Came across this forum while trying to find solutions to the problems with my Asus Striker Extreme.
Backstory: I put together a cheapo gaming system using second hand bits found on eBay. My motherboard of choice was the Asus Striker Extreme.
Current situation: I've put the system together and powered it up. I get no beeps, no VGA and no post but there is HDD activity, like the system is booting to XP.
I have read a few forums where people have said the problem lies with the BIOS re-setting the ram voltage to 1.8v and therefore it won't recognize anything above that.
However if I take out the ram and graphics card there are no beeps to say that either have been removed. The LCD screen doesnt change saying there is any kind of error (it permenantly reads CPU "INIT").
Intel Core 2 Duo (cant remember what type, maybe an 820)
2GB Kingston HyperX KHX8500
XFX GeForce 9800GTX 728
WD E-IDE HDD 40GB (taken from an old system)
So....is the board cooked? Is it just a voltage issue?
Any advice/constructive comments (other than throw it in the bin) would be very welcome. Thankfully I have a 7 day guarantee from the eBay seller so can return it if its screwed and get my money back