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post #1 of 24
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computer wont post wth.gif

I switched my "working motherboard" and "ram" from my current system to upgrade an older home pc with a pentium 4.

So I put it all together running from the onboard gpu and it just won't boot into post.

I get these random restart loops and sometimes I get beep codes, usually starts with a long beep then continuous short beeps ranging from 40 to 21, so they are pretty much random too.

I know that the ram works and the motherboard works cause I used them in the system below.

What can I do ?
Edited by abdidas - 1/4/12 at 6:09pm
post #2 of 24
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Bump who here can help me frown.gif
post #3 of 24
I would start here: does the mobo support the CPU? support the RAM?
post #4 of 24
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I know that the motherboard support the ram because I was using them together for almost two years.

I know the motherboard supports the cpu from their website, it says support Intel pentium 4 524 from bios F6, I have F8 installed on the motherboard.
post #5 of 24
OK, so tell us what you did, exactly. "working motherboard" and "ram" in older home pc case? Home PC case PS? etc. etc.
post #6 of 24
Looks like a RAM problem to me.
post #7 of 24
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ahriman View Post

OK, so tell us what you did, exactly. "working motherboard" and "ram" in older home pc case? Home PC case PS? etc. etc.

I took the pentium 4 processor out of old home pc and put it in a new system with a gigabyte g41 motherboard and ocz 2GB ram which I took out from my existing system so I know they worked. The power supply was a generic one 300W lite-on, however I did test it with the corsair and there was no change, I also tested the psu with an antec psu tester and it showed Ok. So I don't think its the psu. I have disconnected all hard drives, optical drives, everything apart from ram, cpu, I am using onboard vga.
At first I thought it was the cmos bios because I had previous overclocked settings but I took out the battery to no avail.

I am getting these beep codes and can't figure them out they are very unsual and random in number.

I tried reseating memory and only having one stick in, sam problem. I even went to the extreme of cleaning the underside of the pentium 4 processor think It might be dirty from the move. Still same problem.
post #8 of 24
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any ideas?

I put the Pentium 4 back into its old motherboard and it works!

so my conclusion is either the new motherboard broke while installing or the cpu is not supported (even though it say it is on the gigabyte website)
post #9 of 24
Does the mobo work with the Q6600? If so, I go back to my original diagnosis of compatibility (and it seems you may have arrived there as well).
post #10 of 24
Could the mobo possibly be shorting to the case? I don't know if it would even beeb then though. So... did you put all the standoffs there and everything?
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