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Hi all,

Anyways, I just ordered a complete set of parts for my first personal rig, I've assembled others, but this is the first I've done for myself. I picked up a Biostar A870U3 (no integrated graphics), a Phenom II 560 BE, G.Skill Snipers 2x4gb at 1333 mhz, and a Sapphire Radeon HD 5570. I'm running a stock 430 watt PSU that came with my Logisys case.

I put everything together, hooked it up nice and neat, hard drive, cd drive, and everything else, plugged in a monitor via VGA and fired it up... and got nothing. No POST, no beeps, no video signal, nothing. I've already tried reseating the RAM, GFX card, and all cables. I've tried booting with one stick of RAM, no RAM, no GFX card, and no GFX or RAM at all, and I still get no beeps.

Can anybody help me out? I just want to get to my BIOS so I can set this darned thing up... -_-

Thanks
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I put together a nearly identical rig as yours a couple months ago, and had exactly the same problem- for about 30 seconds. Put everything together- greedily rubbed my hands and hit the switch. NOTHING. Got the old heart- sinking feeling and started to investigate- took me about 30 seconds to try the rocker switch on the back of the PSU. Flipped it, fired her up and everything was rosy with that rig from that point forward. Here is the thread about that build:

http://www.overclock.net/amd-motherboards/1050385-biostar-a870u3.html

I ended up ordering the new ASUS M5A97 EVO now in my siig rig for a build for my dad, but I was having some problems getting everything working straight, so i used the Biostar board for his build. That thing was an absolute honey for me, I hated to see it go. This M5A97 is of course technically superior, but it has taken a couple of weeks to work out some issues to get everything to run straight. I am sorry to hear you are having problems with the Biostar, hopefully your problem turns out to be somewhere near as simple as mine was.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-4170 @ 4.86 Ghz ASUS M5A97 EVO 2 x PowerColor AX6790 Crossfire 16GB (4 x 4GB) SAMSUNG MV-3V4G3D @1890 Mhz 8-9-9 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2x Corsair Force 3 120 GB SSD External USB AMD stock cooler Win7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS 23" DVI Fullsize, solid. OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W CM Praetorian 730 Black 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-4170 @ 4.86 Ghz ASUS M5A97 EVO 2 x PowerColor AX6790 Crossfire 16GB (4 x 4GB) SAMSUNG MV-3V4G3D @1890 Mhz 8-9-9 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2x Corsair Force 3 120 GB SSD External USB AMD stock cooler Win7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS 23" DVI Fullsize, solid. OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W CM Praetorian 730 Black 
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Has red light on bottom 
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Ahh, lucky me. I came down this morning and looked at it under the light of day, and lo' and behold, I had the CMOS jumper only on pin 1. I must've missed the pin when I reset it last night. Booted right up. Installed Windows 7 32-bit and unlocked it to a quad-core, upped the FSB to 205 Mhz. It's running stable right now, playing a movie. First overclock and unlock I've ever done, although, I haven't stress tested it.
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