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No luck. Letting it "clear CMOS" for thirty minutes gave me nothin. Pulling the RAM out gives the correct POST beep error, putting it back in I'm back to nothing. And I'm still using the stock cooler...
Yeah, these are the reasons i've stopped messing with my pc, to many problems, buy man you can't seem to buy a break
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Yeah, these are the reasons i've stopped messing with my pc, to many problems, buy man you can't seem to buy a break
I didn't do anything! *cries* . I give up, maybe I will just buy a freakin Dell...:withstupi
    
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I didn't do anything! *cries* . I give up, maybe I will just buy a freakin Dell...:withstupi
Meh, there are no good mobo companies out there now...they don't make em' like they used to.
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post #14 of 20
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Pulling the RAM out gives the correct POST beep error, putting it back in I'm back to nothing. And I'm still using the stock cooler...
Have you tried the same procedure with the CPU? I'm not sure if/how much it would prove since the RAM test was already goofy, but it might be worth it. A few weeks back, I helped a coworker who had no POST issues, and the CPU test ended up being the determining factor in his case.
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Have you tried the same procedure with the CPU? I'm not sure if/how much it would prove since the RAM test was already goofy, but it might be worth it. A few weeks back, I helped a coworker who had no POST issues, and the CPU test ended up being the determining factor in his case.
Bingo! Hit the nail on the head. I thought it strange I get no POST error beeps, so I pulled the CPU... still no beeps. Dropped in the 2800+ ClawHammer from the computer I'm building for a friend (NEED TO GIVE IT TO HIM! ) and it POSTs. But hard drives fail to spin up and it doesn't boot still. Unplug the hard drives, then plug them back in... and it works fine now? So, regardless of whether or not the hard drives were just being flakey... does this mean my $365 processor is dead? I'm so confused and angry... but maybe I should found my reason to upgrade to Socket 939... better hurry up before all the processors I can actually afford are gone.
    
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post #16 of 20
I would lean more toward it being a mobo issue than a CPU one except for the issue with reconnecting the hard drives getting it to work. You really should have gotten the missing CPU POST code when you booted it without. Did you pop your CPU back in once you got a boot up with your friend's?
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post #17 of 20
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Yup, I've pretty much concluded the CPU is dead. It also seems that it's my DVD-ROM on the secondary IDE channel that's causing the failed hard drive detection on POST for some reason, so it's unplugged. But aside from that, with the 2800+ in, everything is hunky doory. Put the 3700+ back in, black screen, no POST. Now I'm wondering how it could've died... and with the DVD-ROM drive also apparently damaged, the possibility of a power supply spike is coming to mind... but under the multimeter, it's showing very accetable and stable voltage readings. Well, either way, I guess I'm gonna have to change my Christmas present requests to something along the lines of an ASUS A8N-E and a 3700+ San Diego... a new 3700+ Socket 754 is $260, so I may as well take this as a reason and/or opportunity (depending on if your pesimist or an optimist) to upgrade to Socket 939.
    
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post #18 of 20
Ebay the mobo, and get one of these:
Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe
http://www.computerpoweruser.com/edi...=&bJumpTo=True

also on the egg (not in stock) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131568
and here http://www.monarchcomputer.com/Merch...ry_Code=AMD939
Expensive, but worth it. still less than $260
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Ebay the mobo, and get one of these:
Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe
http://www.computerpoweruser.com/edi...=&bJumpTo=True

also on the egg (not in stock) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131568
and here http://www.monarchcomputer.com/Merch...ry_Code=AMD939
Expensive, but worth it. still less than $260
Too much money... this board retails new for $87 now, I figure I can probably get $50 at best, so I think I'll just keep it and give it to a friend later on when he moves onto PCI-Express. I think I'm just gonna ask for an A8N-E and an Opteron 148 for Christmas... oh well, I was looking for a reason to go 939...
    
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post #20 of 20
Yes, the A8N-E is a very decent mobo for the price, and comes with everything you would ever need. The only grudge I have is that I had to make my own floppy RAID driver disk from the mobo driver CD. Which was a major pain in the arse becasue I has to install windows first without RAID just to get the damn drivers for RAID. It would not let me get the RAID drivers off of the CD on any other pc, because it didn't detect the A8N-E in the pc
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