Computer does not work after moving to new house
Posted 17 October 2005 - 02:57 PM
Posted 17 October 2005 - 04:01 PM
Can you tell us the model number of the new motherboard you have & the rest of the system specs please? (e.g video & ram etc)
Posted 18 October 2005 - 03:01 AM
I'm guessing that you don't have a multimeter to check your voltage, so can you "call a friend" and try it at their place, or perhaps at work?
Would I be right in assuming that you've tried new PSUs and Motherboards, but not new RAM or Video cards? Have you tried the old mix and match, just in case some of the components don't like each other?
Edited by Kurt_Aust, 18 October 2005 - 06:32 AM.
Posted 18 October 2005 - 08:15 AM
Posted 18 October 2005 - 02:26 PM
Does a motherboard NEED a video card to turn on?
Without a video card, the motherboard should power on but you should also hear a series of beeps due to the lack of video. Does the new motherboard have integrated video or not?
Posted 18 October 2005 - 03:31 PM
Posted 19 October 2005 - 10:23 AM
the processor is a PIII 866/256/133/1.7V socket 370 and the psu is a 450W ATX.
Posted 19 October 2005 - 07:19 PM
I also suggest you make sure the Clear cmos jumper is not set to the 'clear' position (some boards come shipped with this jumper set to clear as default).
Also, make sure you have nothing else connected to the board other than the agp card (if no integrated video available), the cpu + heatsink/fan, one stick of ram, system speaker, monitor & keyboard.
Also ensure that there is nothing shorting the board out on the case.
Try to boot up again & let me know what happens.
Posted 21 October 2005 - 12:34 PM
Posted 21 October 2005 - 02:21 PM
Couple more things to try/check :
Make sure you haven't accidentally installed a spacer (riser post) in the case that doesn't line up with any of the motherboard screw holes. Its easy to make this mistake & a metal spacer in the wrong place can short the board out.
If you haven't already done so, clear the bios - disconnect the main ATX power connecter from the board first & leave the jumper in the clear position for about 30 secs.
I appreciate you don't want to buy a new agp card without knowing whether or not the motherboard is going to work, but do you have a PCI video card you could try instead?
Also, bare in mind that its possible that the faulty component here is actually the CPU, not the motherboard.
Posted 22 October 2005 - 07:46 AM
correct in assuming there are no beeps.
yes, it could be the CPU, but i also tried my old CPU in the new motherboard, and the new CPU in the old motherboard, and both combinations do the same thing.
i don't have a PCI card either. since all my roommates are new people, nobody trusts me enough to let me use their PCs for the little diagnostic game i want to play =/ not to mention theyre all more computer illiterate than myself, and so just opening up the case at all makes them pretty tense. so im out of luck with that. my two good friends have macs so they cant help either.
Posted 23 October 2005 - 10:33 AM
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