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Mario Pontiero Jan 17, 2007, 02:52pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Please Help!

Just spent a small fortune building my first computer with following components:

Asus A8N SLi Delux
Athlon 64 3700+ 2.2 GHz Socket 939
Arctic Cool Freezer 64 Pro
Corsair (TWINX 2048-3200C2PT)
Tagan TG500-U25 500W
2 x GeForce 6800GT SLI PCI Express
Liteon Allwrite 16x DVD
Western Digital WD2500KS Caviar SE 250 GB 7200rpm SATA2/300 16MB Cache
Internal All in 1 card reader/writer

On first power up I get no video and the POST beeps one long, two short seem to suggest the video cards.
I therefore bought a new GeForce 6200 PCI express and fitted it to see if all is okay using VGA output- I did remember to change around the Asus EZ selector card.

Same problem occurs - no video and same POST beeps. I did clear the RTC RAM in CMOS with no effect. All else in computer seems okay i.e power lights on Graphic cards, computer case etc. Should I have loaded any software via the DVD reader/writer during power up? Any help gratefully received.


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Scumbag Blues Jan 17, 2007, 02:57pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: New Build Ground to a Halt!!
Even if the beep sequence suggests a fault in the video, try swapping parts in and out to find the real culprit.

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CrAsHnBuRnXp Jan 17, 2007, 03:04pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: New Build Ground to a Halt!!
Just for the shear fun of it, try taking the RAM out and putting it back in.

tingc222 Jan 17, 2007, 03:08pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: New Build Ground to a Halt!!
make sure you have the vid. Cards' power connectors plugged in...

Also, make sure the board is in SLi mode.

And do what Crash tells you to do :)

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X1950XT @ 675/936
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4x512 Kingston HyperX DDR @192Mhz, 2-3-2-6-T2
Seagate 80GB SATA+Seagate 80GB SATAII RAID-0
OCZ GameXStream 600W
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Mario Pontiero Jan 17, 2007, 03:57pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: New Build Ground to a Halt!!
Thanks for all your tips guys, tried all now, but same problem!!!!

Yours Truly Jan 17, 2007, 04:16pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: New Build Ground to a Halt!!
Take the system out of the case. Remove everything absolutely not necessary to powering up the system. Just mobo, one stick of ram, one video card and cpu. No HDDs, no floppies, no opticals.

I believe that you are being too gentle with the video card and that its not shoved properly into the PCI-E slot. Its a common problem. BrinNutz had this nightmare with his ATI X1900XTXes.

Work with your cheap video card first. Push it into your PCI-E slot well. I believe that it will work.

If either your mobo or cpu were dead, you would not hear the one long and two short video beeps. If ram were bad, you would get ram beeps.

phil Jan 17, 2007, 04:55pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: New Build Ground to a Halt!!
which video card slot did you put your cards in? and is your board in SLI mode?

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can't access HWA unless I use a proxy... lol

pfft ..f**k that! (almost sounds like work)
Mario Pontiero Jan 17, 2007, 04:58pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: New Build Ground to a Halt!!
Okay,

tried stripping out all but bare essentials, with one memory stick in DIMM_B1 slot. Tried GeForce 6200 (EZ selector to single) in blue then black PCI express slot. Pushed video card in as far as phsyically possible. Still no video and same beep code!! Tried swapping over the memory stick with no joy. Am totally confused!

phil Jan 17, 2007, 05:02pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jan 17, 2007, 05:03pm EST

 
>> Re: New Build Ground to a Halt!!
reset the cmos, start the board without a video card in it leave it on for 10 secs, then start it again with the card in

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can't access HWA unless I use a proxy... lol

pfft ..f**k that! (almost sounds like work)
Mario Pontiero Jan 17, 2007, 05:16pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: New Build Ground to a Halt!!
Thanks for your on-going support on this. Tried what you asked but afraid to say there was no change!!! Same beeps, same blank screen:(

tingc222 Jan 17, 2007, 05:46pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: New Build Ground to a Halt!!
Most likely your motherboard's fault...The early Asus Sli boards like yours were very often faulty. I'd get rid of that board and get something much more renounced, such as DFI.

