Hi. First post. I just got a ECS K7S5A with AMD Athlon XP 1600. I've built my share of machines, but this one is a headache. Put it all together, but cant get the machine to boot. It will power up, but will not let me get into the Bios. It doesnt send a signal to the video card. Fans a reblowing, but no beeps from teh speaker, and nothing on the monitor. Ihave tried several powersupplies (300-425 watts) and numerous good ram chips. The jumpers are positioned correctly...any ideas? Im about to send it back but if they cant find the problem, I'll have to pay $35 service fee and pay to have it shipped back to me! thanks!
Most likely you have another DOA ECS mobo. I had the same problem with one of mine. Try removing the mobo from your case & placing it on a non conductive surface(like a wooden board), re-connect just your video card, 1 stick of ram, & ATX connector(do not remove your cpu or hsf). If it posts & fails to find a floppy or hdd, your mobo is grounding out on part of the case. If it still does not post, most likely you have a DOA mobo & you should return it & stay away from ECS like I am now. Good Luck
god knows your entire system setup & he would answer your questions if he could just stop laughing