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ASUS A7V8X-X Won't Boot Up


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baginz

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ASUS A7V8X-X MB
BARTON 2500 CPU
TNT 64MB NVIDIA V/C
KINGSTON HYPERX PC 2700 256MB

I HAVE JUST PUT THIS SYSTEM TOGETHER,CASE LIGHTS POWER ON,HEATSINK FAN WORKS,MB STANDBY LIGHT IS ON.I CANNOT ENTER BIOS,MONITOR SHOWS NO ACTIVITY.I GET A REPEATING LOUD SINGLE ERROR BEEP.TRIED ALL MEMORY BANKS BUT5 NO GO.I AM USING RAM FROM ANOTHER SYSTEM WHICH WORKS FINE.I FORGOT TO PUT RAM BACK IN DONER CASE BEFORE STARTING AND GOT THE SAME ERROR BEEP.IS THIS A RAM ISSUE OR SOMETHING ELSE.I TRIED CLEARING THE CMOS BUT SYSTEM STILL WON'T BOOT.ANOTHER THOUGHT WAS TO TRY ANOTHER V/C.ANY ASSISTANCE WOULD BE APPRECIATED.......................THANK YOU
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That beep usually indicates the system can not find usable memory but it could also be a bad video card so I would try another first.

Then if no change, remove the mobo from the case lay it on a piece of cardboard and have only, I stick of ram, video card,cpu with hsf,psu, monitor keyboard and mouse installed.

If the beep continues the mobo is bad.

Rick
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:tazz: Thanks Rick,I'll head that way.I have tried another v/c and tested cpu on another mb prior to install.
I am using an anodized alluminum case with raised supports for mounting.I cannot use stand offs as there is no room for i/o backplate with them installed. I have placed paper washers on each hole and felt that the anodized coating would not cause a short. I will try the cardboard to verify. Funny thing is that when I started my working pc and had forgotten to return the ram from problem mb, the exact same beep/error occured. Im hoping that the mb just dosen't like kingston hyperX ram. This is really good memory (256mb pc2700) and should work? Thank you for your advice....................-baginz

Edited by baginz, 02 December 2005 - 08:30 PM.

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OOps I may have misunderstood and made a mistake,,,

Are you saying you put the kingston hyperX ram in another machine and it beeped and did not boot?

If this ram will not boot another machine then the ram is bad
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Tried placing mb on cardboard with basics hooked up...tried another cpu and v/c...only hope for mb is to try differant ram ( pc2100)..Im currently shopping and will report succsess/failure later...any other suggestions are welcome............................................Thank You & Merry Christmas to all............-:)baginz

Edited by baginz, 04 December 2005 - 07:06 PM.

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