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No power I bought this board new it wont spin any fans power up or make any noise. I returned it and was told it tested good I have a 3.4 prescott 2 gigs of ram a 128 asus video card and a turtle beach sound card. I do have fairly cheap ram any chance it dosent like it?

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Re: no power

1st get a 450 or500 w power supply 2nd cpu intel pentium 4/celeron D or celeron,cpu fsb 533/800 and also support Intel hyper threding technology. Driver you shuld download online go to biostar .good luck.

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Re: no power

1st of all change ur power supply may be it is coz of it coz if da fan is not spining then i am sure there wud be sum problem of power supply n as u said it was returned n tested good by the owner then i am sure u mite have some problem in power suppy n i prescribe use some good quality of ram like kingston if ur a gaming freak!

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Jumper setting

Probably not the jumper settings Nethen.

Check the Power Supply's three main voltages, with a multimeter set to DC Voltage.
3.3 Volts, 5 Volts, and 12 Volts.

No, don't guess. You could have a Power Supply with a weak voltage power rail, and have fans spinning, and LED's lighting up.

1) If ALL of the LED's were on at once, they would use less than 1 Watt of power.

2) EACH fan uses 2 to 3 Watts of power.

3) A typical Processor can use 51 to 125 Watts of power.
Just depends on what Processor it is.

Hmmm, lemme see...

Socket 478 processor socket, and Intel 865G motherboard chipset;
Supports Intel Celeron, Celeron D, and Pentium 4.
Prescott, Northwood, and Willamette Cores,

I'm going to say 55 to 89 Watts. Again, it depends on what Processor.

This means you would have enough power to turn those simply LED lights on, and fans; but NOT enough power to TURN the Processor on; with a Power Supply that has a weak voltage power rail.

Use a KNOWN to be good, Compatible power supply, for a temporary test unit.

Before you start though, take a CLOSE L@@K at those Electrolytic Capacitors on the motherboard.
(Radial Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitor/s, to be exact)

Has anyone fooled with the CMOS jumper? If so state what happened.
Post back in a Comment.


Jan 03, 2013 | Asrock P4i65GV Motherboard

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Motherboard specification

Intel 865GV Chipset Pentium 4 Main board,
Supports Prescott CPU
FSB800, DDR 400, SATA 150 Specifications
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  • Supports Intel Pentium 4 Socket 478 processors(Prescott and Northwood) with 800/533/400MHz FSB
  • Supports Intel Hyper-Threading Technology

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  • Intel 865GV/ ICH5
  • Integrated Intel Extreme Graphics 2
  • Supports Advanced Configuration and Power Management Interface (ACPI)

arrow_bullet.gif Memory
  • Two 184-pin DIMM sockets
  • Supports 2 DIMM Single/ Dual Channel DDR 400/ 333/ 266 memory (Max. 2GB)

arrow_bullet.gif Graphics
  • Integrated Intel Extreme Graphics 2

arrow_bullet.gif SATA 150
  • 2 channel Serial ATA 150MB/s data transfer rate

arrow_bullet.gif Audio
  • 6-Channel AC 97 CODEC on board
  • Professional digital audio interface supports optical S/PDIF Output

arrow_bullet.gif System BIOS
  • Supports Plug-and-Play (PNP)
  • Supports Advanced Configuration Power Interface (ACPI)
  • Supports Desktop Management Interface (DMI)
  • Write-Protect Anti-Virus function by AWARD BIOS

arrow_bullet.gif LAN
  • On board 10/100Mb LAN

arrow_bullet.gif Internal I/O Connectors
  • 3 x PCI slots
  • 1 x Floppy Port supports up to 2.88MB
  • 2 x Ultra DMA 33/66/100 Connectors
  • 2 x Serial ATA 150 Connectors
  • 2 x USB 2.0 headers (Each header support two USB 2.0 devices)
  • 1 x CD-IN, 1 x AUX-IN
  • 1 x FP-Audio header

arrow_bullet.gif Back Panel I/O
  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard, 1 x PS/2 mouse
  • 1 x Parallel Port, 1 x Serial port
  • 1 x VGA Port
  • 1 x Audio connectors (S/PDIF Out, Surround Out, Center/Sub, Lin-out, Line-in, Mic)
  • 4 x USB 2.0, 1 x RJ-45 LAN Connector

arrow_bullet.gif Miscellaneous
  • Micro ATX form factor (244mm*234mm)
  • Hardware monitoring - Including Fan speeds, Voltages, System environment temperature
    hope this helps

Jul 07, 2011 | Intel PENTIUM-4 865GV CHIP MOTHER BOARD...

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I have a an35n ultra v1.1 motherboard I power on my tower,it does power on but it wont post I dont see anything wrong with cap's cpu was tested and checks out Power supply is good Tryed a new video card...

