The issue is that when I start up the PC, the lights and fans turn on, but there's no post beep from the speaker and no video output. I've tried everything from swapping out parts for known good ones (CPU, PSU, RAM), working through the tomshardware new pc troubleshooting list, to RMA'ing the mobo and breadboarding different boards. No matter what I try, nothing seems to get this pc to post and boot. I also tried resetting the CMOS based on the directions in the mobo's manual. My wife and I have built all three of the pc's currently running in our house, and we've never had an issue like this. Any help the community could lend me would be greatly appreciated.
Have you tried using one stick of RAM (also try 1 stick of ram in each dimm slot)
I just tried running each stick in each slot seperately and it still didn't post.
What BIOS version are you using?
It looks to be BIOS revision 1.02
You mentioned you tried breadboarding the computer - and it still doesn't work like that?
Still didn't work that way.
If it's in the case - you didn't happen to put an extra standoff where it shouldn't be?
The motherboard is currently in the case with only the 6 standoffs that the board requires, no extras.
Edit 2: Here's a paperclip test to see if your PSU turns on properly
I just gave that a shot and it did turn on properly.
Thank you so much for your help! I've been trying to get this thing going for a week to no avail before even posting here. My wife and I just can't seem to figure it out at all. Could it be a failed part I can't really test for? Bad CPU or Mobo maybe? I'm at a loss.
Once I installed the new X3 into my current system and it didnt' boot, I found my culprit. Bought a new fx and it fired right up. Thank you so much for all the help, I wouldn't have figured it out without you!
It just sounds like a simple thing like a cable connected backwards on the CMOS needs to be cleared. Beyond that you probably just happened to get more than one bad part or they are just not playing nice together.
But yeah, what Chainzsaw said. Just use them in another machine until you find the bad one. Who knows, maybe even your HDD is causing this.