Before we do that, make sure all power plugs going into the motherboard itself are plugged in (there's at least 2). Try reseating the cpu too.

Opteron 170 @2.5Ghz w/Stock heatpipe
X1950XT @ 675/936
DFI Lanparty UT SLi-D
4x512 Kingston HyperX DDR @192Mhz, 2-3-2-6-T2
Seagate 80GB SATA+Seagate 80GB SATAII RAID-0
OCZ GameXStream 600W
Creative Audigy 2 ZS

3Dmark05: 11687 3Dmark06: 6100
TamTheBam Jan 17, 2007, 05:50pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jan 17, 2007, 05:51pm EST

 
>> Re: New Build Ground to a Halt!!
I can tell you now that the ASUS A8N SLi Deluxe was an excellent board and i'd no problems
ever with it. Show the proof! Mario's got an excellent board. DFI's for the enthusiast, if it's
his first build, a DFi may not be for him

....I'm back, but only as a part-timer... :)
Mario Pontiero Jan 17, 2007, 06:03pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: New Build Ground to a Halt!!
I've already checked the CPU seating and the 2 power connections, including a 3rd for the graphics card all appear to be fine with no red LED warning lights. In fact, all green!

Mario Pontiero Jan 18, 2007, 07:08am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: New Build Ground to a Halt!!
Is it possible there is a compatibility issue with the mobo? It's got revision 1.02 on the board but I have no idea what BIOS version.

Merc Jan 18, 2007, 09:31am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: New Build Ground to a Halt!!
You have some hardware problem in there. You'll need to do a complete barebones setup. I have a detailed guide o how to do this here. http://asustech.15.forumer.com/index.php?showtopic=14 Please follow it exactly and in order. Shouldn't take more tha 15 minutes to do the whole thing

Merc
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Mario Pontiero Jan 18, 2007, 01:03pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: New Build Ground to a Halt!!
Very much appreciated. In fact, thanks to all for the helpful suggestions. Am now going a huntin' for replacement mobo/cpu.

Yours Truly Jan 18, 2007, 01:22pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: New Build Ground to a Halt!!
Mario,

Just to confirm.. you removed the mobo out of the case? The troubleshooting is useless unless you strip the mobo out of the case.

Are you absolutely sure you have three plugs from your PSU to your system? (1) 24 pin ATX (2) 4 pin cpu/mobo plug (3) 6 pin PCI-E.

Nothing but the bare minimum.



Merc,

He's already done that exact same thing. If he's getting video beeps, then the cpu is alive and the mobo cannot be dead.. perhaps faulty but definitely not dead.

Its not the ram either because bad ram would beep before bad video, at least that is what my personal experience indicates.


Mario Pontiero Jan 18, 2007, 02:32pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: New Build Ground to a Halt!!
Actually, I didn't take the mobo out of the case, just disconnected all from the mobo to barebones with mobo still in there! Think there may be a short somewhere?

phil Jan 18, 2007, 02:52pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: New Build Ground to a Halt!!
could be possible, take it out and place it on something non conductive (the motherboard box works good) .. then go with one stick of ram, video card, cpu, 4 pin power, 24 pin power..

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can't access HWA unless I use a proxy... lol

pfft ..f**k that! (almost sounds like work)
Yours Truly Jan 18, 2007, 05:06pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jan 18, 2007, 05:08pm EST

 
>> Re: New Build Ground to a Halt!!
You need to take the mobo out of the case!

We're not kidding here. We are not wasting your time, so please follow instructions!

Like I said, I am absolutely convinced that the video card is not jammed fully into the PCI-E slot.

Mario Pontiero Jan 19, 2007, 03:19am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: New Build Ground to a Halt!!
Haven't been able to get to computer due to family commitments but this evening am going to set this barebones up outside of case. Thanks for sticking with me on this one:)


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