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Windows 7: First custom PC build (Q's)

20 Mar 2011   #31
MadSupra354

 

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Well, here's some things I'm unsure of.
1. The RAM is in the black slots (AM3 Mobo FYI)
2. I don't have an 8-in motherboard power connector. I just have a 4+4-pin
And I don't know what you mean by "reset the BIOS by pulling the battery" I can't access the BIOS because I can't boot
From the manual, it looks like putting the RAM pair in either the blue or black slots is acceptable. (I would have gone for the blue slots, but it's not supposed to matter.)

4+4 pin +12V CPU connector has the same function as an 8 pin. (Some power supplies include both 4 and 8 pin connectors. Yours has a single 8 pin, which can be split.)

Removing the CMOS battery is one way to clear the CMOS settings. The other way is to use the the Clear RTC jumper. (See p. 2-21 of your manual.) The normal way to do it:

Turn off the PSU. If it has no switch, unplug it.
Hold down the PC's power button to reduce any residual charge.
Move the jumper to the clear position for 5-10 seconds.
Move it back.
Restore the power.

Note that the green LED on the MB just shows that power is being applied to the board. It's not very useful as a diagnostic.
Once I remove this battery, should I leave it out? My motherboard has a technology called 'MemOK' but I think it asks not to boot with that on for the first time. Just saying incase I should use it...


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20 Mar 2011   #32
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Leave it out for 15 to 30 mins, with the main AC power cord dis-connected from the wall AC socket. This will re-set the BIOs to the default settings. Then put the C-Mos battery back in place correctly, Plug in the AC power cord. Try to turn computer ON. What happens ?
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20 Mar 2011   #33
MadSupra354

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Leave it out for 15 to 30 mins, with the main AC power cord dis-connected from the wall AC socket. This will re-set the BIOs to the default settings. Then put the C-Mos battery back in place correctly, Plug in the AC power cord. Try to turn computer ON. What happens ?
Would it still work if I left it plugged it, but left the power supply off? *Edit*
Tried it and it didn't work, I'll try again, this time I'll disconnect the main AC power.
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20 Mar 2011   #34
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadSupra354 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Leave it out for 15 to 30 mins, with the main AC power cord dis-connected from the wall AC socket. This will re-set the BIOs to the default settings. Then put the C-Mos battery back in place correctly, Plug in the AC power cord. Try to turn computer ON. What happens ?
Would it still work if I left it plugged it, but left the power supply off?
No, Power supply has to be dis-connected from the House electrical AC source during the 15 to 30 minute interval, for a good BIOSs reset.
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20 Mar 2011   #35
MadSupra354

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadSupra354 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Leave it out for 15 to 30 mins, with the main AC power cord dis-connected from the wall AC socket. This will re-set the BIOs to the default settings. Then put the C-Mos battery back in place correctly, Plug in the AC power cord. Try to turn computer ON. What happens ?
Would it still work if I left it plugged it, but left the power supply off?
No, Power supply has to be dis-connected from the House electrical AC source during the 15 to 30 minute interval, for a good BIOSs reset.
One thing I have to mention: My RAM isn't on the supported RAM list, it says it can support 8GB's of Corsair but it's 4 x 2GB modules. Though I read on this other forum that this guy was able to work his 8GB G.skill memory that the motherboard said it didn't support.
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20 Mar 2011   #36
ignatzatsonic

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Try no RAM at all and tell us what happens. CMOS battery in after having been out for a half hour.

Do you get any beeping?

Do you get anything at all to display on your monitor?
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20 Mar 2011   #37
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Do you have the CPU inserted correctly with the little triangle on the corner of the CPU matching the correct corner on the MB socket ?
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20 Mar 2011   #38
MadSupra354

 

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Do you have the CPU inserted correctly with the little triangle on the corner of the CPU matching the correct corner on the MB socket ?
Yes, I've done that. And I've waited exactly 30 minutes, then put the battery in, and plugged in PSU in, but it didn't turn on What should I do now?
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20 Mar 2011   #39
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Re-seat your 20/24 pin ATX power supply connector to the MB. Check for the proper connection of the Power ON/OFF switch wire to the correct MB header pins.

Sometimes I have reversed the Power switch with the reset switch
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20 Mar 2011   #40
MadSupra354

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Re-seat your 20/24 pin ATX power supply connector to the MB. Check for the proper connection of the Power ON/OFF switch wire to the correct MB header pins.

Sometimes I have reversed the Power switch with the reset switch
That's my problem right there Well, I really hope it is. Anyway, I haven't connected my power, USB ect. I'm really sorry if I wasted your time xD I just hope I don't run into any other problems. Again I'm sorry, but I'm new to this stuff
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