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So just yesterday I picked a computer up from the side of the road. When I got home, I disassembled the system unit to find that most of the parts had been cannibalized, except for two DVD drives, the motherboard and the CPU, which is a Pentium 4 1.7 ghz. I have determined that the motherboard is this.
I haven't finished reading the documentation yet, being about 100 pages long. However, I have read over the troubleshooting section and it seems to be that my situation isn't there. What I'm getting is five red LEDs lighting up on the motherboard, and a very loud, long beep coming from the motherboard. I suspect it might be the CPU overheating, because I had the genius idea of running it with the heatsink off. I will run it again with the heatsink on in a bit, more updates to come!

TL;DR, I have a Soyo P4X400 Dragon Lite motherboard and a bunch of red LEDs are lighting up, what does this mean?
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Probably overheating, clean up the whole motherboard, reset the CPU, reapply some paste, the CPU can heat up very fast and without a heatsink that isn't good.
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Originally Posted by ponywithaids View Post

What I'm getting is five red LEDs lighting up on the motherboard, and a very loud, long beep coming from the motherboard. I suspect it might be the CPU overheating, because I had the genius idea of running it with the heatsink off.

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after you clean it, fix any issues and get a 2 - 3 drives min, it will make a great file/media I.E NAS server and run freeNAS on it IMO thats what onething i would do with it..
http://www.freenas.org/
second put linux on it and make it a linux box. unbuntu is a nice version
third get a couple of NICs use pfsense and use it for a router/FW
http://www.pfsense.org/
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post #5 of 5
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Just wndering, will this motherboard POST without any RAM or CPU installed?
Newbie question sorry
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Western Digital Caviar Black  some POS ASUS DVD R/W  Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO, passive Windows 7 
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