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post #11 of 37
If ever made it into bios, did you click on "Save optimized defaults" , save and reboot?
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post #12 of 37
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no never read my description its in first post
post #13 of 37
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never made bios and i put it together today it never posted in fact ive had two of these boards both did the same thing
post #14 of 37
If you can't get into bios, odds are, the cpu, ram or video card are not seated properly.
Its hard to seat the cpu wrong, so skip that. Reseat the video card, make sure you have your pci-e power plug fastened to the card. If using multiple sticks of ram, remove all but 1 stick, leave in slot #1. Unplug all other unneccassary items/add ons. Try booting, if no go, swap ram stick with the other.
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its a faulty board i all ready no that as it turns its self on and off then back on even with no components installed in the board apart from the cpu and its HSF and the cpu is fine as i have tested it
post #16 of 37
Odds are its the ram. What is the specified ram voltage, and what is the motherboards default voltage. You may need a different DDR2 ram stick with a lower vdimm voltage rating to access bios, but I doubt that is the problem.
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Odds are its the ram. What is the specified ram voltage, and what is the motherboards default voltage. You may need a different DDR2 ram stick with a lower vdimm voltage rating to access bios, but I doubt that is the problem.
It turns its self on then off then on then off then on then off and so on with nothing installed on the board apart from the cpu and its fan my totally random
post #18 of 37
OK, a most common issue with boot up is: many motherboards bios have default settings disabled for usb chorded keyboards. Do you have a standard PS2 keyboard?
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yea
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It turns its self on then off then on then off then on then off and so on with nothing installed on the board apart from the cpu and its fan my totally random
It will not post without a cpu, ram and video card. Is your monitor a plug and play or new fancy model?
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