OT: vexing hw issue
rbmyersusa at gmail.com
Sat Nov 13 01:13:34 UTC 2010
On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 4:24 PM, Dave Stevens <geek at uniserve.com> wrote:
> I want to make a new Fedora box so I used an existing case and put into it a
> new ASUS motherboard and a dual core low power CPU (an AM2+) and 1 gig of RAM
> (512x2) and a new 450 watt power supply. The only front panel connection is
> for the power switch. Every time I power up (wall power is known good) the
> unit goes through all the motions for about 5 seconds then stops dead. It
> never gets to powering up the on-board video or doing the ram check or
> displaying the BIOS config messages. Tried another PS with the same results.
> Any ideas? I mean ANY ideas, I'm out of clues on this one. References welcome.
"Going through all the motions" is kinda vague. Does it POST (Power
on Self-Test) or not?
A motherboard and CPU should POST (emit beeps) with *nothing else*
(not even memory or keyboard and certainly not a video card)
installed, unless something important has changed since the last time
I confronted this situation. If it does POST, the beep codes at one
time would tell you what was (not) happening.
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