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post #1 of 83
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hello everyone, you all might remember me for making the epic thread stating that i have won an asus P5B Deluxe WIFI motherboard, along with tons of questions and non related PC stuff in that.

now i have came to building my new PC, in which i am new to and has taken me at least a couple of days to get it all sorted abit.

i put all the stuff together and tried following that booklets as much as possible.

when ready, i pushed the ON button, everything seems to be working, but i see that the monitor did not turn on, it was still on Standby mode. i ooked at the graphic card and everything seems fine and the monitor i know for a fact was working 100%, i also realised that the DVDR Drive LEDs was on throughout and wouldnt eject whatsoever. i thought it was the memroy, so i replaced it with a 512MB 533mhz, but same thing.

i thought it was the Hard Drive, so i replaced it with an IDE, and still nothing.

i am worried i might have done something wrong with the motherboard itself or i might have added abit too much thermal compound on the CPU or NB?

i really dont know what is the problem here, the graphic card's fan was running, so i dont expect nothings wrong with it, especialy as it hasnt been touched for a few months since it was last tested.

thats all i can think off right now, i am really stuck on this and very very worried, as i dont want my friend thinking i have blown my PC up already, and thus owing him 50.

please please please can someone help me on this, i hope u can understand my situation as my newly built pc is not functioning at all, and to have spent sooo long and sooo much doing it.

i would really appreciate it. i will help to try as much questions as possible, need to do it ASAP.

thanks. look forward to what you lot have to say.
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post #2 of 83
Try clearing CMOS?
post #3 of 83
I'm having similar issues... after clearing my CMOS for 24hrs, it finally posted video, i edited the BIOS settings saved and exited, and again it no longer posts...but I'm with the P5K deluxe
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post #4 of 83
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u are having similar problems?

may i ask, how does the CMOS relate to not seeing the monitor actually come ON and stay on Standby, as well as seeing this orange LED on my case, specifying something mihgt be wrong.

its a Antec SLK1650.
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post #5 of 83
sounds more like the system does not get past POST. Usually this is because of only a few things, memory/cpu compatability/cpu fan/DOA motherboard. You didnt post which cpu you have, that might be good information to add. Also which slot did you place the memory into?
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post #6 of 83
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okay, im using a Intel Core 2 duo E6600

my motherboard is a Asus P5B Deluxe WIFI

Memory: Crucial Ballistix 2GB 800Mhz, and they were places on the top 2 Memory slots, i think DIMM 1, not sure, but viewing the motherboard with the side panel on the left, as i said, the top 2.

and im using a 7600GT.

so, when u say its not getting past the POST, does that mean the screen not coming out of Standby mode?
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post #7 of 83
Pretty good build and the Mobo seems ok. Don't think its compatibility problem. Ummm try removing the ram and place only one inside (try switching both).
    
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post #8 of 83
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Originally Posted by weltall View Post
Pretty good build and the Mobo seems ok. Don't think its compatibility problem. Ummm try removing the ram and place only one inside (try switching both).
Basically it is a RAM issue most of the time..

Try putting in one stick turn it on, see if it posts if it does congrats.

Put in the second stick only and see if it posts, if not that stick is dead and RMA it or both if it's in a 2 x 1GB Kit..

The mobo may most likely be DOA since you have tested another ram stick or you may have shorted something with static electricity if you didn't ground yourself somehow..

Can you RMA the board?
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post #9 of 83
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please define RMA again please.

and as u can remember, i tested the motherboard with another RAM, which worked perfectly, but when i placed it again, it did not work, or did not 'POST'.

the new RAM i got was brand new, and i think i have tried one at a time, but nothing still.

what am i doing wrong? i didnt change any setting when the last time i used it, or tested it, i just set the settings in the BIOS to default.
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post #10 of 83
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Originally Posted by Orbis_Non_Sufficit View Post
please define RMA again please.

and as u can remember, i tested the motherboard with another RAM, which worked perfectly, but when i placed it again, it did not work, or did not 'POST'.

the new RAM i got was brand new, and i think i have tried one at a time, but nothing still.

what am i doing wrong? i didnt change any setting when the last time i used it, or tested it, i just set the settings in the BIOS to default.
Wait the computer did POST when you put in another ram stick?

RMA is to replace it with the manufacturer. Like if you bought something like RAM and it didn't work RMA it and get a new stick and replace the old..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Return_..._Authorization

Anyway if when you replace the RAM with another stick and it posted then try the 1 by one method testing each ram stick. The one that makes the computer not post is at fault.
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