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June 20, 2005, 01:17 PM
Ok heres the situation,
I have a ASUS Mobo that supports amd athlon cpus, 266mhz mem speed.
Onboard video and the works.
Anyway heres the prob, after hooking up everthing and turning it on, it powers up but doesn't beep and nothing shows on the monitor, the only thing i see incompatible is the fact that i have a 333mhz cpu installed, which i dun think should be a prob even though the board only supports up to 266mhz, everything else is ok to me, even if its the onboard-video, it should beep, if it was cpu(which as far as i know is working ok), the mobo is supposedly new, so any solutions?
June 20, 2005, 02:13 PM
did u check to see if the fan was place properly on the cpu that could be ur problem or did u try clear the CMOS
June 20, 2005, 03:25 PM
Checked both already, clearing the cmos did via removing the battery for a while did nothing, cpu fan is set properly with enough thermal grease.
Surprsingly i got a dell to reapair not too long ago and at first it wasn't powering up at all, i changed the psu and it started powering up but doing the same thing as i posted as my prob, i tried another power cord and it proved pointless, i wonder if it could be either the mob or the cpu,any ideas??
June 20, 2005, 04:08 PM
try another mobo that supports the processor 333mhz bus speed.
June 20, 2005, 04:36 PM
if possible, find the motherboard model number and go to the asus website(best to check the manufacturer first) and see the processors that are supported by the mainboard.
June 20, 2005, 05:27 PM
take everything off the board except the cpu, make sure the heat sink is on properly. then power it up and hopefully if it beeps, u know it's one of the other devices that were installed, one by one put on the devices and try boot.
um also make sure that the mobo is not shortin on anything in the case.
June 20, 2005, 05:42 PM
Ok i actually did all that already, i had the mobo outside the case on a static resist foam, anyway i only have the cpu connected and the psu(atx) of course and still got no beeps,usually i shoudl hear a double beep cuz of memory being absent.
June 20, 2005, 07:24 PM
What would be a good help is the model of the board you are working with, and the exact cpu. Does the board have a 266mhz fsb or is it literally built for 266mhz cpu ?
If it is an a64 board, then chances are you havent connected the two connectors to the mobo. THe change from a64 from 32-bit was funny for me too, i got that same problem with the Asus K8VSEDX. There is a big, 16 - 20 pin connector from the psu, the regular atx connector, and a small 4 pin connector. Both need to be plugged in. Check those first. If u still having problems, please post the model # and exact details of all parts using.
June 20, 2005, 08:25 PM
Ok kinda late so i won't be able to get the model numbers till tomorrow, its a asus mobo though definitely for amd athlon processors, beside amd 64 mobos have different pin layout so lets say a athlon or sempron could not work on a amd 64 board. Anyway the cpu is about 1.1ghz amd athlon and the 266mhz speed I mentioned ealier, was the memory speed that the board supports, mem speeds go up to 500mhz i think, but the one i have is a 333mhz 128mb ddr memory, which above the speed that the mobo supports, i'm lost.
As for the dell system i also mentioned earlier with the same prob, sumhow i think both motherboards get knock, cuz as far as i know a bad cpu would result in a no power up at all once the cpu is inserted.
What i'm not sure about is if a bad mobo can actually power-up, ya'll know?
I'm a comp tech so i know a lot, mainly from reading and experimenting.
June 21, 2005, 09:30 AM
Ok got the mobo series, its a asus x series motherboard A7V266
June 21, 2005, 10:17 AM
why don't u just try get a cpu that the motherboard support and see if thats the problem
June 21, 2005, 03:49 PM
the first thing i would have tried is a different processor, a 266mhz one that is one the support list
June 21, 2005, 03:51 PM
As i said before, its the memory it doesn't support, i think its the board though cuz its not beeping even without the mem, forget it though, the board has been sent off for replacement.
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