Good day sir, hi, lets make sure first that your motherboard is good, so we need to test it, just prepare the folowing items.
- A good working power supply, to test: place a jumper wire across the green wire and any black(or sometimes the red with work) wire on the 20/24 pin power connector. Plug it and see if the exhaust fan run.
- A good set of Ram, just make sure its good. if not or in doubt buy new one (only one module) if you want. (you can keep the doubtful ones and test it later)
- A keyboard.
- If your motherboard has no VGA onboard, A good VGA card.
- A thumb speaker, or you can use your PC case speaker.
Okay lets assemble, on a table:
- Place your motherboard, (make sure no metals underneath) connect the Power Supply 20(or 24) pin to your motherboard and the 4 pin 12v connector. (if your motherboard has one).
- Connect the pc thumb speaker or your case speaker.
- connect the keyboard.
- connect the RAM, make sure it clicks as you install it.
- Optional VGA card. Onboard vga will do. Connect a monitor. plug in the monitor.
Okay, plug in your power supply, (exhaust fan is off at the moment) locate the power button pins, short them with a screwdriver. (fan is now on)
Now check your Keyboard. you will see two sets of lights, first set is Num Lock + Scroll Lock + Caps Lock, then a few seconds the second set: Num Lock only. at this point your motherboard is good.
Also check out the PC speaker beeps.
- 1 beep mean good.
- 1 long and 3 short beeps VGA is bad. (it may help if the VGA is snug and fit on the slot). If on board VGA, use a new AGP/PCIe card.
- Continous long beeps. cannot detect memory
- Continous short beeps, motherboard. (or memory sometimes).
- No beep, fan is on.at this point do everything again. (do it several times until the board responds)
Hope this helps you. feel free to ask again.