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OhDiscorida

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Hey!

Newly built PC's BIOS will not read past the CPU. The power works and the HD spins and the CD-ROMs light up but the BIOS will not go anywhere.

The Keyboard will also not work when I try to press DEL or ESC to go to setup. I have reset the BIOS try many keyboards and checked all the cable connections. I am using a ECS nForce4 A939 mobo with a AMD 64 3200+ CPU. :tazz: :-\ at a loss for where to go next. I have tried moving the 2 RAM sticks around and using only 1 to no avail.

any help will be great.
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do you get any type of beeps coming from the pc?
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One beep when the PC starts up, but no beep codes, PC sounds fine.
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i would make sure that every connection is properly connected inside on the mobo
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I have :tazz: :) mmmm
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Are you using USB or PS2 keyboards?
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PS2 :tazz:
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Hi,

I am assuming you have video correct?

What psu do you have?

If you are using a psu with 20pin connector make sure the extra 4 pin connector is pluged in.

Rick
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hey.
the psu is a 24 pin, but i double-checked the connection to the motherboard anyway.
it's a cooler master 430 watt psu, brand new. if any of this helps at all, here's the rest of the system:

amd athlon 64 at 3200+
1 gig (2 x 512 MB) RAM
radeon x800xl 256 MB graphics card PCI Express x 16
socket 939 ecs elitegroup nforce4 motherboard
creative labs soundblaster audigy 2 zs
coolermaster 430 watt psu
western digital raptor at 36.7 gigs (for the OS). once i have the money, ill be ordering a larger storage drive.

anyway, im not sure if any of that info was helpful to you, but you never know. thanks!
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You said the 'bios will go past the cpu' - do you mean it stops after cpu detection but before the memory count/check has performed?

If so, I suggest test the system with just one ram module in place in slot 1.

If this doesn't help, then remove the sound card & any other pci cards, leaving only the video. Also disconnect all drive cabling (hard drive/CD/floppy) from the motherboard. Disconnect the main ATX power connector form the board & clear the bios using the jumper for at least 10 seconds.

Reconnect the atx power connector & make sure you have the 4 pin atx square power connector plugged in.
Power up the system again with only the cpu & hs/fan, one stick of ram, video & keyboard connected. If this still doesn't work then swap the ram module for the other one.

Let me know what happens
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ill see what i can do with the tips you gave me. as soon as i get back from vacation, ill let you know.
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