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I just got the RAM for my server today and everything starts up but nothing comes up on the monitor. Im using a nVIDIA TNT2 32mb PCI graphics card, but I also tried plugging my 7800GTX into the PCI-E 16x slot and still nothing happens. I tried clearing the CMOS, making sure that the CPU was seated propertly in the crappy LGA772 socket ..... god i hate the new intel socket, and still nothing shows up.

Here is some of the parts. The RAM should be fine right? Would i be able to get into the BIOS with out the RAM in? I tried starting the computer into BIOS with out the RAM yesterday when I didnt have the RAM but nothing showed up on the screen.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116237
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131575
2x http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820223052
 

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Nothing comes up on the screen? Do you get the screen test pattern? Or no input signal message?

If not, it might be a monitor issue, or the monitor cable.

And the system was working fine before you changed the RAM? Or is this a new build that was just waiting on the RAM?

And hey, it's not the socket on the 775 I hate.....it's the ******ed heat sink mount design that I hate. the socket is fine
 

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I dont like the socket because i cant tell if its in right. I mean it seems like its in right but with the pin design you could easily tell if a pin wasnt in. The monitor works fine on the computer in my sig and this is a new build. I got all the parts yesterday except the RAM. I tried booting up the mobo w/o the RAM to see if I could get into BIOS but nothin happened on the monitor that time too. I figured it was because I didnt have any RAM installed but now that I have RAM installed it does the same thing. Ive tried other PCI gfx cards too and nothing works. I unplugged my ghetto 8-pin adapter thing because the computer would shut off after a little while with it pluged in but I still get the blank screen.

EDIT: In the mobo manual it says Use only qualified DIMMS in this motherboard and I went to the asus global web site (because the US one wont open the DDR2 QVL) and I opened the DDR2 QVL and it only shows 7 sticks that are all DDR2 667 even thought this motherboard supports DDR2 667/533/400. Does that make sense to anyone?

Motherboard is the P5SD2-X
 

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I don't think the ram is the problem. I am leaning more towards your motherboard. I am almost positive that your mobo does not support the Presler cpu's. It might with a bios update, and I just went to Asus' website to see if there was one, but the site is overloaded at the moment.
 

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*** ??? How would it not support Pressler CPUs? I mean does that make a difference? They advertise how it supports Dual Core CPUs?

EDIT: Also in the RAM QVL it only lists DDR 667 ram and on new egg it says DDR2 Standard: DDR2 667 so does this mobo like hate DDR2 533 RAM? It should because on the ASUS web site it says it supports it but then its so confusing because in the manual it says you should only use DDR2 QVL memory which only lists DDR2 667. Im so pissed that this isnt working. Now im gonna have to start to RMA things left and right and I dont like waiting. If I can't fix it tonight im gonna have to take it into a place I know that fixes PCs and see what their opinion is.

EDIT2: How would I update the BIOS to support newer CPUs if it doesnt support the CPU I have so nothing happens. LOL? Its like no keyboard found ... press F1 to continue
 

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OK well I did a CPU Support thing on ASUS web site and it only Displays Pentium D 8XX series and Pentium D EE 8XX series so wow. My CPU isnt supported. So am I going to have to RMA this motherboard?
 

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Originally Posted by napkin

OK well I did a CPU Support thing on ASUS web site and it only Displays Pentium D 8XX series and Pentium D EE 8XX series so wow. My CPU isnt supported. So am I going to have to RMA this motherboard?

Yeah, I just saw that too
. And like you said, even if there is another bios available, you still have to have a cpu to flash with.

Don't RMA the board, just return it or exchange it for another one. If I were you, I would stick with either the 945 or 955 chipset.
 

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Isnt RMA same thing as returning it? Under the user page in newegg there is a link called "Return Item (RMA)". Isnt that what I want to do?

LOL. It seems like I am going to have to RMA the mobo, CPU, PSU, 2 IDE cables, and 2 fans because newegg says I have to RMA everything in the original packaging and it has to be all the parts. My first terrible experince with buying online. It makes me wish compusa or best buy carried this stuff at prices this cheap :_(

EDIT: Under CPU Support it lists some mobos with CPU only being supported after BIOS updates so does that mean you have to have that mobo with that BIOS already installed on it? How the F*** can you have a mobo that only supports 1/2 of the Pentium D processors. I hate ASUS now. I just had enough $ with $5 left over to buy this stuff and this was the cheapest mobo that supported Dual Core Intel CPUs. Im not going to have enough money and especially not after the 15% restocking fee. WOW. Newegg.com should say WARNING THIS MOBO ONLY SUPPORTS 1/2 OF THE CPUS SO DONT BUY IT
 

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Isnt RMA same thing as returning it? Under the user page in newegg there is a link called "Return Item (RMA)". Isnt that what I want to do?

RMA doesn't have anything to do with exchanging the board, it is mostly for repairing the board, or replacing a dead board under warrenty.. RMA stands for Return Material Authorization.. (something like that) so yea..you can't exchange your board with them, you are going to have to return it to the store you bought it and get store credit or cash... As lando said, stick to a 945 or 955 chipset board.
 

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well, I just had enough $ to get these parts and the mobo was $69 and the 955 chipset starts at $164 so there is no way im going to afford it. Do I need a really expensive mobo to support the Pentium D 9xx series processors? Maby I should just get a Pentium D 820 processor. Im not going to overclock so temps dont make much of a difference and the extra 1mb of L2 cache per proc people say only really makes a difference in benchmarks.
 

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#1 - The RAM listed in the manual is just the RAM that they have tested on the board, therefore, they gauruntee that RAm to work.

I use Corsair RAM, which I have never seen listed in any ASUS manual, and I have never had trouble with RAM not being recognized.

Granted, it's annoying, but you should be able to flash your BIOS with a floppy.....you'll obviously, need another cmoputer to do it, but it is possible.

It appears that this board only supports the Smithfield core's from what I can find, and yes, you are right, that should be listed by Newegg, and especially by ASUS. I would tell newegg that you have to return it due imporper listing on their part.

Technically, on the ASUS page it states that it supports dual core CPUs with 800FSB and 1MB L2 caches (The Preslers have 2MB L2 caches), that's still not super clear, since it says "Latest dual-core" right before that........but it is there.........it would be nice if Newegg had a footnote regarding that.

That sucks......
 

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Does this mobo support Pentium D 920 CPU? I cant find the CPU Support page.

http://www.msicomputer.com/product/p...Neo-F&class=mb

I believe it does.

You shouldn't have to pay a restocking fee at Newegg. If you purchased that mobo within the last 30 days, you should be able to return it or exchange it for free. They are pretty cool people, just send them an email, or better yet, call them explaining what happened. They should take care of you.
 

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Granted, it's annoying, but you should be able to flash your BIOS with a floppy.....you'll obviously, need another cmoputer to do it, but it is possible.

How can i flash the BIOS with a floppy from another computer?
 

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How can i flash the BIOS with a floppy from another computer?

You're right, nevermind....I was thinking just DL the BIOS and put it on a floppy........unless the other computer has the same board and the proper BIOS, then you could do it.


You're best bet is to tell Newegg what happened and return it for a new board, as was mentioned, if it's within 30 days, shouldn't be a restocking fee
 
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