Motherboard wont boot

February 28, 2009 at 05:31:27
Specs: Windows Vista
I just got a new mobo (MSI K9A2 Platinum) and it wont start up. I tried benchtesting it and nothing happens when I turn the power on, exept the fans start spinning. The monitor goes into standbymode, so it doesn`t recieve a signal. Can anyone help?

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#1
February 28, 2009 at 07:16:23
Explain your benchtest procedure.

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#2
February 28, 2009 at 07:33:19
I inserted the cpu and cooling as normal, connected the cpu fan.
Then I connected my video card(nvidia 9800gtx) to the motherboard and a monitor.
inserted 1 slot with RAM
Then connected the motherboard and gtx card to the power supply. 1 4pin in a square shape and a 4pin straight. and the big one, probobly main power.
then I started it up with connecting the powerswitch pins with a screwdriver.

The fan on the cpu and the videocard fan starts up, but nothing more happens after that.. hope u can help


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#3
February 28, 2009 at 08:03:54
What about the PSU...is it adequate? The amperage spec for the +12v rail is critical, especially with a higher end gaming card.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...

Do you have another video card you can try? Preferrably standard PCI?


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#4
February 28, 2009 at 08:08:48
double post, sorry..

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#5
February 28, 2009 at 08:11:27
The PSU is a corsair tx650w, so it should be adequate, yes. And at the moment the 9800gtx is the only card I have available. Gonna try get another one though, just to try..

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#6
February 28, 2009 at 08:23:17
Try a different stick of RAM too or try different slots. Does the board have a built in speaker? If not, connect the case speaker to the board to see if you're getting any beeps at startup.

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#7
February 28, 2009 at 08:50:49
Just tried with RAM in different slots with the speaker connected to the board. No beeps at startup..

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#8
February 28, 2009 at 09:26:10
"No beeps at startup"

Not a good sign.


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#9
February 28, 2009 at 09:28:20
yeah, thought so.. bad board? bad RAM? Bad cpu? All bad? :p

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#10
February 28, 2009 at 10:36:51
Try removing the video card and the RAM. If you get error beeps with the RAM removed, that means the motherboard is probably good, but the RAM is suspect.

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