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#1
Hello fellow tpu people,

I have been having trouble with this build. Here is whats going on: I have put together a mobo that my brother gave 2 me along with cpu and ram he had upgrated his rig. Now I have put together the whole pc and now I cant even get a beep at start up. The screen is black I tried 2 different rams that work I rechecked all cables and still nothing. I am not sure what else to do.

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Can u post the system specs of the rig ur building or is the the rig in ur system specs.
 

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Also, make sure there is a motherboard speaker and that it's hooked up.
 

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I assume you mean it powers up and the fans spin? just doesnt give the passed bios beep. Did you move the Clerar CMOS jumper and remove the battery, wait 2 minutes, replace battery and move jumper back to original possition. Just his old settings on the board may cause a no boot issue as well. I say This is a good place to start.
 
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Hello I have tried sneekypeet's suggestion but still no luck. the mobo has a built in speaker last time i knew it worked.

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Mobo:MSI PM8M3-V
cpu: P4
ram:adata ddr400 2-512MB
hdd: 120GB seagate
 
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Hello I have tried sneekypeet's suggestion but still no luck. the mobo has a built in speaker last time i knew it worked.

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Not sure about that mobo, but some mobos are actually coming this way, surprisingly. I have a DG33TL Intel board, and it doesn't post beep at all. After a little accident after an experiment :eek:, I RMA'd the board. I got a brand new one, and it still wouldn't beep. Even though it is a BIOS standard, I guess some don't include it.
 
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Hello I have tried sneekypeet's suggestion but still no luck. the mobo has a built in speaker last time i knew it worked.

system
Mobo:MSI PM8M3-V
cpu: P4
ram:adata ddr400 2-512MB
hdd: 120GB seagate
Do the fans spin? Or not even for a small moment?
 

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#8
Remove the memory, see if it beeps. It should beep enough to make you turn it off again :)
If it doesn't beep without RAM either the board or the CPU isn't working. Motherboards tend to die a lot more though.
 

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i agree dan,thats how i always test for deadness of board,if it dont beep without ram in it,its generally dead.
 
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When i turn it on the fans do spin, I tried DanTheBanjoman's suggestion and no beeps I took ram out and no beeps, I took battery and ram out and still no beeps I even tried a video card and still no beeps.
 

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Assume the board is dead then.Rma it if you can.
 
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When i turn it on the fans do spin, I tried DanTheBanjoman's suggestion and no beeps I took ram out and no beeps, I took battery and ram out and still no beeps I even tried a video card and still no beeps.
Unfortunately, that sounds like a dead mobo. Is there a LED on your mobo that indicates whether it has power?

If you can't start just the mobo (no HDD's/CD drives, no RAM, just a PSU) and still get no beeps, with a PSU you know works, then your mobo is dead :(
 
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:shadedshu Yap looks like it is dead still no beeps. Looks like Iam going to have to invest on a new mobo off to the for sale forum. thanks everyone
 
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I've seen this 10 or 20 times, and it's so common.

People bend pins in processors and they don't make contact.

Check to make sure they're all perfectly straight.
 
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Just took the cpu off and everything looks good.
 
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Hello back again i have been having trouble with this build i see to be doing something wrong or something. well i bought another mobo and still had the same problem nothing at start up fans spin dvd drive works hard drive spins cpu fan spins and still nothing there seems to be to apart beeps they sound low. so i decided to change the cpu and still nothing. the mobo is the exact one i had before. now i am getting pretty angry i thing i am going to just give up on it. i also tried a different Hard drive and PSU and also RAM. ahhhhhhhhhh someone help me.

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Is the 4 pin cpu power plugged in? Only thing I can think of that wouldn't make a board post with fans spinning and no beebs.
 
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Make sure the cpu is in the right way. My bro put it in the wrong direction once. Thankfully it's fine.

You try an agp video card instead of on board?
 
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If he put it in the wrong direction it's quite likely that there are bent pins.
 
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yea have tried two agp cards and nothing also i have tried 2 different cpus and nothing
 
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BIOS update?
 
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i have also tried two different motherboards but the same model. you think it could be that on both? i havent tried that on any.
 
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i have also tried two different motherboards but the same model. you think it could be that on both? i havent tried that on any.
Could be that both boards are on the same BIOS version and the new CPU isn't supported yet on that version... Put an old CPU in to test maybe?
 
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Possibly, if the BIOS doesn't even register that it has a CPU in it wont do anything else. I had the same problem on my current board. BIOS update fixed it right up.