Looking for help here. I just assembled a new ASUS P5Q Deluxe with Q9450 and ati4870
When I power on, I can see the power and reset LEDs on inside the case. Press power and I get a power spike through to the case fans and the GPU and then nothing, doesn't reset have to hard shut off power
I checked all components seated okay, checked the 8pin power plug and the main motherboard power
All components are new. So pissed off here, I am reading around seeing new P5 failures and bios issues. I would think the board could run a Q9450 no problem?
Other components are 750w powersupply, and Mushkin XP PC2-8000 Redline 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-1000 CL5-5-5-12 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit
This is the problem I am having... First, I hate the CPU fans that come from Intel and AMD. They are the biggest pain in the rear end EVER! I still dont think I have got the thing secure on there but that is the least of my worries... Anyway, I got all the hardware placed into the case and connected together, hit the power button with OEM version of Windows XP SP3, everything started out great.. I got to the "detecting your systems config" screen and out of nowhere, I got the blue screen of death. Turned the machine off checked all of my connections and now it stops at the boot screen on "verifying DMI pool data" after about two min of sitting on that screen the system shuts down. I dont know! I have no idea what to think at this point. Also, my USB connections on the back didnt recognize my USB mouse/keyboard (4 USB's on rear panel, none work) The only 2 that work are on the front of the case... I figured this out before the blue screen of death. Please help, I really dont know what to do here. How do I test this hardware to find out if it is bad without buying new parts and replacing all of them.... TIA!!
I want to thank you for your help first... Really appreciate it!
I have the HDD and CD/DVD drive both connected via SATA cable to the MB. There is a connection to the front of the case for an eSATA, I have that connected to the MB as well. The only two power connectors that I have connected to the MB is the ATX and ATX 12V four pin connector. Both HDD and CD/DVD drivers are connected via SATA power as well... The HDD was an OEM HDD if that might help out in anyway. I have no PATA connections what so ever. Besides the front panel LEDS and the front USB connections that is all that I have.... I went to Fry's and they advised me to get a hardware tester via the net, put it on a CD and boot from that. It was also suggested that I should find out how to reset the bois on my MB, do that and try to run setup again... Worth doing? Thanks again!!
Went through the PC power & cooling paperclip trick to check the psu and it flagged possible fail, as psu fan not spinning
So acquired a Zalman ZM750-HP 750W Modular PSU, and same symptoms
[I am using a USB mouse and USB keyboard and DVI to LCD]
Symptoms as described earlier in the thread, GPU fan spins briefly (2 secs) then stops, everything powered down. I see online that the vendor where I bought the board, people are complaining about P5 pro dead on arrival
Right now I think the board is toast. I am going to RMA it and choose another brand.
Am I right in supposing that if the CPU was bad it would still go into bios?
I lost internet service here at the place for the past few days, sorry for not updating you all... Well, what has happened is the CPU was overheating due to the fact that the fan was not seated properly. Fixed that, I had plenty of problems getting the OS and all of the drivers installed on it BUT I got thru that as well!!! Thank god... NOW I have one more problem that I am unsure what to do about. I have 4GB's of RAM placed in the MOBO and windows is only recognizing 3.12Gb of it. I took one stick out fired it up and it showed 1.87Gb of RAM. I switched to the other slot, same thing, uchanged with other stick, got same thing out of both slots... How do I know if this is a MOBO problem or a RAM problem? I am pretty sure that it would be a MOBO problem since they are showing as the same value but I am not completely sure. I downloaded a hardware tester from www.hardwaretester.com but it showed me that the system had no issues... Thanks again for the help!
If anything on the backside of your motherboard was shorting by coming into contact with the motherboard plate (this is the issue you described, right?), you should make sure you've installed the motherboard on its proper motherboard standoffs. They should be little brass screws with long hexagonal heads nearly one cm long. These will keep your motherboard off the motherboard tray and prevent this type of short circuit.