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Anonymous poster is correct, I strongly reccomend double checking your processor situation. If it's not securely installed the computer will do what you're describing.


Well that's more then alittle unnerving. What's your suggestion for doing that? I have the heatsink installed on there, and it'll be a nightmare to get off, especially now that everything is installed on the mobo.

Is there a service or something I can go to who will have a look at my PC and possibly diagnose this?

-IV

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Try to take another PCI graphics card from your old computer and put it in the slot.

Anonymous poster is correct, I strongly reccomend double checking your processor situation. If it's not securely installed the computer will do what you're describing.


Surely the motherboard would be going a bit crazy making beeping noises if the processor wasn't installed correctly? Never the less i suppose it should be checked.

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Ok, if you bought the Motherboard brand new and sealed then you should be seeing a BIOS. If you had a BIOS then it would go through a check (on screen, you would see a DOS type black screen like a full screen console with text saying if each check was successful or not), and it WOULD stop when checking for an OS. So, apparently, yes there is a problem. Where did you buy the Motherboard?

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Try to take another PCI graphics card from your old computer and put it in the slot.

Anonymous poster is correct, I strongly reccomend double checking your processor situation. If it's not securely installed the computer will do what you're describing.


Surely the motherboard would be going a bit crazy making beeping noises if the processor wasn't installed correctly? Never the less i suppose it should be checked.


Yeah, no beeps, so I think the processors safe.

-IV

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When I built my computer, I had the same problem, and it turns out that I had my RAM in the wrong slots. I had the RAM sticks in black and blue slots instead of being inside slots of the same color. Sorry if that didn't make sense, but that's what was wrong with mine.

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wasn't logged in before.

at this point I would remove all add in cards except the video card & disconnect all drives. See if that boots.

If it does, start connecting things one at a time and verify that it still boots
( power off when connecting though ;) )

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the computer won't beep for anything if you don't have the onboard sound cable hooked up to the correct place on the motherboard.

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