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Is my motherboard dead?

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
Hello,

I have a system with the following components (Actually overclock.net helped me build this)
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition
G.SKILL F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
Corsair CMPSU-650TX

I bought some new memory to upgrade my machine, but unfortunately when I installed it, the computer wouldn't boot and no video was displayed to the monitor. I tried reinstalling the old memory, but the same problem. It doesn't give any beep codes, even when there is no memory installed. The fans turn on and all the LEDs that I'm used to seeing are on, but nothing happens.

Do you guys think that I may have damaged my motherboard while installing the memory? I don't have another board to test the rest of the components. Is there a way I can be sure that its the motherboard, and not the PSU or CPU?

Thanks in advance for any help/advice,
xana5
post #2 of 6
Try a Clear CMOS.
Was anything OC'ed?
If yes, revert to stock.
Then, install one stick of RAM to see if it boots.
   
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Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Sony DVD/RW Xigmatec Aegir SD128264 Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit LG 2443T 
PowerCase
ThermalTake Toughpower 800 (Non modular) ThermalTake Eureka 
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Pentium 4 1.7Ghz Northwood Gigabyte GA-8ITX Creative GeForce3 Ti 500 Some generic Samsung 512Mb 
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Hitachi 80 Gb Plextor CD-DVD RW  What was that again? Windows 98 SE  
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
15'' CRT Broken Yes,it has. Fridge 
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5930k ASUS Rampage V Extreme Sapphire R9 290 Ripjaws V 2400MHz  
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Frappenstein
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom ii x4 965 BE GA-MA-790FXT-UD5P Sapphire R9 290 Tri-x OC Kingston Value RAM 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Kingston Value RAM Seagate Barracuda (Died) WD Caviar Black Sony DVD/RW 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Sony DVD/RW Xigmatec Aegir SD128264 Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit LG 2443T 
PowerCase
ThermalTake Toughpower 800 (Non modular) ThermalTake Eureka 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium 4 1.7Ghz Northwood Gigabyte GA-8ITX Creative GeForce3 Ti 500 Some generic Samsung 512Mb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi 80 Gb Plextor CD-DVD RW  What was that again? Windows 98 SE  
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
15'' CRT Broken Yes,it has. Fridge 
MouseMouse PadAudio
In the lab for exeriments  To disect the mouse Audigy 3 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5930k ASUS Rampage V Extreme Sapphire R9 290 Ripjaws V 2400MHz  
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Intel 750 Series 400GB WD Caviar Black 1 Tb H-100i Win 7 64 bit Ultimate 
PowerCase
Super Flower 1600W Platinum Coolermaster Cosmos2 
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post #3 of 6
Unplug all of your psu cables (at the front side) and plug them in.
When something shorted, this is a way to get the psu out of its safety status.
post #4 of 6
check ALL connections

if good (including supplemental cpu power / gpu if needed)

make sure P/S is enough power. if so:

check ram is installed in correct place and properly if so reseat if not place correctly lol
if that dont fix it:

reseat CPU then GPU

if that still dont work re seat everything clear bios and try again

if not. report back.
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Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit Auria EQ276W 27" IPS LED Monitor (2560x1440) Logitech Wireless Combo MK520 Corsair AX1200i Digital ATX Power Supply 80 PLU... 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
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post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thanks for everyone's help!

I tried all the tricks mentioned, and after I re-seated the CPU, everything started working again, even my new memory.

Thanks again,
xana5
post #6 of 6
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Originally Posted by xana5 View Post

Thanks for everyone's help!

I tried all the tricks mentioned, and after I re-seated the CPU, everything started working again, even my new memory.

Thanks again,
xana5

np yw
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Intel Core i7 3930K ASUS Rampage IV Extreme EVGA NVIDIA GTX TITAN Crucial Ballistix Sport - 64GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Corsair Force Series GT 240GB Western Digital Black 2TB LG 16X Blu-ray BDXL Internal Rewriter CORSAIR Hydro Series H110 Water Cooler 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit Auria EQ276W 27" IPS LED Monitor (2560x1440) Logitech Wireless Combo MK520 Corsair AX1200i Digital ATX Power Supply 80 PLU... 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair C70 Vengance Logitech MX None Creative Sound Blaster Z 
AudioOtherOtherOther
Logitech Z506 5.1 Surround Hauppauge - HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition CLX-3185 Color Multifunction Color Laser Printer D-Link 8-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch 
Other
AC 750 DB Wi-Fi Dual-Band AC+ Router 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3930K ASUS Rampage IV Extreme EVGA NVIDIA GTX TITAN Crucial Ballistix Sport - 64GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Corsair Force Series GT 240GB Western Digital Black 2TB LG 16X Blu-ray BDXL Internal Rewriter CORSAIR Hydro Series H110 Water Cooler 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit Auria EQ276W 27" IPS LED Monitor (2560x1440) Logitech Wireless Combo MK520 Corsair AX1200i Digital ATX Power Supply 80 PLU... 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair C70 Vengance Logitech MX None Creative Sound Blaster Z 
AudioOtherOtherOther
Logitech Z506 5.1 Surround Hauppauge - HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition CLX-3185 Color Multifunction Color Laser Printer D-Link 8-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch 
Other
AC 750 DB Wi-Fi Dual-Band AC+ Router 
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