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January 26, 2013 12:35:14 PM

Hi there,

I posted on here a while ago that my home build didn't work. It didn't boot. I was recommended to rebuild the pc and try again, I have done this and I have bought new mother board, new cpu, new ram. It still doesn't work. All fans and all lights work. I carn't hear the bleeps but this is because there is ment to be a speaker thing that wasn't in with my motherboard.

Motherboard:Asrock A55M-HVS, or A75M-HVS, now I have both.
CPU: Athlon x4 2.6ghz or 3ghz.
PSU: Ace 650w
GPU: Asus GT 630
Case: EZ cool gaming case.
Ram: Kingston Hyper x blue 4gb

I think its not the motherboard or cpu or ram as i have replaced them and i get the same prob, its not the the motherboard needs flashing because I carn't even get to the bios. can anyone help?

Many thanks,


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January 26, 2013 1:00:53 PM

Well your CPU and motherboard are not compatible. The Athlon(s) needs an AM3 socket but your motherboard(s) are socket FM1. So now, I am pretty sure that you have damaged both CPUs. Take them out and check them for bent pins.
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January 26, 2013 1:55:48 PM

Sorry about that. I was assuming it was an AM3 Athlon. Do you have the 8-pin CPU power connected to the motherboard?
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January 26, 2013 2:43:54 PM

How old is that PSU?
January 26, 2013 5:13:53 PM

The power supply only has 4 pin and a 6 pin, in the manual it does say that you can use a 4 pin, just use the top half of the 8 pin socket. Which is what im doing.

The power supply is 6 months old, never used until now.

I did talk to a friend who thinks its the motherboard. He says they are an infamous motherboard because of the problems they have?