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Board problems.... Hi there,im trying to resurrect the MS8177C rev1.1 motherboard. Got the correct CPU in, Hard drive is pre-loaded with Win2000, I can hear when the board powers up, but the display does not switch on weather you use in on board display or the AGP. PLEASE help me out!!!!!!!!!!! Whats wrong???? How can i fix it? The previous owner gave it to me,just the board and CPU. No comments from him either......... Marc

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  • Anonymous Dec 08, 2008

    The board does not beep at all.
    The monitor does work....

    Ram is installed. I have tried DDR 333 and DDR 400.
    No caps are swollen at all either
    and lastly CPU is installed properly.


    AARRRRRGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2008

    No go Guru,

    I can hear the board powering up but still no display even if i change display cards,

    There is no sounds form the board either,and no caps swollen.

    I have removed the CPU and reinstalled it-to no prevale (solution)......

    Any thing else maybe??????

  • Boli May 11, 2010

    Does the board POST bleep? If so how many and what pattern.



    Does the monitor work on a different machine?



    Let me know...

    Matt

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If you take the Ram out and power the board with no RAM does it have a 3 beep pattern (or somthing similar)

If it does beep (complaining of no RAM) then your board should be okay and try different ram,

if it doesnt then its either your board or CPU,
remove everything from the board (RAM CPU IDE devices etc) and power it,

again if it does bleep (complaining of no CPU) try changing the CPU

If it doesnt beep your boards probably had it.

Let me know...
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You do have ram istalled? Pul the power cord remove the bios batt wait 3 min and try again. Make also sure your cpu is properly istalled. Check on board for faulty caps usualy swallen. Hope this helps have a nice day

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