Discussion in 'Hardware' started by oatey4519, 26 Aug 2009.
thanks for quick reply
plugged in the 2 4pins - yep
don't get what im missing
I feel your frustrations, believe me!
Have you tried firing her up, without the GFX installed and listened for any error beeps?
Do you have another GFX card to see if the Asus will post?
Which PCI-Ex16 slot are you using? Try using one of the alternatives slots.
i get no beeps.. everything wizzs away apart from my GTX
No other card i can test.. just got rid of it
Using the blue slot - and just tried the others.. but no luck
Even reset the CMOS to see.
i am putting th eDDR3 in the right slots aren't i??
Yes, orange. A1, B1 and C1. To confirm it's not the RAM, try switching them around, installing 1 or 2 dimms. Although the the Asus won't boot if you only install one dimm in slot A2, B2 or C2.
Inclined to think it maybe a duff mobo, however, with another GFX card to test with, difficult to confirm. If you try to boot it up without GFX, RAM or CPU, you should definately beep hearing some POST beeps. The manual states this.
Are all the mobo LED's coming on? New PSU, or tried and tested?
Sorry not being much help
EDIT. Are you installing 12GB (6x2GB) DDR3 ?
i found an old Gpu..
it fired up.. just
but didn't give me any signal to monitor
also had a go at moving all the ram around..
Going to try the PSU route..
mine is a none branded 750
so may not have the balls for it..
100 more quid i didn't want to spend
The fact that your 260 still works in your old rig, and that you're not getting any POST error beeps suggests a faulty mobo?
You're going down the right route tho, keep troubleshooting and switching components where possible.
How many amps on the 12v rail on your non branded 750w PSU? Would surprise me if it hasn't got the guts for it. i7 + 260 isn't that much of a power beast.
And the RAM.....12GB or 6GB?
6gb of Ram
it is weird.. and driving me mad!!
not sure on the rails?
only got it 12 months ago when my last one failed.
needed it there and then & was passing "pc World" - i know!
my delivery arrived at 11 & been messing around since...
trying to figure where to go to get a good PSU tomorrow..
need to do it as i'm busy after & i want to play! lol
thanks for all your help
been on some PSU cal sites and the reckon i need a 750w at least
There should be a sticker on the side of the PSU with a table stating what the maximum current (Amps) is on each rail. (12v, 5v, 3.3 etc etc.)
Yes, total wattage is to be considered, however, having enough juice on the 12v rail(s) is also important.
Do you know the make and model of the PSU?
Generally, a 750w PSU is more than enough to power a i7 + 260 at standard clocks, with plenty of headroom.
its Jeantech storm i think
there is no sticker on the side..
got all the power sockets on there though..
SLi compatible it said..
you would of thought it was enough yeah..
and it still works on my old setup..
it just won't fire my card up.. so odd
it might be this one
Well, the tech specs of that PSU appear to be sufficient.
So, i'm at a loss here!
I'm still inclined to think it's the Mobo that's duff. Could be the PSU tho. If you buy a PSU, make sure you can return it, if it turns out not to be the root of the problem.
On a side note, didn't we tell you not to buy a cheap PSU?
i hope it's not as i could do without the hassle..
it is a 700w i've got the one listed
Going to double check about returning.
just checked the gpu on my old setup and works like a dream... nooooo
don't i wish i'd of bought a good psu when i just spent 500+ on this setup..
and without today hassle.. lol
i will learn
Negative, there will only be one i9 chip at launch. This is from the latest Intel roadmap:
By the time I7 needs a upgrade all this upcoming tech will be old...
I concur, however, I'm sure i9 will develope into a family of chips over time. I doubt intel will release a 'one chip only' family. Not cost effective production.
EDIT: First time i've seen that roadmap. Note, the i7 920 seems to going strong, well into Q3 2010.
Well said. We'll be moving onto a completely different architure by then,.
Uh, that roadmap doesn't show any i9 processors, or even any of the 32nm mainstream CPUs in the i5/i3 families for that matter.
And for anyone even thinking about getting an i9 CPU, you might want to think again when you see the price, because even the i7 975 seems cheap in comparison ($1000 vs. $1500 for the i9), so is probably beyond the scope of most people on this forum.
Yup, bring on mah 4GHz 8-core Sandy Bridge!
aren't clackdale 32nm's??
the thing with i7 920 is that as said above, you will be limited by pricing on the upper end and socket. but then, when you want to upgrade, you'll probably buy a whole new platform.
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