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Motherboards Can't boot, won't boot

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by woof82, 11 Apr 2014.

  1. woof82

    woof82 New Member

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    Trying to put together a desktop for the gf. It's an uphill battle.

    I can't get the core components to work:

    Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 - 3.16 GHz Dual-Core Processor
    4 GIGABYTE (4 X 1 GB) OCZ PLATINUM REVISION 2 DDR2-800 PC2-6400 240 PIN RAM
    PC Motherboard Asus P5K-VM Rev:1.02G Intel P4 Socket 775 Computer Mainboard WBP

    The first mobo I tried (same model) I got a bios message but it wouldn't accept any keyboard inputs - I tried 3 different ps2 keyboards and all the same story. I really hope it wasn't just a dodgy ps2 port because I busted the pins when I tried to swap the cpu.

    So new mobo and same cpu, the machine just spins the cpu fan up to maximum and sits there, no video output. Are there any easy mistakes I could have made? Possibly mobo was DOA?

    Any help would be hugely appreciated, it's been a month since her birthday and I feel like I've spent money on a pile of broken electronics :waah:

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    edit: I should mention that a couple of the pins were very slightly bent on arrival and there was a bit of dust in the socket. I pushed them back into line and carefully tried to push out as much of the dust out as possible. Photo of how it arrived: http://i.imgur.com/colXw9w.jpg
     
  2. Deders

    Deders Well-Known Member

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    Can't see how the cooler connects but it may be screwed in too tight?
     
  3. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Got to ask why would you buy such old tech anyway 2nd hand stuff is cheap especially in the MP here, How much did that set up cost you?
     
  4. mrbungle

    mrbungle Undercooked chicken giver

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    Is that motherboard a OEM as you have a front panel off a case with it?

    May not support the CPU or may need a bios upgrade.

    Got a old p4 to try?
     
  5. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    try using unplugging the keyboard and booting
     
  6. Dave Lister

    Dave Lister Member

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    My first guess would be the bios doesn't support the cpu. When I first put my current system together I had the same problem and found updating the bios solved it.

    If it's an oem system board perhaps it has some kind of case tampering sensor which needs to be connected to the original case for operation, this is a wild guess though ! don't even know why I said it.
     
  7. dancingbear84

    dancingbear84 error 404

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    Bios supports the cpu from bios 0704 onwards according to the cpu list on the asus site.
    Where did you get the board? Do you have anything you chuck in that is older or know of anyone with old tech that you could borrow to BIOS flash. That is the most likely guess from me.

    Edit - All my stuff from that era was amd I'm afraid, so I can't help.
     
  8. dynamis_dk

    dynamis_dk Grr... Grumpy!!

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    I could probably find you out an older cpu which is on the 'from 0304 bios' list on asus's website to test on, sure I'll have something kicking around
     

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