Im thinking I have a DOA mobo. Setup for a bench test with a ECS Nforce6M-A mobo, Phenom x3, hyper 212, ATX 520w, HD6850, & 1G Ram. I'm trying to short the pwr on switch and hopefully I'm just not doing it right cause I ain't gettin' nothing, no fans, no lights (none present), no post beep. I have tested the PS to be good and tried 4 different sticks of ram. What is next to test to prove the mobo bad?
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did you check the power cords ,your avr, and the psu switch at the back, the board should power up even w/out proc and ram
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