I recently built a computer and it will not boot. I have tried several video sources and nothing changes. I think it is either the cpu or the motherboard but I would appreciate a second opinion on what it could be. Any help would be appreciated.
CPU: AMD FX 8core 3.0Ghz Motherboard: Asus M5A88-V VideoCard: XFX R7870 Black Edition Ram: 4x 2GB DDR3 1333 G-SKILL RipJaws (From previous build) Power Supply: CoolerMaster M2 SilentPro 620W Hard Drive: 750GB Wetern Digital Caviar Black Case: Antec 300
Which FX model is it? Anyways it could be that bios needs updating. Are you sure it will not post or will it not boot at all? If it will not boot then check the front panel connectors.
It tells you most things that cause that issue. If none of this works out then I would believe the motherboard to be at fault, CPUs rarely do die.
check that all the standoff were uses so that the mb not shorting out. also check that the i\o shield and cpu cooler not shorting anything out. also check that you have the 4/8 pin power plug connected and all the power plugs on the video card are connected. if your cpu/mb has onboard video try seeing if that posting. one thing to check is that the mb header wires are on right.