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i have all that (except for the 8 pin CPU connector because my PSU only has a 4 pin labeled P3 and i have the 24 pin). i also left out my keyboard because i didnt think leaving my keyboard unplugged would keep anything from showing on my monitor.

im also not 100% sure how to reset the BIOS, but theres a "CLR CMOS" button on it that ive been pressing alot and i keep taking out the motherboard's battery.

i guess i could try swapping the ram around a bit more. ill do that tomorrow and if nothing happens im taking the motherboard back to Micro Center for a new one
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I would get a PSU that has the 8-pin CPU connector before I tried touching anything else...
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ok so i plugged in that P3 cable to the 4x2 CPU and left it on for a few seconds then i heard a long continuous beep that stopped after a second. i think im getting somewhere. might need a better psu

edit: actually it was more of a group of very quick beeps

Edited by Suburban Roadkill, 13 May 2010 - 08:18 AM.

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edit...wrong topic

Edited by happyrock, 13 May 2010 - 08:57 AM.

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i looked it up in my instruction book and it means "power error"
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i have an old PSU (also with a 4 pin connector) that im going to hook up at the same time as my newer one using this website - http://www.overclock...-two-power.html
i hope i just need more power instead of a new power supply (sigh)
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get it wrong and you may just fry your new mobo ...processor and ram
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ok so i just went ahead and bought a new PSU because it was cheaper than i thought it would be. i plugged everything in and got the same beep code...
brb hanging myself
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here's a picture for reference. i did a little google searching and found that my beep code probably means that my cpu is overheating. i found that my cpu cooling fan spins slower when i plug in the 4x2, 8-pin connector...
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Do you have a different graphics card to test? Tried other memory sticks? Removed the battery for a minute to reset the BIOS?
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the ram is working, i tried resetting the bios, and i dont have any other graphics cards that will fit
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hey guys, thanks for all of your help! really, it helped a great deal. i finally got it working (a while back, just thought to post this). i called the motherboard company and the Indian guy on the other side told me i was a dumbass (in kinder words) because i had the ram in the wrong slots. when all else fails, call the number on the box.
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Nevermind

Edited by RocketWild, 22 December 2010 - 05:18 AM.

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