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Old 02-11-2005, 09:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default new build MSI AMD64 no BIOS

I have completed building a PC and it will not even get to BIOS.
No POST either, no beeps ...

case MSE SideWinder 400W
processor AMD64 3200 Newcastle core
stock heatsink & fan
RAM Elixir DDR 400 512MB
video card Gigabyte Radeon 9200SE 128MB
sound card Sound Blaster Audigy 2 zs
hard drive Western Digital 80GB 8MB buffer 7200rpm
floppy drive Sony 3.5 1.44MB
cd-ROM/DVD Sony cd-ROM/DVD combo R R/W 52x

So when I go to boot it up, the fans start spinning (and kept spinning) but nothing else happens. I tried this a few times.
After a long while, I turn it off, wait a bit, turn it back on,
then the fan spins for just a second, like it got just enough
juice to make it start to spin, and cuts off instantly. The geen
light on the front of the case stays on.
After turning off the power toggle switch on the back of the
case, I see a green light on the front of the case come on for
a few seconds, then goes off. The D-Link on the back showed
4 lights, indicating the processor needed to be reinstalled. So I got some Arctic Silver 5, reinstalled the AMD64 chip & heatsink,
and it still will not do anything but a brief fan spin ...
Do I need to reset something ? I have built a few computers,
but this one has me baffled. Please help.

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Old 02-11-2005, 01:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I had the same type of thing happen when I was building my last one. After scratching my head several times I realized not all of the connectors on the processor were touching. I had reset it a couple times before, then it was fine after they touched just right. It seems kinda dumb but try setting it again just to make sure because it is so sensitive.

If not that could there be something wrong with the power supply? Just some suggestions. I know its frustrating sometimes but its worth it once something finally clicks.

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Old 02-12-2005, 01:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I've checked MSI's website for issues on this. Found this :

Some of the K8T Neo manuals & mobos, have the clear CMOS (JBAT1) jumper marked backwards in manual & on the board.
You may wish to check this.

If thats ok, then I suggest the following :

Double check all jumper settings on mobo.
Make sure the 4-pin ATX connector is plugged in.
Remove mobo from the case (to ensure nothing is shorting it out) and disconnect everything except RAM, video, keyboard and try to boot again.
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