Hi, i bought used asus P5Q rev 1.03g, bios rev 0506, intel lga 775 core 2 E8400 3.0 ghz. 1333, ddr2 1066, ok he deleted the harddrive 500gb so after i got it bios was working fine when i put in windows i had defective disc & it only loaded up 80% was stuck in windows setup every restart, couldnt get recovery console out of it so gave up & ordered adapter to reformat it on my older comp is only ide not ata. next time i went to start it up was starting act up & not start up every time, wigle test showed 4 plug power plug was acting up i retabed the prongs nolonger acts up,yes im grounded everytime & draining power after unpluging, i dont remember exactly what seqence it stoped booting, went to the 5-8sec 2sec 2sec cycle, & now its not even trying no more just does the fans spin every 2 sec cycle, i have it striped down to just the mobo & cpu, tryed all the steps in forum reset bois w batt & pin, batt tests 3v, unpluged power & reset botton, started it by mobo jumper still same, tried feeling cpu for heat w h/sink off its stone cold & where its only 2 sec cycle, would that keep it from heating ? tested the psu all was above specs except the purple wire on 24 plug was -11.88 not -12v idk if thats a issue?, asus web site only has user manual, i cant fint a mobo/cpu schematics & im stuck at this stage. also the psu light blinks during each cycle w/fans is it ok? & my big quistion is it possable to do damage if on this board the OV-CPU pin for voltage increase settings theres one on top right & one nest to the clrtc /batt Marked OV-NB, I moved the top pin to left side during a startup, i thought it was for the fan speed its right next to cpu fan plug, read up on it in manual pg, 3-22, where i didnt set both idk if it actavated higher voltage & is my cpu capable for that option, need help to do next test's checking cpu & mobo. the sarga continues.
Edited by newbyatwork, 08 December 2014 - 07:22 PM.