Hello Phenom, Hi.... to properly run/test a motherboard, you need to make sure this parts are good with no doubt functioning. 1. the power supply, 2. Memory, 3. keyboard, 4. Processor with FAN 5. PC speaker(built on-board or the thumb speaker) and 6. monitor How to test. First remove all motherboard connections. Now reconnect the following. 1. make sure that the power supply 20/24 pin is connected properly to the motherboard (and please test this power supply before making connections. To test independently short green wire to ground and plug the unit. you should see the fan spin) 2. make sure that the 4 pin 12volt power connector is also plug in nice and tight. 3. clean the memory slot using a clean paint brush and the module (DDR/2) terminals (the contacts) using an eraser, 4. connect the keyboard, 5. make sure there is a PC speaker connected. 6. connect the power switch of the front panel, 7. Connect a monitor on the VGA port 8. Power on the PC. 8. Look at the keyboard lights 3 LED momentarily. num lock + caps lock + scroll lock and after several seconds 1 LED light, num lock only. If you reach this part you should also hear a beep. then the POST will appear. If you don't reach this part, start again from the top. do this several times. Still no response? you motherboard is bad.

Jan 07, 2011 | Shuttle AN35N Motherboard

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Have an Abit IC7 motherboard in a system given to me by a friend. I have two problems in getting the board to boot. 1) One of the brackets that the spring mount uses on the Northbridge chipset fell off...

1) The bracket is a simple push fit one - it just pops in and locks in there when pushed.
2) Simple test (assuming that the processor , video card and the memory have been tested in another motherboard and are good): remove all the disks and try to start it up into the BIOS - if you can't then the problem is in the motherboard. As a last hope reset the BIOS and remove the battery for one hour. If it doesn't starts even after that then the board is dead.
The DVD burner will power up and seek even if it's not connected to anything else - all that it says is that the unit is working normally.

Dec 16, 2010 | Abit IC7 Motherboard

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No display in monitor when i switch on my pc, i can see display on monitor after switching on the cpu for 5 or 6 times

Hello sir, hi, check out the following: I'm assuming the things that you may have forgotten.
1. is the 4 pin 12V Molex power connector connected to the mother board? 2. did you use a a good and tested memory module? have this module tested first on another PC. 3. Is your memory slot free of dust and dirt? if not clean it up. 4. is you power supply fan and processor fan spins when power is on? 5. Try powering ONLY the motherboard connected to a video display, no sata/ide cable with a tested memory installed. 6. try another Power Supply box. 7. Is your processor mounted properly? 8. when you apply power look at the keyboard lights, 3 lights initial power on then 1 light the numlock led is on. 9. do you have a plugged in usb device, remove this device as you power on the motherboard. 10. do every thing again and double check.
if all else failed, bad mother board. have this checked by a technician.

Oct 18, 2010 | Gigabyte GA-945GCMX-S2 Motherboard

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Just bought a new motherboard and have hooked it back up nothing happens when powered up fans come on notheing else

1. You may have a power supply issue.
2. Try removing the power supply and replacing it with a know good one with the same specifications.
3. the power supply is giving the +12 volt to the fans but not to the rest of the board.

Mar 20, 2010 | Gateway MS-6389 Ver.1 S462 Motherboard...

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I had a loud fan noise coming from inside my desktop box for a while. One day (& ever since,) when I went to turn the box on, absolutely nothing happened: no fans, no BIOS, no LEDs. I made no config...

This may work however i think by ignoring the sound of the Fan you might have destroyed the cpu and the motherboard.If you can try the processor in another machine you might just have to replace the motherboard only.
Good Luck

Dec 03, 2009 | Intel Motherboard

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Good day sir, let try to test first the power supply, Unplug the power cord, remove the 20 pin (24 pin for the late model) molex power connector from the motherboard, plug in the power cord, get a 2 to 4 inch jumper wire, short the green wire with any of the red or black wire on the molex 20 pin power plug, the result maybe the following:
  1. you will see the power supply fan turn. you power supply is in good order. replug the power supply, and test again.
  2. you will see the fan turn for a few second then stops. you power supply is selective, and may require a different type of motherboard. Get a new one.
  3. you wont see the fan turn at all. get a new one.
If in case you are with #1. uinplug the power cord and remove all the expansion cards, data cables from the hard disk and cd drives. we are trying to isolate the problem. make sure that the only connected cables on the motherboard are as follows:
  1. 20 pin power cable.
  2. 4 pin 12 volt power cable (if applicable)
  3. speaker
  4. power switch
  5. power led
Test the pc once more. plug in the PC. If still the board wont power on. problem with your motherboard. Note:make sure your RAM is good. Hope this helps.

Aug 26, 2009 | Biostar I865GV-M4 (MB865GVM4) Motherboard

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Blank Screen, no beeps, New Build

Hi Durmo, your troubles may be the SLI card. If you are using a single 8500GT make sure your SLI card is plugged into the motherboard as a single graphics card. See page 3-9 in your manual. If your 8500GT has dual out puts check both for display. Only one will show you display.
If you have this set correctly & you have tested your monitor on another system (& it is good) yet no display from the system than contact Asus. This board was make in 2007 & is warranted up to 2010. You can do this online or call Asus at 1-812-282-2787 M-F EST. Other countrys click the dropdown menu at Asus home page.

Post if you need more info.
Good luck!

Aug 19, 2008 | ASUS P5N-E SLI Motherboard

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New P4 3.0E wont work in P4s800

check your proccessors motherboard support.

May 09, 2008 | ASUS P4S800 Motherboard

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