Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: conroe build problems

  1. #1
    Senior Member Robert's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    North West
    Posts
    1,003
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked
    9 times in 5 posts
    • Robert's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P6X58D Premium
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 920
      • Memory:
      • Corsair 12GB Dominator 1600Mhz
      • Storage:
      • 10TB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia GTX 480
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX1200
      • Case:
      • Corsair 800D
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 HP Retail
      • Monitor(s):
      • Eizo SW110W+
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 100Mb

    conroe build problems

    Spec:

    Gigabyte DS3
    1024 geil 6400
    e6300
    antec 480 neopower psu

    sometimes i gets to the bios screen - counts ram and does nothing else, other times it won't boot. Also the cpu fan spins up - goes off then spins up again (then boots and stays on).

  2. #2
    honed at getting pwned
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Lancashire, UK
    Posts
    449
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked
    4 times in 4 posts
    The CPU spin up is normal it's a 'feature' of the motherboard.

    Try removing everything from the motherboard apart from the CPU (take out ram, hds, dvds, gfx cards, etc.) and make sure the case speaker is connected. If you try powering up you should get a ton of beeps telling you that the mother board can't find any ram. If you get nothing at all then it's either your motherboard or your cpu.

    What configuration is your ram, 1 or 2 sticks? If it's 2 then try with just one.

  3. #3
    Senior Member Robert's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    North West
    Posts
    1,003
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked
    9 times in 5 posts
    • Robert's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P6X58D Premium
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 920
      • Memory:
      • Corsair 12GB Dominator 1600Mhz
      • Storage:
      • 10TB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia GTX 480
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX1200
      • Case:
      • Corsair 800D
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 HP Retail
      • Monitor(s):
      • Eizo SW110W+
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 100Mb
    right - it beeped once, came on and sat after ram...no beeps then~?

  4. #4
    honed at getting pwned
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Lancashire, UK
    Posts
    449
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked
    4 times in 4 posts
    Was this when there was ram in the system?
    The single beep usually means that the system is ok (as far as BIOS is concerned).

    What drive configuration do you have?

    What is your boot sequence set to in BIOS?

  5. #5
    Senior Member Robert's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    North West
    Posts
    1,003
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked
    9 times in 5 posts
    • Robert's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P6X58D Premium
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 920
      • Memory:
      • Corsair 12GB Dominator 1600Mhz
      • Storage:
      • 10TB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia GTX 480
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX1200
      • Case:
      • Corsair 800D
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 HP Retail
      • Monitor(s):
      • Eizo SW110W+
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 100Mb
    I can't get INTO the bios. It counts the ram then just sits there, almost as if its locked (may well have).

  6. #6
    Senior Member Robert's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    North West
    Posts
    1,003
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked
    9 times in 5 posts
    • Robert's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P6X58D Premium
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 920
      • Memory:
      • Corsair 12GB Dominator 1600Mhz
      • Storage:
      • 10TB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia GTX 480
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX1200
      • Case:
      • Corsair 800D
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 HP Retail
      • Monitor(s):
      • Eizo SW110W+
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 100Mb
    I've just tried it with the ram out and I got loads of quick beeps.

  7. #7
    Account closed at user request
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Edinburgh
    Posts
    2,427
    Thanks
    846
    Thanked
    379 times in 294 posts
    • blueball's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte Z270 - HD3P
      • CPU:
      • i7-7700K (4 x 4.2GHz plus HT)
      • Memory:
      • Team Group Vulcan T-Force 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 PC4-19200C14 2400MHz
      • Storage:
      • 1TB Samsung 960 EVO NVMe PCIE M.2 plus Samsung 860 EVO 4TB SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ASUS RTX 2080 Ti ROG Strix OC
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX850 850 W Full Modular 80 Plus Platinum
      • Case:
      • Corsair Carbide 330R Ultra Silent Midi Tower
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7 Ultimate x64 (using wufuc to allow Win7 to run on this CPU)
      • Monitor(s):
      • BenQ GW2765HT LED IPS 27 inch 2560x1440
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 380Mb
    When I first got my DS4 I couldn't get into the BIOS on that either. It took ages to realise that you could get in from a cold boot but not from a reboot! Subsequent BIOS updates seems to have removed this "feature" on the DS4 anyway. Try getting to BIOS from cold boot.

