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Old 04-02-2015, 06:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Turned pc on, BIOS loaded, RAM loaded in slowly... It then told me to enter password and turned itself off, now each time I turn it on it powers up without button being pressed and only fans turn on... Nothing more happens



I have an AsRock penryn 1600sli-110dB motherboard with a pentium Q6700 CPU and 8gb of ram



Already tried different RAM sticks so ruled that out and put a different graphics card in and a continuous beep came from the GPU with no image..

Also reset CMOS using the jumper connections and by removing the battery... Still nothing



Is there an easy way of telling if it's the mb or cpu that has died and is preventing it reaching POST

Any help will be appreciated



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Old 04-02-2015, 09:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Do you have any other add-in/PCI cards installed into the system?
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Do you have any other add-in/PCI cards installed into the system?
No, just the graphics card
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Hi all

Put new CMOS batt in and it now boots up... Strange, as everyone's been saying that it should boot without a battery at all! O.o

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Glad to hear it was just a dead CMOS battery.

It should boot without a CMOS battery, you're right - it just won't save settings. It's possible it was corrupting settings when trying to load them or something wasn't getting set correctly once it was loaded. Hard telling.
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