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millertime214

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Ok, I just got my new mobo because the last one did not work (see a previous topic I posted here). I just finished installing everything & booted up for the first time. The system does not go to BIOS. I have no idea why. A couple other issues as well: I hear a somewhat loud clicking sound, almost like a fan is hitting something as it spins, but I have not found this anywhere; also, my mouse & keyboard do not light up (I have an optical mouse). The mouse & keyboard thing happened last time, but I still don't know what I can do here. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Hi. There are a multitude of possible causes. I suggest using the new build troubleshooting guide at the top of this forum for starts. See http://www.geekstogo...ems-t28727.html
Work through that, then post back with results. Include your system specs as well. This will better enable folks who want to try to help.
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Thank you! That made me realize that I was shorting my case by having too many mobo brackets on the plate. It's working fine now & I've already got XP installed. Thanks again!
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can you explain a little more i dont get what your saying
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Well, you know how you have to put little screw-like things on your mobo panel before you put your mobo inside. I put too many of those on there (more than were necessary to properly screw in my mobo). I finally realized this after reading the tutorial & removed the extra ones. Now the computer runs fine. And again, thanks everyone for your help.
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aren't they just screws thought, cause mine has too many to but it works better than ever, (it wouldn't if I didn't overclock the cpu, by the way don't try this at home)

Edited by SOORENA, 13 April 2006 - 08:13 PM.

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They might just be screws, but they are still metal. They were apparently causing a short in my case, but maybe that's just my case. Either way it works fine now.
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How many screws are you supposed to use then mate.
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As many as there are retention holes on your motherboard they give you alot of them because some motherboards use more or less than others do.
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is 5 alright my mobo has like 9 holes
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It is if your computer works. I'm using 7 right now becuase I couldn't get any more to fit in. I suppose it would be best to use all 9, but mine works fine & I'm gonna leave well enough alone.
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Well ideally you want to use the all as otherwise it will exert a less even force on the board if you change something around, but as long as you have 4 or 5 your fine as long as you arent to rough with it.
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OK so ill put all 9 then good to know good to know great info here for new builders.
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"those little screws" are so much more then just screw holes.

They ground your motherboard so it doesn't short out.
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Edited by admin, 15 April 2006 - 10:48 PM.

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I believe we established that WAAAAAAAY up top. But thanks for reading the whole thread, lol.
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