    If it still will not let you in try powering on the PC with the "INSERT" key held down. That should reset the BIOS to default values (well it does on most boards I have owned anyway)

    last ditch would be to use the manual to loacte the BIOS reset pins and follow the instructions to reset the BIOS.

    Hope some of this helps?

  8. #8
    Senior Member Robert's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    North West
    Posts
    1,003
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked
    9 times in 5 posts
    • Robert's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P6X58D Premium
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 920
      • Memory:
      • Corsair 12GB Dominator 1600Mhz
      • Storage:
      • 10TB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia GTX 480
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX1200
      • Case:
      • Corsair 800D
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 HP Retail
      • Monitor(s):
      • Eizo SW110W+
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 100Mb
    How do you mean "get into the bios from cold boot"? I turn the PC on from dead, sometimes it gets there - sometimes it doesn't. When it works from coming on after being off for a few minutes, it just sits at the ram count - counts the ram, and just sits there doing nothing. That's if it come on at ALL.

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Probably Poole
    Posts
    386
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    5 times in 5 posts
    • Hottentot's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P5Q Pro
      • CPU:
      • Q9550 at 3.8 GHz
      • Memory:
      • 8 GB
      • Storage:
      • SSD + HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ATI 7950
      • PSU:
      • Corsair 650TX
      • Case:
      • CM HAF 932 (watercooled)
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 (x64)
      • Monitor(s):
      • NEC 2690WUXi
      • Internet:
      • Virgin 10Mb
    Is the Mobo giving the RAM enough volts - default is 1.8 I think, my RAMs at +.4V to get it running at DDR2 667.

    Couple of things you can do - give the RAM +.2 volts in the BIOS (when you get there) and update to the latest BIOS which is F7.

  10. #10
    Account closed at user request
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Edinburgh
    Posts
    2,427
    Thanks
    846
    Thanked
    379 times in 294 posts
    • blueball's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte Z270 - HD3P
      • CPU:
      • i7-7700K (4 x 4.2GHz plus HT)
      • Memory:
      • Team Group Vulcan T-Force 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 PC4-19200C14 2400MHz
      • Storage:
      • 1TB Samsung 960 EVO NVMe PCIE M.2 plus Samsung 860 EVO 4TB SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ASUS RTX 2080 Ti ROG Strix OC
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX850 850 W Full Modular 80 Plus Platinum
      • Case:
      • Corsair Carbide 330R Ultra Silent Midi Tower
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7 Ultimate x64 (using wufuc to allow Win7 to run on this CPU)
      • Monitor(s):
      • BenQ GW2765HT LED IPS 27 inch 2560x1440
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 380Mb
    A cold boot is where you power on for the first time. A hot boot is where you REstart the PC as opposed to start the PC.

    get back to basics with PC. Remove ALL add-on cards other than your display card. Only put 1 stick of memory in. Try powering on with insert key pressed and then release it and press DELETE to get into BIOS when you see the "Press DEL to enter BIOS" message.

  11. #11
    Senior Member Robert's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    North West
    Posts
    1,003
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked
    9 times in 5 posts
    • Robert's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P6X58D Premium
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 920
      • Memory:
      • Corsair 12GB Dominator 1600Mhz
      • Storage:
      • 10TB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia GTX 480
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX1200
      • Case:
      • Corsair 800D
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 HP Retail
      • Monitor(s):
      • Eizo SW110W+
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 100Mb
    Solution: Go to PCworld and by 256mb DDR2 - put it pc, boots fine - change ram to +.2 volts...voila (not installed windows yet though)

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Geforce 6600GT AGP problems? Try this...
    By Mutley in forum Graphics Cards
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: 09-02-2008, 10:28 AM
  2. Real problems with XFX GeForce 6600GT AGP
    By Mutley in forum Graphics Cards
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 06-05-2007, 01:15 AM
  3. New Conroe Build
    By darrensen in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 02-08-2006, 12:07 AM
  4. Troubleshooting - Software & Driver problems
    By Steve in forum Help! Quick Relief From Tech Headaches
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-07-2004, 06:30 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •