I recently purchased the parts to this computer, in order to build this PC for a friend of mine. I have built my own PC before and it was a rather carefree install, boot, and execute. This machine, however, seems to be giving me some trouble.
The specs are:
Motherboard: MSI 870S-G46 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard
CPU: AMD 6-Core FX6100 Zambezi 3.3 Ghz Socket AM3+ 95W
GPU: XFX HD-695X-CNDC Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5
PSU: 450W Rosewill Stallion RD450-2-DB
RAM: 2x4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1333 Mhz MOdel # KVR1333D3N9/4G
HDD: Hitachi HDS721050CLA362 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0 gb/s 3.5 Internal Harddrive
ODD: 1x ASUS Black Blu-ray Drive SATA Model BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
1x ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLACK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - OEM
On first attempt to turn it on, everything lit up but we got the message from the monitor saying No Device Detected. My initial thought was the power supply was not sufficient enough to boot the system with a 6950 in the PC. We returned the PSU and purchased a RX-630SS Modular Power supply from RaidMAX and install this into the system in hopes to bring the machine to life; however to no avail.
The MSI board has a 4-phase LED lighting system, and I am getting all 4 LED lights lit up on trying to boot the system. However, there is still no Video Output from the system.
Things I have tried:
1) Replacing the PSU as previously mentioned.
2) Replacing the PSU with yet another PSU that has 850W of power, that I use on my own personal computer and am 100% certain it works, because afterward, I loaded my computer up and am using it right now.
3) Removing RAM from all slots, and trying each one in each of the different DIMM slots.
4) Replacing the GPU. I had an HD 4870 from a recent upgrade that I swapped out with the HD 6950, but no change.
5) Removed all extra components from the PSU and motherboard. Tried booting with ONLY the HD, 1x ODD, CPU, GPU, and with only one slot of RAM installed.
6) Switched SATA inputs from the motherboard to HDD and ODD.
7) Switching PCI slots in which the GPU is in line with.
8) Using 4-pin to power the CPU and 2x 4-pin to power the CPU.
Other things I've noticed that have happened on booting the system up:
1) No computer beeps from the CPU speaker inside the box that gives a "morse code"-ish indicator of what can be wrong.
2) Optical drives do not stay open for more than a second upon opening them
3) Monitor does not detect Input device (tried with 3 different monitors as well)
4) All fans are spinning as they should be
5) If I boot the system with driver CD in, I can hear the CD spinning in the DVD drive
6) Power LED indicator is functioning properly on the front panel
7) When ODD is disconnected from the motherboard, but only connected to the PSU it works as it should, opens till I close it instead of only staying open for a second before closing again.
1) 4-light LED Phase indicator stays lit even if there is NO RAM in the system (concerned with how much help the Light system is, if any)
2) Old computer case with front panel USB and old header connections. Had to improvise with Power Switch indicator and it may have been damaged if that is a factor into the system not completely booting. Not 100% certain I have all the connectors hooked up correctly, but the power button does turn the system on, will incorrect alignment with the rest set off a "Do not boot" warning?
Anyway, that is all I have come up with to try and solve the issue by reading the forums and through my own experiences. I'm out of options from my own resources and would appreciate any advice/known issues with the devices I have bought for this system. Thank-you in advance, and I hope we can get this sorted out relatively quickly.
So it's the CPU/MB combo that isn't working? Use an Old AM3 CPU, which should boot correctly? Then after updating BIOS, reinstall my FX CPU? All should be good then?
Thank-you for a logical explanation, I was not aware that the chipset did not support FX cpu out of the box. Making a note on this. I usually use intel, first time around with AMD. I will hold off on putting best answer until I find an AM3 CPU and test it out, but AlderonnX, my friend, you are a good man.
And hpdeskjet, it didn't make sense to me because I thought FX was a typo and you meant my GPU... Silly me.