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Put this in the wrong section earlier...

 

I have the mobo out of the case, with some crappy sticks of RAM (i have tried it with nice RAM) and I get the dreaded "4 LEDs of Death" (I guess thats what everyone calls them). I also have the LED by the RAM on, and the standby power LED on when I turn the thing on. I got this from a friend who said it worked, but it doesn't when I insert my hardwares. No beeps, no blips, just the 4 LEDs. I read about the hotflashing, but I can't get it to boot to DOS, I also read about something where you use an ABIT board and boot, swap the chip, and flash it, Are there any other mobo's you can do this with? I have a bunch of computer stuff lying around so I can swap and test things. Please help me. Please, I beg you.

 

Perhaps I have the dreaded "6 LEDs of death" ??

Oh yes, All LEDs are red, and they are bright.

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Ok, I'm assuming that smoke from the CPU = something bad. I tried to boot the CPU in a IWill mobo that I had lying around, and SMOKE. So now, I'm using a mobile AMD processor, but still, 4 LEDs of death...

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First off I have to say that if you are planning to run your LPB with "crappy" stuff you're setting yourself up for a lot of headaches. They were designed as high-performance boards and they have high-performance tastes.

 

With that said.....

 

Do all 4 led's come on at once or do they cycle at all?

 

Did you clear the CMOS before you put in the new components?

 

Have you tried doing a long CMOS clear with the battery out and the PSU unplugged from the wall?

 

What kind of RAM do you have? Have you tried just one stick? What are the default timings? (These boards hate CAS 3 and mine is picky about 2.5)

 

Do you have the extra 4 pin 12 v plug connected to your mobo?

 

I think most would agree that a 300 watt PSU is probably a little bit light. It might work for you at stock speeds but if you start overclocking it will probably give out pretty quickly.

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All LEDs come on at the same time

 

I currently have TMTC memory in it, with CAS Latency 2.5

 

I did clear the CMOS before turning it on,

I did a "long CMOS clear"

The extra 4 pin is connected (I've tried it with it both on and off)

I'm not trying to overclock this thing yet, so the 300W PSU is fine for now.

 

 

I've tried holding INSERT, I've tried tapping INSERT, I've tried holding INSERT and DELETE, and I've tried tapping INSERT and DELETE all while first turning on the power.

 

The power comes on, the fans spin, my monitor howerver goes from "no signal" to off when the mobo has power.

 

If I remove the CPU, it does exactly what it does with the CPU in it.

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You probably borked the BIOS image, so it needs to be reflashed. You can hot-flash the chip on any board with an nForce2 chipset on it. I successfully hotflash my LPB BIOSes on my ABIT NF7-S2.

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