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Biostar Mcp6p m2+ nvidia geforce 6150 so...
June 18, 2010 at 14:26:09
Specs: Windows xp
I have a Biostar MCP6P M2+ and what came with it was a AMD Athlon II (AM3) 95w, also have cooling paste and heatsink fan connected to it. I have 2 hard drives connected to the motherboard (80gb, 160gb), dvd drive, 680w BFG PSU, 2 120mm case fan and NZXT GAMMA Case.

I have two 667 ddr2ram 2gb, and dynex sound card.

Basically, nothing shows up on my screen but the fans connected to the motherboard works and did the CMOS resetting method and nothing still. I took out one of the ram and nothing still.

What should I do?


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#1
June 18, 2010 at 14:31:30
AMD Athlon II 2.9ghz AM3 cpu

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#2
June 18, 2010 at 15:18:04
Was this system working previously with the same components, or with other components?
If it was working, have you changed any components?

Your mboard has Hybrid video support.
This mboard has onboard video, but have you have installed a video card that you have not mentioned in the PCI-E X16 slot, and that's what you have the monitor connected to?

"AMD Athlon II 2.9ghz AM3 cpu"

clear as mud.

Four possibilities, all
938-pin organic micro-PGA
For Socket AM2+
or Socket AM3 :

AMD Athlon II X3

435 ADX435WFK32GI, 2900 MHz, 4000 MHz FSB, 95W

435 ADX435WFK32GM, 2900 MHz, 4000 MHz FSB, 95W

AMD Athlon II X4

635 ADX635WFK42GI, 2900 MHz, 4000 MHz FSB, 95W

635 ADX635WFK42GM, 2900 MHz, 4000 MHz FSB, 95W

http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/mb-Biost...

"I have two 667 ddr2ram 2gb"

Why are you using slower ram than can be installed in this mboard?
Was it from some other system ?

Not all ram that fits is compatible with using it in your mboard, and some of it will cause your mboard to not boot at all, no beep, nothing, or not boot fully.

It is easy to test for incompatible ram that has caused your mboard to fail to boot.

Make sure you have a case speaker or speakers connected to the mboard so you can hear mboard beeps (see your mboard manual).
Remove the AC power to the case/power supply.
Remove all the ram.
Restore AC power.
Try to boot.
If nothing else is wrong, you will hear a pattern of beeps that indicate no ram is installed, or a ram problem.
E.g. for an Award bios or a bios based on one, that's often a beep of about a half second, silence for a half second, a beep of about a half second, silence for a half second, continuously.


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#3
June 18, 2010 at 16:03:12
It is a brand new motherboard and i have a video card but i popped it in after realizing nothing showing up on my screen. After I popped in the video card..still nothing, but i kind of expected that since i haven't installed it. i dont have case speaker plug to the motherboard but i did take my rams out and still nothing...I have a feeling its my MB .
AMD Athlon II X2
CPU part number ADX245OCK23GQ
Box part number ADX245OCGQBOX

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#4
June 19, 2010 at 12:15:45
"it is a brand new motherboard and i have a video card but i popped it in after realizing nothing showing up on my screen."

Try the monitor with another computer, but there's probably nothing wrong with it, other than,
- make sure no pins are bent in it's end connector on the video cord - if any are, straighten it / them.
- NOTE that if you are connecting a DVI connected monitor, there is no such thing as a VGA to DVI adapter that will work with a VGA port - there are not enough connections for a VGA port to make that work. (Your onboard video port is VGA.)

You should get video from the onboard video port when there is no card in the PCI-E slot, if nothing's wrong.

You may NOT get video if the ram you're trying to use is NOT compatible with using it in the mboard.
See the end of response 2.

The reason I mentioned this:

"Your mboard has Hybrid video support.
This mboard has onboard video, but have you have installed a video card that you have not mentioned in the PCI-E X16 slot, and that's what you have the monitor connected to?"

is because I installed an Asus mboard for a friend that has Hybrid video support (it has onboard video too) - and when I installed a PCI-E video card in it and connected a monitor to that card, I got NO VIDEO from the video card. Apparently, when your mboard has Hybrid video support, if the PCI-E's video chipset is NOT one of the specific ones you are supposed to use to get Hybrid video (Hybrid = both the onboard video and the video on the card work at the same time) - you DO NOT get video from the card by default - the onboard video is NOT disabled by the bios when you install a PCI-E video card (it is with most mboards) - you must connect the monitor to the onboard video port and change a setting in the bios in order to get video from the video card (e.g. change Primary video or Initialize video first or similar to PCI-E or similar).
However, you should get video from the onboard video port when there is no card in the PCI-E slot, if nothing's wrong.

"i dont have case speaker plug to the motherboard but i did take my rams out and still nothing.."

"NZXT GAMMA Case"

The specs and pictures of your case model doesn't mention or show a case speaker but that does not necessarily indicate you don't have one:
http://www.nzxt.com/new/products/cl...
If you have one it's probably in the front of the case behind the front panel. Most computer cases have a speaker like this:
Regular case speaker
http://www.kids-online.net/learn/cl...

Some mboards, possibly some cases, come with a device like this:
Piezo sound device
http://www.cwc-group.com/casp.html

If you don't have either, get one or the other and connect it. Mboard beeps can be very useful as far as indicating what is wrong. If you have another computer case you could borrow a case speaker from, get it from that, or buy a speaker or piezo device.

When your search, the computer case speaker or case speaker is a.k.a. the motherboard speaker. Local places that repair computers probably have one or the other or both.

