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new build won't post - help please?


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#1 Bat5454

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 07:04 AM

I've built a couple of other systems over the last few years with no problems.
So for kicks, I decided to build a low end system to use as a server.

Bought the following:

Motherboard:GIGABYTE GA-M68M-S2P AM3/AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 7025/nForce 630a chipset Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

CPU: AMD Sempron 140 Sargas 2.7GHz 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 45W Single-Core Processor

Memory: A-DATA 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model AD2U800B1G5-DRH

PSU: COOLER MASTER Elite 460 RS-460-PSAR-J3 460W ATX12V V2.31 Power Supply

Slapped it all together & it won't post - all the fans come on but no beeps, no video.
Re-seated the memory, etc, but still no post.

I had used the power supply with a different (old) system for a short time, no problems with it.

Is there any way to tell if the problem is with the MoBo, the CPU or the memory?


Should i just RMA all 3?

thanks for any advice -

BT

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 08:57 AM

if there is still a warranty on it then i would return it.

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 12:45 PM

the best way would be if you have other parts you can swap in and out, or another computer you can swap those parts in and out, to figure out exactly where the issue is. if you have a system speaker and theres no beeps, then my guess its its likely to be either the video card or the motherboard, my moneys on the motherboard.

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 01:05 PM

Thanks all -

I was able to test the memory sticks in another system & they worked fine.

I'm just using the on-board video of the Motherboard, so it seems like the problems gotta be the motherboard or the cpu.

I'm gonna RMA both of them just in case -

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 02:27 PM

ok. Make sure the memory sticks are on the motherboards compatibility list though that may be the issue. :D

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 03:12 PM

Bat5454 in case you check back:

Since you are going to pull everything apart anyway, get the motherboard out of the case, lay it on a non conductive surface. Pull the CPU, ck pins, make sure theres no compound on the pins, reinstall with heatsink/fan, install 1 stick of RAM, hook up your power supply, hook up monitor and short the "power" switch pins on the motherboard for a second. Reset CMOS. See if it boots with just the minimum components. Sometimes things short out, sometimes a motherboard flexes or contacts the back of the case.

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