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ilFacell

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Hey how is everyone. I'm new to the board and am having a very unusual computer problem. I am unable to resolve any video nor hear any beeps emitted from my case. I have already tried the suggestions made in other posts. I was wondering if anyone could help me out...

My system specs are:
1. AMD Duron (Applebred) 266MHz FSB with 64KB L2 Cache Socket A Processor
2. Rosewill DDR 266 (PC 2100) 184-Pin Memory - 1 stick: 256MB
3. APEX PC-115 ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with 350W Power Supply
4. ASRock K7VM3 Socket A (Socket 462) VIA KM266Pro Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Here is what I have tried so far:
1. Using another power-supply unit (that I know works).
2. Clearing the CMOS via taking out the internal battery and shorting the clr_cmos pins.
3. Taking out DIMM #1 and attempting a post from there.
4. Removing all components and initializing from the motherboard grounded on a piece of cardboard (with only the cpu, psu, and ram hooked up)+ One trial outside of the case w/o the ram in the same conditions.
5. Trying another monitor (two, actually).
6. Reading the manual to make sure all of the jumpers are in the correct spot - the fsb is set @ 266mhz (factory), and pins 1-2 of the cmos are short.
7. Booting with and without fans.
8. Screaming AT THE DAMNED COMPUTER AND THREATENING TO KILL IT.

I RMA'd two previous PCChips motherboards that were giving me the same results. I have built several computers before and have never encountered this problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance...
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Unfortunately I cannot help you, but I would like to say I like your solution number 8. I am at the same point with my computer. Good luck with yours
Cheers
Craig
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Hello ilFacell!

Have you tried a different graphics card?
Have you tried a different RAM module?
Have you tried contacting ASRock?
Is the FSB jumper set correctly? The FSB_SEL1 jumper should have no jumper on it.
Have you removed the jumper from the CLRCMOS2 jumper?
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Hello ilFacell!

Have you tried a different graphics card?
Have you tried a different RAM module?
Have you tried contacting ASRock?
Is the FSB jumper set correctly? The FSB_SEL1 jumper should have no jumper on it.
Have you removed the jumper from the CLRCMOS2 jumper?
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ilFacell

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Thank you for your reply :)

1. Yes I have tried several other working video cards with no avail.
2. I do not have access to another ram module, however, I will attempt to track one down.
3. No I have not attempted to contact Asrock. I will try tonight.
4. Yes the FSB Jumper is set up properly. It is "open", which = 266mhz (the processor's set fsb).
5. Yes, I removed the CLRCMOS_2 jumper after clearing the cmos.

Thank you! :tazz:
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Hi,

It does sound like a bad mobo because of the lack of beeps or possibly a cpu, but check the connections for the case speaker and hdd light for correct polarity.

Try the ram in another dimm
Try different ram.
Try different jumper caps, yes the little plastic cap you place over the jumpers I have seen were a board won't boot because the jumper was not making contact with the jumper pins.

Rick
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