Question about MSI K8N Neo4-F Motherboard
Worked fine, with some quirks due to overclocking, but functional. Sat unused for a month and now won't post or show any sign of video. I tried unplugging everything but the cpu, video card, and one stick of ram. tried both sticks individually in each slot. tried the cmos reset button in case the OC settings were causing problems. even checked to make sure I had 120v out of the wall, but I'm not sure what to test to see if the power supply is working correctly....
at first the LEDs on the "d-bracket" showed 2 and 3 red instantly upon power up (BIOS sign on), now it's showing 1 and 2 red, 3 green, and 4 is dark.
with no video card it powers up for a second or two and shuts down. can't remember if that is normal or not.
k8n neo4 (no "f", black edition?) athlon x2 3000+ evga 8800gts corsair 2x 512mb ddr 400 western digital caviar 400gb
You say the motherboard was left for a month. Was it plugged to a wall outlet during the time?
There are 2 solutions that I can think of:
1. Unplug the motherboard from the PSU, take out the CMOS battery out and leave it for ~30min,
then take everything back together including the video card (don't forget to plug any additional power cables into the video card), see if it works
2. Some of the neo4 boards have a rather serious problem with draining the CMOS battery very fast for no apparent reason, if you have a multimeter check the battery voltage if it's off by more than 0.2V it needs replacing, you can buy these batteries at any decent electronics or hardware store (or you can take one from another PC for a quick test ;)
Hope this help!
Posted on Oct 02, 2008
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