I took the board outside of the case and just set up the keyboard, memory, video card, monitor, cpu heatsink and fan. I had it on the antistatic bag the board came in.
First I tried to just plug the board in. I didn't even have the case power connector hooked. Nothing happened so I connected the power button. I tried powering on and the same thing. Oh yeah, I reset the cmos with no power. I even tried taking the cpu and fan out and resetting the cmos.
All this gives me the same result: I plug it in, the red LED2 comes on, LED1 stays off, I try to power on and my fans budge a bit, then nothing.
I did use the thermal compound and everything.
The tech guy at the motherboard manufacturer said he couldn't tell it it was the board or the cpu without testing each. I don't have another set of amd cpu and board to try it.
I also took my power supply in to a local computer shop and it tested good. They couldn't help me with amd stuff though.
here is my board: NF2S-AED
My fans don't run anymore. Power won't run now even. And I did unhook everything from the power supply except the board. There is nothing else plugged into the board except the psu, ram, cpu and video card.
NF2S-AED pic XFX ste