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Joshua X Jan 02, 2004, 07:14pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jan 02, 2004, 07:14pm EST

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I'm tryiing to install an SK8V with an AMD64 FX 51 cpu, and I've followed directions carefully, but when I power up the machine won't post. It gets power, the fans turn and lights come on, but nothing else. An oddity: the IDE LED is steady orange.

I've seen other threads here about other boards, so I tried a couple of their suggestions:
1) removing the battery, changing jumpers on the CLRTC, waiting for BIOS to clear, then reversing the process;
2) unplugging PSU and chassis fans.

Neither worked.

Also, I've reseated the CPU, heatsink, and RAM, and checked to make sure the 2 hard drives are cabled as the manual suggests.

My machine has 2 sticks of Corsair TwinX1024-3200LL memory; the 2 hard drives are Western Digital.

Could it be a RAM problem? I'm not entirely sure this RAM is registered like it's supposed to be for the SK8V. (Sorting out which RAM to order was a nightmare, but I chose sticks that Falcon-NW seemed to have available for their FX-51s.)

I have seen that Corsair sells TwinX1024RE-3200LL. Could nonregistered RAM cause this problem?

I could use suggestions because I was so excited about upgrading my system (first time ever for me, but ack what a headache).

Thank you in advance for suggestions.


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Scott Lowrey Jan 02, 2004, 10:00pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus SK8V won't boot
Josh I would try unseating both sticks of ram and re-installing them.Also check all cables and connections.I had the same problem once and even though it looked as though the memory was in it was not.

Joshua X Jan 03, 2004, 10:33am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus SK8V won't boot
Hi Scott--I remembered the #1 rule of troubleshooting--check the cables. Also I zintuple-checked the RAM seating.

Only things I can think of now:
1) wrong RAM--need that registered kind;
2) bad CPU;
3) bad motherboard.

Sadly I'm using a case that doesn't have an external speaker, so no voice cues.

sterling evans Mar 19, 2004, 01:36am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus SK8V won't boot
Hi

im having the same proplam and i have done every thing you said in the forum already. But my proplam is in the AGP slot when i turn on the computer the monitor says no signal. so if you have any idea of how to fix it please tell me. thanks

Sterling

Claude Degrampre Apr 01, 2004, 02:18am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus SK8V won't boot
ye i have the exacte problem. i have the speakers plug and it says "system failed due to CPU over-clocking" and i looked it up and they are telling me to change my seting in Bios. but i have no picture to see what's going on. anybody found a way to fis this yet?

Krunal Patel Apr 12, 2004, 12:52am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus SK8V won't boot
Listen. Good thing I came accross this. I had the SAME ISSUE. Figured it out. There are two harness's for power you need to plug in on ur motherbaord. There is the standard power and there is also another 4 pin that u need to give power too also.

Claude Degrampre Apr 12, 2004, 11:44am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus SK8V won't boot
i had the ATX pluged in. i brough my system to the repair shop, and they told me the motherboard was bad.
so i send it to ASUS in california last thursday. and they should send it back to me within 5 to 10 working days.
i can't wait...

Krunal Patel Apr 12, 2004, 03:15pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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ya the ATX as well as ANOTHER ONE. THere's two places on the m/b where u plug in power.

Tony Iarossi Aug 18, 2004, 07:10pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I am having the same problem... i have asus sk8v with fx i get no monitor signal ... EVERYTHING is brand new and im a+ certified so i know a thing or 2 about building computers .... the atx along with standard is plugged in ... i have tried reseating ram vid card and have checked all wires.. i bought pny ram that works in friends EXACT system . i dont get beep errors like i said just no signal like the agp slot is messed up HELP HELP HELP

Charles Collins Sep 07, 2014, 09:26pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus SK8Vs MB when starting up get no signal to monitor
Have same problem, computer with SK8V MB was working fine for years then for no particular reason I get nothing on my monitor when booting. At one point when I disconnected the old floppy drive it started detecting the main c: SATA boot drive again but the slave IDE could never detect again when it was working again temporarily. Then suddenly boom no signal to monitor at all again out of NOWHERE! This is really upsetting me as nothing seems to be a solution and I can't use my computer for extended time period that I spent so much money on. I'm never going to EVER buy another ASUS product as I'm also having problems with my USB mouse working on my ASUS net book and its locking up every two seconds! what a mess!

charles

john albrich Sep 08, 2014, 10:49am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus SK8V won't boot
Charles,

You need to debug entire configuration in a methodical way. E.G. search here on HWA (upper right hand corner of webpage) and other sites.
[ debug system procedure ]

Quite a few different things suddenly can go wrong with a system that's been working OK for years. Whether it's manufacturer A or B or C may not be a factor at all.

I suggest it's likely just because your hardware is relatively old. Could be motherboard, PSU, etc. One thing I've seen in several older Athlon-based motherboards is that the controller chipsets fail over time, leading to timing instabilities which can range from intermittent failures, to permanently unbootable. They may even work fine when first booted up in a very cool room, then as things warm up fail...and when attempting to reboot will continue to fail. Many older and especially economy motherboards boards had inadequate heatsinks on the key chipsets and even at standard voltages and timings they would overheat above spec'd temperatures. Eventually, they fail. Could also be due to older capacitors more susceptible to environmental degradation. Could also be due to corrosion of either adapter cards, cables, connectors, or individual pluggable components on the motherboard. Or, it could be due to ESD while you handled components (ESD can cause immediate or time-delayed failures ranging from intermittent to catastrophic)

Charles Collins said:
Have same problem, computer with SK8V MB was working fine for years then for no particular reason I get nothing on my monitor when booting. At one point when I disconnected the old floppy drive it started detecting the main c: SATA boot drive again but the slave IDE could never detect again when it was working again temporarily. Then suddenly boom no signal to monitor at all again out of NOWHERE! This is really upsetting me as nothing seems to be a solution and I can't use my computer for extended time period that I spent so much money on. I'm never going to EVER buy another ASUS product as I'm also having problems with my USB mouse working on my ASUS net book and its locking up every two seconds! what a mess!
charles


Dr. Peaceful Sep 08, 2014, 02:49pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Sep 08, 2014, 02:55pm EDT

 
>> Re: Asus SK8V won't boot
10 year old thread! 10 year old motherboard (came out around late 2003), which was one of the few AMD socket 940 boards at the time. It's amazing it would last for this long, enough said.

Like what John said, problems with the board are likely age related. Range from simple maintenance issues, such as dust build-up, CMOS battery went out of power, thermal compound no longer effective, to more severe issues like components failure. For maintenance issues, undust interior of PC and replace CMOS battery, those are very easy to do. Try that and see if it helps already. For unseating heatsinks from CPU and/or chipsets to remove old thermal compound and replace with new compound, it may require some technical skills, but there are plenty of instructions here in the forum and out there in the net.


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