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October 22, 2010 11:11:10 PM

Hi all,

I just finished my new mini-itx build with the parts listed below. When I first turned it on all fans spun, the hard drive appeared to start up, the lights lit up, but there was no input on the screen. I read over the Boot Issues sticky and verified everything carefully including the CPU power. I tried moving the RAM around and alternating sticks. At one point with one stick in one slot the screen showed the POST process happening. After this I reinstalled the other DIMM. From that point on, the system refused to POST with any RAM configuration. I should indicate that the motherboard does not have a connector for a case speaker (although I have one available), which is unfortunate. What could the issue be? Is there any more information you need? Thank you so much!

AMD Athlon II X2 245 Regor 2.9GHz Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor ADX245OCGQBOX
Item #: N82E16819103687

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822148395

LIAN LI PC-Q08B Black Aluminum Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811112265

LG Black 10X Blu-ray Burner - Bulk SATA WH10LS30 LightScribe Support - OEM
Item #: N82E16827136181

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Dual Channel Kit Laptop Memory Model
Item #: N82E16820231213

SeaSonic SS-350ET Bronze 350W ATX12V V2.31 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - OEM
Item #: N82E16817151077

ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor
Item #: N82E16824236052

ASUS M4A88T-I Deluxe AM3 AMD 880G USB 3.0 HDMI Mini ITX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813131659
October 23, 2010 1:35:15 AM

An update... I switched out the PSU and HDD with ones that I know work and still no go. Then I added a working GPU to it, plugged the DVI cable into it and it started right up. However, if I try to use the integrated graphics (like I would like to) it does not display anything. I guess my question is, is there a setting in the BIOS or something I am missing that would make the integrated graphics (4250) work? Is it possible that the chip is dead or is it that unlikely? Thanks again.
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October 23, 2010 2:40:24 AM

The bios should default to the igp unless a discrete card is present. Resetting the bios is worth a try
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October 23, 2010 2:43:17 AM

Thank you for the response. That's what I thought too.. I reset it and it still isn't working?
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October 23, 2010 5:22:49 AM

Anyone?
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October 23, 2010 11:37:25 AM

I would say RMA the motherboard and say it was just a fluke that it started ones with on of the memory modules.
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October 24, 2010 12:20:55 AM

Ok, I guess I'll do that if this fails. But here's an update. I bought a cheap 5450 GPU for it and dropped it in with the original PSU. It did not POST. That would make me think it was the PSU, but the system did not start with the other (working) PSU either. What on earth is going on? Thanks again.
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