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Problems getting to POST on American Megatrends MOBO

Q: Problems getting to POST on American Megatrends MOBO

A friend of mine came to me with this problem. He has an American Megatrends motherboard and can't get it to boot past the Checking NV RAM.. part

here is what is on the screen when it freezes
American Megatrends
TYAN TSUNAMI AT V2.00.01 012520001800
Intel 440BX AGPset

P II, 400Mhz
Checking NVRam..

then down at the bottom of the screen it says

What we have done:
Switched PCI video card to another PCI slot
Disconnected everything but the floppy/cd/harddrive
Reseated the RAM, switched RAM slots, and tried different RAM modules with ones that are known to work.

He says 1 time it made it past checking NVRam (where it counts the RAM) and then froze when it first said hit del to enter BIOS.

Edit: He also remembered that when he first booted he had 3 RAM modules in and all it would say is American Megatrends with the logo and that was it, so he removed 2 and left 1 and thats where we are now.

2nd Edit: When I asked him what happens when he tries it with no RAM he says "nothing, it beeps".

Anyone have any ideas on what to try next? Could it just be that the motherboard is bad where the RAM fits?

Preferred Solution: Problems getting to POST on American Megatrends MOBO

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Problems getting to POST on American Megatrends MOBO

Alright - I just recieved word that it now works. Which leads me to believe that even though it appeared we had the RAM set properly it wasn't.
Now it boots into Win98 and just gives the usual errors when you don't have proper drivers installed and such, I'm going to let him work on that on his own because I think he has a pretty good handle on getting that set straight.
(he pulled this PC together from scrap parts so even getting this thing to run is a plus for him)
I'll post back with any other motherboard related problems that might crop up.

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My computer will not get past this screen. I have done numorus setups, F1 to resume,but nothing happens. Can you help?

A:American Megatrends

Your computer seems to be failing at the POST (Power On Self Test). Your motherboard may be defective. I have requested this to go to the Hardware forum for more assistance.

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When I start my computer up. I see the following message:

CPU: Intel (R) Core(TM) 17-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz
USB Device total: 0 Drive, 1 keyboard, 1 mouse, Hubs
Detected ATA/ATAPI Devices...
SATA Port: Optiarc DVD RW AD-7200S
Port 6: ST3500630AS
S.M.A.R.T Status Bad, Backup or Replace
Press F1 to Run Setup

What does this mean?

A:American Megatrends

This means that the hard drive is about to fail. S.M.A.R.T is a utility that monitors the health of the hard drive and reports any potential problems, like an early warning system. When it says "S.M.A.R.T Status Bad" This is not a good thing. Does it give you an option to bypass and get to Windows? If so backup your important data.

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So I have been having this problem after a long period of not playing on my computer. What should I do?

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im 2 sad

i have a problem with my pc its a windows xp .. its a toshiba and when i run it its shows bios screen .. its seems to me that the problem from the time .. so i faxed it by entering the right time ..then i press f10 and yes .. then its shows again two options run windows by safe mode or normaly .. either ways is reboot when i choose one .. then another problem came up ..

American Megatrends

its says like this

press f2 to run setup
press f12 for bss popup
the mch is operating with ddr2-533/cl4 in single channel mode
initializing usb controllers .. done .

auto-detecting pri master .. ide hard disk
auto-detecting 3rd master ..aiapi CDROM
pri master:TOSHIBA MK1646GSX LB113M
ULTRA DMA Mode-5 , S.M.A.R.T. Capable and Status OK
3RD Master: PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K17A 3.52
Ultra Dma Mode-2
Auto-detecting Usb Mass Storage Devies ..
00 Usb mass storahe devices found and configuerd .

CMOS DatelTime Not Set

press F2 to run SETUP
press F1 to load default values and continue

can anyone help?

any clue any thing .. gust Help

Soul :$


A:American Megatrends .. Help ..)=

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i have an american megatrends windows xp
running AMD Athlon something
I was wondering how i caould do a sytem recovery without a cd?
It starts and after a few second it would shut off i get some serror messages ill post them up in a little bit

A:American Megatrends


Originally Posted by monkey09

i have an american megatrends windows xp
running AMD Athlon something
I was wondering how i caould do a sytem recovery without a cd?
It starts and after a few second it would shut off i get some serror messages ill post them up in a little bit

what do you mean american megatrends xp?


