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post #11 of 18
Alright, I may be and AMD guy, but here are some ideas:
Your RAM is not compatible with your motherboard. Some motherboards want you to have unbuffered, registered, and/or ECC RAM. Also, some motheboards have several slots, but in order to max out the slots, you have to use slower memory. Also, check to make sure you a working CMOS battery. Working with 17-year old Macs taught me the importance of working CMOS batteries. Also, make sure your motherboard supports AGP 4x/8x. If you have one of those motherboards with both PCI-express and one of those imitation AGP slots, you might not be compatible. Also, check to make sure your graphics has an additional molex going into it, if there is a plug. If you're using SATA, and your drive is a Hitachi or Western Digital with both the SATA power plug (the thing 15-pin one) and the standard 4-pin molex, make sure you only have one plugged in. Never plug in both. This will fry the drive if you screw up. Also, make sure your power supply is working. If it came with the case, pitch it and get one that comes from a nice company. Good suggestions for power supply manufacturers are: Fortron Source (FSP group), Antec, Sunbeam, PC Power and Cooling, and some Enermax. Try to look for a 400-500 watt unit with high amps on the +12V rail(s). A good unit should have at least 18, preferably 20. If I think of anything more, I'll tell you.
post #12 of 18
Clear CMOS by removing battery (UNPLUG POWER), use a srew driver or knife. Leave it out for about 10-20 minutes, then put it back in.
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post #13 of 18
I just remembered something. I know it's a really dumb suggestion, but it's happened to me about five times now. There's a little switch on the back of your power supply, and there are two symbols on it. Make sure the plain straight line is flush or at least closer to the PSU then the circle. Push on the line to make sure. Also, make sure your PSU is set to the proper voltage. Over here in the US it's 115 volts on average, so make sure it's set to 110/115/120. If you're in europe, where most people are on 220, make sure it's set to that.
post #14 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by pauldovi
Clear CMOS by removing battery (UNPLUG POWER), use a srew driver or knife. Leave it out for about 10-20 minutes, then put it back in.
Actually, most motherboards have a jumper next to the battery. Usually they're white, but you should check your manual. Some boards have different jumpers than others.
post #15 of 18
Well, would anything not work at stock settings? I couldn't boot my pc months ago when I tried using pc2700 when the bios defaulted to 200MHz...only suggestion. Make sure AGP card is well seated.
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post #16 of 18
Clearing the battery is a easy and has the same result.
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post #17 of 18
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Im clearing cmos now.... and i posted my mobo now and my memory .. so its compatible i believe.. and no nothing comes up on my screen, my monitor says no signal. and everything is connected.?
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post #18 of 18
Dude pull the battery on your mobo, leave it out bout 30 seconds, replace it and try to get cmos to post.

If that doesn't work plug in nothing but the power supply, ram, floppy, and monitor. Then try to get a post and boot to the floppy.

Optionally find pin number one on the mobo and there will be 3 pins 2 are covered, switch the pin to the other two pins for a few seconds (this resets cmos the jumper is usually a bold red or blue) then try a post.

Find the section in the manual that tells you cpu frequency, find your cpu frequency on the cpu chip and make sure you front side bus setting is same as cpu, usually done in bios. (kinda hard if you can't get into bios.) GL
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