I'm having some trouble getting an Intel D945GNT motherboard to work properly. When I connected it yesterday (a minimum setup, just the front panel, PSU, monitor, RAM, and CPU were attached), I could not get video on boot. There were no beep codes or anything the indicate that the system had POSTed or failed to POST. The board also did not work with a couple different PCI video cards, but those are not known-good. The monitors, cable, PSU, and RAM are known to be good, however. The CPU I inserted is a 3.4 GHz Pentium 4, leading me to believe it's a 64-bit extreme edition, which I know to be compatible with this board model.
It is also worth mentioning that when I acquired the board, the heatsink was missing from the northbridge, which I replaced before attempting to power on the system.
Does anyone have any idea as to what might be wrong? It may be a defective board, but I'm hoping that it isn't. Thanks in advance!
UPDATE: I'm told that the problem may be a corrupt BIOS. This board has a BIOS recovery method that I'll try later. Let me know if you have any other ideas.
UPDATE 2: BIOS flashing completed successfully (as displayed by the computer shutting down a bit after I put it into recovery mode), but the board still isn't POSTing.
UPDATE 3: I've tried a known-working PCI-E graphics card and multiple PSUs. At this point I think it's safe to say that the board is dead.
Edited by Turaiel , 08 March 2012 - 08:36 PM.