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On start up my pc gets stuck on American Megatrends screen. It has been doing this for a while and to tackle it I would press f1 then f8 and then press enter on the first harddrive that appears. Now however my keyboard and mouse won't connect. Help would be much appreciated. If any other information is required I will try and help. Thanks.

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This morning I went to turn my computer on and got the message below. It's saying something about the USB devices, but I don't have any devices plugged in to the computer. I know that one of my USB ports is damaged and has been for awhile. Could this be causing it? If so, how would I remove it? Do I have to take the computer apart? Is it something I can do on my own? I am not very computer literate.

A:American Megatrends message on startup

Hi, as you say it is likely to be a damaged USB port.
Some suggestions here.

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Hello, experts!
For the past few weeks, I've been seeing the AMI screen everytime I turn on my computer. It wasn't like that before, so I have no clue why it's showing up now. I pressed f1 and f2 numerous times and went through every session, still I cannot find the problem of why it keeps appearing during startup.

Since I just received a new computer this April, I'm not very familiar with the new AMI then I was with Windows XP. Instead, I used screen-shot to show my AMI screen. I hope this will help!


A:[Startup] American Megatrends Screen

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So today when I went to get on my computer it beginning to boot up and then turning itself off. It would repeat this until I held the power button while it was turning on. I then turned it on the next time and got American Megatrends, as shown in the image. I went to BIOS as it said and then saved and exited without changing anything. I then hoped it was fixed and turned it on again, to find it went back to turning itself on and off every 10 seconds. Then I did the same thing of turning it off and got back into the cycle with the American Megatrends screen...

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I have a Tiny m720 PC and I just connected it to my new Lenovo ThinkCentre TIO 23.8" Gen3 Monitor. I have started getting this error with two loud short beeps on startup:   American Megatrends - Warning: In TIO mode, please use the adapter shipped with Tiny PC or TIO that has higher power rating. How can I disable and get rid of this? Tried restoring default BIOS settings and also re-flashing BIOS by no luck. Attachment: Screenshot.  Update: Contacted Lenovo tech support. He asked me to hit 'Esc' (which is not even an option on that screen) and was in a hurry to end call.

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Hi Experts,

Thanks to all for your advice. I have a computer that I truly enjoy!

I want to see if I can make one more tweak!! I searched all the forums and there was not an answer.
I have a Gateway 4620D desktop. Is there any way I can bypass the American Megatrends F1 boot screen on start up? I get the Gateway welcome screen, then the Amer Meg screen comes up and I have to press F1 to boot to XP. Can I bypass it?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6550 @ 2.33GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2015 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4550, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 381543 MB, Free - 286877 MB;
Motherboard: ECS, Q35T-GB(vPro)
Antivirus: Avira Desktop, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

This is what it says on the American Megatrends screen,
American Megatrends,Inc.

AMIBIOS(C)2007 American Megatrends, Inc.
Q35T-GB V2.2 11\02\2007
EM64T CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 DuoCPU E6550 @ 2.33GHz

Press F2 to run Setup (F2 on remote keyboard)
Press F10 for BBS POPUP (F10 on remote keyboard)
Press F12 if you want to boot from the Network.
The MCH is operating with DDR2 800/CL6/Tras18/Trp6/Trcd6
Dual Channel Mode
Press F1 to continue boot

Any help??

A:American Megatrends Start up screen

You were receiving help in your other thread so there was no need to start a new one. You should reply there:


Closing duplicate.

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After turning on my pc this morning I got the usual beep and then the packard bell screen, then, a second or two later another beep and the American megatrends screen. The screen only shows for about two seconds and then the pc boots normally into windows. Is this something to worry about? i think two beeps means a memory error. The only hardware i have install was a cordless mouse yesterday. Using windows vista SP1 on Packard bell istart 2314. Thanks please reply.

A:American megatrends screen at pc startup

hi if you go here http://www.micro2000.co.uk/products/...e-download.htm you can test your memory using the disc you make

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Suddenly today my computer is stuck on American Megatrends start page. it says CMOS Settings Wrong. No keys seem to work

A:Computer stuck on American Megatrends pg

hiya,on startup tap Del or F1 to enter bios(could be a different key for your pc,check your manual)once in find the line "load defaults" save and exit,the cmos battery may want replacing also.

