I put together a gaming computer for a friend who was interested in mobas. After a while, he wanted to play some more demanding computer games so I put a new build together for him. I have all of the leftover parts, and each part worked while he had the computer. The parts sat around my house for about maybe 2 months of not being used. I recently decided to put it back together for a family member, but now it wont post.
The parts are as follows:
Motherboard: Biostar A780L3C AM3
CPU: Phenom ii x4 955 (95w version, confirmed to be compatible with this computer both through the manufacturers website and personal use)
PSU: Corsair CX 430
Ram: 8 gigs of GSKILL Ares F3-1600C9D-8GAB dual channel
GPU: Gigabyte GTX 750 ti
I currently have no hard drive in the computer, but read that you can still post without a hdd.
I went through all the typical troubleshooting: ensuring each cable is plugged in, confirming that the processor/ram/gpu are all seated correctly.
Everything turns on, fans spin/light up.
I tried removing the cmos for a few minutes and putting it back in
took out the gpu/ram and placed them back in
The only thing I haven't been able to try is booting with the onboard graphics, because I honestly just don't have any VGA cables haha. Though the graphics card did work prior to giving an upgrade.
The computer is basically in the exact condition as it was back when my friend was using it minus the hard drive, and a different set of ram.
I also tried booting up without any ram at all, and still no bios.
I'm praying that maybe just this specific motherboard doesn't post without a hard drive or something, because I honestly don't know what would have happened in those 2 months. It's kind of hard to find information about the board. It was stored in a dry, temperature controlled area. It wasn't dinged around or anything. Any help at all would be appreciated.
Edited by Compyewter, 01 December 2016 - 03:48 AM.