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#1 n0data

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 03:35 PM

I think i just fried my motherboard. I was messing around with some GFX Card overclocking and it caused the system unstable. It seemed fine for awhile so i went ahead and downloaded a BIOS update. It's from ASRock. The board's a ASRock 4CoreDual SATA2. All i did was extract, then right click as admin. I didn't start the utility yet but the computer crashed. Now when i start the computer the screen doesen't even show anything, the green light just blinks and nothing shows up on the screen. Be honest, am i completely effed or is there a way. Please God let there be a way. If you can please post ASAP.

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 03:36 PM

Try clearing the CMOS with the jumper. If you can't find it remove the battery for about 5 min (jumper is better)
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#3 n0data

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 04:18 PM

Called ASRock tech. Did both of those. We removed everything but the power cables, startup cables, and processor. He said ifi get 3 beeps with just that, the boards fine. We did the RAM test, no beeps. He said it'll beep 8 times which means i have no graphics card in but it didn't so apparently the RAM's fried. Not surprised really. got the ram replaced from the same store that sold me faulty stuff the first time. So I'm going to get my money back tommorow or someone is going to get seriously injured. He also sold me the wrong kind after i *insisted* he give me what i wanted. My mobo supports 5400, he sells me 6400 *vista upgrade*. So the mobo ain't fried. Gonna see if the screen pops up without RAM. If anyone has anymore tips, ideas, theorys, or ANYTHING to help, that'd be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 04:32 PM

My mobo supports 5400, he sells me 6400 *vista upgrade*. So the mobo ain't fried. Gonna see if the screen pops up without RAM. If anyone has anymore tips, ideas, theorys, or ANYTHING to help, that'd be greatly appreciated

According to Crucial who I trust, the memory you bought is compatible. Your screen will not pop up with all of the ram removed
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Posted 11 March 2008 - 04:38 PM

Does your mobo have an integrated graphics option? If so, try removing your graphics card completely, set the bios to integrated, and reboot. Another thing to try would be running on a single chip at a time (or a single pair if you have 4); however, I am making this suggestion without knowing the capabilities of your rig but what I'm suggesting is a standard way to isolate individual (defective) RAM chips.

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 04:42 PM

Oops, sorry I missed the fact that you can't access the bios right now but at least pull the card and see if anything changes for the good and try the RAM isolation thing anyway.

Edited by ucanfixit, 11 March 2008 - 04:44 PM.


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Posted 11 March 2008 - 07:33 PM

Got some compatible RAM and a different card from my Bro's pc. The Mobo is fried. Called tiger direct to confirm it. They told me they'd give me a new one, till i realized i bought it from a different store. it's about 2 days over the month warranty. I find it odd that the BIOS beeps, but no RAM or gfx card work in it. Really weird. So I'll take it back, hopefully that works. If it doesen't then I'm S.O.L.

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 07:47 PM

Sorry to hear your results weren't more positive, but you taking the time to report back anyway, is very much appreciated!

Edited by ucanfixit, 11 March 2008 - 07:48 PM.


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Posted 13 March 2008 - 11:34 AM

I figured out it was the board. I replaced it today and everything is working perfectly. The manager wasn't to happy about that but, what can ya do?

Thanks alot guys,
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Posted 13 March 2008 - 02:54 PM

Glad its working again.
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