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Hi I have windows 7 on my pc. When I start up my pc it shows this weird message. I know it's not a virus cause I have a very good antivirus on. It says the following: American Megatrends - Usb Device Over Current Status Detected !!!
Sata port 5 : ST2000DL003-9VT166
S.M.A.R.T Status Bad , Backup and Replace
System wil shut down in 15 seconds!!!


A:American Megatrends message unknown

OK, you are running the system overclocked. Not too much however it shows both ram and cpu running faster than normal. It is probably the board failing however the very first thing I would do would be to return ALL settings to stock. Clear RTC [cmos] to return settings to stock. Once you clean RTC, pull the pw connectors from ALL drives; both hd and optical. Now disconnect any usb device ie printer, scanner, external drive, etc.

Pw ON and see if the board will successfully complete POST.

Remember there is NO safe overclock. All overclocking entails some degree of risk.

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Need to know will the HP 110-220z American Megatrends BIOS support booting from an Ubuntu Live DVD ISO  on a usb thumb drive with a boot sector I need to fix a Ubuntu 16.04 load sectors corruption problem.  the cd/dvd drive has diedbeen through all the disable security and finally got the USB thumb drive listed in the memory list.  The version of the BIOS is 2.15.126 I have not been able to find any specs on what it can and cannot do. Now I have lost Ubuntu Grub loader and the machine starts loading win7 each time. It has not been used for over 2 years and Microsoft will demand two days of updates be loaded before I can access any drive from it. I need the live CD Ubuntu to load from the thumb drive so I can fix grub and use utilities to fix the inability to read certian sectors. [Have run HP diagnostics on the Hard disk, no problems found.]

A:Need to know will the HP 110-220z American Megatrends BIOS s...

The support page for that model indicates it came with Windows 8.1, which means it should also have UEFI BIOS.  Depending on the way the Ubuntu Live was added to the flash drive, it might not be done correctly.  See this page on Ubuntu and UEFI BIOS.  BTW: it needs to be a 64bit installhttps://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI

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i cant figure out this thing for the life of me but here is the specs of my computer:
Operating System System Model
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600) No details available
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
233 megahertz Cyrix MII BIOS: American Megatrends 062600 07/15/95
Drives Memory Modules c,d
61.46 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
56.15 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

Maxtor 6Y060P0 [Hard drive] (61.49 GB) -- drive 0, s/n Y227613E, rev YAR41BW0, SMART Status: Healthy 96 Megabytes Installed Memory
Local Drive Volumes

c: (on drive 0) 25.68 GB 20.44 GB free
d: (on drive 0) 20.17 GB 20.10 GB free
e: (on drive 0) 15.61 GB 15.61 GB free

A:i need to know what memory to use for the american megatrends 062600 07/15/95

Zip over to this site:


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Specs first:

e6700 3.2 GHZ.
4GB Patriot extreme ram (4 x 1GB) @ 800MHz and 4 - 4 - 4 - 12 T2 (T1 causes BSOD ).
XFX 8800 GTS
Asus P5N32 SLI SE Deluxe w/ ver 5## BIOS (Possibly a custom one from the OEM).

My computer is working fine, excpet for one minor detail...

My Asus P5N32 SLI SE Deluxe doesn't like my new 4GB of 800MHz ram. The ram is fine. XP 32 bit runs fine with only 2-3 GB in use, but Vista Ultimate 64-Bit is terrible, running at least 5 times slower and maxing out the processor and freezing a couple of minutes just to open Fire Fox. I am considering buying a new mobo, but I heard there is another way.

Some people have gone into their BIOS and enabled an option called "Memory Remapping," which fixed the problem. The catch is: My BIOS doesn't have that option for some odd reason... Surprise, surprise after my cellphone provider had to send 2 SIM cards to me for the phone to work and my External Backup HD had failed just a couple of months after I bought it(Goodbye 100+ Gigabytes of data).

I checked the manual that went with my mobo, and the bios version in the manual and on my computer were EXACTLY the same! Though, the menu in the Manual had many more options than did the one on my computer. So, I go to Asus's website and download the latest official (not beta) driver. Then, I pop in the Asus CD that came with my mobo and tried to run "Asus Update". Every time I run this I get an error message: "Unable to create NT driver... Read more

A:How do I flash my American Megatrends BIOS? I've tried everything!

