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post #11 of 25
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Plus, this is my girlfriend's Dell and she would kill me if I opened it up.


*Whipped*
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post #12 of 25
First try and clear the cmos and see if you can get any post beeps.

do you have the corsairs with the leds ?

if so, what are the leds on the dimms doing ?
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post #13 of 25
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No...really, she scares me. She outweighs me by 100 lbs.(just kidding).
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First try and clear the cmos and see if you can get any post beeps.
Did that, no beeps at all.
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do you have the corsairs with the leds ?
No leds. It's a $70 board and $100 ram. No leds on either.

I tried to run a bios recovery floppy I got from the MSI website. I followed the directions...no beeps and still no video. The light on the floppy drive was on, but I couldn't hear it running.

I think I'll just assume it's the motherboard and send it back for replacement.
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post #14 of 25
I am having the same problem with my Biostar board. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138268
It has a 24 pin and a 4 pin ... do all of these need hooked up??? i thought that it was the CPU but i am unsure.
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post #15 of 25
Yes, both the 24 and the 4 pin must be connected.
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post #16 of 25
whould that cause a blank screen and could i buy a 20 to 24 pin adapter to correct this problem...thanks for all the help...what do u think about the biostar t-series boards??
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post #17 of 25
Yes it could keep the board from posting at all.

I'm not sure if you can get an adapter or not.

OCZ ships an adapter with some of their PSU's so it should be available.

Else you would have to get a PSU that supplies the 24 Pin.

Edit: Not familiar with Biostar products, I used to be strictly ASUS, but now I am a DFI man.
The Lanparty board I have now requires 24 pin + 4 pin + 4 pin molex + 4 pin fdd connected.
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post #18 of 25
thats alittle over budget...i guess ill try a 20 to 24 and hope it dont fry my board...another thing is that with the T-series there are info.LEDs on the board and when i power up the light code for invalid CPU is on...But should the motherboard still post and tell you that there is an invalide CPU and alow you 2 upgrade bios...first amd..well 2nd but my other 1s a new laptop so...i just dont want 2 have to buy a slower proccessor because i dont have enough to buy 1..
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post #19 of 25
the 20 to 24 adapter shouldn't fry anything. If you don't have all the power connected to a Mobo, chances are it won't post, something is not being supplied with power.

the DFI's have the led's as well and are an invaluable tool, when it comes to troubleshooting.
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post #20 of 25
thanks for all your help...what do u think about the board and the t-series??
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