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post #1 of 7
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OK, this is the system - I think it is the one in my sig. Have had no problems at all. Run it through a KVM switch so this gamer and the family computer can use the same monitor.

Yesterday, bring home my nice new 22" Acer LCD. The gamer had been running flawlessly the last several nights running hours on end of LOTRO

I plug in the new LCD into the KVM and turn on the gamer to adjust settings. It starts up like it normally does, but something is amiss. The X1800XT I have normally starts up with a high rev, then comes back down to normal. However, this time, it stays at high rev ALL the time, and the KVM shows no signal. I plug the computer directly into the monitor. No signal. All lights and fans are running, but I never get a beep like usual when it starts. No error beeps either.

I grab a 7900 GTO and throw it in there. No go. I grab a new PSU that I know works. Same thing.

I am thinking dead mobo due to process of elimination since it never even posts and gives no error beep. Does this sound about right or is there something I am missing? Just ticks me off that it was working perfectly the night before and bang, nada.

If you have any other tips, please advise. I have checked all connections and they are solid. No error beeps.

Thanks.
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Yep. I def. believe it's motherboard.

No beep, you say?

If there were beep, I'd guess RAM, but... it's gotta be motherboard.

Although.. (i have a feeling that this one's going to be way off), it could be monitor.

It probably is way off, but I've had a sitch when my 15'' LCD just died on me and it scared the crap out of me because I thought it was my motherboard.

So I went over to Plague's house and borrowed his spare monitor, and shazam!

I bought a new LCD soon afterwards... but.. yeah. Check monitor just in case.

But I do believe that mobo is the most likely cause.

EDIT: Yeah, it sucks to have a rig like yours not working... after having it work well for so long. Sorry, mate. A bad current/static could have just snapped it. If that were the case, then you're lucky the mobo didn't take anything else with you (seemingly).
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The monitor works great through KVM with the family computer (opty 165, 2 GB RAM, X1650 XT). I also tried the old 19" LCD direct to gamer and no go.

I am thinking that also due to no beep and the fan never backs down.

Could it be bad PCIe slot? I have not tried that due to the insane reworking of the guts I would have to do with HDD's.
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2X80GB SATA DVD+-RW Win XP Pro SP2 19" Sceptre X9 Gamer 
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post #4 of 7
I'm assuming you have no spare motherboard that would work?

I'd just RMA it.
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Gonna try clearing the CMOS as a last effort.
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Hot damn, we are in bi'ness. I suck for not doing that first.
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2X80GB SATA DVD+-RW Win XP Pro SP2 19" Sceptre X9 Gamer 
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post #7 of 7
bios error? Try resetting it

EDIT: Just saw you got it fixed with a cmos reset! My brilliance exceeds my reputation!haha
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