Argh, not even a boot cd did the trick! The DOS files loaded onto the cd and the cd ran just like a floppy disk, but the BIOS files were nowhere to be found! WTF, did I use nero wrong?

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Siemens/Fujitsu PC with Win xp SP3

The American Megatrends screen has recently appeared at boot up but boots past so quickly I cannot get to read it. I think I glimpsed something like "BIOS not configured properly" at bottom of screen but am not really sure. How do I pause the boot in order to read the AMI screen? Pause/break button does not do it.

Any help appreciated

A:Solved: American Megatrends screen

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I don't know why but yesterday, after restarting my computer it beeped once then went to the AMI screen. Plus my computer has become very slow it might have something to do with it. I am asked to press f1 or f2 and if I press f1 I go to this configuration screen and I don't know what to do. But I do see that the word BIOS is written everywhere on the screen. It dose that every time I turn it on. I haven't had any big problems except my computer is running kinda slow. How do I get rid of the message?

A:American Megatrends Message at Startup

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Ok, so before you reply, please make note that I didn't build this pc myself, it was custom built in a company by order. I don't know a thing about inside of computer. Of course, I know the main parts, but repairing or tinkering, nooo.

Pc specs:
Intel i5-2400 3.1 Ghz Quad Core
8 GB of RAM
Nvidia GeForce 550ti Graphics Card.

The thing is, in my opinion, this pc is properly cooled and built, because I've been having it for almost a year and I've never had this problem before.

So okay, I got back home and turned on my pc. And I noticed a problem. My video was slow. Videos on youtube were slow and choppy, I tried like moving windows and their movement was slow. At first I thought its a video card or monitor problem and I tried rebooting my pc. When I pressed restart, before booting windows, the computer shows the window:
American Megatrends

(Computer info)

CPU over temperature error!
Press F1 to continue setup.
Is it really overheated? Because I've never had this problem before, I didn't had it the other day I was using it and I'm using it a lot. What to do? I really can't just open up the case and see the problem, I'm not that experienced.

A:American Megatrends - CPU Over Temperature ERROR

Why can't it be overheating? Things do break, or come loose, and they can get dirty too.

Download HW Monitor and see what the CPU/Core temps are, for that matter check all the temps. Best would be to post a screen shot of HW Monitor.

HW Monitor: http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

If the computer is truly overheating then it will need to be opened up to see why.

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what should i do if i see this the mch operating with ddr2 800/CL6Tras18/Trp6/Trcd6 message
I powered off my computer without shutting down properly please help.

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exactly as the title
I really cannot find it

A:Can someone link me to American Megatrends inc 5.20 bios download?

The manufacturer of the computer is ?
The Make of the computer is ?
The Model of the computer is ?
The serial number is ?

does the computer run?

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Does anyone know how to find and harness a recovery partition on an American Megatrends K7S41 desktop?

I have tried DISKMGNT.MSC but it shows only the main C:\ drive


John M.

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how to overclock xps 730x i7 920 3gb of ram with American Megatrends Bios ?
please and thanks

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American Megatrends
Hard Disk Failure is Imminent
Please back up hard disk and have it replaced!
Press F10 for Setup, Press F2 to Continue
My pc just recovered from Poweliks / Adclicker trojan with dc3's help.
Thread is here:
Speccy ran previously in that thread:
Computer is:
HP Pavilion m9000t
Windows Vista, SP2
NOTES: Some things that happened since Friday after using the computer and making sure things were working.
Installed Flash player update.  Norton Full System Scan ran late Friday night.  Everything normal.
Yahoo Toolbar showed up in IE9 out of the blue.  I did have it in add-ons but it was disabled permanently but I could only disable it temporarily.  When I tried to disable permanently, it said contact system administrator.  So I uninstalled it from Control Panel/Programs.
Sunday night I got a performance alert from Norton NIS about high usage problem and 176 actions performed.  I copied to notepad and from what I can remember it had something to do with Firefox cache/doomed files and I think they were deleted when I cleared Firefox cache.
I ran Malwarebytes scan Sunday night.  Normal.
Shut down the computer normally and turned it on today and got the Megatrends... Read more

A:It's Me Again...American Megatrends Disk Failure Imminent

F10 will take you to BIOS setup. F2 will continue to boot to Windows. What is interesting is Speccy shows the SMART status as good.

