Question about ASUS S478 VIA P4V533-MX Motherboard

3 Answers

I cant hear a power on self test on my pc?

I cant hear a post test on my pc and also theres no video on my monitor. the cpu u fan is turning indicates theres a power. i have already checked the monitor and it is working with the other pc?

Posted by on

3 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer
Re: i cant hear a power on self test on my pc?

Check the power supply capacitors aorund the CPU. If they are bulging at the top then they need to be replaced. It is a common problem, especially with motherboards made 2003-2004 timeframe using Nichicon capacitors

Posted on Jan 16, 2008

Re: i cant hear a power on self test on my pc?

Take your board to the tecnician with SMPS(the supply unit which give power to the board ,harddisk,cd- rom) it need to be check properly.

Posted on Nov 14, 2007

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 91 Answers
Re: i cant hear a power on self test on my pc?

Remove the RAM and then heare the sound if the sound comes then check your CMOS battery and then let me know

Posted on Nov 13, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Instructions for Intel motherboard D845HV

Process of elimination (easiest to hardest)
1. Check all cables. (be surprised how often one will come loose)
2a. Is the computer beeping at all when turned on? Fans powering up? anything that would indicate life. (Note: one short beep typically means the computer is working properly)
2b. If there are a series of beeps, post the pattern as this is called a "Post message" which will aid in the troubleshooting...

3. Can you test the monitor with another computer? Even most laptops come with a VGA port you could test it with.

4a. If monitor is bad then replace.

4b. If monitor is good, remove CPU, RAM, HDs, any add on cards with the exception of the video card. When booted if you still have no video then try resetting the CMOS... then try another known good AGP video card if possible.

5. If you still get no video... then it's probably the mother board and honestly... probably time to just upgrade.

Sep 25, 2012 | Motherboards

1 Answer

Pc not booting

If you hear the CPU fan turn on that doesn't mean the CPU itself is working. It can be only that the motherboard is getting power. Check all your connections such as monitor and peripherals and re-connect them. If you still don't get P.O.S.T. or ANY letters or boot options on your screen then your CPU is dead. (unless your monitor is bad)
Another easy diagnostic is using your ears. For example the pitch sound of the fan in some motherboards tends to lower and then increase because it's reading of the hard drive. This means your CPU is ok but either your graphics connection is bad or your monitor is.

Apr 22, 2012 | Intel Motherboard

1 Answer

I have brand new CPU (foxconn g41mxe-v montherboard) every morning when i turn on there's no power indication. I brought this twice to where i bought this CPU. They said there's no problem with my CPU. Can...

If the fan is not running, replace the power supply. If the fan runs, then disconnect the power and test your memory sticks one at a time. Never touch computer parts with power cords or monitors plugged in. Keep your shoes on and ground yourself to the computer case when touching internal parts. When the fan comes on and you hear a beep, then all is well.

Jan 21, 2011 | Dual Motherboards

1 Answer

Building desktop: no beeps, no video The mobo LED are on, fan is running but getting no signal to monitor. I've tested the video card in another pc and confirmed working. The only time the mobo beeps...

If the cpu was bad- nothing would turn on--be sure the cable is good-- also be sure the VGA is enabled in the bios- since you cant see the video you have to reset the cmos setting--unplug the unit and remove the cmos battery-reinstall after one minute and check for video

Apr 10, 2010 | Intel Desktop Board D850MD Motherboard

1 Answer

Hi! I have a pc with abit is7-e2 motherboard.. And when i start the pc a red led turns on the board... There is no picture on the screen. I already checked the video card but its working

Just how did you check the video card if you get no image on the screen?
Try another monitor with your computer. If you still get no image, then it's your video card or another component.
If your computer will not pass the POST (power on self test) then you will not get any video output.
Culprits can be the hard drive, the CD, the memory, the motherboard, or the CPU. I would disconnect everything but the CPU, memory, and video and try to start it to narrow the problem. But first, try another monitor.
I've even seen a bad power supply that seems to work keep the video from working.

Jan 16, 2010 | Abit IS7-E2 Motherboard

1 Answer

Asus A8V-E not start

Looking at this post, I think your Motherboard is bad.
Have you tried a different Video Card?
My other thought is the CPU is overheating due to incorrect seating of the FAN and heat sink.
Try cleaning the CPU off, and put new paste on the CPU, then re-seat the heat sink.
Be careful to make sure the anchors are pushed all the way down by slightly twisting or wiggling the heat sink.
Check for looseness.
Push down on all memory sticks to ensure they are seated all the way in.
They should click on both sides.
If it still gives you a red light, then contact the website of the manufacturer, and get an RMA number for a replacement.

Jul 24, 2009 | ASUS A8V-E Deluxe Motherboard

2 Answers

Recently built a PC Power is On with No Display

Well depending on your bios version, it could be an array of things.

First try removing the video card and re-seating it.

Then re-seat the RAM.

If the problem persists re-seat the CPU.

Let us know the exact model of your motherboard so we can better troubleshoot your problem.

When you turn on your computer the system does a POST (Power On Self Test). If the POST sees an eror it will tell the BIOS (Basic Input Output System) and the BIOS will beep a code or display a code that indicated the problem.

Different motherboards contain different BIOS versions. BIOSes use different beep codes for problems depending on the manufacturer.

Mar 24, 2009 | Abit IN9 32X-MAX Motherboard

2 Answers

Intel D945GTP monitor going into standby, cpu fan runnning full blast

your cpu might be might be defective..if you have no video output it means ur ram or your cpu is bad

Oct 28, 2008 | Intel D945GTP Motherboard

1 Answer

Monitor will not turn on after booting computer

if you have onboard video try a video card that fits in PCI or AGP slot or try a different video card in place of the one you use
with everything else seeming to be correct this seems like the only thing you have not done

Aug 03, 2008 | Intel Motherboard

2 Answers

GA-MA790FX-DQ6 Mobo not POSTing Should i reset the bios??

no beeps, indicates you have faulty CPU or mainboard.
  • remove all components even RAM and CPU.
  • insert only CPU and Speaker (without RAM or any other componet).
  • Boot and try to hear, there must be long beep for missing RAM, if not then try to re-insert the CPU or change the CPU/Mainboard.

Thanks and Good Luck

May 14, 2008 | Gigabyte GA-MA790FX-DQ6 AMD Phenom Socket...

Not finding what you are looking for?
ASUS S478 VIA P4V533-MX Motherboard Logo

Related Topics:

75 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top ASUS Motherboards Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Sudeep Chatterjee
Sudeep Chatterjee

Level 3 Expert

3267 Answers


Level 3 Expert

2598 Answers

Are you an ASUS Motherboard Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides