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Bad Mobo, Memory or PSU? Boot with no video

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a c 158 ) Power supply
February 4, 2012 12:57:08 PM

System:
Asus A8R-MVP
AMD A64 3200+
G.Skill PC4000 2x2GB
Sapphire X1800XT
Corsair CX430 PSU (previously Antec NeHE 430W)

Reviving this PC after about 18 months in storage. Troubleshooting done so far:
- Cleaned the inside and tried to boot. No video and no post beep codes (ordered a PC speaker to be able to hear post codes since my mobo doesn't have an integrated speaker or LED indicators)
- Verified good monitor/video cables by booting with different PC
- Tested Antec PSU; PSU 5V rail failed test so...
- I ordered/installed the Corsair HX430 (passed PSU test before it was installed)
- Tried to boot with new PSU; still no boot with no video
- Breadboarded with only GPU, CPU, Memory; failed to boot with no video
- Removed GPU, received 1 prolonged, 3 short POST code
- Replaced GPU with a known good GPU, failed to boot with no video
- Reinstalled GPU and removed all RAM; I received NO POST code without RAM installed
- Reinstalled RAM, boot with no video.

With those indications, I am thinking I either have a bad mobo, memory, or PSU. I really don't think it's a bad PSU at this point. No POST beeps without RAM installed tells me that I probably have a bad mobo. Am I missing something? Any help in isolating the problem would be greatly appreciated - thanks in advance!
a c 702 ) Power supply
February 4, 2012 1:02:36 PM

Looks like motherboard unless you forgot to hook up power to something like GPU.
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a c 158 ) Power supply
February 4, 2012 1:04:24 PM

GPU and mobo had power 6-pin and 4-pin connectors installed. All parts verified as properly/well seated on mobo.
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a c 702 ) Power supply
February 4, 2012 1:14:36 PM

Suspicion goes towards motherboard based on the no beep! The X1800XT tested in a working system?
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a c 158 ) Power supply
February 4, 2012 1:24:27 PM

No, but the other GPU I tested is a known good and received the same indications.
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a c 158 ) Power supply
February 10, 2012 11:07:07 PM

Best answer selected by Rugger.
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a b ) Power supply
February 11, 2012 5:32:51 AM

This topic has been closed by Nikorr
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