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I have a desk top dell, running vista. I hardly do a thing with my computer, and i started it up n a screen came up with the American megarends screen there. something about the " samsung hd642jj ata device. when i checked it through the computer it said that is working properly. I,m not a computer person so any info would be great.

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I want to format my computer and reinstall windows 7 from a flash driver. I have everything set for that already, except that I can't access my BIOS.

I need to access the BIOS to change the boot sequence and put my flash driver on 1st priority.

Here is my system information:

How can I access the BIOS? Help please.

A:How to access my BIOS? (Version/Date = American Megatrends Inc. V2.4)

Power on the computer and the system will start the POST (Power On Self Test) process. When the message "Press DEL to enter Setup Menu" appears on the screen, press <DEL> key to enter Setup.


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can't go any further no keys work what does this mean

A:Asus k601 stuck on American megatrends screen

As the date in wrong, the CMOS battery is likely dead.

You can press F2 to run setup, save, and exit and the PC should boot. But you will likely get this screen every time until the battery is replaced.

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can't go any further no keys work what does this mean

A:Asus k601 stuck on American megatrends screen

For now press F2 and set the date and time in the Bios setup, save and exit. It should boot to Windows after that.

Is it a laptop or desktop ?

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hi folks. good day to you all. my name is max. i can install windows and manage basic troubleshooting related to software without any problems. a couple of months back i installed windows xp on my friends computer and it was working fine but a month after installation, when he booted the comp up, he would get the startup options msg (safe,normal and so on) instead of windows booting up normally. when he tried to boot it up in any mode,the windows xp loading logo would just appear and windows just kept restarting. i thought it might be a software problem ,so i made a fresh install of xp and it was working fine . but now once again the same problem seems to have occured. this screen pops up when he starts the comp. i have included the image he sent me (its a bit blurry but you can make out whats on it). i searched about it and as you can see in the image, the problem seems to be about CMOS settings. now, from what i have learned so far after researching about it is that its either the CMOS battery that has lost its charge, died, or maybe its just a CMOS (or bios? not sure) settings problem. can you guys please take a look at the image and tell me what exactly is wrong and what steps i would have to take to fix his problem? thank you in advance.

A:Solved: CMOS settings problem american megatrends.

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Here's the problem: When I start my computer, I'll get a black screen with a bunch of text with "American Megatrends" as the header. The screen is unusual, and on the bottom it says "CPU fan error!, press F1 to continue." If I simply press f1 and ignore it, my computer eventually shuts off, and restarting my computer doesn't get my display back, I have to reset my cmos.

Things that I've tried: Now, I had this problem before, and my computer doesn't have a cmos switch, so I had to take out the battery for a couple minutes, and that worked.
Today I woke up to have the same problem. Only this time, when I took out the battery and put it back, the problem persisted.
So I tried entering my system setup and set "CPU fan speed" to ignore, that still did nothing.

So I'm aggravated, annoyed and helpless. Any help would be appreciated.

A:American Megatrends "CPU fan error!"

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I have an old (2001) IBM NetVista which was having all sorts of problems which I eventually traced back to leaking capacitors!! After a number of calls to IBM they agreed to send me a new motherboard (their action/reaction helped restore some of my faith in the goodness of people!).

So when I got the new mobo I took the CPU and heatsink off the old one and transferred it to the new one (with some thermal paste). I then connected the PSU; the bare essentials (monitor, 1 stick of RAM); and then plugged it in... The heatsink fan and the PSU fan both turn on right away and keep running... but nothing else happens. Pressing the power button on the front does nothing and I notice that no lights on the front panel light up!

I also have another almost identical computer... so I tried the same thing... disconnected everything except the items above and plugged it in... this computer initially starts both fans then turns them both off. Then when I press the power button it starts up and I see the IBM logo on the screen... of course I also get some beeps because it can't find certain things like mouse & keyboard..etc.

Does anyone have any ideas on what could be causing this?? How do I debug this issue??

I read that if I unplug the CPU heatsink fan and turn on the computer that the heatsink should get hot fairly quickly and that is an indication that the CPU is the problem... I tried this and there was absolutely no heat... however I am not sure that this means ... Read more

A:New Mobo will not post!! Need some help...

