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Old December 8, 2008, 09:33 AM
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All of the suggestions here have been good ones, but something to keep in mind WRT your time frame.......

Christmas is a verrryyyyy busy time of year for all of the on-line retailers so you'll want to get your order in earlier rather than later. :)

Good luck with the build, and be sure to come back and let us know how it turned out!!!
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hi, thanks guys for all the suggestions. I have just assembled everything last nite and i just tried power on today but sadly no go. There is no beep and monitor is still in stand-by mode, black screen!!!! wtfbbq!!?!

When i press power button, all the fans power on, the cpu fan (Zalman CNPS9700) powers on, i can hear the harddrives spinning, and the dvd drive has power, the tray can pop out. But there is NO BEEP whatsoever and monitor shows nothing.

i read somewhere that if there's no beep then mobo's dead. I sincerely hope that's not the case, coz i bought it from NCIX and RMA takes a long time. :(. now i'm going to open the fukin case up again oh god..


any suggestion as to how should i test each component? PLEASE HELP ME !! Q.Q

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Old December 27, 2008, 12:50 PM
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i just tried power up with the case side panel removed. I can see the mobo's little green light thing light up, i can hear the harddrives spinning, dvdrom tray can pop up , cpu fan is spinning, gpu fan is spinning , all the case fans are spinning. but still no beep and nothing on screen. sigh, help guys..

EDIT: i just removed the 2 sticks of ram and powered on, mobo beeped according to asus's "no memory detected" beep code. so it seems the mobo is not broken?
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Old December 27, 2008, 01:06 PM
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Did you do a c-mos reset (have a look through the manual)? It might just be a case of not recognising the cpu.

You might also want to have a look through the "no post" guide.... 10 Step "No Post" BIOS Recovery Guide
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thanks. i'm going to try to clear the cmos memory first then try the things on ur guide. My soundblaster is blocking the cmos jumpers. sigh, unplug replug unplug replug...
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damn it. the cmos reset didn't work. guess i have no choice but pulling things out now. sigh
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Make sure your CPU power plug is in correctly. The symptoms you describe are very familiar.
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Old December 27, 2008, 04:07 PM
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cpu power plug? u mean the 3 pin cpu fan connector or the 8 pin thing from the power supply near the cpu socket?

i think i might have found the problem. I unplugged everything expect cpu and power supply, even gpu was removed. And the damn thing didn't beep. So i think the mobo is dead even though it beeps with no memory. am i correct? help!
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Old December 27, 2008, 04:09 PM
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I was referring to the 8pin plug.

Try booting the board outside the case, to make sure you're not shorted out on something.
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cpu power plug? u mean the 3 pin cpu fan connector or the 8 pin thing from the power supply near the cpu socket?

i think i might have found the problem. I unplugged everything expect cpu and power supply, even gpu was removed. And the damn thing didn't beep. So i think the mobo is dead even though it beeps with no memory. am i correct? help!
Basic things for system to post is motherboard, cpu and ram.

You don't need anything else.

Make sure the 8pin 12v EPS above the cpu is plugged in and make sure the 24 pin is plugged in.

Its also advisable to take the board out of the system as it could have a possible short too.
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