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I am in the process of rebuilding my rig. It is a very long story that almost cost me a divorce at the expense of one evil cat. You can check the original rig in my sig. I have since replaced the mobo(upgraded to a msi 990FXA-GD80), The vid card(replaced with 2 6870 MSI twin frozrII's), The Ram was replaced with a Corsair XMS3 16g kit. I have a OCZ-ZX1250 psu on the way. I am still getting no post, no display, no beep, all fans work , and mobo displays all led's w/ a post error 54 ( MEM).
The story: The rig in my sig ran without an issue for a year . Very rarely turned it off, and it ran outside in my garage in Florida heat. It was all I could ask for. I came home from work 2 weeks before Christmas to a black monitor and the case was still on. All fans, all lights, all leds..... no video. Upon further inspection I found A TRAIL OF CAT PUKE AND CHRISTMAS TREE TINSEL hanging down inside my case. This is only one year old, and I could have RMA'd to save a ton of cash, but I just couldn't pull the trigger and do it knowing that my wifes evil satanic cat fragged my rig. So I've been replacing components as the money comes in and I'm still in a no vid , no post state.

I've tried 3 diff brands of RAM, I've tried 2 diff PSU's, I've tried 3 diff GPU's ..I'm @ my wits end with this thing. 'I have reset CMOS with every change , but am now at the point that I changed so much , I don't know *** to do . I am getting a "54" error in the debug led, but I know that the AMD CPUS control mem so that didn't mean much (especially after testing with 3 diff brands and 8 sticks of DDR3. In a last ditch effort I have convinced the wife(READ: BEGGED and PLEADED) into letting me order a FX-4100. I wasn't about to spend over $200 on an 1100T or a replacement 965 BE .
So in closing: Thanks for listening to me babble, and please feel free to throw out any Ideas or suggestions to help me get this pile to post... MY WIFES CATS LIFE MAY JUST DEPEND ON IT!!!! wink.gif
Edited by JAMZ87SS - 1/12/12 at 2:44pm
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I've Bread boarded. I've tried all Ram slots with one stick. I've tried to reseat the cpu. I've tried every possible troubleshooting Idea I've found online. ... It's kicking my arse.
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So the only thing didn't change was mobo and cpu ? and you are getting a new cpu. Let's hope its the cpu.
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Changed everything except the CPU.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JAMZ87SS View Post

Changed everything except the CPU.
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usually what I did when handling a won't live computer are:
1. replace mobo and left the rest as it is before. usually motherboard the 1st to broken.
2. still no sign of live? try all the memory slot using only 1 memory stick.
3. still dead? borrow a vga and test if it will display something.
4. replace processor but left the other same with old system. if nothing happen, then try step 1, 2 and 3 again.

and for tips do it outside case so it is easier for you when need to remove and plug peripheral. hope you'll able to get it fix ASAP.
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It is a very long story that almost cost me a divorce at the expense of one evil cat.

I want to hear this long story.

HONEY, THE CAT STEPPED ON A NAKED GROUND WIRE AND WENT ZAP AND IT SMELLS LIKE BURNT CAT!!1 whistle.gif


Sounds like a solid cooked CPU.
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CPU may have been damaged somehow causing this issue. If the cat yack was liquid it might have caused an electrocution on the board and surged everything. Must be the CPU if you have pulled it out of the case and tried 1 stick of ram.
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OK , so I dug up an old Athlon II x2 regor 3g chip I had from a previous build. It was known to be good, and in working order when it was removed from old rig and stored in origal packaging. Now the board shows code 19 rather than 54 and the DDR PHase only lights LED #1 . NB and CPU phase LEDs still all light, and all fans including CPU fan spin up on power.
Still no post or beep, or vid. Any thoughts on this? I still have not received my new PSU so maybe I'll get lucky ?
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g.gifsounds like a solid cooked CPU.
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