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ladychane2005 VIP Member

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#1 10 years ago

I have no idea why my new setup won't power up.

Motherboard - Newegg.com - ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Power Supply - Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

HD - Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

Memory - Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Video card - Newegg.com - VisionTek 900244 Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

When I set it up and have everything in and press power, the fans spin for like a second and then nothing. No beeps or post. I tried uninstalling everything and seeing if I power up if the fans will at least spin and nothing. The motherboard's power light turns on when I flip the switch in the back so it's getting power but I have no idea what else to do or if I received a DOA motherboard.

I've cleared CMOS and I'm at a loss. I'm desperate for any advice.




kow_ciller

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#2 10 years ago

Looks like your board is DOA. Have you tried running it with one stick of ram at a time in each slot?




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#3 10 years ago

Did you try to reset bios?




Oblivious

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#4 10 years ago

Are you sure you have all the jumper wires from the front panel of your case plugged into the motherboard properly? Perhaps the Power Switch wires are reversed or are plugged into the Reset jumper pins (etc). I forget how the PC reacts when these are set wrong.

Is power plugged into the motherboard in both places (both the 24 pin plug and the smaller 4 pin plug)?




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#5 10 years ago

Power is plugged into both spots now. It wasn't working when it wasn't and still isn't now that it is.

I only reset CMOS. Can someone walk me through resetting the BIOS?

If it is DOA, what exactly am I supposed to do? Do I send it back to ASUS?




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#6 10 years ago

Update the BIOS... Stick an old P4 in the motherboard, update the BIOS then try. A mate had the same problem with his P5E, the Asus boards are crap for supporting new CPUS. We had to buy for 80 bucks, a P4 CPU, Put it in his system so it would boot, upgrade the BIOS, then install the E8400 he got. Then we sold the P4 to get the money back...and then some




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#7 10 years ago
Sgt. D. Pilla;4574730Update the BIOS... Stick an old P4 in the motherboard, update the BIOS then try. A mate had the same problem with his P5E, the Asus boards are crap for supporting new CPUS. We had to buy for 80 bucks, a P4 CPU, Put it in his system so it would boot, upgrade the BIOS, then install the E8400 he got. Then we sold the P4 to get the money back...and then some

Damn I gotta spend another 80 bucks on top of the 1500 I already spent. Thanks to noe for recommending this board.

JK Jeff.




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#8 10 years ago

I'm sure a bottom end Celeron D would do the job, you should be able to get a working one of those off of eBay for far less than $80.




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#9 10 years ago
Bs|Archaon;4575373I'm sure a bottom end Celeron D would do the job, you should be able to get a working one of those off of eBay for far less than $80.

Thanks,

If that doesn't work should I assume that the board is DOA?




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#10 10 years ago

Have you spoken to tech support? Seems like buying another CPU to get a new motherboard read your new CPU is pushing the limits of what should be expected of a consumer. I would think the bios should be fairly recent with a new board anyways.

What CPU are you putting in? I didn't see it listed in the first post.




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