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I bought this mobo off of Craigslist for $50 and the seller said there nothing is wrong with it. I bought it because I had the features I was looking for that my Acer Aspire X3200 did not have. Anyways, here is my problem and would appreciate anyone's assistance in troubleshooting my issue.

Mobo: ECS GF8200A (V1.0)
PSU: FSP Group ATX350 (120mm fan)
CPU: AMD Phenom X3 8400 (AM2+ socket) (Came directly off Acer Aspire X3200)
RAM: G.Skill DDR2 800mhz F2-6400CL4D-4GBPI-B (2 x 2GB)
VGA output: Samsung 914v
Logitech Internet Navigator Keyboard
1 x Sata WD 500GB Cavier Blue Hard drive

That is how the system is setup with all power (and SATA) and connection cables securely plugged in. Jumper settings are at "normal" setting. I switch power ON and press the "power Bot" button on the mobo and everything powers up (except for the keyboard's light doesn't go on) but all I hear is the CPU fan running very fast and loud, as opposed to very quiet and slow on the Acer Aspire X3200's mobo. That's it. No beeps. No video signal.

I tried clearing the CMOS, removing the battery and putting back in and setting CMOS to normal and powering back on. I tried different RAM slots, each single stick at a time. I have not actually tested the mobo for defectiveness but the CPU RAM and PSU and keyboard work fine on a different PC. How would I do a quick test to be sure the mobo isn't 'bad?'

On the other hand, I'm thinking perhaps the CPU is proprietary and is not compatible with other mobos. This would be awful. Maybe I have incorrect configurations. Or the mobo is probably a 'bad lemon.' I don't know. So maybe you experts know.

Am I missing any trouble shooting steps here?

If there is way to fix this please help me because I am willing to work this out.
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The CPU and mobo are compatible. Never heard of proprietary chips, but I could be wrong.

I would try checking/replacing the mobo battery. Besides actually voltage testing the mobo circuits, resistors, capacitors, etc....what can you do?

If all of the other components are proven to work on a different computer and the only change is the mobo, then your not going to like my vote.

What about your monitor? Triple check all your other devices first;

"If the motherboard cannot configure to a particular peripheral, don't automatically assume a bad motherboard, even if the peripheral checks out on another machine -- especially if the other machine has a different BIOS revision"

-1 for Craigslist.
    
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Originally Posted by StylePoint;12064258 
I would try checking/replacing the mobo battery.

What about your monitor?

Is it possible and safe to swap the CMOS battery from either of two mobos I have? (Acer Aspire X3200 and MSI-6728 865PE NEO2-S)

As for the monitor, I'm using it on this PC.
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