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New Build - Almost worked? But now no post


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devmike

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Specs:

600w ATX Powersupply

Asus A8N-SLI - Mobo

AMD Athlon 64 x2 Dual Core Processor

ATI Radeon x1600 512mb PCIexpress

Corsair DDR 2gig


The Scoop.
I've built a few computers before, but its been a while. Everything seemed good while I was installing the gear the first time. I got the computer to post CD drives opened, it just seemed like video was having issues kept having black screen no matter what I tried with the video card. Finally I got frustrated, pulled the mobo out and reinstalled everything from the beginning again aside from processor. Got to the same point, posting beeps CD drives working, no video. Since its a PCIexpress card I dont have any others to test it with and have never encountered anything like this before. I went through the troubleshooting guide on this site and currently when I press the power button it starts to boot then shuts itself off unless i hold down the reset switch but now no posting.

Ive spent about $1000 on this thing, I'm willing to try anything, and if anyone knows of a place that would try to build it for me.. I'm game for that even if it costs some more coin.

Edited by devmike, 08 July 2006 - 08:57 AM.

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Hi and welcome to Geeks to Go. Did you try step three and step four in the troubleshooting procedure? That would be bare bones and outside of the case on a piece of cardboard. Did you get the same results?
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Yeah, I had the mobo out of the computer on cardboard trying to figure out exactly what the issue was.

Honestly, the only thing I can come up with is that ASUS sucks. I'm going to RMA the mobo and try again.
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They all suck when they don't work. For the most part, reviews I have read on Asus are good. Hope a new board does the trick for you. Good luck!
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Okay say I RMA this board.

Any recommendations on another compatible one? I've been out of the game for a while.

Parts list:
AGP Video x1600 Pro ATI Radeon 512mb

MEM 1Gx2|DDR CORSAIR Twinx2048-3200c2pt

PSU XION | XON-600F14T-201 600W

CPU AMD|A64 X2 3800+ 2.0G 939
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I am still using AMD socket 754. I have been looking at some socket 939 reviews for my next system. Here are some reviews I found. http://www.hothardwa...px?articleid=57
Web searches and review reading is what I do. So far this method has not failed me. This is how I decided on my two systems that have different Gigabyte motheboards.

Maybe you just got a bad Asus this time? They may only offer repair or exhange.
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Thanks a lot!


You might be right about that Repair or Exchange, theres really nothing wrong with the board. Bought it from newegg tho so, I'll have to see on Monday.
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I have a A-bit mobo and just transfered my Old Hard Drive into this gaming rig and I got nothing now I can only log on using safe mode or else my PC restarts as soon as the windows logo appears. I think the problem is in my Video card I got BFG 6600 OC 512 and I had the hardest time installing the drivers. well if anyone could help I would appreciate it.
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