My computer is 2 years old now and I got an upgrade for the video card. the new video card needs more then my power supply can offer but will run under minimum specs. I took the heat sync and fans off this afternoon to clean them out as well as blow out the dust. When I put the computer back together I cannot get it to start up at all.
I reseated the memory, checked all the power cords to the CD-Rom, Flopy drive, and hard drive but when I plug everything in and attempt to power it up The little red light on the bottom turns on, it displays:
C1, AF, C3, 25 and usually ends with FF before shutting down, it never sends anything to the monitor. I tried switching out my old video card as well as leaving my new card unplugged to no avail.
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All ASUS motherboard purchased after November 1st, 1999 will carry 3 year warranty services. ASUS product warranty is based on the serial number printed.
Note: Warranty void for user removing serial number sticker on the motherboard .
If you want to repair it you'll need to take it back to the place that you purchased it from.
However, I have a suggestion first before returning it.
Take the new parts off and put the old ones back on, it the computer boots, then it's something about the new parts that are either not compatible, or they weren't installed correctly. You should check with ASUS.com and see if they support that PSU voltage and that video card first, because it's a nice board.
This board has 2 slots for the ATI Crossfire video cards. Since the computer is turning off right away, it would appear that your PSU (power supply unit) does not have enough watts to power the motherboard and Crossfire video cards.
Check with ATI for the power requirements for your video cards and upgrade your PSU.
I typically see SLI / Crossfire systems with at least a 800 watt power supply. If you are below this, you will need to upgrade your power supply.
If you have a larger power supply, you will need to verify it is working correctly.
Believe it or not, clearing the CMOS might actually help. Make sure you do it right by completely unplug the power cord or turn off the PSU, then take the battery out.
It also sounds like the CPU might be too hot. Look under the fan of the heatsink and see if there is any dust that will block the airflow. When the computer is on, touch the heatsink and feel if it is really warm. If it is really warm, it's a good sign, you might just need more airflow. If it is cold, you might need to reinstall the heatsink/apply new thermal compounds.
I'm surprised that you can get this car into the slot, since from all I can find, the HIS 2600 xt is a PCI-E card and not AGP. In some cases, there is just a compatibility issue and since the MB manufacturers have moved to PCI-E from AGP, there are fewer options for new cards. Take it back and see if oyu can find a different card that will work wiht oyur motherboard.
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the dead card may have taken the motherboard and cpu with it. he will have to strip the system to only 3 component and test them 1 stick memory /cpu and fand / video card that is all that should be connected. then pull memory of video card does it beep. if not the cpu or board is not posting at all.
You can run a disk manager for your drive however, I'll bet you will find its windows boot.ini. It may read just fine for a dual boot system but think about this. Windows can get confused real quick. I'm talking about the regestry. Take the time and do a fresh install of your Linuex and than re-install windows "clean install". I'll bet everything works out just fine. When 1 changes MB's there is a whole list of new drivers PCI devices loading into windows. Your system will run better with one copy of drivers for your new board and windows will not carry a list of old drivers and PCI devices of your old board.