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My Asus M2N-SLi won't post, probably dead. Recommend me a new one!

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Good day.

A couple of days ago I bought myself a new mobo, an Asus M2N-SLi (NOT Deluxe). I installed everything - an Athlon 64 X2 6000+, Gigabyte 8800GT, a stick of 1GB Kingston RAM which was on the certified RAM list and my Maxtor HD - and then turned it on. The fans speed up, but that's it, no video, no beeps, no nothing. I swapped the RAM to different slots, same result, I tried to change video card to a 2900PRO, still nothing. Lastly, to count out any defective hardware, I installed my old mobo with the same CPU, GPU, RAM, HD, etc. and it worked perfectly. I then tried the new mobo again, installing everything with extreme caution, cleared CMOS, touched it gently but it still won't work. Sounds like a dead mobo, right?

I've read somewhere that these boards can have problems with the 5600+ processors and up, but that's not something I can fix myself. How would I update the BIOS with getting the damn thing to boot? Bull. Since I live a frigging hour away from the shop where I bought it this is bothering me.

Could you recommend me a reliable and stable mobo in the $50-$100 range with built in X2 6000+ support? I do not need any fancy OC boards since I don't plan to OC or my memory my processor at all, I just need a reliable mobo that will boot up nice and fine with my setup without giving me any headaches.

Thank you!
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dont mean to patronise but have you plugged the 20+4 pin mobo supply, as well as the 8 maybe 4 pin plug somewhere near the processor. only asking cos i did the same when i moved from my old board to this one.
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I'm in the same boat as you right now bud. I can't get mine to post either. Apparently, try going to my thread and following the advice the guys have given me.
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Good day.

A couple of days ago I bought myself a new mobo, an Asus M2N-SLi (NOT Deluxe). I installed everything - an Athlon 64 X2 6000+, Gigabyte 8800GT, a stick of 1GB Kingston RAM which was on the certified RAM list and my Maxtor HD - and then turned it on. The fans speed up, but that's it, no video, no beeps, no nothing. I swapped the RAM to different slots, same result, I tried to change video card to a 2900PRO, still nothing. Lastly, to count out any defective hardware, I installed my old mobo with the same CPU, GPU, RAM, HD, etc. and it worked perfectly. I then tried the new mobo again, installing everything with extreme caution, cleared CMOS, touched it gently but it still won't work. Sounds like a dead mobo, right?
Jikko, have you tried starting the M2N-SLI out of the case? Perhaps there is something shorting this board out that was not effecting your previously tested motherboard. Make sure to place the motherboard on a non-static surface when testing. If you remove all of the memory and turn the machine on, does it give you beep codes?

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dont mean to patronise but have you plugged the 20+4 pin mobo supply, as well as the 8 maybe 4 pin plug somewhere near the processor. only asking cos i did the same when i moved from my old board to this one.
Yeah, every connector were plugged in, even installed the mobo three times in case I forgot something the last times.
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Jikko, have you tried starting the M2N-SLI out of the case? Perhaps there is something shorting this board out that was not effecting your previously tested motherboard. Make sure to place the motherboard on a non-static surface when testing. If you remove all of the memory and turn the machine on, does it give you beep codes?
I've actually tried starting it out of the case, but there were no luck here either. And no, the mobo hasn't said a single word ever; RAM in slot 1, RAM halfway down in slot 1, RAM in slot 2, a different stick of RAM in slot 1, no RAM at all... And it's been quiet as a dead fish. Any ideas?

Thanks for yer help, mate!
post #7 of 7
well if it doesnt beep with no ram, then it sounds very much like its fried. Its possibly a deas psu, but I doubt it. As for a new one, stay away from asus, they make good stuff, but their good stuff seems to have a habit of breaking lately :s
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