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I've been reading extensively on these forums for people with a problem like mine. This thread seems to be the most involved. Let me start with my setup.

p5n32-e SLI
Gskill ddr2 2x 2g ram
EVGA 8800 gts 320mb
core2duo e6600 cpu
roswell 550w PSU

The computer has been together and running fine for a month. Today, I go to turn it on, and no system beep, no picture.

I've done a wide range of things, and I cannot get the thing to post. I've tried it with no CPU at all, and I can't even get a system beep out of it. I've systematically tried with no ram, no cpu, no vc, and never a beep or a post.

I reset the jumper for CMOS and no post. I moved my graphics card to the lower PCI-e slot and still no post.


On my initial boot, I loaded the updated bios. I used the asus program to OC to 5%. It worked fine for 2 weeks this way. I changed nothing in bios at all, no voltage, nothing. I upgraded and changed nothing yesterday and it was working. I shut it off, started it today, no beep, no post.

Does this sound more like a Video Card problem, or a MOBO problem? If so, why did it just suddenly occur?


Any help would be very much appreciated.
post #42 of 55
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Originally Posted by EvilLestat View Post
I've tried it with no CPU at all, and I can't even get a system beep out of it. I've systematically tried with no ram, no cpu, no vc, and never a beep or a post.

I reset the jumper for CMOS and no post. I moved my graphics card to the lower PCI-e slot and still no post.
It sounds very much like the motherboard is dead. I don't know what BIOS you were useing but the early release BIOS's for this board would overvolt the chipsets quite badly when overclocking, which is why many people set their voltages manually. I'd say this is what's killed the board.

Just call Asus for an RMA and tell them it "just stopped working".
post #43 of 55
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Originally Posted by t4ct1c47 View Post
It sounds very much like the motherboard is dead. I don't know what BIOS you were useing but the early release BIOS's for this board would overvolt the chipsets quite badly when overclocking, which is why many people set their voltages manually. I'd say this is what's killed the board.

Just call Asus for an RMA and tell them it "just stopped working".
I was beginning to fear this. however, I upgraded BIOS to the newest version the day I got it, which was a month ago Today, actually.

Do yous till believe this to be the problem? The no beep with no CPU makes me think dead mobo too, or something dead, since green led comes on.

Thanks for a speedy reply
post #44 of 55
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Phew! What a relief. I finally got the motherboard to boot. Right after I received my cheap RAM in the mail, I hooked everything up with the stick in the first slot, powered on and nothing. I then adjusted everything to make sure everything was tight, and nothing again... After saying to myself "here we go again, I just wasted $20" I decided to hook up the case speaker to the motherboard just to hope that a beep would come out. I heard the beep and was so relieved that at least the board made a sound, and even better when I turned around I noticed that the board even booted up.

Thanks everyone for the help, I'm going to set up everything tomorrow. Quick question, should I flash and update the bios before I do anything or set everything up and see if it works completely first? I do plan to overclock and upgrade eventually. Plus I have Vista so I don't know if there are any compatibility problems with the initial BIOS.
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post #45 of 55
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Originally Posted by EvilLestat View Post
I've been reading extensively on these forums for people with a problem like mine. This thread seems to be the most involved. Let me start with my setup.

p5n32-e SLI
Gskill ddr2 2x 2g ram
EVGA 8800 gts 32mb
core2duo e6600 cpu
roswell 550w PSU


On my initial boot, I loaded the updated bios. I used the asus program to OC to 5%. It worked fine for 2 weeks this way. I changed nothing in bios at all, no voltage, nothing. I upgraded and changed nothing yesterday and it was working. I shut it off, started it today, no beep, no post.

Does this sound more like a Video Card problem, or a MOBO problem? If so, why did it just suddenly occur?


Any help would be very much appreciated.
Did you check the Asus forums at all, because I've seen the same problem posted many times there. I don't know the solution since I never actually looked in those threads.

