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This is the first computer I've built from the ground up. Abit AB9 Pro motherboard, Celly processor, Corsair Ram, Zalman 7700 CPU fan. Sapphire x 850 xt graphics card. Pcie x 16

So, I boot it up, and everything seems to power on (all fans, graphics card fan, etc.). Nothing comes on the monitor, and the LED display on the MB says 90.

9.0. on the board manual says" Complete μGuru initial process AWARD BIOS take over booting job"

Ok, so what do I do now to get it to boot into bios? Do I need to put something on a floppy and stick 'er in, or what? Or should it show me something on the screen? Newb question, but any help is great appreciated! Rep+
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You don't need a floppy or anything. The system should show a BIOS screen (usually has the vendor logo and motherboard type), and then it will attempt to boot, usually the default is it will look for a CD/DVD to boot from, and then the hard drive.

If you aren't getting anything on the monitor, then you haven't gotten to this point yet. Dumb question, but is the video cable plugged into the video card? Is the PCI-E power cable connected to your video card from the PSU? Are you getting a POST beep? A single beep is good, multiple is bad (you need to have the little speaker plugged into the motherboard for this to work; it should be included with the motherboard). None means you have a problem with something more serious, like the RAM, CPU, or motherboard.

If the video card is getting power, the fan will be spinning. It sounds like yours is, but I'm just making sure.
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Hey,

I should mention it's a used motherboard.

PCI-e power cable is plugged in and fan is spinning.

I have a windows XP cd in the cd rom drive. I have a hard drive hooked up but I'm not sure if it works or not, so I was hoping it would boot from the cd-rom.

Video cable plugged into video card? You mean like the cable to the monitor? Yes, but there is a DVI-AVG adapter also in the loop, since I didn't have a DVI cable, I just bought an adaptor.

I do a the speaker hooked up, but it never beeps.

It goes to code 82 I think then to 90, and then stops, so I'm thinking maybe the bios is corrupted and needs to be reloaded? Maybe I just need to clear the CMOS. Not sure.
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It's a pretty good bet that the motherboard is messed up. Where'd you get it?
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even tho the hd is messed up it should say something after bios so it aint the drive u should try plugthe screen to the onboard vga if the board or try and switch the card but if it don't work i think the board or mem is bad
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post #6 of 12
Clear that CMOS! It solves a LOT of problems..

After that, contact the seller of the mobo..
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I should mention it's a used motherboard


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Clear that CMOS! It solves a LOT of problems..

After that, contact the seller of the mobo..


If it is still a no-go try re-flashing the BIOS.
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...so, any luck?
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post #9 of 12
Check your mounting hardware for your cpu cooler...try unbolting the back plate and just sit the cpu cooler on the cpu..then see if it turns on. Some mobo's are finicky with the backing plates..the Tuniq120 back plate grounded to my mobo. I had to insulate it to get it to fire up.
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If it is still a no-go try re-flashing the BIOS.
Well. Reflashing is RISKY... Ive had to RMA a board cause that failed. And its STILL dead. Got it back, they fixed some traces, still a dead bios. *Rolls eyes*
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