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HELP ASAP NEW RIG WON'T WORK!!!!!!

post #1 of 30
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Hey guys I need help ASAP. Just got back from micro center. Built the rig and it powers up. Mobo shows me temp fans run, but no video. Tried my graphics card and the inboard mobo and nothing. Please respond. Thx nappy.
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Rig info would help...

Asrock z68
2500k
Gtx480
700w PSU

HDD from last rig. Already has OS and my data on it.
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make sure all connections are secure. If the problem persists then dead motherboard. Theres a rare occasion where there could be a short in your system.... Take the motherboard out of the case, put it on a box, and plug it in with the bare essentials. 1 stick of ram, cpu, cpu heatsink, and see if it turns on.
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post #4 of 30
Do you have any other parts that you can swap with current machine?

Also, If your board shows 'temps', that must mean is has a post code readout. Postcodes are located in your boards manual.
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The code on the mobo is 38, post memory north bridge initilization (north bridge module specific). No clue what that means. Any help??
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post #6 of 30
Try one memory module at a time, If not, reseat CPU.
post #7 of 30
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One stick of ram works. I tied different seating combos and nothing works other that using one stick. Is the mobo shot. Or do I need to update drivers. No drivers have been updated yet as I have been trying to figure this out.
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post #8 of 30
One stick at a time works, or is it just the one stick? What about the other stick?

What about a working stick in each of the memory slots?
post #9 of 30
Exchanging the memory is the easiest and the first thing I would try. Also, try a single module in all slots one at a time. You will probably find you either have a bad stick or a bad slot.
post #10 of 30
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The other stick works too. But only one stick at a time works. Both sticks work though.
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