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    Problem with motherboard

    Following on from this thread:

    http://forums.hexus.net/help-technic...e-upgrade.html

    I've just replaced my old Abit IP35 pro motherboard that had become flaky with a new ASUS P5Q Pro Turbo. Problem is, I plug in all the components, and turn it on and then not much happens. The case, GPU, CPU fans all spin up, and then not much else happens. No video, no error bleeps from the bios. It doesn't even attempt to POST, as far as I can tell. In fact, it's kinda like there is no bios at all.

    Any suggestions? Or should I just send it back. Really annoyed, as I wanted my computer working this holiday as it's one of the few times of the year I actually have some time to play some games.

    Seriously tempted to just buy an xbox. Why can't my computer just work and stay working.

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    Re: Problem with motherboard

    Try reseating the RAM, or try running with 1 stick rather than 2 (or whatever your amount is).
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
    CAT-THE-FIFTH: "The Antec 300 is a case which has an understated and clean appearance which many people like. Not everyone is into e-peen looking computers which look like a cross between the imagination of a hyperactive 10 year old and a Frog."
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    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: Problem with motherboard

    Quote Originally Posted by Terbinator View Post
    Try reseating the RAM, or try running with 1 stick rather than 2 (or whatever your amount is).
    Just got around to giving this a try - I had more than one stick in initially. Now can actually get into the bios, which is obviously a massive improvement. Still don't really understand why I didn't get anything at all with two sticks of RAM in.

    Anyway, muchos gracias. I would thank you twice if I could.

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    Re: Problem with motherboard

    Quote Originally Posted by Fraz View Post
    Just got around to giving this a try - I had more than one stick in initially. Now can actually get into the bios, which is obviously a massive improvement. Still don't really understand why I didn't get anything at all with two sticks of RAM in.

    Anyway, muchos gracias. I would thank you twice if I could.
    I see your using 1066Mhz RAM, does it not require 2.1v to be set as the DIMM voltage in the bios? you could also try raising the Northbridge voltage slightly as well.
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
    CAT-THE-FIFTH: "The Antec 300 is a case which has an understated and clean appearance which many people like. Not everyone is into e-peen looking computers which look like a cross between the imagination of a hyperactive 10 year old and a Frog."
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    Re: Problem with motherboard

    Quote Originally Posted by Terbinator View Post
    I see your using 1066Mhz RAM, does it not require 2.1v to be set as the DIMM voltage in the bios? you could also try raising the Northbridge voltage slightly as well.
    Yeah, I had to do this stuff with my previous motherboard, although that booted fine with two sticks in initially. It's pretty tough to change voltages when you can't even get into the bios, but now I can, I don't think I'll have any problems getting it fully working.

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