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#1055044 New board, won't post.

Posted by L337 on 27 October 2005 - 01:32 PM in Processors, Motherboards and Memory

maybe u should try with another psu & see how it goes
i have the same problem sorted out with another psu


Yeah this is my second PSU and i know they work on my other platform, but thanks all the same.

I guess i might have to RMA this because i seem to have come to a dead end.

Thanks for all your help & advice guys :)



#1054273 New board, won't post.

Posted by L337 on 26 October 2005 - 05:38 PM in Processors, Motherboards and Memory

All the parts exluding the video card I had working on my MSI NF3 motherboard so i know they work, its just the video card i'm not shure about. I have tried running without the video card to no avail, and unfortunately i don't have a PCI one lying around. I will go try remove the static bag.



#1054251 New board, won't post.

Posted by L337 on 26 October 2005 - 05:17 PM in Processors, Motherboards and Memory

Its out of the case. It was on the case's mobo tray but i removed it from that and now its lying ontop of its box with the static bag inbetween.



#1054239 New board, won't post.

Posted by L337 on 26 October 2005 - 05:09 PM in Processors, Motherboards and Memory

'Barebones' is how i have it configured now. I really am stumped. I appreciate the suggestions still though :)



#1054222 New board, won't post.

Posted by L337 on 26 October 2005 - 04:53 PM in Processors, Motherboards and Memory

Place the one stick in dimm slot 2. The orange slot closest to edge of motherboard.


No go. Prehaps i should be more descriptive, when the board does power on, the diagnostic LED's are all on and fixed, only this doesn't happen often, usually what happens is the LEDs will go on for a split second and the fans will spin a tiny bit but afterwards does nothing, and the board will not even feign a start again until i cycle the PSU power on and off.



#1054200 New board, won't post.

Posted by L337 on 26 October 2005 - 04:33 PM in Processors, Motherboards and Memory

Take the board out of the case, put it on the mobo box and only have the cpu and heatsink, video card and one stick of RAM. Be sure all the PSU connections are made on the board and try to fire it up. Try different dimms if it doesn't post the first time. We want to be sure nothing is shorting out and only the bare essentials are on it to see if a particular peripheral is causing the problem.


Have tried these steps :(



#1054190 New board, won't post.

Posted by L337 on 26 October 2005 - 04:28 PM in Processors, Motherboards and Memory

What dimm slots do you have your ram in? Have you tried clearing cmos?


I use a single stick in slot 1, and yep i have tried clearing the CMOS.



#1054174 New board, won't post.

Posted by L337 on 26 October 2005 - 04:18 PM in Processors, Motherboards and Memory

The online manual is huge prints out about 1inch thick should have some info. in it.
Have you tried installation as per the stickey?


No, I just assumed the online manual was the same as the hard copy. I will try find this sticky and have a look.



#1054165 New board, won't post.

Posted by L337 on 26 October 2005 - 04:15 PM in Processors, Motherboards and Memory

Ok, So does it post? The diag. led's on the motherboard, how many stay on?


Havn't got it to post yet, all 4 diagnostic LED's are on.



#1054141 New board, won't post.

Posted by L337 on 26 October 2005 - 03:55 PM in Processors, Motherboards and Memory

OK I hope this is more helpful.



#1054122 New board, won't post.

Posted by L337 on 26 October 2005 - 03:43 PM in Processors, Motherboards and Memory

Hey there.. a few weeks back i got the NF4 Ultra-D as an upgrade after reading several good reviews, mainly so that i could use PCI-e graphics cards. Anyway, I can't seem to get this board to boot no matter what I try. Processor is in sig, I don't know if the RAM info is important because it doesn't even seem to initialise the CPU yet, though i have tried a couple of different branded sticks.

To start with I was using an Antec TruePower 430w 20 pin power supply with a 24 pin adapter, which didn't work. Yes, I did plug in all the power connectors. The motherboard would only boot half the time, and then when it did the diagnostic leds all stuck on. When it ran I could hear an audible periodic clicking noise emnating somewhere to the right side of the CPU socket (dunno if that means anything, but hey i guess it all helps :P).

After sifting through some of the posts here, it seems you guys were trying to drill into my head that my power supply wasn't sufficient to run this motherboard, so i returned the TruePower and exchanged it for a NeoPower 480w, which I knew was one that people had working with this motherboard. So, today I recieved the power supply and... same scenario, nothing goes. Is this motherboard as dead as a dodo, or is there something i'm doing wrong?

Now here is my general letting off steam rant, so please feel free to ignore the rest of the post, as it doesn't have any pertinent information to solving my problem :P

*RANT*
Its great that there is this forum where support technicians are paid to answer questions, though I think DFI could have at least invested a bit more money in a motherboard manual with suffiecient information about the product. Its the worst documentation i have seen with any motherboard yet, and being a performance part, I would have expected better. Same with DFI's site, wheres the help? Prehaps i'm a bit slow or something, but i had to use Google to find this place. When your stuck without a computer, a support forum isn't going to do anything for you.

Not that i'm saying that my problem could be solved with a adequate user manual, but I was pissed to have to trawl the web to find basic answers about this board. I understand my experience is probably the exception, but my experience doesn't leave me with any warm feelings towards DFI.