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post #21 of 38
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Originally Posted by Nonchalant View Post
Check the seating of the CPU..seriously..

Ive wasted more time troubleshooting problems that turned out to be a badly seated CPU than any other issue.

Even recently I'd get the same symptoms as you..no post, no bios error, nothing..then when I did get a bios error it was indicating DRAM refresh failure. Turned out it had nothing to do with the RAM. What it was was the CPU cooler retianing bracket putting too much pressure on the CPU..go figure. Fixed that problem & it posts everytime..

The biggest tip I can give anyone (and its one Ive learnt over time) is: Dont assume logic is behind every problem. Once you have followed the logical troubleshooting path & you still cant find the problem, throw out logic & look for that that you would expect could have nothing to do with the issue..
Question: Is a CPU seating problem even possible with ZIF (Zero Insertion Force) sockets? I mean, these things are designed to just drop right in once they're unlocked.

I ask from a position of ignorance.

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post #22 of 38
I sent you a PM Jarhead.

If anything I sent you is DOA I will refund your money upon receipt of item.

Sorry for your crapola luck with tronical apparati

So far as I know I only have known good gear...
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post #23 of 38
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Truthfully CD, don't worry about it. If there is something wrong I'm sure that I had something to do with it. I'm getting ready to hook everything back up. I'll let you know how it turns out.
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Dude, around you NOTHING is reliable apparently, lol. This board rocks, and I got it to replace an A8N32-Sli Deluxe that came out of the box with pci-e slot 1 DOA and slot 2 burned out 2 months later.
But that doesn't mean I'll never buy Asus again.

The board just posted. I moved the graphics card to the lower slot and it posted no problem. Moved it back, wouldn't post. So now I'm going to boot it up with the lower slot I guess.
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Now installing vista...
post #26 of 38
Seems like every variable has been isolated except the PSU. I would go to Circuit City (or anywhere with one) and buy a power supply tester.
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post #27 of 38
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Bino we tested the PSU on my cousins A8nSLI with sli enabled. It booted fine with both of his 7800GTs. And besides it's working at all I'm taking as a major win right now.
post #28 of 38
huh that's strange. It's only posting in the PCI-E2 slot? Do you see the labels on the mobo or what? If that is in fact PCI-E2, then you may have to manually assign IRQs....or let Vista assign them. There should be an option in the BIOS somewhere.
Glad to see that you solved your problem my friend!
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post #29 of 38
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I skimmed the bios, but I'm going to go through it more carefully. When I go the board it was setup for sli, but I cleared the cmos so the settings should have gone back to default. On ASUS motherboards the black plastic slots are always 2, while the blue plastic slots are 1. My 2900XT is plugged into the black PCIE slot at the moment. My problem is not solved yet, but I if this is the best I can do I can live with it.
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Yea on my board slot #1 is blue.
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