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Motherboard will not POST


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#1 MadDawg

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 06:55 PM

Alright, my custom build died not too long ago, and the problem I'm having is that the motherboard will not POST. The fans spin up, but the rather convenient POST LED does not light up for more than a millisecond.

I think I've got the problem narrowed down to either the motherboard itself or the processor. I've already bought a replacement motherboard, but before I go through the trouble of trying to test the processor in the new board (I'd much rather not screw around with the CPU cooler, as those things are a pain), I'd like to see some recommendations.

Here's what I've tried:

Booting the board with all components installed
Booting the board with just the CPU installed
Booting the board with nothing installed (no fans)

All methods seem to have had the same result.

Pertinent specs:

CPU: Intel Core i7 930 (Bloomfield) @ 2.80Ghz
Motherboard: ASRock X58 Extreme
Ram: 3GB Crucial DDR3 1333 Triple Channel
Power Supply: Rosewill Green Series 630 Watt

EDIT: I forgot to mention that I did these tests with the case speaker connected, and the speaker never beeps.

Edited by MadDawg, 12 March 2011 - 07:10 PM.

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 07:12 PM

Are you sure you plugged in everything properly?

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 07:13 PM

Yes, I've even checked the board's documentation.
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Posted 12 March 2011 - 07:21 PM

Have you tried another power supply?

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 12 March 2011 - 07:31 PM

Not yet; I checked the current one and it doesn't seem to have any issues (I smelled it, shook it, saw no sparks/smoke, etc.). I'll go ahead and try that anyway.

Edited by MadDawg, 12 March 2011 - 07:31 PM.

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 07:57 PM

Well, it looks like I've got a spare motherboard and a working processor. :) I'm able to get the board to POST (actually it beeps, but that's because the GPU's not connected). So the problem was the PSU. I'll have to order another one from Newegg. I've been wanting more wattage anyway. :P

Thanks for the help.

Edited by MadDawg, 12 March 2011 - 07:57 PM.

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 09:54 PM

You should invest a Corsair power supply. :thumbup2:

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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