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Ok, so today I went out and bought a Gigabyte K8 Triton mobo in order to set up my amd 4000+ proc as a folding rig. Installation went smoothly. The first time I tried to boot the computer the front bezel lights flashed on and off very quickly, and I heard and electrical like crackling noise. So I unplugged, opended up the case, and realised I hadnt plugged in the aux 4 prong to the mobo. So I did that, and now the computer will boot up, but I get intermittent beeps, one after another. The manual says one long beep after another is a psu error (tried another psu, same error) and one short beep after another is a dram error (tried working ram from my rig, same error). So now Im at an impasse. I suppose it is possible that the cpu is dead (not sure how though, it went from my rig to the box my opteron came in). Could not plugging in the aux 4 prong when first trying to boot up kill the mobo?
post #2 of 9
I've done that same thing before and actually it booted up fine. Amazingly enough it was only a few weeks later I even noticed it was unplugged, but I put it back in anyway. So I'm not really sure what it does.

(note: this was back when I had my 3200+ and 20-pin gigabyte motherboard)
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Thats what I thought, I think the first time I built a computer I forgot to do the 4pin and it just didnt boot, plugged it in, and then it booted fine. So, my only other guess would be could I have plugged in the 12v 20pin incorrectly? Im almost absolulty sure that because of the way the 20pin connector is made you CANT plug it in backwards or anything. This really sucks... least my gaming rig is still working (albeit intermittently)
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don't think that would do it.

try reseting the cmos maybe it might clear some kind of weird bios error.
    
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Lol. I forgot to plug the 4pin crap too and my pc boot up and work fine. Maybe your mobo or cpu(mostly mobos)
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Weird. When I do that my motherboard doesnt bootup.
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don't think that would do it.

try reseting the cmos maybe it might clear some kind of weird bios error.
Attempted resetting the cmos and that didnt help at all. Took all items out of case to rule out grounding out and that didnt work either. So now im wondering if its the CPU, though from all indications (beep codes and my ram led read outs its a ram problem). Guess ill just return the mobo for another one, and get an x2 to make sure its not the cpu, and maybe some extra ram. All this for a damn folding rig.
post #8 of 9
I think everyone's missed the electrical crackling noise.....

Take the mobo out and make sure you have the right number of brass risers if it's a new install in a case. Unplug everyhing from the mobo, including case switches. All you want is mobo power, and cpu fan. Install cpu, then ram, then case speaker. switch on the psu and use a screwdrive to short the mobo pwr-on anything different?

Yeah, good opportunity for an upgrade... ps did you smell anything burning?
    
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post #9 of 9
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Yeah, did all of that and still no go. I do remember a feint smell of something burning, and have almost come to terms with the fact that the mobo is burnt out. Now im just trying to find out if its my fault or not...

I just hope the cpu is still good. That was a good cpu...
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