any responses I get.

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January 29, 2008 11:35:50 PM

24 pin atx?
4 pin CPU ATX?
cpu fan plugged in in the right spot?
Heastsink attached good?


After that try different ram, video, psu.
January 30, 2008 12:20:16 AM

roadrunner197069 said:
24 pin atx?
4 pin CPU ATX?
cpu fan plugged in in the right spot?
Heastsink attached good?


After that try different ram, video, psu.


Yep
Yep
Yep
Yep

Tried all three in a different system and they all work.
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January 30, 2008 1:10:22 AM

If you tried all 3 in a different machine either:
The mobo is shorting or fried.
The ram is not compatible with your motherboard.
January 30, 2008 1:19:16 AM

roadrunner197069 said:
If you tried all 3 in a different machine either:
The mobo is shorting or fried.
The ram is not compatible with your motherboard.


Hmm, well I have another motherboard that I will try. I'm pretty sure the memory will work with that board unless you know otherwise.
January 30, 2008 1:25:31 AM

Ony way to know for sure is to look at the QVL for that board to see if the memory is listed. Or try a different brand.

Oh btw since it is an Asus board when you try one stick at a time at different slots, each time you change something unplug PSU from the wall drain power by turning system on, reset cmos then plug it back in, in that order.

Asus is picky about being reset.
January 30, 2008 12:08:40 PM

I'm certainly no expert, but I did have an Intel motherboard that wouldn't post and after getting the replacement an Intel tech suggested I take out the CMOS battery for an extended period (at least 30 min.) before putting it back in. It worked. (I think I had tried different jumper settings before that which I thought would accomplish the same thing, but that did not work.) Good luck. mcaren
January 30, 2008 3:59:17 PM

sweetpants said:
(could be due to lack of a system speaker being hooked up)

How else would you get the beeps!?! The beep you get with the gfx power not connected comes from the gfx card, not the motherboard. Install the PC speaker and listen for the beep code and look it up on the internet for your motherboard or in the manual. Let us know if that worked.
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