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post #1 of 6
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This was left off here, when my computer would boot and emit a beep to show that it was working but the GPU wouldn't give a display signal.
I ended up pawning the card for change and bought a GTX460 1GB from XFX.
Installed it today, and the system won't POST or beep. It just starts, the hard drives spin up, and then powers off, then starts again. It repeats this cycle anywhere near two to three times and then just sits there with the power on but nothing happening (the mobo has lights that flash and show RAM/CPU/etc voltages, but they don't light up either).
I could've used the LCD Poster that came with the mobo to see what the problem was but it's broken, which is a major inconvenience. Changed the BIOS jumpers, cleared CMOS several times, switched RAM sticks and slots, everything short of changing the CPU but it just won't boot.
Any ideas what the problem may be? I just spent $235 on this thing.
Edited by hackm0d - 2/24/11 at 3:32am
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post #2 of 6
Had same issue I exchanged board an cpu but im told more then likely the heatsink may just need to b reseated on the cpu if not then maybe a bad board.
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Oh I definitely hope it isn't a bad board, I'm out of money to buy new components and as far as I'm aware Asus warranty is really dodgy. :S
Anything I should try to get it to work?

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I think its the cpu unfortunely had something similar happen to me when I sold a cpu and the customer send it back saying it didnt work and when i tried to fault find, everything switches on fans the lot but no display I was told its because the cpu processes the video and thats why, cpu was dead
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have you tried a different gpu or the onboard if it has it? (sorry if someone suggested this from your previous thread. i am sure you already tried this)
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Nah I tried the CPU after you guys told me to check it and found the TIM sticking the processor to the socket hatch that you lift to take it out, leaving it disconnected from the pins.
I thought it was the processor and plugged it into another board to isolate the problem, and it booted fine. Which means the processor isn't the problem. Checked the RAM in the other board too, and it was okay.
Then put another processor in the Maximus and installed all the components back but left the DIMMs out. It beeped to show there was no RAM.
Finally we removed everything from the Maximus and installed just the alternate processor, original RAM and new GPU.
It had the same display problem so I guess its the board for sure.
All the other components, including the processor, are working fine on the alternate board.
Didn't test out the old 285 so I don't even know if I completely wasted the graphics card purchase.
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