No beeping can also be because the RAM isn't set up correctly (In my case it apparently needed more voltage) or because there's something up with the cpu. There's probably more possibilities too, but that's from what I've read. Maybe you're cpu died (I'm not that knowledgeable, I'm just putting it out there as a possibility)?
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post #46 of 55
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Do yous till believe this to be the problem? The no beep with no CPU makes me think dead mobo too, or something dead, since green led comes on.
No, alert beeps from the motherboard when there is no CPU or RAM installed confirms that it's at fault. Its possible the chipsets have been overvolted on the newer BIOS if you're used to Auto overclocking features.

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Quick question, should I flash and update the bios before I do anything or set everything up and see if it works completely first? I do plan to overclock and upgrade eventually. Plus I have Vista so I don't know if there are any compatibility problems with the initial BIOS.
Use the latest 1103 non-beta BIOS. Vista doesn't have problems with motherboards that get flashed with up to date BIOS's.
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No alert beeps from the motehrbaodr when there is no CPU or RAM installed confirms that it's at fault. Its possible the chipsets have been overvolted on the newer BIOS if you're used to Auto overclocking features.
Not necessarily, I had the exact same problem with my motherboard not beeping and it turned out my RAM was the problem. The motherboard won't beep if there's something wrong with either the cpu or ram. It also won't beep if it's fried, so that's also a possibility.
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post #48 of 55
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Not necessarily, I had the exact same problem with my motherboard not beeping and it turned out my RAM was the problem. The motherboard won't beep if there's something wrong with either the cpu or ram. It also won't beep if it's fried, so that's also a possibility.
But when I remove the ram, it still does not beep - and it should beep to indicate no ram, correct?

I don't understand why this happened suddenly. It was fine yesterday then today it does this...I changed nothing so this bothers me as all the parts are new.


this is my ram if that helps..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231112

and I do run it dual channel, and attempted only 1 stick in the farthest slot from CPU and still no post.
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The motherboard won't beep if there's something wrong with either the cpu or ram. It also won't beep if it's fried, so that's also a possibility.
I came to the instant conclusion of a dead motherboard as EvilLestat stated that he has tried powering up the board with no CPU or RAM installed at all. If the motherboard doesn't even beep with no CPU and RAM then something is definately wrong with it.

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Originally Posted by EvilLestat
I've done a wide range of things, and I cannot get the thing to post. I've tried it with no CPU at all, and I can't even get a system beep out of it. I've systematically tried with no ram, no cpu, no vc, and never a beep or a post.
A faulty video card or PCI-Express slot can also stop the system from POSTing or beeping (I had this issue with my own P5N32-E SLi, though EvilLestat has already tried it with no graphics card installed.

My conclusion is dead motherboard, there's not much you can do but to RMA the board to Asus.
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But when I remove the ram, it still does not beep - and it should beep to indicate no ram, correct?

I don't understand why this happened suddenly. It was fine yesterday then today it does this...I changed nothing so this bothers me as all the parts are new.


this is my ram if that helps..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231112

and I do run it dual channel, and attempted only 1 stick in the farthest slot from CPU and still no post.
The best thing you could do is test part by part with a motherboard you know that works. I really can't tell you exactly what your problem is, but I can tell you for sure that my board (the exact board you have) didn't POST and beep at all after taking the video card out, taking the RAM out, sound card etc. The only sound I ever got was when I forgot to plug the power into my video card, and I suspect that was coming from the videocard because it wasn't a POST beep. Like I said before, if your cpu or ram aren't working (I've read about the cpu, I know firsthand about the ram) there won't be any beeps.

I guess your next best option would be to start RMA'ing parts and seeing what happens because you probably don't want to spend $20 on cheap ram that may not even make your system work.

Check gskill's website (I didn't notice if any manual came with mine) to see if those sticks require more voltage than the default 1.8 (I know newegg says they're 1.8v, but just make sure).

I doubt it's the video card just because that wouldn't cause the board not to POST. The three RMAing options I would choose between would be the board, the cpu, and the ram.
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