Re: M2N32-SLI Premium Vista won't post
- From: "Angry_American" <Angry_American@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2007 20:55:06 -0500
"John" <John@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:2pednS8mIrEVuurbnZ2dnUVZ_qupnZ2d@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Angry_American wrote:You're thinking the same way I am. The CPU is the likely candidate because with a good CPU and no memory, I should get one long and two short beeps. So, I would back up to the CPU.
I have built several machines using this board, my personal machine has the WS Professional version with the 5200 and no problems whatsoever. I have not run into a single problem with any of the boards in this line from Asus. I use 450watt PSU's for non gaming machines and PC Power and Cooling 510watt or better for the gamers. I also use standard Kinston 533mhz value ram on the non gaming machines, 800mhz Kingston value ram on the low end gamers, and Corsair XMS 800mhz or better ram for the high end gamers. The boards are extremely well built with high end components and from what I have experienced damn stable. You probably will not get any beeps without a CPU, but it should scream like a banshee with no ram installed, and cpu installed.
If I were in your shoes I would be looking at memory or CPU, that's about all you haven't tried from what I have read. Boot the system with a single stick of RAM, CPU, and PSU, nothing else. The CPU fan should come on as well as the power LED located at the upper right hand section of the board. Once you are successful, then add your video card, kb, mouse, and boot up to see what the monitor has to show you.
You mentioned the CPU fan (heatsink). It is coming on. But no beeps. So far, the sequence is:
1. Onboard LED comes on. This is the LED on the MB that say you have power. I've always gotten it. The only think that isn't right about it is that when power goes off, the light goes out instantly. I understand it should take a few seconds for it to go completely off. What do you think that is?
The power probably isnt being distibuted to enough capacitors to keep the light on after power is taken away is my guess. With the fact that the machine powers up, and fans do come on, your CPU is becoming more and more suspect IMHO.
2. I hit the power switch (which simply shorts the leads). The fans come on, including the CPU fan.
There it sits. No beeps, no signal to the video. The video fan comes on, though. That would probably be the 4-plex connector that goes into the back of the SLI card. Since no signal happens, the PCI Express stuff apparently isn't happening.
Thanks for the input on the 5200. I needed that. That says the BIOS has no problems with that CPU.
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