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Alright, I've got an Intel 915g mobo that has been giving me problems recently. When the power button is pressed to turn on my system, there is no initial POST beep that sounds when it is normally booted. However, I removed the memory to test all of it, and the POST beeps sounded, indicating no memory was installed. I've removed the CMOS and left it out overnight to try to alleviate the problem, but that has not solved my problem. Does anyone else know what to try, or is my mobo shot? If so, I'd like to replace it with a non-Intel brand mobo. Does anyone have any good suggestions for an LGA-775 compatible mobo? Thanks.
 

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Welcome to the forums.


Please take a minute to enter your full system specs in your UserCP. A link is provided in my signature.

If you have more than one DIMM, try using only one, and try using different slots. It's possible that something happened either to one of your DIMMs or to the slot on the motherboard, though both are a bit of a stretch.

If you want/need to buy a new mobo, here are a few questions to better assess your needs -

- What's your approximate budget? There's a major price difference between lower end and high end S775 motherboards.
- Do you plan on overclocking? If so, do you want to squeeze every bit of performance out of your system, or are you just going to tweak things a bit?
- Do you foresee a CPU upgrade in the reasonable future? (assuming you don't have a cutting edge CPU at the moment)
- Does the potential for SLi/CrossFire hold any interest to you?
 

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See, my computer has worked fine for the past fourteen months with what I've had. I have the 20-pin power connector to my mobo, but have plugged in the four-pin auxiliary connector. So I don't understand why it has worked fine for fourteen months and now all of a sudden is not. And I have my system specs typed in, but I don't know what it isn't showing up. I've gone through all of the options I saw and couldn't find anything that worked. If anyone can help out with that, I can atleast put that up here. Thanks, guys, for your suggestions. I have yet to try using just one DIMM, but will try it at the earliest time possible.

EDIT: I just saw that my specs show up now, so I don't know what changed. Must just be karma or something...
 

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i am thinking that ur mobo is working pretty well...problem could very well be with ur ram...as Taeric suggested check ur ram slots but also run a memory tester program like MEMTEST...if no errors turn out, take out ur memory one after the other and test them also dont forget to swap slots with each other and finally from slot 1 to slot 2 and test system again...

is ur X700 pciex? i am not sure coz i havent actually bothered looking at the card b4...let me know and maybe i can propose a good mobo for u
 

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Yeah, my X700 is pcix16. I'm about to leave work early due to extra time, so I plan on going home and testing the memory first. I'd try MEMTEST, but I don't get any visual, from either the ATI or the onboard video. I did get audio beeps from pulling both sticks of memory, but will try testing individual sticks and slots soon. I'll let you know of my progress. If pulling the memory doesn't work, I'm going to pull the board and atleast test it outside the case to rule out a grounding problem. Any other ideas besides these?
 

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do the following,

1. unplug ur monitor from card...do u get message on monitor that there is no signal or something like that?
2. if there is then try the ram one after the other and not to forget the swap of slots between both rams and the swap from slot 1 to 2..3
3. if ur ram is the problem then by now u would boot unless both rams are caput...(i am saying ram and not slots or mobo because if these were dead there would be no beeps when u unplug both rams)
4. it would of course be a good idea to unplug everything and check one after the other to determine the source of problem
 

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I get a response from my monitor, but I have only had a chance thus far to unplug each stick of memory in succession. I am printing out your advice, however, and testing it. Hopefully that'll work.
 

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I haven't had a chance yet to test it, Cyrix, because I am at work, but when I get off, I plan on trying out your suggestions. My main questions I guess are:

- If I test both sticks of memory and find that one isn't working, do I just replace the one stick of 512 or should I replace both sticks?
- If I test both sticks of memory and still nothing, do I need to replace the mobo, and if so, do you (or anyone) else have any suggestions? I'd like to stay fairly inexpensive (~ less than 200), but I still want a good board to OC (even though I'm fairly new to this). SLi sounds cool and all, but I'd rather stick to the "tried and true", so to speak. Needless to say, I won't be buying another Intel-brand motherboard (it was my first build and I originally wanted all seven slots on my case to have an accessible slot on my mobo).
 

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If you have to replace one, it's best to replace both (or RMA both) to ensure you have matching DIMMs to run in dual channel.

You may want to consider one of the Asus P5WD2 line. They are killer mobos with the most expensive version being right around $200. Those overclock like crazy and are very stable.
 

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i still doubt that its ur mobo thats failing. as for your questions

if u find that one is faulty and since u only got them recently (within last 6 months i hope) go the store and ask them to replace both ESPECIALLY if they are dual channels and dont accept any other offer and dont pay money

if both sticks dont solve the problem we have various other things to try before we arrive at the conclusion that the mobo is faulty. then i think every1 recommend a mobo for u.



EDIT: and taeric is right about that asus mobo. last i heard its rated price for performance
 

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Do you guys have suggestions for RAM, if it needs to be replaced, then? If it is the memory that is bad, then I'll try to RMA it, but I got them about fourteen months ago (will they even take it if it's been that long?). I'm trying to get all of the information so that, if I do have to replace anything, I can already have done the research already (and therefore be ready to place the order). Thanks for your help, Taeric and Cyrix. It's much appreciated.
 

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The RMA period depends on the manufacturer. Some offer lifetime warranties; others offer significantly shorter return periods. About how fast do you hope to go? Also, how much do you want/are you willing to spend on RAM?

Hopefully you can get all of your problems worked out without spending money, but we can get some good suggestions if it comes down to it.
 

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I checked the RMA period with Kingston to make sure, and I have lifetime warranty, so I'm going to go home (after I get off work in an hour) and determine if it is the memory that is giving me hell. If it is, then I'll send it back to Kingston with an RMA. I'm hoping to add another gig of memory to my system, but I'm not sure with that if I should continue with the same memory that I currently have or if I can mix and match (I'm not sure, so I guess, in a way, I'm asking to make sure my logic is correct). I'd still like to overclock, so eventually (possibly in the next month or two), I'd like to purchase a new motherboard. Thanks again for your help.

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Originally Posted by Taeric

The RMA period depends on the manufacturer. Some offer lifetime warranties; others offer significantly shorter return periods. About how fast do you hope to go? Also, how much do you want/are you willing to spend on RAM?

Hopefully you can get all of your problems worked out without spending money, but we can get some good suggestions if it comes down to it.


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Originally Posted by cyrixMII300

concur with taeric

 

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if u want to oc and u think u have the money and ur mobo is dead then i sugget u get that mobo taeric suggested and then get some corsair ddr2 xms rams... they would ways better than the ones u have now...

btw, if both the mobo and either one of the ram is still working...and u still want to upgrade, dump them into a separate system for folding...
 

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This may be a stupid question...but what's folding? I'm kinda new to this whole thing...

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if u want to oc and u think u have the money and ur mobo is dead then i sugget u get that mobo taeric suggested and then get some corsair ddr2 xms rams... they would ways better than the ones u have now...

btw, if both the mobo and either one of the ram is still working...and u still want to upgrade, dump them into a separate system for folding...

 

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well folding is having ur computer do some charity work basically....u see there are still large numbers of biological chemicals and in specific proteins (complex proteins) which are still undetermined and and coded...so there is this effort in the world today whereby all over the world ppl dedicate a small amount of their computers abilities especially when it is not doing anything important...basically ur computer will do a bit of calculation to help this is called a work unit..u can find out more at folding at home...

follow taeric's link
 

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Originally Posted by Raptors06

This may be a stupid question...but what's folding? I'm kinda new to this whole thing...

Please read the folding FAQ linked in my sig. If you have any questions beyond what's in there, please feel free to ask.
 
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