Motherboard? CPU? No beeps

July 27, 2006 at 19:27:05
Specs: Win XP SP2, 1.8Ghz/512 K
Came home after vacation - computer sounds to start, but nothing visual

Unplugged HD's, ROMS, all PCI and AGP (Except Video Card)- have tried a PCI and AGP video card - screen stays dead

Tried switching out ram and no ram, no change -

When PC starts there is the whizzing of the fans, but no startup beeps.

Pretty sure its the Motherboard or the CPU (but not 100%), next step?


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July 27, 2006 at 19:37:06
Why would you not suspect the power supply?

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July 27, 2006 at 20:40:54
You have any storms in your area while you are gone? Your pc may have got by lighting.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ OC 2.7ghz
2GB Dual Channel DDR 3200
Nvidia 7900GT
SATA II 2x 200gig 7200rpm 16mb cache RAID-0
Gigabyte Nforce 4 SLI

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July 28, 2006 at 17:54:15
Im assuming power supply is not a problem, as everything "Sounds" fine - all fans work - even fan on video card seems to be fine - it seems to power up - but no beeps

there were no storms while I was gone

unless theres any troubleshooting I can do, I have another question - how can I isolate the problem (motherboard vs CPU)I have another computer and I Could switch out parts to see if it works, but ive heard that a shorted mobo and shorted cpu can affect the other - is this true?

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July 28, 2006 at 18:08:56
"Im assuming power supply is not a problem, as everything "Sounds" fine - all fans work - even fan on video card seems to be fine..."

All that means is your PSU is putting out enough amperage to spin a few doesn't mean it's putting out enough to power up an entire system. The PSU is the obvious place to start your troubleshooting.

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July 28, 2006 at 18:31:30
thanks for the quick response - plugged in power supply from working computer and still nothing -

the thing that bugs me is there is no beep from Mobo - shouldnt there be a damned beep?

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July 29, 2006 at 03:45:42
Not if your CMOS battery is dead.

Least expensive and easiest 'what if'
fix out there.

Your-'Frankenstein' seems to be a good manufacturer/model at the moment.LOL

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July 29, 2006 at 16:49:35
Hi, Some time ago I put in a post (XP forum)
about the lack of system sounds. And I received plenty of suggestions, but none of them worked. In June, we had a terrible storm
(Kansas...go figure), and the next day all the sounds were back. My computer was NOT on during the storm, and I have not suffered any damage or problem with my computer as a result of the storm. There was plenty of lightening dispalyed, but no strikes. I have no explanation as to how the problem was solved.

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