You can't hear any beeps from the mboard if the computer case speaker, or some other speaker or sound device, is not hooked up to the mboard.

"I have a feeling its my MB "

Defective mboards, and defective cpus, are extremely rare. It's much more likely something else is wrong.

"...a AMD Athlon II (AM3) 95w.."
"AMD Athlon II 2.9ghz AM3 cpu"

"AMD Athlon II X2
CPU part number ADX245OCK23GQ
Box part number ADX245OCGQBOX"

That uses 65 watts, not 95 watts.

245 ADX245OCK23GQ, 2900 MHz, 4000 MHz FSB, 65W
http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/mb-Biost...

Cpu support list on Biostar web site
http://www.biostar-usa.com/app/en-u...

Minimum bios version the mboard must have to support that cpu is not stated, but it's listed, so it's probably supported by whatever bios version your mboard has.
......

Biostar MCP6P M2+ (Support)
http://www.biostar-usa.com/app/en-u...
.....

Basic stuff .....

ATX mboards are always powered in some places by the ATX power supply, including some of the contacts in the ram and card slots, even when the computer is NOT running, as long as the PS is connected to the mboard, the PS is switched on if it has a switch, and the PS is receiving live AC power.

You MUST always unplug the computer / PS, or otherwise switch off the AC to it, whenever you are fiddling with installing or un-installing components on the mboard, or are fiddling with wiring connections to the mboard, or are plugging in or unplugging the power connector to drives, inside the computer case, otherwise you can damage the mboard and/or the component and/or the power supply.

Did you remove the AC power to the computer at ALL times when you were doing that ?

If you didn't, you may have fried something, including possibly the power supply.

Damaged power supplies often partially work, fans and hard drives may spin, leds may come on, yet you may get no video and the mboard will not boot all the way.
Check your PS.
See response 4 in this:
http://www.computing.net/hardware/w...

The only way to tell for sure whether your power supply is malfunctioning for sure is....
- if you can borrow a known working power supply from another system that has enough capacity (min 300 or 350 watts when the video card is not installed) , then try that with your computer
- or - better still - try your power supply with a known working computer.

NOTE that better quality power supplies often have features that shut down the PS and prevent it from starting up for a while when the PS encounters a problem. Try unplugging the power supply, or switching off the AC power to it otherwise, for at least a half hour, then connect the AC again and try booting.
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Do NOT rely on the markings on the mboard when you're making wiring connections to it - those can be confusing.
Consult the mboard manual, and make sure you have connected everything properly.
Hook up the case speaker, or the equivalent !

Check all the connections of the wiring to make sure they are all the way onto their pins and into their sockets, especially the main connector from the power supply. The wires close to the mboard going into the main power connector/socket should be more or less perpendicular to the mboard surface rather than at an angle.
The computer will not start up properly if any of certain wires in the plug in the 24 "pin" socket have an "iffy" connection.
Try unplugging that, plugging it back in.
Make sure all cards and ram in slots are all the way down in their slots.
Make sure the ram is installed in the right direction !
The notch on the bottom of the modules must line up with the bump in the bottom of the ram slot.
If you have the modules backwards, the ram and the ram slots are fried instantly when you attempt to boot the computer, and neither can ever be used again !

The 3 or 4 wire CPU fan must be hooked up to the CPU fan header on the mboard, because most recent or fairly recent computers will run for only a few seconds or won't start up at all if no rpm is detected from that header by the bios, to protect the CPU from rapidly overheating and destroying itself.

Your mboard has two main power sockets - the 24 "pin" one, and a smaller one - both must be hooked up to the power supply.

Some PCI-E video cards have a small power socket on them - if the video card has that, it must be hooked up to the power supply
.......

I see your case comes with metal mboard support posts. MAKE SURE you do NOT have any of those where there is no mounting hole in the mboard, otherwise you may be shorting something on the underside or the mboard to the metal case.

I see your case has lots of places that you can install case fans. If you bought the CPU boxed set with the AMD supplied fan and heatsink, in my experience that fan/heatsink combo is very efficient, and your CPU will probably run relatively cool at all times - you probably don't need to run a case fan for additional cooling of the CPU.
If you install a video card, the efficiency of the fan/heatsink combo on that varies - you may benefit from using a case fan for additional cooling for that.

Have as few case fans running as possible - check the current temps in the bios Setup with one case fan running, then two, etc., and don't have any more running than it takes for the case temp to get to a minimum. Too many case fans running just draws more dust, lint, etc. inside the case, and you will have to clean the CPU heatsink and fan more often. .


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#5
December 13, 2010 at 00:48:31
i have the same board and cpu combo,what is the best economicall ddr2 memory to run ,i also have xfx 4350 card to install an plan on running window 7 ultimate 32 untill i can affird 64 bit version,1x 500gb wd caviar sata hdd,1x 250 ide wd hdd,1x sata dvd player/burner, i dont game as i have console for that,but stream alot of movies,downloads,an internet.oh an a 450 psu

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#6
December 13, 2010 at 07:27:03
simpleminded

Do you have a question or a problem or are you just making some comments ?

You can but the OEM versions of the Windows 7 for less money than the retail versions, from the web, or from local places that build computers and sell Windows software - the difference is for the OEM versions you don't get the limited time support from Microsoft that the retail versions have.

Most people do need or benefit from the 64bit version of Windows 7, it requires more ram to do the same things, and most people do not benefit from more than 3 or 4gb of ram.

Memory Assessor
How much memory do you really need?
http://www.kingston.com/tools/asses...


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