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Alright, got my brand new case, an Antec Nine Hundred, and I had to switch out all my stuff. So, while I was putting my hard drives and what not in, my brother comes over and fondles my cpu like the bumbling idiot he is. I yell at him and he puts it down. He doesn't know about ESD. So I get all of my stuff hooked up and 100% the way I had it before, push power, nothing. Motherboard fails to find a CPU. I tried an Abit motherboard. Said the same thing. Tried another video card. Same thing. I double checked all of my connections and still no go.

What do you guys think? Dead? If no great, if yes, thats okay cause the little bugger has to buy me a new one now. I'm thinking FX-60
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Now this is were the anger subsides and you take the time to teach him whe what nots and what to.
I'ts time get a 165 or 170 Opty with that MB and RAM
    
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No this is were the anger subsides and you take the time to teach him whe what nots and what to.
I'ts time get a 165 or 170 Opty with that MB and RAM
Meh, he's 13. Doesn't give a crap about computers. As long as it surfs porn, they're fine. I'd rather take a BFH to his head right now.

I've seriously been thinking about getting the Opteron 165, now. If I can't get this X2 4800 for cheap on craigslist, I'm going to buy one. But time is of the essence right now. I have a LAN to go to over Thanksgiving, and they usually require a working CPU. I'm thinking about just buying a 3000+ to hold me over until I can get an opty.
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I haven't tried one, but from allt he reading I've done, the Opty 165 is looking good.

P.S. Sell your brother to some rich guy as a slave and buy an Opty.
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Why did you need to take the cpu out of the mobo when putting it in the new case
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Why did you need to take the cpu out of the mobo when putting it in the new case
I had it in another motherboard that was running it before I got my SLI-DR Expert back from Newegg. So, new motherboard and case last night.
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post #7 of 57
Try it from the very basics...hooking up only the processor and RAM, and see if you get some beep codes. If so, then hook up all other peripherals and go from there? I know when I swapped out and hooke deverything up in my custom built case, it wouldnt post. Broke it down to the bare minimum, got some beep codes, turns out video card was a little unplugged, causing it to fail. Also, did you remember to put new thermal paste on the IHS? Just some thoughts...don't get angry, I know you're no n00b.
    
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get an opty but i've did experiments w/ static electricity, actually using my XP 2000+ to comb my hair. put it back in and started right up........
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get an opty but i've did experiments w/ static electricity, actually using my XP 2000+ to comb my hair. put it back in and started right up........
Well, I've noticed that its been REALLY staticy around here. It's been windy and dry all week. I took off my hoodie earlier and my hair was standing on end and everything.

But its done this with 2 motherboards. It's not the RAM, because I had it running in my mom's computer. Not the video card(s), and the DFI motherboard's lights tell me that its not detecting a CPU. It's dead, Jim.

I'm going to ask my A+ teacher to see if I can borrow a CPU to totally troubleshoot this.
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well if worse comes to worse, go take out a gun (you live in texas...) and go shoot it. me and my cousin blasted his xp 2000 when it failed for other reasons. put a hole straight through the core.
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