Solved 7NF-RZ won't boot!

July 23, 2011 at 03:07:36
Specs: Windows XP, AMD Sempron 1.8GHz / 768MB PC3200 DDR
Hey there, today I received a Motherboard I bought from eBay (Gigabyte 7NF-RZ) and I moved everything on to it from the old motherboard. When I turn it on, it doesn't load anything on the screen, but everything inside works fine. The Graphics Card fan works, all other fans work, HDD's are on, the lights are on, everything... It's really confusing me.

Graphics Card: Verto GF FX5700LE 128MB DDR
CPU: AMD Sempron 1.8GHz
RAM: 768MB PC3200 DDR


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#1
July 23, 2011 at 04:26:58
What happened to the old board? Did u check if the gigabyte board support your CPU? Did u apply thermal paste correct? Did u perform benchtest?

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#2
July 23, 2011 at 04:34:35
Whats a benchtest?
And yes, the motherboard supports my CPU + the paste was already on there from my old motherboard.

I still have the old motherboard.

Although, I've noticed since I've moved the CPU etc. on to the new MB, the little black box on the top of the CPU has a chipped corner, would that be the problem?


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#3
July 23, 2011 at 06:20:27
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When you changed the motherboard it changed the installed configuration. You will need to do a repair install. Boot with the XP CD.

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#4
July 23, 2011 at 07:05:27
You should ALWAYS benchtest a board before installing it in the case. Benchtesting means just what it sounds like - testing the hardware on the bench. Have a look at this article:

How to Bench Test Your System

Just curious, what was wrong with your old board? If it worked, why bother to upgrade a system that's so outdated? If you paid more than $20 for an old, used board from eBay, you got ripped off, especially if it doesn't work.

http://www.gigabyte.lv/products/pag...

Stick to reputable sites that specialize in outdated hardware. For example:

http://3btech.net/motherboards-ot1....


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#5
July 23, 2011 at 07:16:07
Whats a benchtest?
http://www.techsupportforum.com/for...

CPU support list
http://www.gigabyte.com/support-dow...

the paste was already on there from my old motherboard
U must clean the old paste and apply new one like this http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/svco...

Why did u purchase new board?

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#6
July 23, 2011 at 07:40:57
I missed the part about the paste - never, EVER re-use old thermal paste. The top of the CPU & bottom of the heatsink must be completely cleaned of ALL traces of the old used paste & a fresh layer of paste applied. And it MUST be done correctly. Socket A CPus are not thermally protected & can fry in a couple of seconds if the heatsink/paste is installed incorrectly.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/arti...


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#7
July 23, 2011 at 13:44:23
Bios set to internal video?

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