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Startup, Long Beep, No Post, No Video


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I have a Gigabyte 915P motherboard
2 x 200 gb hd
2 x 512 kingston ram
dvd rw and dvd reader
floppy drive
Thermaltake 500W Butterfly PSU
Pentium 4 3.2 CPU
Thermaltake Silentcool CPU cooler
ATI x1950pro Graphics card.


Everything was working fine for the past 3 months (since I upgraded the vc) but then I noticed a fan was going, so I replaced the fan and bought a fan controller at the same time. Installed all the parts, went to start up... and there's no video. Restarted, and I get a long beep but still no video. After looking at it, it doesn't seem to post (as there's no login sound after a min or so) and the hd's don't seem to spin up. Everything APPEARS to be working fine, but just incase I replaced the video card, to no avail, as well as the ram as the booklet says 1 long beep is a memory refresh error (????). took the system appart, tried it with the old parts barebone, new parts barebone, but I have no idea. I've seen people talk of possible BIOS problems, but I don't see how as it's never given trouble before. Any thoughts?
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take 1 stick of ram out and try again
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I had the 2 x 512 DDR, so i tried 1x1024 DDR2 (as the board has 2 slots for both) and it didn't work. I tried it in each of the two slots, just incase it was picky, but still the same problem. I also can't tell if it is the ram for sure and they're just not getting power, as the system does the same thing (long beep, no post) even with no ram sticks in.
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try 1 stick of 512
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Sorry, I'd tried that as well, with all possible combinations. Stick A in slot 1 and 2, Stick B in slot 1 and 2, Stick A in 1, B in 2, and Stick A in 2, B in 1.
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try hooking your cpu fan to the cpu fan connecter on the board, some will not post unless there is a fan present
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:S Tried that as well, including NB fan, Sys Fan, and Power Fan all in their correct places. (As well as all combinations of some and none)
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do you have a local computer shop?
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Lol, kinda hoping to avoid that. Any other thoughts?
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Lol, kinda hoping to avoid that. Any other thoughts?

most shops will test parts free, ask them to test your mobo with their ram
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