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I have an Alivenf6p-vsta Motherboard; 4GB ram, 2.2GHZ dual core athlon processsor, 200Gb serial ata 150 hard drive, and a PCI express video card. this machine will not post. I have tried another power supply, removeing peripherials, reseeting and removing ram modules? Any Ideas?

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  • knordy Sep 28, 2008

    The Motherboard is new, so before I send it back I wanted to make sure that I was not missing anything. Like a jumper, a connector or?? Has anyone else had a problem getting this MB to post?



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You have broblem with the motherboard and you have to changed
so change the motherboard

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