Before i had it tested, i looked at the back side of my motherboard, there are a few bent pins but none of them are or seem to be in contact.
I then got it tested in my local pc shop. The motherboard powered on, along with the fan but all i can see is a - line from the monitor. I'm loss at what to do next. Am in the process of building a PC, first time - i provided the RAM, mobo, cpu cooler and cpu. They tested it with some graphics card and a PSU(Overheard it was some low-end graphics card, didn't know what the model was). The mobo was placed on top of a cardboard when testing. The local pc guy powered it on after all components were attached, used a screw driver and touched some pin with it to power up the board. The guy said that it should be at the bios stage but instead, hangs up.
Processor: Intel i7-3820 LGA2011
RAM: 2x Kingston HyperX KHX1600C10D3B1 8GB DDR3-1600
CPU cooler: Deep Cool, Gammaxx s40 (for LGA2011) (Comes pre-applied with thermal paste)
Components that i'm planning to use with:
PSU: Thermaltake 875W
Video Card: Nvidia Geforce GT440
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (Full tower)
I'm currently installing the motherboard standoffs too, as there are 9 mounting holes. One of them is missing, they provided me with something else instead. Its sort of like a plastic standoff, is it ok to use it? I currently have 8 metal standoffs and missing only one left. http://s286.photobucket.com/user/cybershooter100/media/White%20Plastic%20Standoff.jpg.html
Also, i'm not sure if the red washer is needed to be inserted? If my motherboard has this kind of mounting hole:
I carefully then re-inspected the cpu socket pins of the motherboard after the testing to see if any of it was bent, and found none. The LGA2011 socket pins seem to be diagonally shaped, rather than straight.
Did not notice any smoke coming off during the time it was powered on. No burnt marks.
Maybe the motherboard is defective? Haven't ruled out hardware defects yet.
I also did a bit of researching that maybe it has something to do with the BIOS from people who have similar setups and problem (same motherboard, but varying processors) from other forums, I'm using a 3820 processor and the Bios version according to this website, requires v15: http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/mb-MSI/X79A-GD65_%288D%29.html. Assuming (but not sure) that my motherboard is at bios v10 (v1.0), then i would have to find a computer shop that would have a compatible processor (in this case, a 3930K revC1) to the v10 bios and update the board's BIOS? Could that be causing the problem that it wouldn't post?
Edited by john1816, 23 May 2015 - 05:39 AM.