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I'm currently having trouble with a new build which also happens to be my first build. The only components I have currently hooked up are the power supply, motherboard, CPU and accompanying after market fan. I have a small speaker attached to hear any potential beep codes. When powering up, the fan functions but I get no beep codes and I am really unsure of where to go from here.

Any help that can point me in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 21
in order to best help you, it would be great if we could get some info about your system. go to your user control panel (user cp) and add your system, filling in all your pertinent information...

is ram in the board? is the board hooked to a monitor? does the screen do anything when you push the power button?
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post #3 of 21
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Thanks for the help...RAM is not in the motherboard, motherboard is hooked to a monitor but there is no output to the monitor...I added some system information to my profile.
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post #4 of 21
nice setup you've got there. the mobo needs ram in order to post...
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post #5 of 21
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I will put RAM in and power-up, should I not receive some sort of beep code since the system did not post without the RAM?
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post #6 of 21
Is there a speaker attached to the mobo? - The gigabyte boards I've used do not have an integrated speaker.
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post #7 of 21
the board needs ram in order to start. the beep code on my board doesn't come until after the ram is initialized. try it with ram, if your speaker doesn't work, check that you've got the +/- on the right headers. (some boards don't make any beep unless there is an error) check your manual for beep codes
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WD CaviarBlack 1TB LITE-ON iHAS424-98 Corsair H70 Win. 7 Home x64 
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32" Sony Trinitron TV Corsair 1000HX LIAN LI PC-B25FWB 
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AMD Phenom II x4 965 MSI MS-7548 Aspen MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (895/1790/2000) Crucial DDR2 800 (4x1 GB) 
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post #8 of 21
Thread Starter 
I have a small speaker attached to the mobo...powered up with memory and I still do not have any output from monitor or speaker as far as beep codes are concerned. Does the configuration of the memory within the four slots matter or should it function as long as they are seated properly?

Currently the only thing that seems to be functioning is power supply and cpu cooling fan which is connected to motherboard.
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post #9 of 21
start out with just one stick in the first slot. do you have a graphics card in slot 1? if so, do you have that connected to the monitor or the onboard video output?
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD CaviarBlack 1TB LITE-ON iHAS424-98 Corsair H70 Win. 7 Home x64 
MonitorPowerCase
32" Sony Trinitron TV Corsair 1000HX LIAN LI PC-B25FWB 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II x4 965 MSI MS-7548 Aspen MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (895/1790/2000) Crucial DDR2 800 (4x1 GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
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AMD Phenom II X4 970 (4.0 - 1.48v) MSI NF980-G65 MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (875/1750/2000) Mushkin Ridgeback 1600 (2x2GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD CaviarBlack 1TB LITE-ON iHAS424-98 Corsair H70 Win. 7 Home x64 
MonitorPowerCase
32" Sony Trinitron TV Corsair 1000HX LIAN LI PC-B25FWB 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II x4 965 MSI MS-7548 Aspen MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (895/1790/2000) Crucial DDR2 800 (4x1 GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
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post #10 of 21
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I have no graphics card currently on the board....however I am now getting a successful post with memory, cpu and mobo. Video output shows a "disk boot failure" which I assume is due to a lack of a OS. What component should I add next?
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