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K8VGA-M motherboard will not boot

1) We had 2 power surges in our area in the last 2 weeks.
2) PC with K8VGA-M motherboard will not POST. No sound, no image on monitor.
3) Checked all connections. They seemed to be fine.
4) Fans working,
-- CPU fan, which is powered by outlet on Motherboard is working.
-- Power supply fan working
-- extra fan on the case is working
5) Inserted an ATI RADEON AGP card, still no signal goes to the monitor
6) No beep at all
7) Hard drive light comes on
8) Check CMOS battery. Found it dead, replaced it, still not booting.

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Blue Hammer
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It looks like your mother board is old one. If so clean it with IPA solution (Iso propyl alcohol). Replace the processor.Then try again. You can also try changing your Video card. That can cause problems if not seated properly. If nothing works get your motherboard serviced.

Posted on Sep 27, 2007

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Unplug hard drive, no beeps? Unplug CD-ROM, no beeps? Remove RAM, no beeps? 85% it's the MOBO. Static, surge or just plain dead (and cheap).

Posted on Sep 01, 2008

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If i understand you correctly, you are saying that you have a single beep repeating over and over with nothing showing on the monitor and no other response from your computer? The single long beep in a loop is an Award Bios beep code for a faulty CPU. This problem is not mentioned on the official website of the manufacturer. Unfortunately your only option is to replace the CPU. You might try removing and re-seating the cpu making sure you have proper cooling measures in place. Hope that helps!

Posted on Dec 12, 2008

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The chipset i fried if you don't get any beeps at all. You'll need a new motherboard.

Posted on Feb 15, 2011

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You should only hear 1 beep. That 1 beep is power on self test, known as P.O.S.T.
That loud flat line sound (And I'm pretty sure about this), was you're CPU. Just because you ran & passed the stressed test is nothing compared to running the system under load? That's why when you put in you other memory nothing changed. If you hadn’t mentioned you clocked up the FSB I would have come to the same conclusion hearing the loud flat line statement.
Can you test the CPU in another board? That is about the only way to be sure it's not the CPU. Memory does not make that kind of sound. Memory makes short & long beeps.
You can try clearing the cmos/bios by going to pg. 2-18 in you're user manual. This will reset the bios back to default settings & cross you're fingers!

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