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Topic # 179319 3-Sep-2015 22:01
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Hi,

 

New HTPC build using

 

Asus h97 plus micro atx 1150 bought from playtech

 

Intel Core i3-4130T Haswell bought from Amazon

 

8 gig Kingston Fury  bought from Amazon

 

FSP 400W psu gold rating 5year warranty. Bought locally

 

Samsung 840 120G SSD bought from Amazon
Fractal node 605 bought locally

 

 

 

I finished putting everything together. When I turned it on it just turns the fans(3+the cpu cooler) for 5seconds. Then reboot,no post at all. This would just keep repeating itself until I turned it off. I added a boot speaker to see if that would help me but again nothing.

 

I rebuilt it same thing. Used a different psu, a 550W. Same thing. Tested the memory on another pc and they work fine. Using the memory from the other pc on the new build, same result. Next thing I did was to take out the board+cpu+psu+1 memory stick. Started it outside the case again same result. Can't think of anything else that I could try. I guess its down to the board or cpu being the culprit maybe.

 

Anyone with any ideas? And thanks

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  Reply # 1379443 3-Sep-2015 23:03
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Psu hooked to motherboard properly? I've had the motherboard plug not need the extra 4 pins in some cases, and need or not need the extra 6 pin atx plug. And other combinations.




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  Reply # 1379446 3-Sep-2015 23:10


Sounds like you have checked the most likely causes of this sort of thing i.e. Bad connectors (especially the 2 PSU connectors) and RAM (although you should get long beeps/POST with a bad RAM stick).

I assume you tested the bare board without SATA connectors or any other peripherals.

I guess you have to check the CPU has been installed correctly - no bent pins in the motherboard socket etc..

If the CPU has been correctly installed, then it is a lot more likely that the motherboard is faulty.

Over the years, I have had a handful of faulty motherboards. But, never a faulty CPU.



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  Reply # 1379875 4-Sep-2015 16:13
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Hey thanks for the replies. When I tested it iwas bare bones with only one stick of ram. I think I tested twice, once with the ram that I bought for it and once with ram from another machine. Cpu slotted in OK. Can't see how I could have bent any pins. I know that that's a possibility but I think its a stretch.
I'll be taking it back to Playtech and let them look at it.



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  Reply # 1385147 10-Sep-2015 18:37
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I took it back to playtech to have it tested and its buggered. So wait for a new board. Thanks for everyones post.

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