Troubleshooting MS-7309 mobo with AMD Athlon X2 CPU

November 20, 2012 at 09:36:20
Specs: Windows XP, 1GB
I have a MS 7309 mother board with AMD Athlon X2 dual core processor. The computer is not working. For the testing purpose I removed Hard disk,cd drive and ram..
The problem as far as detected is the display is not showing up while computer is turned on.
When i removed Ram board beeped thrice. But when i removed hard disk ,doesn't showed any difference.

Is there any way to make my computer running again?.

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November 20, 2012 at 10:49:20
"When i removed Ram board beeped thrice"

That's good. It means the board & CPU are probably still good. Make sure the RAM is fully seated in it's slot. Only use one stick for troubleshooting.

"But when i removed hard disk ,doesn't showed any difference"

You don't need a HDD to boot the board & access the BIOS. Leave it disconnected along with the CD drive & floppy (if you have one). Also, remove all cards & unplug all external devices except the keyboard. If possible, use a PS/2 keyboard rather than USB. Connect the monitor to the onboard video port.

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November 20, 2012 at 18:55:17
At the time power button is pressed ,all the three lights of PS2 keyboard blink once. Then there is no light from keyboard.

Note: I am turning off power whenever removing an item as precaution.

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November 20, 2012 at 19:02:51
When i took the bios battery there was no difference.
Then i took Ram and bios battery together beeping was again heard .

I tried disconnecting CPU fan and run the system for fifteen minutes. The processor heat sink became hot but bios battery was cool. The Ram continued in a normal temperature.

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December 7, 2012 at 11:25:21
Most boards that I know of require at least one DIMM (in slot 0) in order to begin POST and display video. Does it enter and complete the POST? Can you get into the BIOS? Exactly what do you mean by "The computer is not working." ??

And yes, turn off power whenever installing or removing parts.

Is it giving you any beep codes besides what you mentioned when you removed the memory?

What BIOS does it have?

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January 12, 2013 at 19:32:36
I dont know the exact bios version..I cannot get into BIOS.
The computer is not working meant that booting is not happening,ie;when i turn on the cpu,processor fan turns on, keyboard jst blinks but monitor goes to power saving mode.
I checked monitor with other computer,it worked well.
there is no beep codes besides i have mentioned.

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January 12, 2013 at 19:50:56
I'd try swapping out the power supply. There is no reliable way to assess the performance of the power supply for most of us so substituting a known good power supply is worth a try.

Like riider said, good chance your motherboard and processor are good. However, don't run your machine without the processor fan. No need to create another problem.

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