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    Unhappy New Machine won't Post

    New Build PC

    Asus P5K
    E400 intel CPU
    2 GB 6400 ram (compatible according to both the manual and Asus' ram checker)
    Antec Sontana III case (500w power)

    Asus P5K motherboard (1.02 motherboard version so should work with a 45nm processor)
    E8400 CPU
    BFG 9800 GT video card
    Corsair 6400 800mhz ram
    Antec Sontana III case (with 500 PSU)


    When I have everything connected and power on, nothing happens, the cpu fan goes as if it was about to spin but then just stops without doing anything but slight movement.

    If I remove the Ram, same as the above - no Bios Beeps

    If I remove the video card then I get the 1 long, 3 short for a fault with the video.

    Yes the 2x2 is connected as well as the main supply to the board.

    Processor+Ram+Video Card=nothing
    Processor+Video Card=Nothing
    Processor with no ram/video card=beeps for no video, fan spins
    Processor with ram, no video card=beeps for no video, fan spins.

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    Re: New Machine won't Post

    Do you have an old PCI-E video card, even a very old PCI one? It seems that the video card may be causing the problem. Or possibly the mobo's PCIE-16 slot or PCI-E bus.

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    Re: New Machine won't Post

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorsson View Post
    Do you have an old PCI-E video card, even a very old PCI one? It seems that the video card may be causing the problem. Or possibly the mobo's PCIE-16 slot or PCI-E bus.
    Only AGP, no PCI unfortunately

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    Re: New Machine won't Post

    It might be the PSU I suppose, do you have another one you could try?

    One other possibility. Pushing the video card in is flexing the motherboard and causing a short againt the case. Seems unlikely though. You could try putting it together outside the case on a cardboard box to remove that possibility.

    Otherwise did you get motherboard and video card from the same supplier?

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    Re: New Machine won't Post

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorsson View Post
    It might be the PSU I suppose, do you have another one you could try?

    One other possibility. Pushing the video card in is flexing the motherboard and causing a short againt the case. Seems unlikely though. You could try putting it together outside the case on a cardboard box to remove that possibility.

    Otherwise did you get motherboard and video card from the same supplier?
    I tried taking it out and putting it on cardboard - same outcome.

    I don't have a more modern PSU unfortunately, not one with a 24 pin connector.

    Everything came from the same supplier.

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      • 256M4 SSD; 2Tb 7200RPM Barracuda; 2Tb Linkstation
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      • Corsair HX650
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    Re: New Machine won't Post

    Ring them up and get an RMA then. I'd return all the main parts (PSU, CPU, RAM, Mobo, Video) just to be sure.

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