New computer build, won't boot

August 18, 2011 at 12:58:16
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I'll start with the specs:
ASUS M4A88T-V EVO/USB 3
AMD Phenom II X6 1100T black edition
8 GB DDR3 Kingston RAM (KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX)
600W Corsair PSU
Onboard graphics card

I bench tested with just the basics, and both the PSU fan and CPU fan run fine. The motherboard LED light is on, indicating that it's getting power. I also tried this with a known working power supply, with the same results.

I called both Kingston and AMD to confirm that the RAM and CPU are compatible with the motherboard, so I don't think it's a compatibility issue. If anyone has any suggestions as to what I can do it would be greatly appreciated!


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#1
August 18, 2011 at 13:07:25
Be sure there is a pc speaker and then remove cpu and memory and try to get a beep code.

Check that all the correct power is at connectors.

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#2
August 18, 2011 at 13:22:10
Thank you for the fast response! I removed both the CPU and RAM, and ensured that both the 24 pin connector and 8 pin connector were both attached properly to the motherboard. I also had my speakers hooked up, and am still getting no response from the motherboard.

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#3
August 18, 2011 at 13:52:31
"I removed both the CPU and RAM"

It's not gonna sh!t without a CPU.

"I also had my speakers hooked up"

"speakers" as in sound system? You need to connect a case speaker to the motherboard front panel header. See page 1-28 of the motherboard manual.


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#4
August 18, 2011 at 14:12:35
Apparently my case doesn't come with a case speaker. Any other suggestions?

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#5
August 18, 2011 at 18:01:08
May be a header for pc speaker that you can use to connect to external speakers.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#6
August 18, 2011 at 20:46:52
Im almost positive that your bios has undergone a bad flash, meaning it is corrupt. the only thing to do in this case is to install a new bios chip. which is about $15 + shipping and handling. just contact the mother board manufacturer and make sure that you get a compatible chip! Hope I Helped!

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#7
August 19, 2011 at 13:28:56
Where did anyone suggest a bios flash?

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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