Hello everyone I have a boot problem that I just can't solvers mobo is booting seemingly perfectly.
2. Heat sink fan spinning indicate a CPU boot.
-all fans are spining
-general 'hard-drive working' noises
However there is NO post, or recognizable graphical output to my monitor. Either from the video card-GE Force 9600 GSO
Or with the on-board video out option.
Test 1-Breadbox test,=nothing works with everything installed and no boot screen.
Test 2-Breadbox test with only the PSU,CPU Heat sink and no memory installed,=Power up all fans run correct beep codes for no memory installed.
Test 3-Added memory to slot A1,=all power up, but no beep codes and no boot screen
Test 4-Change out stick of Ram and tried different ones in same slot,= exact same result for every memory stick;full power up, no beeps and no Boot screen
Test 5- Installed Video card and repeated process,= same results no beep codes and no boot screen
Test 6- Reset CMOS and power cycled the power button,(tried another power button to make sure it was not that)removed battery with power cable disconnected and waited 10 minutes,=1 stick of ram installed and same results(no boot,no beep,no video,but everything powers up,ie. fans and heat sink and sounds of HD activity.
Conclusion, bad memory? Please also note this is a second new Mobo and CPU, 1st had same issues, the only consistent similarity would be the sticks of ram. Any other suggestions or agreements to my conclusion would be very much appreciated,
thank you for your time and assistance
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it is the black edition, the mobo and processor were bought together at microcenter, with this setup being the ultimate end combination. I found the TDP is 125w on the processor/ but this mobo is supposed to be for this processor
^ You would have to make sure about that though...
Like I said that mobo only supports the 125W TDP CPU and not the 140W TDP CPU...
And even though you got it as a combo, it not for sure that they would work together...I have seen combos like an AM3 mobo(DDR3) + DDR2 RAM combos...
It seems impossible, but the other system did have a heat issue and inevitably died from too much heat. Could the heat issues from the previous build that caused the PSU and MOBO to die, also have caused the ram to have malfunctioned and die?
I did go through the checklist, and used the site reference guides as my way of checking everything. I did go through and mod the case to allow for better air flow and cooling. I am going to go check the ram in another machine now and will report back momentarily. Thank you for all the responses and assistance thus far
Well I do not have another pc to check this ram in, I did find an extra stick of DDR2 and tried the same tests with the same results. It could possibly be a DOA board; this would be the 2nd in the last 3 days. What do you think?
^ I did have a doubt because for all the sticks to go bad is nearly impossble...
And when you RMA the mobo, sometimes they tend to give the same board back to you...So go ahead with RMA...
RMA the board and CPU separately so that you could confirm which one has the problem...the CPU unlikely would arrive DOA but still...
The other MOBO was a completely different brand/model as well as the processor was different. Which is why I am still leaning towards the ram being fried like the other components were. Any thoughts on that