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Put together a new machine for my best friend a few days ago. Lent him a spare 680i i had laying around and he bought most of the other stuff including Q6700, akimbo 8800gt 1 gb, and 4 gigs of ram. We set the machine up, looked it over, and attempted to post. Nothing happened, blank screen. All 8 fans spinning, power supply showing a green light. Checked over again, tried again to boot to no avail. Anything? I've had problems with my rig but I was always able to post. Any ideas?
    
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sounds like a dead mobo. Same thing happened to me where everything would turn on just find, but nothing actually happened. Fans spinning, PSU on, HDD's rotating, but no activity.
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Put together a new machine for my best friend a few days ago. Lent him a spare 680i i had laying around and he bought most of the other stuff including Q6700, akimbo 8800gt 1 gb, and 4 gigs of ram. We set the machine up, looked it over, and attempted to post. Nothing happened, blank screen. All 8 fans spinning, power supply showing a green light. Checked over again, tried again to boot to no avail. Anything? I've had problems with my rig but I was always able to post. Any ideas?
1.Make sure the power supply is enough to handle the rig
2.When starting a "new" rig, use 1 stick of RAM
3.Check and double check all the connections
4.Make sure the BIOS is set to default.
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The ram did it, I think one of the sets is DOA, and on the first attempted boot I had those in. Swapped for other set and got post. Everything was found correctly, however. Had an message = the cpu has been changed or the bios flashed recently. Hard restard required. I reboot and...black. Can't do anything. Any advice?
    
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Check your volts going to the RAM and NB. It's always best to override what the mobo assigns automatically. Set it to manufacturer's specs.
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The ram did it, I think one of the sets is DOA, and on the first attempted boot I had those in. Swapped for other set and got post. Everything was found correctly, however. Had an message = the cpu has been changed or the bios flashed recently. Hard restard required. I reboot and...black. Can't do anything. Any advice?
ahh...in your manual you should find a section talking about setting the BIOS to default. If that does not work then you'll need to get a floppy with the proper BIOS on it and flash the BIOS. I'm sure you can find those online.
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