I stripped my system down to 1 memory module, CPU, and CPU Fan.
- With memory in, there are NO beeps.
- Without memory, it successfully gives me the no memory beep.
- With the 4pin CPU 12v UNPLUGGED and NO memory - NO beep.
- With the 4pin CPU PLUGGED in and with NO memory - There IS a beep.
The motherboard is fine. I just replaced it 2 times. Plus the fact that it beeps when there's no RAM in, makes me think it's fine as well. Rule out the mobo.
So is it:
1.) RAM – With the RAM installed i get no beeps. With no RAM i get beeps.
2.) CPU – It is producing some warmth. It gets mildly warm after powering on for 2 minutes. Could it still be defective?
3.) Power supply – The PSU fans remain on and it's running my case fans, my video card fans, and its blue light stay on. Could it be a faulty PSU?
Or maybe the CPU? I heard if there's no beep then it might be a dead CPU. However if I'm getting the no-ram beep then is my CPU ok?
What's the order that the post goes through? Is my CPU passing and the RAM defective?
Unfortunately this is my only desktop so I can't test components.
Mobo is Asus P5QL Pro, CPU is Intel Q9400, PSU is Rosewill Stallion Series RD500-2DB 500W, RAM is Mushkin 996587
Thanks in advance.
Edited by arh2o, 11 February 2009 - 10:57 AM.