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The manual for my mobo model has 2 3 pin jumpers side by side like you said. Both the jumpers are on the bottom 2 prongs. The manual says the bottom 2 prongs are the Keep my cmos settings and the locked cpu setting. So what i did was move the cmos clear jumper up one space so it covers the top 2 holes. But when i do so, no fans whirl or anything. Is it not suppose to show any power because all im doing is clearing it?
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Yes, on some motherboards the motherboard doesn't power up when you have the settings set this way, that IS NORMAL, so don't worry :tazz:. Now change them back and see how things are and post back.

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Same video error :tazz: But even worse I have to go to bed [I normally wouldn't make a goodbye post or a "i'm leaving" post on a forum, but you're giving such direct help I didn't want to just leave.] Is there a way I could continue the topic tomorrow? I read that bumping is against your rules, but would that be an exception?
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There is no need to bump the post in that I receive an email every time you reply to this topic. I work from 9am to 7pm (which is 10am to 8pm your time) but I will try to check it at work from time to time depending on how busy we are. I have go to a family gathering tomorrow night so I won't be able to reply until Friday morning (I'm off that day from work). What I will do is post below some ideas you can try in the mean time.

Ideas to try:
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1.) Take out the processor and reseed it (making sure there is enough thermal paste between the processor and the heatsink).
2.) Put both memory sticks in the same computer.
3.) Take out the CMOS battery (leaving it out for 5 minutes with the power cord detached from the power supply), hit the power button a few times to clear the CMOS (doing this just in case the bios jump we did didn't work correctly).
4.) If you have a friend with a computer with a PCI/AGP video card try using that.
5.) Check and make sure you have the P4 plug connected to the motherboard.

I will try to think of other options while at work tomorrow.

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Edited by Fenor, 12 October 2005 - 09:31 PM.

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Try Fenor's suggestions first. If no joy, swap the power supply with the one from the other system, or that you know works. Is this a PS that came with a case? Do you know the specs?
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I am so embarrassed right now I feel like i'm about to pass out. I didn't have the CPU power vonnector attatched well enough! Thanls so much for telling me to check, it solved the problem perfectly! I'm sorry for somewhat wasting your time, with my silly mistakes! This messageboard provided more help than any of the other boards thatI used. I'm planning to stay as a regular member on here. Thanks again!

Edited by OhioStateBoy710, 13 October 2005 - 05:19 PM.

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I'm glad you got everything to work, and never feel embarrassed about anything. Mistakes happen to the best of us. Don't know how many times I've done the same thing. :tazz:

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