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Replaced my board and processor yesterday:


EliteGroup 671T-M

Dual Core Processor E2140, LGA775

What i did first is to reformat the drive and install XP. That's already done. No problems.

The only problem now is booting. When I start the computer, it just shows a black screen. The monitor light indicator is just flashing (the yellow light beside the monitor's button).

It's not booting, no POST, nothing.
I don't know if the processor and the motherboard are not compatible..?
Or does it have something to do with he power supply?

I can turn on the computer.
The fans are running.
The lights (infront of the CPU case) are on.
The keyboard lights turn on and then turns off immediately.

It just won't display anything. I don't know if the video card is the problem, because I got the monitor to work when I reformatted and reinstalled XP. Or maybe there are times that it is working and not working?

Any suggestions please.


Edited by kingpod, 27 August 2007 - 01:00 AM.

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So it's booted once and now won't boot anymore? You wiped the hard drive on this board?
According to ECS that board doesn't support the E2140 processor, and some boards don't post at all if they find a processor they can't talk to.

This behaviour can be caused by an underpowered power supply unit or inappropriate mounting of the main board so its shorted out on the back panel - that is, not moving the stand-offs from the previous board to line up with the new one.
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