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Old November 21, 2009, 11:50 PM
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Default New build refuse get past POST

nothing is going right this week :(

started a new build and installed basic component. Power on and the computer have no screen. Plug in the speaker(by some reason I can never find one from antec's case.) and the computer gives short beep nonstop. According to manual it means power error.

I removed all connector and replug the 8pin and 24 pin only into mobo. Same result.

The psu is a test PSU I use.. it was working fine yesterday
the motherboard is brand new.

i5 750
gigabyte p55m-UD2
corsair tx-650
gskill ripjaw 1600 4gb
old IDE dvd rw
wd black 500gb

I have removed all plug now and will try again tmr..... any advise?
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Old November 21, 2009, 11:56 PM
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Any other hardware you can test with? Try switching the RAM to the other set of slots. That apparently can be an issue with some boards.
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Old November 22, 2009, 01:00 AM
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1. Try a single RAM chip
2. If you can Post ensure your vDimm (RAM Voltage is set to spec)
3. If you still cannot Post plug in only essential Hardware and try booting up (without installing in your Case)

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Old November 22, 2009, 08:15 AM
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continous beeps usally mean memory error can look at the memory list to see if your ram is supported

read you manual.pdf from front to back

other thing to look for is bent pins on CPU ...make sure all is good and seated well
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Old November 22, 2009, 01:25 PM
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I read on the manual already, the error code is "power error"

What I did so far:

Unplug everything to bare(3 power connector to mobo(24 pin, 4 pin 4 pin) and also video card with power plugged): Power error
Pull 1 stick of ram, use another stick, on another socket: Power error
Have my 8800 on but took out the 6 pin: VGA error
Move the in question PSU to the old machine and try booting it: POST

I have never encounter power error trouble before. Does it sound like a motherboard issue?

UPDATE: pulled the power supply and plug it in my main rig(only 8 pin power and 24 pin power... also 2x pci-e on video card and it post properly. So it really sound like the motherboard is the issue.

How is the RMA for NCIX? how long does it take?

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