January 21st, 2006, 11:17 PM #1
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Help with P4 system build .....again
In my first post we concluded that I had the Willamette core P4 1.6Ghz CPU and the FIC board I was trying to use was only compatible with the Northwood cores. SSSSSOOOO I went today and picked up a cheapo PC chips M935DLU board that is listed as being compatible with the Willy cpu.Well whatda know it's doing the same, the screen just blinks when I hit power or reset. The cpu is getting warm in this board so what else could it be? My ram is SamsungPC 2700. I know the ram will boot in another board so will the cpu and I've tried another power supply. I'm at my witt's end here. Thanks to all that look and help some more.
Here is the board.board
January 21st, 2006, 11:41 PM #2
OK, you'll love this: take the pc all apart. Remove the board from the case and place it on a non-conductive surface. Install the cpu, heatsink & fan, one piece of ram and the video card. NOTHING ELSE. Connect the power supply and plug it in. Now use a screwdriver to touch the 2 pins together that would be connected to the start button. It should start. If not and you know the ram is good and the cpu is good from trying them in another machine and you have tried a new power supply then your board or video must be bad. Post back and tell us what happened.
NOTE: some boards have a 3 pin connection for the cpu fan, if nothing is connected to this header some boards won't start.
In the future always perform this procedure prior to putting a new pc together. Save yourself some trouble.
It is important to perform this procedure with the board out of the case. Often times a board can get grounded to the case and won't start. Either from being improperly mounted or it can even happen when moving a pc.
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January 22nd, 2006, 12:53 AM #3
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I layed the board out on the box it came in and used the power supply from my current system with my cpu that worked fine in a friends computer and one stick of my ram that also worked in that computer. I tried the intergrated video and a pci video card, would an agp be worth a try? Thanks for all the help.
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