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December 13, 2009 3:48:08 PM

Hello All

Newbie and building a computer at home - please help.

Config:

AMD 3 Phenom II 550 X2 processor
Gigabyte MA770T-UD3P mobo
Asus EAH4670 HDMI Graphics card
2X2GB ADATA DDR3 memory
Cooler Master 500 W Pwr supply

I tried breadboarding this config and I cannot get any signal on the monitor. the cpu fan and the Graphics card fan are both working. I have the front audio connected and iI don't hear any beeps.

I have gone through the checklist posted on this site and done all that was recommended, but to no avail. Any help would be greatly apprecaited.

Thanks
Chandra

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December 14, 2009 5:21:27 AM

cpu or memory or card or northbridge, matx southbridge, southbridge raid, southbridge hdd, all kinds of things... none of them tell anything.

if safe, you can feel heatinks, maybe narrow it down. If they are all warm, its a goner before it begins.
if one is cold, worth a swap.

if all warm, I find it is bad bios. chuck it in the trash.

the board take special memory? cpu? thats the easiast to figure.
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December 14, 2009 9:24:40 AM

Thanks bgd

The heatsinks are cool.

The board only takes DDR3 memory and is meant for AM 3 - I have the right memory and cpu.
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December 14, 2009 12:23:47 PM

You do have the 8pin CPU power connected? Can you verify that the board has the F2 BIOS? It should have, but if it has the F1, it won't recognize the CPU.
Have you tried with only stick of memory, resetting the BIOS...just double checking some of the obvious things here.
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December 14, 2009 12:51:01 PM

jitpublisher said:
You do have the 8pin CPU power connected? Can you verify that the board has the F2 BIOS? It should have, but if it has the F1, it won't recognize the CPU.
Have you tried with only stick of memory, resetting the BIOS...just double checking some of the obvious things here.



How can I verify what type of BIOS I have?

I tried the "sticky" on the board about things to take care of before panicking :)  like One stick of memory and adding each individual part etc.
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December 17, 2009 1:02:58 PM

Resolved
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One of my colleagues resolved it - the issue was that the CPU was not properly installed - one of the pin was bent.
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