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No POST I have the Foxconn C51XEM2AA motherboard and installed everything according to the manual (this is not a first install by any means, been building computers for a long time). When I hit the power switch, everything lights up, fans start moving, hard drive starts moving (when its plugged in), but I have no display. I tried plugging video card (XFX 8600 GT) into the other x16 PCI slot, using only one memory stick (I have two OCZ PC 6400 1 gigabyte sticks), using each one on seperate occasions, took everything out and reinstalled and still nothing. Something to note is random LED error code readouts, but mostly getting error code 02. Ive gotten error code C5, 02, and even what looks like dA (that one wasnt even listed). I have a Rosewill 500w power supply, and have no way of testing other PS because none have the 20+4 connector needed (the other ones are only 300W anyway, so I dont even think they are powerful enough). I also have no way of checking the components individualy because all the computers in the house are ancient (the reason im upgrading in the first place)I should mention i used Arctic Silver 5 thermal compound, and was afraid somehow i shorted the board, but after removing the CPU and checking thoroughly with a flashlight I found no residue on the board. Pretty sure its just a DOA, may have to RMA it. Any suggestions?

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Re: no POST

I alredy tried another brand of memory, didn't POST either. I am thinking about getting a new video card and if not that, then maybe both my mobo and the one that I bought are DOA. In that case, i will get a different mobo again. any thoughts? M

Posted on Aug 22, 2007

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Mbern I don't think -- is an error code, i bet that means all is that case it seems a lot more likely to be a video card problem since the motherboard is chiming in as good to go...hopefully you figure it out. good luck! B

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Re: no POST

I'm going to assume you supplied the proper 8pin 12v connector besides the necessary 24pin, right? Unplug all cables to any internal peripherals, even data cables. Since you're getting random LED errors, I would remove the video card, open up one of those ancient computers to remove a PCI video card, install it on this board and boot to CMOS. I'd also prepare a Memtest86+ boot diskette and check each memory stick individually (that is if you have a PCI video card output). Keep monitoring/logging those LED errors (to note any type of pattern). The onboard MOLEX power connector, used to provide additional power to the PCI-Express slots when using x16 cards in SLI mode, is located between PCI slot 2 and the board's edge, as a last ditch effort, try powering it up when the Single SLI card is installed. Otherwise, you have either a mal-performing power supply (regardless the total wattage), a funky video card or a DOA motherboard. Always need to carry a known good PCI video card, I use a Matrox Millenium. OH... and take a good slug of your favorite liquor. ZT3000 "Beta tester of "0"s and "1's"

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