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Building a server computer. (Resolved)


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boedaka

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Hello, 

 

Today i have recieved 4 old computers (year: 1998 - 2002 / not complete desktop's).

And i'll do alot of web developing so wanted to make a home file server for easier accessing of my fiiles.

i'll took all parts of every computer out of there (proccesor, gpu, cpu, ram cards)

and i'll dit setup one desktop from it without cd or dvd drive because i'll be using external one's because the internal one's are rather slower as my external DVD Drive.

So my fan starting to spin when i'll turn on pc but i aint get anything on screen, when i'll switch from DVI -> AVI = POWER SAVING MODE, same goes other way around.

I have been working for 10 hours straight on it can't find the problem

 

so what i dit:

- Replaced motherboard 3x.

- Switched RAM CARDS 12x

- Changed hard drive 32x (i have a lot of hard drives laying around)

- Changed processor (Pentium 1 / 2 / 3)

- Changed graphics card (2x NOTE: there is no power cord needed for the graphics card both of em only 2 computers had a graphics card in em 1x AVI / S-VIDEO, 1x AVI / DVI / S-VIDEO)

 

Anyone can help me because i'm really getting in a bad mood of this, 

and i aint know what else to do anymore.

Thanks for reading this already and trying to help me a bit further.

OFTOPIC: sorry for my bad english i know it's horrible :P 


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Gday.

Do you have the parts setup outside of a case, ie, on an insulated surface on a tablee or workbench? (bare bones setup)

Please list the parts being used, brand and model.

MB.

CPU.

RAM.

GPU.

PSU.

Did any of the computers have a internal mini system speaker installed on the MB?


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boedaka

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Gday.

Do you have the parts setup outside of a case, ie, on an insulated surface on a tablee or workbench? (bare bones setup)

Please list the parts being used, brand and model.

MB.

CPU.

RAM.

GPU.

PSU.

Did any of the computers have a internal mini system speaker installed on the MB?

MB: asrock k7s41gx

CPU: AMD Athon.... (type is been gone away by the years)

RAM: Apacar 512MB UNB PC2100 CL2.5 (x2)

GPU: Nvidia GF4 MX440.

PSU: 200 - 210W, aint find anything about product type.

 

MB Setup: 

10978583_1710049892554687_38684195107588

 

GPU: 

10985244_1710046542555022_20479499923856


Edited by boedaka, 08 February 2015 - 08:21 AM.

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iammykyl

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Thanks for the info.

You really need to have an internal system speaker installed so you can hear any error code beeps that are generated, You need to know that your RAM has been detected.

i.e. > http://www.cwc-group.com/casp.html

Here is you MB manual, > http://download.asrock.com/manual/K7S41GX.pdf. 

 

Change the CMOS battery for a new one.

Remove the add on video, connect the monitor to the MB vGA port.

Disconnect the HDD and optical drive.

Install only one stick of RAM in the slot closest to the CPU. 

Connect only a PS/2 keyboard and mouse.

 

Check the CPU fan is connected, > power on the computer, > start tapping the Del key to enter the BIOS. 


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I have found the problem today = DUST. 

i took appart the hole computer again, cleaned it up (not with water LOL)

and blew out all the dirt of the connectors, after that = PC UP AND RUNNING =D

Already, thanks for your time and fast reactions, I'll really apreciated it :) 


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Great that you got it sorted.   See if you can bump that RAM up to  the max 2GB.

You are very welcome.

Good luck.


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seema joshi

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Internal speaker has to be installed..Thanks for the information.


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Your welcome.

 

Possible server OS.

http://lifehacker.co...ne-with-freenas

http://www.nas4free.org/


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Your welcome.

 

Possible server OS.

http://lifehacker.co...ne-with-freenas

http://www.nas4free.org/

 

 

Thanks iammykyl

 

Your links are helpful as i also do some web development and i really like the idea of the OP of building a basic server.

 

I am thinking of turning my present system into a server when i go for a new build.


Edited by IbnSaeed, 03 March 2015 - 02:20 AM.

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Gday IbnSaeed.

 

 

I am thinking of turning my present system into a server when i go for a new build.

Please start your own new topic and we can help you.   Adding to an existing topic, may cause some confusion and limit the amount  of responses you get.  

 

Thanks. 


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