Strip it down to just the CPU and power up this should tell you if the CPU is at least working by the beep codes.

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I have a Biostar K8HNA Grand with a 2800 Sempron 64 processor.
I've connected everything and when I turn on the switch to the power supply, the power supply fan and CPU fan turn on. The case power switch and reset switch do not do anything.
The 450W power supply is new and I've already swapped it with another known working PS.
MOBO will not POST so I can't get a diagnostic tone.
I've tried the MOBO in the case and I've also tried it outside the case, still no difference.
I've tried with video card in and out.
I've tried with 2 different memory sticks in and out.
I've reset the CMOS and replaced the battery, still no go.

Any ideas?

A:No MOBO Post

Perhaps this will help - http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic53866.html

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I have a computer that when you turn it on the fans kick on it sounds like it is going to boot then turns off right away. We took the computer to our local computer store they could get to boot by removing on stick of ram they determined that the north bridge fan was bad so I replace the motherboard and ram leaving the sound and video card still the same thing. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. I built this computer so I kind of know what I am doing but This is about to drive me crazy.
Thank you

A:Help Please!!!! (Can't get MOBO to post)

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I have upgraded my system with a msi k7n2 delta2 mobo and a new cpu an ATHALON XP 2700 when i first cranked it up i got it to POST it just wouldn't load xp so i changed some settings in the BIOS to get it to load windows now it won't POST tried pulling the power and removing the battery still won't post tried clearing the CMOS still nothing i'm stuck don't know what elese i can do do you think its something in the BIOS? any and all help would be appreciated thanks in advance

A:mobo won't post

MBO won't post

First, clearing the CMOS requires shorting the pins for at least a minute. You did make sure the power cord was pulled before you attempted to clear the CMOS right?

2nd, if the first step fails to get you back to zero, repeat step and pull the battery for about 2 minutes. That will definitely give your caps time to drain of their charges.

Let me know how that works for you.

Oh yes, when you get into Bios - make sure you set stop on no errors - read the sidebar before you close and save. Setting the stop to no errors should make it go past any problems and report them to you.

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ok i have presariocq5500f mobo died so put in new asrock n68c-gsfx along with sempron140 that was in original setup the ram i had was2g 2rx8 pc2-6400-666-13-e0 and 1g128mx64 ddr2 , now asrock sent me a email to diagnose my system,with everything disconnected, i got 3 beeps sofar so good acording to asrock instructions,after installing ram (allkinds of ways) i got no beeps i was to get 8beeps but got none, so even though I"m not sure if whatever happened to my mobofried my cpu i susspect ram because i got no beeps after i installed it , what could this be bad ram (NOBEEPS )or a combinattion of ram as well as cpu??? dont have any $ tooo buy these right now but would like to save this pc any help will be apreciated ps my new mobo specs are ddr2 1066//800/667/533nonecc crucial already told me thatmy 2g 6400 was equal to 800???

A:need help with mobo no post!!!'

Hey, a few things might be wrong:
- incompatible motherboard. For Crucial memory see: http://www.crucial.com/support/motherboard_compatibility.aspx
- Improperly installed RAM (make sure the pins are pushed in and the RAM sticks are installed in the correct slots)
- CPU is fried
- Something else that is connected to the motherboard isn't working

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Hey, so I am scrounging amongst friends to get parts to troubleshoot further, but if anyone can add suggestions I would love it. Here's the scoop...

Ordered a new proc/mobo/memory combo as an upgrade to the wife's rig. I got an i5-2500k, an MSI P67A-C43 (B3) (so no issues with the RAID silicon) and some G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066. This is probably the 20+th machine I've built from scratch, so I'm not really new to the process; put it all together and hit the power button. Board doesn't post, 1 of 4 LEDs on the mobo briefly flashes and all fans twitch and then stop.

I should mention that this is also a new-in-box PSU.

So far I have:

Stripped the machine, placed mobo on nonconductive pad and attempted to power on with mobo, cpu+fan, 1 stick of memory, and video card plugged in.
Tried this with each stick of Ripjaw individually, then tried with a separate pair of Crucial Ballistix seperately.
Popped heatsink and reseated CPU. Didn't see any bent pins, double dimples on the CPU pads, or other indicatrions of bad fit.
Cleaned (GENTLY!) and re-greased the CPU with Arctic Silver (my old standby)
Swapped video card.

