First Time Build - No video/no beeps from new mobo
Posted 03 February 2012 - 05:27 PM
Posted 04 February 2012 - 05:40 AM
Is it on the CPU Supported list?, available here?
If the processor is not supported, the board will not POST. A lot of G31/G41 boards do not support the full range of processors that were put out for Socket 775.
Posted 04 February 2012 - 11:46 AM
What brand of PSU is it?
and put it in a case with a 480W psu,
The LED on the mobo comes on, and when I press the power button it boots. I can hear the HDD spinning up,
The LED being on is not proof that the PSU is functioning correctly, a PSU puts out various outputs +3.3V, +5V and +12V, if any one of these is bad the computer will not complete the POST procedure and fail to boot therefore you cannot say that your PC boots.
Best couple of suggestions I can make would be first remove the MB and do a barebones set-up on a piece of cardboard (make sure it is larger than the MB) only connect the PSU, the GFX card, 1 stick of Ram and the keyboard.
IF your MB doesn`t have a power test switch you will then need to short out the 2 power on pins on the MB header to get the PSU to activate, you can use a small flat bladed screwdriver or a paper clip bent into a U shape, this is perfectly safe if you do not touch anything else, the idea is to see if we can get a BIOS screen if you do you can then add one component at a time until you find the problem component, you must power down and remove the power cord from the wall before adding a component, second suggestion try a known working PSU, it is not unknown for new components to be bad, third suggestion try and loan an ordinary PCI graphics card (not pci-e) again to try and get a BIOS screen.
Other things worth checking include, if you used stand offs beneath the MB are they in the correct locations (only where there is a screw hole in the MB) otherwise the MB will short out, check for stray screws or bared wires for the same reason, make sure the jumper cap that can be used for clearing the CMOS is not missing or on the wrong pins and finally try a new or replacement battery.
Did you apply TIM correctly?
A tutorial courtesy of Digerati http://www.geekstogo...rface-material/
Edited by phillpower2, 04 February 2012 - 11:56 AM.
Posted 04 February 2012 - 03:02 PM
Posted 05 February 2012 - 12:21 AM
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