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Windows 7: New build won't post

25 May 2010   #1
aceyR

windows 7
 
 
New build won't post

hi im having a bit of a problem.Just build a new rig and it refuses to turn on at all.Ive made sure i check that the headers are in the right place as well as the psu being properly connected and it is.Even tired taking one stick of ram out and trying them in different slots still nothing.The power leds are working on the case and there is a light on the motherboard so i know its not faulty motherboard.But when i push the power button all i get is a beep so i thinking it might be faulty memory but would like a second opinion before i drive for an hour back to comp usa.And also i tried breadboarding with just the psu,motherboard and cpu,still no luck.Does anyone think they can help me out?heres the specs:

ECS Black Series A785GM-M
AMD Phenom II X2 550 Callisto 3.1GHz
OCZ StealthXStream OCZ500SXS 500W
OCZ DDR3 PC3-10666 Gold Edition 2gb


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25 May 2010   #2
joel406

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/x86 Windows 7 Pro x64/x86 Windows 7 Home Premium x64/x86
 
 

Hello and welcome to WSF aceyR

Do the fans in your case come on?

Does the fan in your power supply come on?

Also after making sure all you connections are correct remove the connection for your power switch at the motherboard. Take a flat head screw driver and short the pins this should start your system and tell us whether or not your power switch is good.
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25 May 2010   #3
joel406

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/x86 Windows 7 Pro x64/x86 Windows 7 Home Premium x64/x86
 
 

I just looked at your MB.

If you can't jump the pins and start that thing you probably got a bad unit.

Elite Group have given me trouble in the past and for that I have avoided that manufacture for about the last 4 years,

Sorry
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25 May 2010   #4
DocBrown

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

Are you using the onboard video, or an add in video card ? What type video cable connection ? VGA, DVI, HDMI ?
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25 May 2010   #5
aceyR

windows 7
 
 

no fans turn on at all,just finished trying your suggestion still all im getting is a beep.
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25 May 2010   #6
aceyR

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Are you using the onboard video, or an add in video card ? What type video cable connection ? VGA, DVI, HDMI ?
im using onboard video and vga cable to connect.
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25 May 2010   #7
aceyR

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joel406 View Post
I just looked at your MB.

If you can't jump the pins and start that thing you probably got a bad unit.

Elite Group have given me trouble in the past and for that I have avoided that manufacture for about the last 4 years,

Sorry

are you sure? i always thought the error beep was a problem with ram but i can send it back to newegg and get another board if your positive. I've been using ecs boards for a while never had a problem like this.
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25 May 2010   #8
joel406

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/x86 Windows 7 Pro x64/x86 Windows 7 Home Premium x64/x86
 
 

IF no video or fans but you said the lights on the case were comeing on you may have a bad power supply.
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25 May 2010   #9
joel406

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/x86 Windows 7 Pro x64/x86 Windows 7 Home Premium x64/x86
 
 

With a unit that basically will not start(no fans come on and no video) it is more than likly the motherboard. But a bad PSU would be guess #2. There are power supply testers. Or you could use another known good unit to try and start the system. But it really sounds like a bad MB.
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25 May 2010   #10
aceyR

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joel406 View Post
IF no video or fans but you said the lights on the case were comeing on you may have a bad power supply.
do you think its just bad or maybe i dont have enough power but 500 watts seem like more than enough...i think i might go to comp usa and buy an new mobo and see if it works.thanks for all your help.
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