Is there anything I've forgotten? At this point I am guessing I need to RMA either the CPU or the mobo, since I've tried 4 different sticks of RAM from 2 vendors.

The video card is a 5730 HD, if that matters.

Suggestions completely welcome

A:Mobo won't post. Help?

If the motherboard has a clear cmos jumper,not a switch,
make sure it is in the normal/run position.
I have seen them on 1 pin only to keep the battery from draining.
If that is ok,try clearing the cmos just in case the bios has hung up.
Try booting without the video card and see if the bios alarms.
Need the system speaker connected for that if it is not on the motherboard.

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I just bought the following to upgrade my old lga 478 (pentium 4). I am upgrading an old motherboard; the only thing I am carrying over is the processor and the psu (500w).

In a nutshell, the new mobo (Biostar) supports up to 4 gigs of ram (ddr2) and has pci-e x16 for my new vid card. I bought 4 gigs of ram (2 x 2gigs ddr2). I realize the ddr2 ram is 800 while the mobo supports 667, but it should still work. The graphics card the a pci-e x16 GT9500, I dont know if it works or not because I cant get the mobo to work.

I stuck the mobo in the case and powered it up but nothing happened, no signal to the monitor and my graphic card's fan does not power up. I did test the graphic card fan by plugging it in to the mobo directly and it did spin up.

So I bench tested the mobo, no video card, no hard drives or dvd drives and only one stick of ram. Still nothing. I reset the cmos, still nothing. I have tried both sticks of ram, one at a time, still nothing. I have reset the processor, still nothing.

All of the fans power on - on the mobo. The keyboard lights flash and at one point they were continuously flashing.

I think the board might be doa, I just want to make sure I did not miss something completely stupid or I am not doing something right. This is my first build after all. Any ... Read more

A:New mobo, no post

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Alright well a few weeks ago my computer was shutdown and I unplugged the power cord. Later that day when I went to plug it back in the system wouldn't power on, at all. I just guessed that the PSU was bad because it was a stock 250W so I bought a new 585W PSU (Orion HP585D). When I put that in still no luck so I bought a used Mobo+CPU combo off eBay. Installed that and fans ran, LEDs lit, everything appeared fine but got No Signal on monitor and used my old memory from previously. I thought the motherboard this guy sold me must have just been DOA so I bought a brand new mobo (Biostar MCP6P M2+), CPU (AMD Sempron 2.7Gz single core, 1.0MB cache, 45W, socket AM3), and 2x 1GB DDR2 sticks. Still no signal. I've tried out the case (shorting power pins), and tried basic (CPU, PSU, Mobo, 1 stick RAM, and integrated video) and still no POST, tried PCI video card, no luck, don't know what else to test. Any ideas?

A:No POST No video, New CPU, MOBO, RAM, and PSU

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I am sorry if it was posted before, but I couldn't find anything regarding this.
My system spec:
Intel P4 3 Ghz HT L775,
Asus P5GDC Deluxe
2 x 512 DDR2 RAM
Nvidia XFX PCIe video.

My system had been hanging up once or twice every day until last week. The monitor went black and the PC 'froze' but the lights, fans were still on. I thought the problem would be a. PS (I had a 300W PS) or b. overheating.
I invested in a new PS 450W as I got something plugged in in every possible socket and a CPU watercooling system.

I installed the cooler but I kept having CPU temperature in between 50-80 C I tried every possible way to lower the temperature but with no success. The mobo temperature was on a steady 35-40 C. Since the CPU temperature was 80 C when I opened a game or DVD app, I decided to get rid of the watercoolin and put the HS back in with some improved ventilation in case. Everything booted up ok but then went bang! My system won't boot and there is NO POST. Not a beep.
The Asus mobo's green led comes on, but no response. I stripped the system down, but everything the same. Changed video card, cleared cmos etc without success.

I am really stuck atm as I wouldn't know if a possibly faulty CPU / PS wrecked my motherboard. Oh yeah, I changed the proc as well but the same thing happened. I am afraid testing another mobo in case it'll be wrecked again. What do you think about that? Can a CPU wreck a mobo? Or a PS?

