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NEW BUILD, mobo/cpu DOA? Need help!

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OK, here's the deal...i'm building a new pc.

i ordered everything from newegg...so if i have to RMA anything, i hope i don't have any problems doing so, because i've never had to RMA before...and i have till the 21st...


i'm experienced with building pc's, and this is for someone else.

so far i've followed the minimal build requirements and as you can see from the sig, this is all that's connected at the moment.



AMD AM2 X2 4000+ w/ stock fan/heat sink

XFX PVT71PUDP3 GeForce 7900GS 256MB GDDR3 - power IS plugged in

G.SKILL (2 x 1GB) DDR2 533 (PC2 4200) F2-4200PHU2-2GBLA [ONLY USING 1x1GB in slot number 1 closest to cpu]



ok, powered up, get red led light, click the power button on mobo, cpu fan runs, chipset fan runs, i hear a 'click' from the mobo speaker, no signal is sent to the monitor, and no beeps.



i thought at first it was the ram, so i tried the second module...same thing.

i tried different slots...w/ both modules...same thing.

i tried powering up the mobo w/out any ram...and get ONE loud beep at a time.

so i'm pretty sure it's not the ram, cuz if it were, wouldn't the system beep one loud time with the ram in if it were defective?


i tried a different power supply...same thing.


i tried a different video card...same thing.

i tried the other pci-e slot...same thing.


so.... i'm down to cpu (which NO i don't have another AM2 socket)

and i'm down to the mobo (which NO i don't have another AM2 socket)


so with all of the expertise going around, are there any suggestions whether or not it might be a DOA mobo, or DOA CPU?


as always, thank you for any help or suggestions!

ben :rolleyes:

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I'm not too familar with that mobo but the only thing I could suggest is to try a differnet cpu or different mobo. But since you don't have one of either you might want to try taking it to a local computer store if you have one near you that will test the cpu for you.

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