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#1
i got a 3800 x2 in it, 1 stick of ram, both work ok, i put a graphics card on it and it starts up, fans goin then they slow like they would when it gets to post but nothing on screen? any idea? if it was dead the fans would just go full out surely?
 
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#2
I am assuming that all of the power is plugged in correctly, including the PCI-e power on the video card?

Also, a computer will boot fine without a single fan, for a short time.

The last time I had an issue like yours, it had something to do with the power supply, with one instance the PCIe not being plugged in, and another where the PSU was dead, but providing enough power to get the fans up and a bit of power to the motherboard.
 
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yup all powers connected, the fans spin up then slow down like they would when a comp hits bios tried 2 difference power supplys and 2 diff cards, even a athlon x2 240 and with that it just booted then turned off in a loop
 

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you sure the video cable is connected to the card?
 
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Either something is not connected or something is dead. If you have another workstation I would check each individual part. You have already said that the RAM and CPU are good.
 
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the gfx cards are fine too, the fans slow down like its hitting the post screen but i get nothing
 
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yup all powers connected, the fans spin up then slow down like they would when a comp hits bios tried 2 difference power supplys and 2 diff cards, even a athlon x2 240 and with that it just booted then turned off in a loop
Booted booted or still no video? You can try hot flashing the BIOS chip from another motherboard or ordering a BIOS chip from ebay. Those boards are getting rare now so hopefully it is ok I loved mine back in the day. :laugh:



Heck of a board never should have sold it.
 
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wher is the bios chip on this board? we cant find it lol, and no video just the fans spin down like they would when a computer posts
 

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The bios chip on this board is soldered in i am afraid. :(

 
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my brothers pretty handy with a soldering iron and if the board might be dead anyway, wats ther to lose?
 

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my brothers pretty handy with a soldering iron and if the board might be dead anyway, wats ther to lose?
Have you tested the onboard video?
 
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yep, still get nothing
 

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yep, ram and CPU were good before, tried 3 different CPU's
 

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Have you tested a different PSU in this system?
 
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i have done that yes
 

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oh its just a spare board, im on sandy balls atm, just thought it mighta made a nice 2nd system...
 

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Try a night with the battery out power disco'd and cmos selector on reset.
 
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when i got it ther was no battery and the switch was on enable...i have no manual for this board -_-