I really did hope that cl... Read more

A:No post Asus mobo

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I have several K7T- Turbo's, Pro's and others closely related to them. Non eof them will post, but im trying to test my Duron 600 in them. I know that all of the boards support it, but I can never get te boards to post. Can someone help me figure out whats wrong?

A:How to make I MOBO post, I want to know

Maybe your MOBO or processor isnt working properly. Are you sure it was installed correctly, and including(if there's any) drivers?

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PC Had a soltek board & went out. Bought the new A-bit board NF7-S2. Nice board, so I'm told. I have an A-Bit board in another machine & has proven to be rock solid for me & what I do on my PC.

I install the new A-Bit board & she will not post. So the older Soltek board will not post & now the new A-Bit board will not post. I wonder if there might be some issue with the case to make the board go out ???

I could really use some assistance. If any of you might be able to help solve the mystery, would love to hear from you. Feel free to respond here or via e-mail. [email protected] Please mention "Motherboard Problem" in the subject due to a lot of junk mail from day to day.

One without post

A:Brand new A-Bit NF7-s2 MoBo. Will not post at all.

It sounds like a common problem with DIY PCs. I'd check any stand-off's shorting the mobo and the case. The best way to deal with it would be to remove everything from the case, and test the bare bone on anti-static bag on a desk. Only mobo, cpu, ram, video and psu.

BTW, what PSU are you using?

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Laptop Boot Issue

I have a Gateway Nv53 laptop. I am having some issues with it. It does not boot.
When ever I turn it on The BLUE led is on and I can turn on a few media keys. But the activity light is missing and no display to the screen. I plug off all the peripherals, removed and re add ram and battery. Now sometimes if I turn it on and leave it and restart after a while I will get it to boot and when it does boot it can stay on forever without problems but once its shut down even after 5secs it won't boot up again

Now after a couple of weeks it starts to power on after many tries and runs but I encounter a random shut down when I try to play a game for too long. I went and got a new set of ram and it still would not boot.

Now I am wondering if I need a CPU change or mobo.

A:A Gamble between a MOBO & CPU - No POST

Unlikely to be the CPU. Motherboards are available on eBay for about $50.

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Hi guys,

I just installed a new ABIT KD7A mobo, Althlon XP 2600 proc and 512mb
184pin ddr PC2700 ram into a gateway chassis of mine. I'm having a bit of
trouble connecting the front panel switches as when I press the power button
nothing happens.
I took off my front panel cover and I can see I have 2 cables running
from my power button coloured blue and white. I have 3 cables running from
the LED coloured orange, green and black. They are arranged in the connector
in the following order:

Gr Or Wh - - - X -
- - Blu - - - Bla -
- = Empty
X = Blocked off

The mobo has the following pins:

2 4 6 8 - - - 16 - 20 22 24
1 3 5 7 9 - - 15 17 19 21 -

- = No Pin

1,3 : Connects to the HDD LED cable of chassis front panel
5,7 : Connects to the reset switch cable of chassis front panel
15,17,19,21 : Connects to the system speaker cable of chassis
2,4 : Connects to the suspend LED cable (if there is one) of chassis
front panel
6,8 : Connects to the power switch cable of the chassis front panel
16,18,20: Connects to the power LED cable of chassis front panel

Could anyone help me out please? I'm at a loss here..
Any help or assistance is much appreciated.


A:new mobo & proc - no post

From the sounds of this, the blue-white are your power wires. Connect them to the # 6-8 pins. Don't connect any others and see what happens. You could also try jumping pins 6-8 with a flat blade screwdriver and see if you turn on. I would seriously consider a newer case with all the correct connectors.

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I just got a DFI LANPARTY UT ICFX3200-T2R/G motherboard to replace a broken one but when i my pc together with the new mobo i the screen on the mobo says C1. the screen is blank too so i cant get into the bios. i know its a RAM problem but ive tried 3 different sticks of RAM and bought a new stick that DFI.com has on their compatability chart. ive refitted everything in my pc, rebuilt it outside of the case too but no luck

any help is appreciated


A:mobo C1 error, no post

Did you read crj's stickie at the top of the Hardware Threads for troubleshooting a new build. Your sure the casing and motherboard aren't shorting each other out. Have you pulled the motherboard from the case and set it up outside and booted like that to make sure. Let us know...and read the stickie, Jazz

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