I have just put together my new system, I bought a second hand P67 1155 Sabertooth without a manual, it had a few slightly bent pins on the socket, but the seller assured me it didn't affect his use of the board. I'm hoping it isn't the problem and would like to rule other things out first.
I power it up, and all the fans spin, the dvd drive powers up, and I think I can hear the SSD but as they don't really make a noise it might be my imagination. Nothing else happens, and the monitor doesn't get any picture.
I cannot find where to connect my case speaker, so that could help my diagnose the problem. I am posting on here because I'm about ready to cry that this is failing miserably, help please.
Well, I would not buy a second-hand MOBO anyways you don't know what happened to it, and especially when he confirmed there was damage that should be an immediate red flag. List the rest of your components please, you could download the manual for your Sabertooth and see where the system speaker goes, it should be by your case power and HDD lights and such.
Also, do you see any diagnostic lights lit on the board?
OCZ 850W Z Modular.
HAF 912 Plus.
i5 3330s processor (I was concerned about a possible bios problem, but I would at least expect to see something).
Kingston HyperX (2x8gb) - I have removed 1, leaving the remaining one furthest from CPU.
Samsung 830 128gb SSD
Hyper 212 Pro CPU Fan - FYI The only fan I have connected to the mobo, rest are via molex.
I've found the speaker port, and it isn't giving off a warning. I've tried to feel near the heatpipes of the CPU cooler and can't feel a change in temperature.
My motherboard has a MemOK light, I don't know if that is good or bad.
My only other light is a green light next to a yellow 8 pin COM1 port.
The red DRAM light isn't flashing now, it only did that because I pressed the MemOK button next to it. I'll stop pressing buttons now.
The MOBO does not know what is wrong with it because it has no CPU, it will basically just freak out on random stuff until it find a processor it recognizes. I am not sure how simple the BIOS chip change is, some are soldered in I have heard. You could get/borrow a cheap SB CPU or buy an Ivy MOBO or an SB MOBO that is verified to support Ivy CPU's.