Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Ziquester, Oct 26, 2012.
Its not considered a POST until you have a GPU installed. Do that befor you do anything
PSU arguments aside, video output is part of the POSTing procedure. I would find a friend with a cheap video card to borrow to test everything.
I think his mobo doesnt have onboard graphics?
Oh..eek,didn't think a POST needed a GPU.I shall use the GPU off the computer I am using now and try it.Fingers crossed it will all work and I can use my new computer!Been waiting so long for this
No it doesn't. He needs a GPU to enable the graphics.
Idiot me forgot to check for that lol.I assumed all motherboards had onboard graphics.
POST = Power On Self Test. Results are on the screen ..No snce in trouble shooting anything until you have one
how are you connecting it to the monitor then
Without video card you should* get a series of beeps if you have the internal speaker connected, that would mean everything is OK and only you need a video card
*some mobos may not beep but I haven't saw that.
lol I didn't..just plugged the CPU,cooler,HDD,Ram in and checked.Just wanted to see if it would power on.Upon seeing that none of the fans were going,I thought there was a problem.Being super tired and having to rush through stuff-NOT a good idea!! But then again,I spent nearly four hours putting and testing things!!
So got a few things to do now,to make sure all is setup as it should
I think the mobo has its own speaker so it will beep no matter what, since he hasnt mentioned any beeps, I dunno, probably a video card though
Yup I waited for that beep lol...no beep.
Has anyone on here built a X58 Sabertooth MB system before?
I don't get why there are left over pins when you are connecting the front panel connectors.Even on my current computer,there's left over pins.
I guess that's what confuses me at times about setting up the front panel connectors.The manual diagrams are sometimes very lacking,like my last Intel MB one.
Your not getting beeps because you dont have a spearer hooked up. The small speaker comes with the case when you buy it.
And left over pins on the front pannel is normal
Agreed, don't worry about the left over pins. Let us know what happens once you hook up a GPU and monitor!
The reason why the fans may not be spinning is Video Out may be in the POST's checklist before fan power-on.
I still got the same problem with GPU and monitor hooked up!Fans still not spinning.
Cannot find the CMOS jumper thing.If anyone can point that out,I'd really appreciate it.I removed the CMOS out for a while then put it back.No luck.
Ram in the proper slot.Tried it in the first slot too and kept pushing and holding Memory Okay but nothing.
Both 8 power pin connectors added.Does anyone see the little hole to the right,just near the edge of the board.Now is there meant to be a screw there with a copper washer?Just wondering.
Also bigger power connector added.With and without the 4 pin attached to it.They cannot be fitted any other way.I remember someone asking.However the four pin has little tabs that foul on the bigger one but it fits fine.
Btw there is no speaker wire from the case.I just saw the leftover pin for it.Is it essential to have it? Nothing shows on the monitor when I power it the setup.
Motherboard was tested to be okay when bought,same with the CPU.So what else could be there? The thought of a short maybe,could be the problem.I'll try and take the board out and try everything again.
If you somehow managed to cram a 6-pin into the mobo you can damage the board.
Looks like the pwr switch isnt on the right pins.
Hi there,I plugged the pins as I understood where it is meant to go.This pin thing is confusing (my mind isn't the technical kinda brain sadly lol)
Nah the board has not powered up yet.
Turn the connector left 90deg.
This pic is the Asus Q connector but the connections on your board are the same. Note the location of the power switch pins.
Your front panel is not hook up correctly. Fine someone that can help you
see the pins that say PWR SW? Thats the switch. You have nothing hooked to it
And dont use adapters on the CPU power its pointless
READ the manual
Is this how its meant to go?
First pin from the right is the PWR SW,then RESET SW, the ones after are the LED lights etc.
Do you mean have the connector with the writing facing me?
The pic of the Q connector shown is in the same position as shown in your pic. Turn your pwr switch connector left to grab that pin thats showing in your pic.
Yes it's correct in the last pic you posted.
All of then are wrong, the connections go right to left, not top to bottom. If you look at the paint below where they connect it shows where they all connect and that they go sideways.
He has a set of something on the pwr pins.
Ziquester - remove ALL the connectors except for the pwr switch. Start with that to verify it'll power up.
Use a screw driver. Short the PWR PINS
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