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.
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.
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
(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.